The Scene of the Crime

Classroom Integration of Biosafety, Microscopy & Forensics

Michelle L. Green, Jan E Novakofski, Ryan W. Green, Mary Beth Manjerovic, Nohra E Mateus-Pinilla

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Abstract

Providing both introductory information and biosecurity protocols in laboratory, farm, and field settings is central to student learning and safety. However, even when clear protocols are provided, students do not fully understand the consequences of their actions. We present a crime scene that requires evidence investigation to improve basic skills and inquiry to identify biosecurity breaches. The crime-scene format engages students and encourages critical thinking about the negative effects of actions when working in various environments. This approach not only improves student skills through forensic microscopy but advances student retention of biosecurity requirements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)615-619
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Biology Teacher
Volume76
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Forensics
  • biosecurity
  • microscopy
  • teaching
  • toxoplasmosis
  • zoonoses

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

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The Scene of the Crime : Classroom Integration of Biosafety, Microscopy & Forensics. / Green, Michelle L.; Novakofski, Jan E; Green, Ryan W.; Manjerovic, Mary Beth; Mateus-Pinilla, Nohra E.

In: American Biology Teacher, Vol. 76, No. 9, 01.11.2014, p. 615-619.

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Green, Michelle L. ; Novakofski, Jan E ; Green, Ryan W. ; Manjerovic, Mary Beth ; Mateus-Pinilla, Nohra E. / The Scene of the Crime : Classroom Integration of Biosafety, Microscopy & Forensics. In: American Biology Teacher. 2014 ; Vol. 76, No. 9. pp. 615-619.
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