Books, Biodiversity, and Beyond!

by: Donna Governor and Sarah Helms

Reading in science class doesn’t have to be boring, but it’s no secret to students or teachers that textbooks aren’t much fun to read. To enhance and integrate your science curriculum, try using alternative reading resources such as Biodiversity, by Dorothy Hinshaw Patent and The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton. Students will soon discover that the right combination of nonfiction and science fiction reading with correlated labs, inquiry-based activities, and simulations can make for a fun learning experience while exploring concepts related to environmental science, evolution, adaptation, and biodiversity.


Type Journal ArticlePub Date 1/1/2007Stock # ss07_030_05_36Volume 030Issue 05

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