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ERIC Number: EJ758538
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Snail Tales
Phelps, Cynthia L.; Willcockson, Irmgard U.; Houtz, Lynne
Science Teacher, v71 n4 p33-37 Apr 2004
A team of teachers, scientists, and high school students at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston has developed activities to teach concepts in learning through an inquiry-based laboratory method. The Learning Education and Research Network (LEARN) activities were field tested at the Society for Neuroscience Conference, in the classroom, and outside the classroom with groups such as the Girls Scouts. In this article, the authors discuss one of the LEARN activities entitled "Snail Tales." It is an inquiry-based exploratory lesson for students to investigate learning and memory using common garden snails. The authors also discuss a teacher-guided experiment, as well as student-designed experiments. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas