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Soja, Constance M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
In an introductory geology course on vertebrate fossils, a new object-based classroom exercise was designed to enhance students' appreciation for evidence of evolution as a "tinkering" process, specifically in modern organisms with which everyone is familiar. During the dissection of a popular college late-night snack (barbeque-style…
Descriptors: Geology, Teaching Methods, Paleontology, Laboratory Procedures
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Kiliç, Didem – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2016
The main purpose of the study was to investigate pre-service teachers' perceptions of the criteria used to classify animals. In this regard, it was also aimed at exploring conceptual structures and reasoning patterns shaping the pre-service teachers' perceptions. The participants of the present study were 324 pre-service teachers attending science…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Science Process Skills, Classification, Animals
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Royce, Christine Anne – Science and Children, 2017
This column includes activities inspired by children's literature. This month's trade books teach students about external and internal structures that allow animals and humans to survive. This months trade books are: (1) "Creature Features" (Steve Jenkins and Robin Page); and (2) "Body Actions" (Shelley Rotner and David A.…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Teaching Methods, Science Instruction, Animals
Tunnicliffe, Sue Dale – 2000
A visit to the natural history museum is part of many pupils' educational program. One way of investigating what children learn about animals is to examine the mental models they reveal through their talk when they come face to face with animal representations. In this study, representations were provided by: (1) robotic models in a museum; (2)…
Descriptors: Animals, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, Models
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Thomas, Robert A.; Thomas, Aimée K. – American Biology Teacher, 2015
We present a new use for a poorly preserved turtle specimen that teachers can easily use in demonstrating vertebrate anatomy or adaptive herpetology at the high school or college level. We give special attention to illustrating the sigmoid flexure of the neck as certain turtles withdraw their heads. This ability is anatomically and biologically…
Descriptors: Preservation, Anatomy, Demonstrations (Educational), Animals
Manteuffel, Mary S., Comp.; Herrick, Kathie, Comp. – 1975
This catalog contains lesson descriptions of the available biology lessons on PLATO IV, compiled to assist instructors in planning their curricula. Information is provided for 87 lessons in the following areas: introductory material on experimental tools and techniques; chemical basis of life; cellular structure and function; reproduction and…
Descriptors: Biology, Catalogs, College Science, Community Colleges
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DeHoff, Mary Ellen; Clark, Krista L.; Meganathan, Karthikeyan – Advances in Physiology Education, 2011
Alternatives and/or supplements to animal dissection are being explored by educators of human anatomy at different academic levels. Clay modeling is one such alternative that provides a kinesthetic, three-dimensional, constructive, and sensory approach to learning human anatomy. The present study compared two laboratory techniques, clay modeling…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Physiology, Anatomy, Learning Experience
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Shipley, Gwendolyn – American Biology Teacher, 2010
Instead of dissecting animals, students create small clay models of human internal organs to demonstrate their understanding of the positioning and interlocking shapes of the organs. Not only is this approach more environmentally friendly, it also forces them to learn human anatomy--which is more relevant to them than the anatomy of other…
Descriptors: Science Activities, Anatomy, Science Instruction, Human Body
Witte, Melissa Marie – Online Submission, 2014
Dissection of lab specimens is a common procedure in science classrooms, yet there are many unasked and unexamined questions relating to this practice. In addition to ethical considerations, there are personal and environmental health impacts of using conventional dissection, which has historically included animals and animal organs embalmed in…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Biology, Science Instruction, Qualitative Research
Herrick, Kathie G. – 1976
This catalog contains descriptions of the available biology lessons on PLATO IV, compiled to assist instructors in planning their curricula. Information is provided for 87 lessons in the following areas: experimental tools and techniques; chemical basis of life; cellular structure and function; bioenergetics - enzymes and cellular metabolism;…
Descriptors: Biology, Catalogs, College Science, Community Colleges
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Haspel, Carol; Motoike, Howard K.; Lenchner, Erez – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2014
After a considerable amount of research and experimentation, cat dissection was replaced with rat dissection and clay modeling in the human anatomy and physiology laboratory curricula at La Guardia Community College (LAGCC), a large urban community college of the City University of New York (CUNY). This article describes the challenges faculty…
Descriptors: Laboratory Procedures, Animals, Models, Anatomy
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Reynolds, Julie – Science Teacher, 2019
A lesson that focuses on the intricate co-evolution of flowers with their pollinators is one way to help students learn the delicate balance in nature and help ensure that our actions do not upset this balance. In this lesson students use the engineering design process to engineer a flower that is a perfect model for its chosen pollinator. Next,…
Descriptors: Entomology, Animals, Plants (Botany), Biology
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Riede, Tobias; Coyne, Megan; Tafoya, Blake; Baab, Karen L. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2020
Purpose: The larynx plays a role in swallowing, respiration, and voice production. All three functions change during ontogeny. We investigated ontogenetic shape changes using a mouse model to inform our understanding of how laryngeal form and function are integrated. We understand the characterization of developmental changes to larynx anatomy as…
Descriptors: Animals, Physiology, Age Differences, Anatomy
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Foote, Alexander G.; Thibeault, Susan L. – Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 2021
Purpose: The larynx is a uniquely situated organ, juxtaposed between the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, and endures considerable immunological challenges while providing reflexogenic responses via putative mucosal mechanoreceptor afferents. Laryngeal afferents mediate precise monitoring of sensory events by relay to the internal branch…
Descriptors: Human Body, Sensory Experience, Health, Diseases
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Youngblood, Jacob P.; Webb, Emily A.; Gin, Logan E.; van Leusen, Peter; Henry, Joanna R.; VandenBrooks, John M.; Brownell, Sara E. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2022
Student enrollments in online college courses have grown steadily over the past decade, and college administrators expect this trend to continue or accelerate. Despite the growing popularity of online education, one major critique in the sciences is that students are not trained in the hands-on skills they may need for the workforce, graduate…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Self Efficacy, Undergraduate Students, Online Courses
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