Have you ever wondered how the human body responds to being injured? Have you ever wondered how doctors know how to treat their patients? Have you ever wondered really what happens in the daily life of a scientist?

Well, here's your chance to find out!

About this Module


You can use this module to learn what it is like to be a scientist--not by being told what scientists do, but by doing the things that scientists do! You will get to ask your own questions about natural phenomena, develop your own hypotheses, design your own experiments, and then collect and analyze your own data!

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You can download versions of this module's activities to use in the classroom! Each of these activities will help students learn the scientific method by engaging directly in the experimental design process. These activities juxtapose the scientific content outlined in traditional biology curricula, particularly cellular, molecular, and organismal biology, with the recent focus on scientific inquiry and data analysis. This module should be particularly useful for the teachers and students of advanced high school, or introductory college, biology courses.

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Created by Dillon David Crockett
Last updated: August 2013