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BioKIDS: Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species


BioKIDS: Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species

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BioKIDS: Kids' Inquiry of Diverse Species addresses both inquiry and life science content standards through exploration of local biodiversity, collection of animal species, and the investigation of individual animals and how animals interact with one another. Through these activities students will gain a clearer understanding of how organisms meet their basic needs and the role the environment plays in supporting a variety of organisms. A feature of the curriculum is the Critter Catalog, an... More
Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: June 06, 2004
Date Modified in MERLOT: April 03, 2012
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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed, Professional
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Language: English
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Avatar for Nancy J. Pelaez
10 years ago

Nancy J. Pelaez (Faculty)

Students in my college Life Science course for prospective K6 teachers performed
MUCH BETTER investigations using the scaffolds provided by the BioKids
curriculum on a field trip to our Arboretum than they did using guidelines from
our Ocean Institute on a field trip to the rocky intertidal in southern
California. It would be wonderful if projects like BioKids were to be
developed for investigations about different kinds of characteristics of diverse

Technical Remarks:

Some of the page numbering on the Invertebrate ID Guide does not match the items
described in the key. Surprisingly, my college students were so enthusiastic
that they were not discouraged and they quickly fixed the page numbers.
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