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ERIC Number: EJ1044434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Studying Plant-Rhizobium Mutualism in the Biology Classroom: Connecting the Big Ideas in Biology through Inquiry
Suwa, Tomomi; Williamson, Brad
American Biology Teacher, v76 n9 p589-594 Nov-Dec 2014
We present a guided-inquiry biology lesson, using the plant-rhizobium symbiosis as a model system. This system provides a rich environment for developing connections between the big ideas in biology as outlined in the College Board's new AP Biology Curriculum. Students gain experience with the practice of scientific investigation, from designing and conducting experiments to making claims based on the data they collect. We include one example of a piloted classroom experiment that can easily be modified to test a variety of interesting ecological and evolutionary hypotheses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
Authoring Institution: N/A