This article presents a modification of a “cookbook” laboratory activity addressing the structure and function of a chicken wing. While the original activity was interesting, it did most all the thinking for students. The problem solving, creativity, and cooperative learning demanded in the modified activity requires students to think deeply about what they are doing and the relationship between structure and function. In doing so, students develop a better understanding of this important concept and the nature of scientific work. This activity promotes National Science Education Content Standards A and C and Iowa Teaching Standards 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, and 7.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 2006 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Girup, Kyle and Klein, Mike
"Winging It: Exploring Form and Function using Chicken Wings,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 33
, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol33/iss3/3