Partnership for Research & Education in Plants (PREP): Involving high school students in authentic research in collaboration with scientists

Eric Brooks, Erin Dolan, Frans Tax

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Abstract

A partnership between scientists, high school teachers, and their students provides authentic research experiences to help students understand the nature and processes of science. The Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP) engages students in a large-scale genomics research project using classroom-tested protocols that can help to find the function of a disabled gene in the widely studied plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Here, we describe the framework of PREP in the classroom within the context of the National Science Education Standards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)137-142
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Biology Teacher
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2011

Keywords

  • Arabidopsis
  • authentic research
  • inquiry learning
  • plants

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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