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Setting the stage: developmental biology in pre-college classrooms.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12705654     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Exercises that employ dynamic living material have proved highly successful at generating interest in science among young students. Developing embryos and larvae are especially well suited for such endeavors, for they can be handled without expensive or elaborate equipment, and their changing nature engages students. Using amphibian embryos, which are relatively large and exhibit profound, easily observed morphological changes, and amphibian larvae, which are easily kept and observed, captures the attention of children. By designing inquiry-based exercises and focused discussion sessions, a high intellectual content can be integrated into these endeavors. The long-term implications for generating an informed citizenry, improving the participation of women in science, and empowering elementary school teachers are profound. Professional developmental biology researchers should feel encouraged to participate in these types of activities.
Authors:
Sandra Borland; Karen Crawford; Victoria Brand
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of developmental biology     Volume:  47     ISSN:  0214-6282     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Dev. Biol.     Publication Date:  2003  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-22     Completed Date:  2003-11-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8917470     Medline TA:  Int J Dev Biol     Country:  Spain    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  85-91     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Indiana University Axolotl Colony, Bloomington, Indiana 47405, USA. sjborlan@indiana.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Ambystoma / physiology
Animals
Developmental Biology*
Education / methods*
Extremities / physiology
Regeneration / physiology
Tail / physiology

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