Biology Inquiries Book

Grades 8-12. Martin Shields. 2006. 282 pages. Biology Inquiries offers educators a handbook for teaching middle and high school students engaging lessons in the life sciences. Inspired by the National Science Education Standards, the book bridges the gap between theory and practice. With exciting twists on standard biology instruction, the author emphasizes active inquiry instead of rote memorization. This dynamic resource helps teachers introduce standards-based inquiry and constructivist lessons into their classrooms. Some of the book's classroom-tested lessons are inquiry-based modifications of traditional "cookbook" labs that biology teachers will recognize. Soft cover.