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ERIC Number: EJ1120291
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Jun
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
Making Research Fly in Schools: "Drosophila" as a Powerful Modern Tool for Teaching Biology
Harbottle, Jennifer; Strangward, Patrick; Alnuamaani, Catherine; Lawes, Surita; Patel, Sanjai; Prokop, Andreas
School Science Review, v97 n361 p18-22 Jun 2016
The "droso4schools" project aims to introduce the fruit fly "Drosophila" as a powerful modern teaching tool to convey curriculum-relevant specifications in biology lessons. Flies are easy and cheap to breed and have been at the forefront of biology research for a century, providing unique conceptual understanding of biology and exciting, memorable experiments that reflect relevant contemporary research. To provide adequate resources, PhD students worked as teaching assistants in partner schools to develop and test free-to-download sample lessons with support materials, two educational "YouTube" videos and a dedicated "droso4schools" website providing resources for lesson preparation, homework tasks and revision.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Manchester)