Academic journal article Science Scope

March 2006 Table of Contents

Academic journal article Science Scope

March 2006 Table of Contents

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Science Scope NSTA's peer-reviewed journal for middle level and junior high school science teachers M arch 2006 Volume 29, Number 6

This issue's focus: Genetics

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Genetics

14 The Finches' Beaks: Introducing Evolutionary Concepts Investigate the finches Darwin found on the Galapagos Islands to help students understand evolutionary processes. Kostas Kampourakis

Genetics 18 Learning Genetics With Paper Pets In this activity, students create paper creatures with specific genetic traits to explore natural selection and evolution. Valerie Raunig Finnerty

Genetics 24 Making Mendel's Model Manageable Try this lesson, where students use gummi bears and dolphins to explore a variety of genetic topics. Karen Mesmer

Genetics 28 Exploring Cells from the Inside Out: New Tools for the Classroom Take advantage of computer technology and speed up the discovery process with computer-based instructional programs. James Minogue, Gail Jones, Bethany Broadwell, and Tom Oppewal

Earth Science 33 Take a Tumble Investigate weathering and erosion and geologic materials using a rock tumbler. Patrick Coffey and Steve Mattox

Physical Science 38 Lighten Up Your Lesson: Matter, Optics, and Bubbles Use soap bubbles to teach students scientific principles such as phases of matter and the reflection of light. Jeffrey S. …

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