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Abstract Details (PID = P157)
Title:Message Received: Teaching Gene-Environment Interactions in Animal Comm. (P157)
Description:Animal signals are complex and variable, but with a creative experimental design, science can decipher even the most subtle conversations. At this session, participants will work through materials for teaching the complex relationship between genes, the environment, and animal behavior developed by the PAGES group at the University of Illinois. PAGES is a collaboration between practicing high school science teachers and University of Illinois researchers who aim to develop units aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. The lessons that participants will practice are based on recent animal behavior research, including a capstone project featuring the research of Dr. Rebecca Fuller, a professor of Evolution, Ecology, and Behavior. In this final capstone, students simulate the scientific process, as they explore three possible explanations for differing phenotype ratios of the bluefin killifish in swampy vs. clear conditions. Access to FREE Animal Signaling unit materials will be provided at this session.
Subject:NGSS Resources
Intended Audience:HS Biology
Aligned with NGSS:Yes
NGSS Level:Any Level - Presentation applicable to attendees at any level of NGSS Experience.
Type of Presentation:Hands-On - Attendees will be actively engaged, working in groups, etc.
Primary Presenter Detail
Presenter - 1 / Title:Kevin Knapik, Science Teacher
School/Organization:Evergreen Park Community High School
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Schedule Details
Time:8:30 AM
Length:50 min
Room Setup:Classrm - Flat / 48 people