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ERIC Number: EJ1052943
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0002-7685
A Sweet Dive into the Gene Pool: An Easy Look at p & q
Zeeh, Ann; Quell, Andrew
American Biology Teacher, v77 n2 p135-139 Feb 2015
Teachers are being challenged to engage students in ways that will elevate student interest and understanding of concepts in science and encourage students to gather evidence to support what we know about science. It is critical for teachers to have budget-friendly, supporting activities that are aligned with current educational standards, that are easy to present, and that incorporate a variety of skills important to the study of science. This simulation activity is an inexpensive exercise that challenges students to hypothesize the evolutionary outcome of genotype selection in a population and then gather and analyze a set of unique data. Connections to recent evolutionary changes in familiar organisms ground the activity for students, helping them grasp the importance of such investigative work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A