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Heyborne, William H.; Fast, Maggie; Goodding, Daniel D. – American Biology Teacher, 2012
Teaching and learning animal anatomy has a long history in the biology classroom. As in many fields of biology, decades of experience teaching anatomy have led to the unofficial selection of model species. However, in some cases the model may not be the best choice for our students. Our struggle to find an appropriate model for teaching and…
Descriptors: Entomology, Anatomy, Biology, Science Instruction
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Hachey, Alyse C.; Butler, Deanna – Young Children, 2012
When doing spring planting activities, what does a teacher do while waiting for the plants to grow? This waiting time is a golden opportunity to explore another side of gardening--the creatures that make it all possible. Insects are an integral part of everyday world, having existed for over 300 million years; they are the most common animal on…
Descriptors: Animals, Entomology, Gardening, Developmental Stages
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Breuer, Gabriele B.; Schlegel, Jürg; Kauf, Peter; Rupf, Reto – International Journal of Science Education, 2015
Children have served as research subjects in several surveys on attitudes to insects and invertebrates. Most of the studies have used quantitative scoring methods to draw conclusions. This paper takes a different approach as it analyzes children's free-text comments to gain an understanding of their viewpoints. A total of 246 children aged 9-13…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Entomology
Belz, Paul – Exchange: The Early Childhood Leaders' Magazine Since 1978, 2012
Imagine what a child can learn by slithering across the ground like a worm or snail! Children learn many things from their connections with beautiful living things such as flowers and rabbits. Many adults are surprised when young scientists identify with "yucky" animals and plants. A child who connects with creatures ranging from the cuddly to the…
Descriptors: Entomology, Animals, Empathy, Early Childhood Education
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Tsoi, Kwok-Ho – School Science Review, 2013
This study investigated the level of understanding among student teachers in differentiating lepidopterans. It adopted a constructive approach to promoting conceptual change in students on the issue of animal classification by generating cognitive conflict. Most of the students used inaccurate morphological traits for identification, such as wing…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Concepts, Misconceptions, Student Teachers
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Lu, Chow-Chin – Asia-Pacific Forum on Science Learning and Teaching, 2013
The purpose of this research is to set up a 5Why scaffolding guided questioning teaching case film for student teachers. The case can provide complete 5Why scaffolding guided questioning science teaching unit (campus insect unit) for the student teachers to observe and learn the curriculum design, teaching didactics and problem solving method. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Science Instruction, Entomology
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Cinici, Ayhan – Journal of Biological Education, 2013
The purpose of this study was a qualitative analysis of high school students' ideas about life cycle and life forms of the butterfly. For this purpose, open-ended questions and drawing methods were applied to 194 high school students from the ninth to eleventh grades and 14 to 16 years of age in Erzurum, Turkey. Students' drawings were categorised…
Descriptors: High School Students, Entomology, Biology, Foreign Countries
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Forrest, Krista D.; Hoback, W. Wyatt – Education, 2009
This demonstration provides students with 1 active experience capable of representing cross-cultural psychology, personality and nature-nurture. Early in the semester, students completed Sensation Seeking and television preference questionnaires. We offered students the opportunity to eat insects during a cross-cultural psychology lecture. After…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Psychology, College Students, Entomology
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Damonte, Kathleen – Science and Children, 2005
A fly is buzzing around in the kitchen. You sneak up on it with a flyswatter, but just as you get close to it, it flies away. What makes flies and other insects so good at escaping from danger? The fact that insects have eyesight that can easily detect moving objects is one of the things that help them survive. In this month's Science Shorts,…
Descriptors: Entomology, Science Education, Science Activities, Vision
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Bergman, Daniel J. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2008
The study of insects (entomology) can be used to stimulate students' interest in science and nature. It can develop students' understanding of fundamental science concepts, awareness of interdisciplinary connections, and mastery of science process skills. This teaching module provides opportunities for middle school students (Grades 5-8) to learn…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Science Interests, Entomology, Learning Modules
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Rop, Charles J. – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Biology teachers know how important it is for them and for their students to engage first-hand with nature. Ideally, bringing students to fields, woodlands, and wetlands to observe, explore, and wonder is the best way to stimulate curiosity and practice scientific inquiry. However, for many reasons, field excursions are not always practical or…
Descriptors: Entomology, Scientific Concepts, Biology, Science Activities
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Hourcade, Benoit; Perisse, Emmanuel; Devaud, Jean-Marc; Sandoz, Jean-Christophe – Learning & Memory, 2009
The storage of stable memories is generally considered to rely on changes in the functional properties and/or the synaptic connectivity of neural networks. However, these changes are not easily tractable given the complexity of the learning procedures and brain circuits studied. Such a search can be narrowed down by studying memories of specific…
Descriptors: Classical Conditioning, Long Term Memory, Brain, Memory
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Akcay, Behiye B. – Science Activities: Classroom Projects and Curriculum Ideas, 2013
A class activity has been designed to help fourth grade students to identify basic insect features as a means of promoting student creativity while making an imaginary insect model. The 5Es (Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend [or Elaborate], and Evaluate) learning cycle teaching model is used. The 5Es approach allows students to work in small…
Descriptors: Entomology, Learning Processes, Creativity, Grade 4
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Zhang, Weizhe; Zhao, Jinli; Chen, Jin – Journal of Environmental Education, 2019
Outdoor education programs are promoted to enhance connections between individuals and nature to foster pro-environmental behavior. However, behavioral change is a complex, and often difficult psychological process. This study aimed to determine if establishing nature clubs in schools could promote students' conservation behaviors by mitigating…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Biodiversity, Environmental Education, Teaching Methods
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Hevel, Gary – Science and Children, 2005
There are some 5 to 30 million insect species estimated in the world--and the majority of these have yet to be collected or named by science! Of course, the most well known insects are those that cause disease or compete for human agricultural products, but these insects represent only a small fraction of the world's insect population. In reality,…
Descriptors: Entomology, Science Education, Environmental Influences
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