ERIC Number: EJ977341
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Using Biological-Control Research in the Classroom to Promote Scientific Inquiry & Literacy
Richardson, Matthew L.; Richardson, Scott L.; Hall, David G.
American Biology Teacher, v74 n7 p445-451 Sep 2012
Scientists researching biological control should engage in education because translating research programs into classroom activities is a pathway to increase scientific literacy among students. Classroom activities focused on biological control target all levels of biological organization and can be cross-disciplinary by drawing from subject areas such as ecology, molecular biology, physiology, and chemistry. We evaluate published "how-to" biological-control activities to determine whether they meet National Science Education Standards and use a constructivist pedagogical approach. We also provide an example classroom activity developed from our research that scientists can use as a template to develop their science-education activities.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Class Activities, Learning Activities, Environmental Education, Physiology, Ecology, Molecular Biology, Scientific Literacy, Scientists, Chemistry, Science Education, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Scientific Research
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