[Channel-talklife] LS Session 4
Animal and plant life cycles can be taught in a scientifically accurate way at the K-6 level. The emphasis can be place on the biological function of reproduction without getting into the social and emotional aspects of it. When teaching about sexual reporduction, teachers can focus on the point that genetic contributions from two opposite-sex organisms of the same species are required. The cell biology surrounding sexual reproduction can then be addressed and elaborated upon. A teacher must make certain not to make any value judgements or share any personal biases, but just teach the science. The topic of reproduction may be made less sensitive by illustrating that all species must reproduce in order to survive, whether the species be a plant, a fish, a human, etc.
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Received on Mon Feb 12 08:56:51 2007