C. elegans in Education

An Ideal Model Organism in Teaching

C. elegans has grown its popularity in the classroom. At the 12th C. elegans Meeting held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1999, several educators presented their uses of C. elegans as an educational model. The reasons they use C. elegans in teaching are similar to why biologists use C. elegans as a model system in research. Read more....

A Survey of C. elegans Curricula (1999)

At the 12th C. elegans Meeting, a teaching workshop was held for educators who use C. elegans in their classrooms. During the meeting, the teachers exchanged their experiences, including how to invoke students' interest in science. A poster session was held after the teaching workshop, where educators displayed and discussed how they have incorporated C. elegans into their curricula. After the meeting, I met with most of these C. elegans educators, discussed how they used C. elegans, and obtained their permission to include descriptions of their use in my project. -Fong-Mei Lu

For Teachers: Learning Materials by Fields of Study

For Students: Questions to Start You Thinking

These questions are not intended to test your knowledge but rather to stimulate your curiosity and to help you understand the kinds of questions researchers are investigating.

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