ERIC Number: EJ884200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
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A Simple Computer Application for the Identification of Conifer Genera
Strain, Steven R.; Chmielewski, Jerry G.
American Biology Teacher, v72 n5 p301-304 May 2010
The National Science Education Standards prescribe that an understanding of the importance of classifying organisms be one component of a student's educational experience in the life sciences. The use of a classification scheme to identify organisms is one way of addressing this goal. We describe Conifer ID, a computer application that assists students in the identification of conifers without requiring prior specific knowledge. Conifer ID promotes careful observational skills and presents students with visual aids during the identification to overcome some of the weaknesses of more traditional identification methods.
Descriptors: Visual Aids, Identification, Classification, Biological Sciences, Plants (Botany), Science Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Observation
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