ERIC Number: ED401137
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
WOWBugs: New Life for Life Science.
Matthews, Robert W.; And Others
This book of life science activities introduces a new experimental animal--the WOWBug, "Melittobia digitata"--that is commonly found in nature but has never before been used in the precollege classroom. It includes 20 activities and experiments for grades 5-12, that cover topics from basic orientation to ecological interactions, from physical science relationships and muscle power to the effects of diet on development. Investigations range from those that take only a small part of a regular class period to long-range studies that require several weeks to complete. The activities included focus on concepts developed by students through dynamic, inquiry-centered investigations rather than on the terminology embedded in a rhetoric of conclusions. Chapters include: (1) "WOWBugs and the Life Science Curriculum"; (2) "Observing Animal Behavior"; (3) "Structure and Function in Living Systems"; (4) "Change and Constancy; Growth and Development"; (5) "Sensory Responses: Experimental Design and Control of Variables"; (6) "Populations and Communities: The Interdependence of Organisms"; (7) "WOWBug and Mud Dauber Biology"; (8) "Teaching Aids"; and (9) "The Georgia WOWBugs Project." (JRH)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Entomology, Inquiry, Intermediate Grades, Investigations, Science Activities, Science Experiments, Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Secondary Education
Riverview Press LLC, P.O. Box 5955, Athens, GA 30604-5955 ($19.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Arlington, VA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: WOWBugs is a registered trademark.