Graduation Year

2014

Location

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

Start Date

11-4-2014 6:00 PM

End Date

11-4-2014 7:00 PM

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In the high school Biology classroom, science is taught to be fixed, unchanging, and uninteresting to students. By incorporating the Nature of Science and primary literature articles into the science classroom, students can delve deeper into the ever-changing biology curriculum while also becoming a part of the scientific community. Teachers who incorporate these aspects into their academic teaching are finding that students are retaining the curriculum as well as probing deeper into the content by asking more thought-provoking questions (Handler & Duncan, 2006; Brill & Yarden, 2003). In this literature review of educational research, I explored how incorporating the Nature of Science and primary research articles benefitted high school biology students. Based upon the literature, I have developed lesson plans that integrate the Nature of Science into the high school biology classroom.

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Snails? Incorporating the Nature of Science and Primary Literature into the High School Biology Classroom

Ames Library, Illinois Wesleyan University

In the high school Biology classroom, science is taught to be fixed, unchanging, and uninteresting to students. By incorporating the Nature of Science and primary literature articles into the science classroom, students can delve deeper into the ever-changing biology curriculum while also becoming a part of the scientific community. Teachers who incorporate these aspects into their academic teaching are finding that students are retaining the curriculum as well as probing deeper into the content by asking more thought-provoking questions (Handler & Duncan, 2006; Brill & Yarden, 2003). In this literature review of educational research, I explored how incorporating the Nature of Science and primary research articles benefitted high school biology students. Based upon the literature, I have developed lesson plans that integrate the Nature of Science into the high school biology classroom.