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1 October 2010 Using the Wolbachia Bacterial Symbiont to Teach Inquiry-Based Science: A High School Laboratory Series
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Inquiry, discovery, and technology are key pillars in improving science education. We present an inquiry-based lab project using the worldwide symbiosis between the bacterium Wolbachia and invertebrates. This endeavor, calledDiscover the Microbes Within! The Wolbachia Project,has the following goals: (1) involve students in grade 7 through college in a nationwide effort to collect new genetic information on Wolbachia; (2) provide curriculum, protocols, and training to enhance teachers' ability to lead students through the project; and (3) increase students' understanding of biodiversity, evolution, symbiosis, cell biology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics.

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Seth R. Bordenstein, Christine Brothers, George Wolfe, Michele Bahr, Robert L. Minckley, Michael E. Clark, Jennifer J. Wernegreen, Sarah R. Bordenstein, William S. Reznikoff, and John H. Werren "Using the Wolbachia Bacterial Symbiont to Teach Inquiry-Based Science: A High School Laboratory Series," The American Biology Teacher 72(8), (1 October 2010). https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.8.3
Published: 1 October 2010
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