ERIC Number: ED394794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Your Body, Your Life: Human Biology for the Middle Grades.
Hechinger, Fred M.; Russell, Avery
Carnegie Quarterly, v40 n3-4 Sum-Fall 1995
This issue of Carnegie Quarterly focuses on a middle grades life science project in which students work together in groups to explore the properties of DNA. The project, entitled HumBio, was developed to capture young people's interest in science by promoting an understanding of their own biology so they can see how their health and well-being are influenced by their genes, their bodily functions, their family, the larger cultural and physical environment, and their own behavior. The article describes this program, its origins, middle school reform, design of the program, and dealing with potential controversy. Includes a list of 12 HumBio test site middle schools. (MKR)
Descriptors: Biology, Class Activities, Demonstration Programs, DNA, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Science Course Improvement Projects, Science Curriculum, Student Interests
Carnegie Corporation of New York, 437 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10022.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.