ERIC Number: EJ867151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Amber: Using "Tree Tears Turned to Stone" to Teach Biology, Ecology, and More!
Clary, Renee M.; Wandersee, James H.
Science Scope, v33 n3 p22-28 Nov 2009
Amber is a fossil by itself, and can also contain plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. Some of these perfectly preserved specimens give scientists a convenient window to past environments, including the biology, ecology, geology, and chemistry of Earth's past. By using an interdisciplinary approach, we can demonstrate to students a more accurate representation of the scientific community, which does not work in isolation. (Contains 6 figures.)
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Geology, Ecology, Biology, Scientific Concepts, Science Education, Hands on Science, History, Science Teachers
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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