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ERIC Number: EJ787218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Ah-choo! Increased Risk of Pollen Allergies in the Northern Hemisphere
Constible, Juanita; Sandro, Luke
Journal of College Science Teaching, v37 n4 p82-89 Mar-Apr 2008
In this problem-based learning activity designed for nonscience majors, students assume the roles of scientists working for a public relations firm. Teams of students design communication products illustrating links between climate change and pollen allergies. Students develop a variety of process skills critical to scientists, including working collaboratively, interpreting and prioritizing data, telling a story through graphics and text, and defending an argument. Instructors can use this realistic activity to illustrate or reinforce that science process skills are relevant to an array of professions. (Contains 3 figures, 6 tables and 7 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A