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A resource that uses the development of a chicken egg to allow students to examine a number of biological processes including embryology, genetics, and avian reproductive physiology. While the content is targeted at pre-college students, the quality and detail of the illustrations, photographs, animations, and database of MRI data make this resource well worth exploring for use with college introductory biology students.
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Material Type: Tutorial
Technical Format: HTML/Text
Date Added to MERLOT: July 15, 2003
Date Modified in MERLOT: June 18, 2016
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Submitter: Alan Wolf


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Primary Audience: Grade School, Middle School, High School, College General Ed
Mobile Compatibility: Not specified at this time
Technical Requirements: Primarily HTML and images, but there are occasional Quicktime movies
Language: English
Cost Involved: no
Source Code Available: no
Accessibility Information Available: no
Creative Commons: unsure


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Avatar for Stefanie Galasso
2 years ago

Stefanie Galasso (Student)

Chickscope is an interactive tool to help foster students' understanding in many topics of biology. For example, the embryology portion shows day-to-day pictures of the 21 day cycle to hatch a chick. This is something students will get engaged in and become excited about. It will be very useful in the classroom.