ARLINGTON, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Through a new NSTA Press book, students can learn that there are many paths to innovation—and some are complete accidents. Discovery Engineering in Biology: Case Studies for Grades 6–12 offers 20 investigations that provide lively ways to integrate engineering and experimentation into biology class.
Each investigation starts with an actual scientific discovery that students explore through primary documents or historical accounts. Students are then tasked to investigate biological concepts, do research, examine data, create models, and use their own personal ideas to design new products or problem-solving applications. The investigations have titles such as “Vindicating Venom: Using Biological Mechanisms to Treat Diseases and Disorders” and “Revealing Repeats: The Accidental Discovery of DNA Fingerprinting.”
This book is a sequel to NSTA Press’s Discovery Engineering in Physical Science: Case Studies for Grades 6–12. Students will learn fundamental science processes while using their natural curiosity to explore ideas for new applications and products. Both books are useful for middle and high school classrooms as well as informal education at STEM camps and science centers.
For additional information or to purchase a copy of Discovery Engineering in Biology: Case Studies for Grades 6–12 and other books from NSTA Press, visit the NSTA Science Store. To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET weekdays. The 350-page book is priced at $39.95 and discount-priced for NSTA members at $31.96. (Stock # PB444X2; ISBN #978-1-68140-614-5)
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