Favorite Demonstration: A Fruity Biochemistry Demonstration

by: Brian R. Shmaefsky

Inquiry, high-order thinking, reasoning skills, and critical thinking are buzzwords for the outcomes for which college science instructors strive. They can all be succinctly summarized as "get students thinking about what they are learning." Classroom demonstrations are a great vechicle for getting students to apply information they have heard in a lecture. A good example of this type of application is a demonstration that uses simple fruit and vegetable spoilage biochemistry principles to teach scientific reasoning skills.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 5/1/2005Stock # jcst05_034_06_64Volume 034Issue 06

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