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Time for mitosis

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Overview:
Drs. Lederman compare two methods of teaching about mitosis, emphasizing how to enhance a lesson by incorporating the nature of science.

Author/Source:
Lederman, Norman and Judith

Grade:
9-12

Discipline:
Life Science, Nature and Process of Science

Time:
One to two class periods

Concepts:
Correspondence to the Next Generation Science Standards is indicated in parentheses after each relevant concept. See our conceptual framework for details.

  • Scientific knowledge is open to question and revision as new ideas surface and new evidence is discovered. (P4, P6, NOS3)

  • Scientific ideas cannot be absolutely proven.

  • The process of science involves observation, exploration, testing, communication, and application.

  • Scientists look for patterns in their observations and data. (P4, P5, NOS2)

  • Different scientists may interpret the same data in different ways. (P7)

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