ERIC Number: EJ1072568
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
Growing a Thicker Skin: An Exercise for Measuring Organismal Adaptations to Terrestrial Habitats
Nash, Troy R.; Yang, Suann; Inman, John C.
American Biology Teacher, v77 n6 p426-431 Aug 2015
We describe an alternative to the kinds of observation-based lab exercises that are often used to cover animal and plant evolution with respect to transitioning from aquatic to terrestrial habitats. We wrote this activity to address these objectives, but also to model the process of scientific inquiry and to require students to collect and analyze quantitative data. Additionally, we designed this activity so that students must consider the evolution of plant and animal traits in an integrated fashion.
Descriptors: Science Activities, Evolution, Botany, Animals, Science Process Skills, Ecology, Student Educational Objectives, Science Laboratories, Teaching Methods, Worksheets, Statistical Analysis, Grading, Scoring Rubrics, Biology
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