This activity is an interdisciplinary method for engaging students in biological investigations through working with living aquatic invertebrates. The learning cycle begins with students conducting fieldwork to collect aquatic invertebrates. Students then think and propose ideas to create an observation record that they can use to study their organisms in the classroom. Finally, through the use of well-phrased questions along with wait-time, positive nonverbal responses, and non-judgmental responses, the teacher is an ally working with students in inquiry to generate the requirements of a final project. This article promotes National Science Education Content Standards, A, C, and F, and Iowa Teaching Standards 2, 3, 4 and 5.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2005 by the Iowa Academy of Science
"Days of Our Spineless Lives: A Never Ending Saga,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 32
, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol32/iss3/7