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ERIC Number: EJ921632
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8555
Modeling Natural Selection
Bogiages, Christopher A.; Lotter, Christine
Science Teacher, v78 n2 p34-40 Feb 2011
In their research, scientists generate, test, and modify scientific models. These models can be shared with others and demonstrate a scientist's understanding of how the natural world works. Similarly, students can generate and modify models to gain a better understanding of the content, process, and nature of science (Kenyon, Schwarz, and Hug 2008). This article serves as a how-to guide for integrating model-based inquiry (MBI) and wikis into a biology unit on natural selection. Students learn about the content and process of science through modeling activities (Windschitl 2008; Neilson, Campbell, and Allred 2010) and building wikis. (Contains 3 figures and lists 10 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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