Thursday, May 05, 2011

I'm not in the habit of doing this, but....

I'm reading: I'm not in the habit of doing this, but....Tweet this!

I'm not in the habit of giving a shout-out to shows I haven't watched (or the Fox network, FWIW), but as our school team is getting ready to head to the state Science Olympiad Competition (complete with a cheerful send off to the entire student body), this seemed worth a mention.

The TV show Fringe is partnering with Science Olympiad and offering Division C (high school) lesson plans based on specific episodes.

{pause for a quick check}

Erm, okay the lesson plans seem, uh, let's call them "lite," with about 75 seconds of relevant content from the episode for the lesson according to the lesson plan.

{pausing for a bit more research}

I'm sorry, this is lame. If you want to know more you can search to learn more about the partnership; I can't bear to link. I hope the Science Olympiad folks are making some good money off of this partnership.

{Off to watch an episode of Property Sluts. I'm going to create a calculus tutorial based on one of my faves.}

Here's my lesson plan; you can follow along at home!

In the Price Fixing episode of Property Sluts, I discuss my son's plan to drive down prices in our community. I also reference some allegedly sketchy statistics put out by the National Association of Realtors, a group that seems to have maintained an unrealistically optimistic outlook throughout this whole housing market collapse.

Episode scene of relevance: 1:36 - 2:32.

Now use available resources like this and this, explain a logarithmic function.

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