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ERIC Number: EJ1056431
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
Using Evolutionary Data in Developing Phylogenetic Trees: A Scaffolded Approach with Authentic Data
Davenport, K. D.; Milks, Kirstin Jane; Van Tassell, Rebecca
American Biology Teacher, v77 n4 p274-283 Apr 2015
Analyzing evolutionary relationships requires that students have a thorough understanding of evidence and of how scientists use evidence to develop these relationships. In this lesson sequence, students work in groups to process many different lines of evidence of evolutionary relationships between ungulates, then construct a scientific argument for a particular set of relationships as modeled in a cladogram. Visual and verbal scaffolds are used throughout the lessons to address common misconceptions and points of difficulty for students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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