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ERIC Number: EJ1020510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1539-2422
Inquiry-based Investigation in Biology Laboratories: Does Neem Provide Bioprotection against Bean Beetles?
Pearce, Amy R.; Sale, Amanda Lovelace; Srivatsan, Malathi; Beck, Christopher W.; Blumer, Lawrence S.; Grippo, Anne A.
Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, v39 n2 p11-16 Dec 2013
We developed an inquiry-based biology laboratory exercise in which undergraduate students designed experiments addressing whether material from the neem tree ("Azadirachta indica") altered bean beetle ("Callosobruchus maculatus") movements and oviposition. Students were introduced to the bean beetle life cycle, experimental design, data collection, and reporting practices. At the end of the semester students exhibited increases in specific areas such as self-confidence in science process skills related to the design and implementation of experiments, as well as scientific reasoning skills.
Association of College and Biology Educators. Web site: http://acube.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A