ERIC Number: EJ784074
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Oct
Reference Count: 6
Furey, Paula C.
American Biology Teacher, v65 n8 p595-598 Oct 2003
In this article, the author presents a poem on the distribution and adaptation of blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria). The poem describes some of the diverse habitats of cyanobacteria including examples from extreme and unique environments such as hot springs, and polar bear hair. The poem also describes some of the adaptations of cyanobacteria contributing to their worldwide success, including morphological, reproductive and physiological adaptations. This poem could be used in classroom or laboratory introductions and reviews of cyanobacteria, as a springboard for discussion, or to encourage students to use nontraditional means of conveying information in science.
Descriptors: College Science, Teaching Methods, Creative Teaching, Poetry, Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Microbiology
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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