Reading Nature: Engaging Biology Students With Evidence From the Living World, 1st Edition

  • Matthew Kloser
  • Published By: National Science Teachers Assc
  • ISBN-10: 1681402815
  • ISBN-13: 9781681402819
  • DDC: 570.76
  • 195 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2018 | Published/Released July 2019
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2018

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By making room for this book in your curriculum, you’ll have a fresh way to motivate your students to look at the living world and ask not only Why? but also How do we know? Unique in both its structure and approach, this supplemental resource provides a window into science ideas and practices. The book is useful because it: draws on carefully selected peer-reviewed articles so that students have an opportunity for text-based inquiry into scientific investigations; is organized to make the source material easy for students to grasp and for you to teach; and can be adapted to your needs as an active tool for inquiry. This book makes it clear that biology is much more than dry facts and complicated vocabulary. It can help you prompt students to think deeply about the endeavor of science as it truly is—full of ingenious experiments, frustrating dead ends, and incredible finds that contribute to our understanding of the amazing phenomena of living things.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright page.
Text Sources.
About the Authors.
1: Teacher Guide.
From Molecules to Organisms—Structures and Processes.
2: Text 1: The Fluid Mosaic Model of the Cell Membrane.
Ecosystems—Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics.
3: Text 2: Competitive Exclusion Theory.
4: Text 3: Social Group Theory.
5: Text 4: Social Groups and Foraging.
6: Text 5: Invasive Species.
7: Text 6: Plant Defense.
Heredity—Inheritance and Variation of Traits.
8: Text 7: Replication of DNA in E. Coli.
9: Text 8: Fire Ants and Genetic Differentiation.
10: Text 9: Genetic Variation and Elk Reintroduction.
Biological Evolution—Unity and Diversity.
11: Text 10: Natural Selection and Darwin's Finches.
12: Text 11: Variation, Selection, and Guppy Survival.
13: Text 12: E. Coli: A Long-Term Study of Evolution.
14: Text 13: Camouflage and Selective Advantage.
Human Impacts on Earth Systems.
15: Text 14: Oil Spills and Seabird Reproduction.