Nematodes: Model Organisms in High School Biology

Bliss, T. J.; Dillman, Adler; Russell, RevaBeth; Anderson, Margery; Yourick, Debra; Jett, Marti; Adams, Byron J.
October 2007
Science Teacher;Oct2007, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p34
Academic Journal
Science Experiment
The article discusses the use of nematodes in high school biology courses. Nematodes or roundworms are key in decomposition and can be used as a pesticide. A team of university researchers and science teachers conducted a laboratory module using insecticidal nematodes to aid students in applying inquiry-based methods and to develop experimental design. Students were encouraged to plan experiments to determine which species of nematode functioned best as a pesticide using various lab protocols.


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