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April, 2008

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
The case-study method of science teaching: a valuable resource.
Grade Level: 9-12

The State University of New York at Buffalo developed this site to showcase the teaching of science using the case study method. Included is a long list of case studies that can be used in the classroom.
The site is well organized and easy to navigate. Links to the main areas of the site are at the top of the page. A search tool is also available from the main page.

Science teachers looking to engage their students in a more meaningful way can use case studies in classroom discussions and small group learning, and this site gives you all the information and resources you need to get started. In addition to articles on the case study method, a list of case study teachers and case ideas there is an extensive collection of UB case studies. These were developed to be used at the undergraduate level but many of them could be adapted for the secondary classroom. The list of case studies are for use in teaching anatomy, chemistry, environment, evolution, medicine and health, microbiology, molecular biology and genetics, physics and engineering, plant science, psychology, atmospheric science/meteorology, and other sciences. The cases focus on such topics as cloning, diabetes, drug dosages, natural disasters, global warming, nuclear power, skin cancer, stem cell research, population collapse, ecotourism, and many more. Additionally, users will find information on assessing case instruction, other case websites with many more examples of case study teaching and related websites.


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