Zebrafish as a theme for an inquiry-based life science content course for prospective teachers.
We are now using zebrafish for guided inquiry to provide future teachers with experience planning activities to meet the California and National Science Education Standards.
Most of the work is outlined in the IACUC protocol. However, additional
resources are available on our BlackBoard web. We would like to collaborate with
classroom teachers who actually carry some of these projects into the
classroom, so please contact Nancy Pelaez at email@example.com if you would
like to gain access to additional resources. One plan is to build an extensive
family tree of zebrafish traits that can be used for studies of Mendelian
patterns of inheritance.
ANIMAL CARE AND USE approval of zebrafish in an inquiry-based course for future teachers. The protocol details a variety of experimental procedures that are appropriate to investigate in undergraduate classes (In accordance with the Animal Welfare Act).
Domain 2: Life Science and
CCTC Part II: Subject Matter Skills and Abilities Applicable to the Content Domains in Science.
Activities using zebrafish with prospective teachers are also mapped to the National Research Council (1996) National Science Education Standards (NSES). Washington, DC: National Academy Press.