Meiosis, Genes & Popsicle Sticks

Schanker, Neil B.
April 1999
American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache;Apr99, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p284
Academic Journal
Outlines the advantages of converting abstract ideas in biology to concrete realities as a way for motivating students in the course. Simulation of meiosis.


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