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The purpose of the activity, in this chapter, is to help students understand (1) what counts as a species in the field of biology, (2) some of the various definitions for species that can be used by biologists, and (3) the challenges associated with bio- logical classification. This activity also helps students learn how to engage in practices such as constructing explanations, arguing from evidence, and communicating information. This activity is also designed to give students an opportunity to learn how to write in science and develop their speaking and listening skills, which are important goals for literacy in science. This sample chapter also includes the Table of Contents, Preface, Introduction, and Index.

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Type Book ChapterPub Date 11/15/2012Stock # PB304X.1

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