Teaching the Anatomy of a Scientific Journal Article

by: Kimberly D. Tanner, Jeffrey N. Schinske, Karen Clayman, and Allison K. Busch

To promote inquiry-based learning, the authors integrate the anatomy of a scientific journal article into their secondary science curriculum. In this article, they present three classroom activities used to teach students about the function and format of scientific journal articles. The first focuses on journal article figures, the second on journal abstracts, and in the third, students produce their own journal articles, which are based on their investigations.


High School


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 10/1/2008Stock # tst08_075_07_49Volume 075Issue 07

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