Publication Date

9-2014

Abstract

Use of real specimens brings the study of biology to life. This activity brings easily acquired plant specimens into the classroom to tackle common alternative conceptions regarding life, size, complexity, the nature of science, and plants as multicellular organisms. The activity occurs after a discussion of the characteristics of life and engages students in application of course content and utilization of scientific thinking. It is appropriate for any class in which the nature of life and its structural complexities are addressed and in which teachers want to help students gain familiarity with plants as multicellular organisms.

Publisher

National Association of Biology Teachers

Journal

American Biology Teacher

Volume Number

76

Issue Number

7

First Page Number

444

Last Page Number

448

DOI

10.1525/abt.2014.76.7.5

Type

Article

Department

Biology

Comments

Published as Howard, A. R. (2014, September). Using plants to explore the nature & structural complexity of life. The American Biology Teacher, 77(7), 444-448. doi:10.1525/abt.2014.76.7.5. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California/National Association of Biology Teachers. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the National Association of Biology Teachers for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center.

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