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Straus, Kristina M.; Chudler, Eric H. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
Classroom exploration of plant-based medicines and ethnobotany is a timely and valuable way to engage students in science. This Feature highlights Internet-based resources to help teachers in primary and secondary classrooms incorporate lessons and activities to teach about plant medicines. These Internet resources include curricula, videos, sites…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Resources, Internet, Plants (Botany)
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Chudler, Eric H.; Bergsman, Kristen Clapper – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
The field of neuroscience has experienced enormous growth over the past few decades. Educators look to neuroscience to become better teachers; lawyers and judges explore the literature to gain insight into court cases; and marketers consider the use of brain scans to glean information about consumer preferences. With this increased interest in…
Descriptors: Brain, Neurosciences, Web Sites, Internet
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Barber, Nicola C.; Stark, Louisa A. – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2014
Cells are bustling factories with diverse and prolific arrays of molecular machinery. Remarkably, this machinery self-organizes to carry out the complex biochemical activities characteristic of life. When Watson and Crick published the structure of DNA, they noted that DNA base pairing creates a double-stranded form that provides a means of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Structure
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Klisch, Yvonne; Miller, Leslie M.; Beier, Margaret E.; Wang, Shu – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2012
A multimedia game was designed to serve as a dual-purpose intervention that aligned with National Science Content Standards, while also conveying knowledge about the consequences of alcohol consumption for a secondary school audience. A tertiary goal was to positively impact adolescents' attitudes toward science through career role-play…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Alcohol Abuse, Drinking, Teaching Methods