flip classroom

SciTech Now Episode 36

In this episode of SciTech Now, we take a look at one school in Washington state pioneering the “flip classroom,” where lecturing is done at home, and problem solving is done in the classroom; we learn about a tenacious vine called the “air potato” posing difficult challenges to wildlife managers who are using small critters to fight back; Hari Sreenivasan sits down with the CEO of Spire, Peter Platzer, who is trying to revolutionize weather forecasting one satellite at a time; we meet the “visionaries” behind the startup One Drop who have developed an innovative new way to help people cope with diabetes and we sit down with Mark Siddall of the American Museum of Natural History who gives us an up-close look at some of the world’s most venomous creatures.

Flip Classroom

According to the latest results from the Program for International Student Assessment, American students ranked average in science and reading among the world’s most developed countries, and below average in mathematics. In order to improve these metrics, teachers have developed an innovative method of teaching that allows them to improve the classroom experience while also enhancing learning retention. Take a look.