Clay models have proved to be useful teaching aids for many topics in biology that depend on three-dimensional reasoning. Students studying embryonic development struggle to mentally reconstruct the three-dimensional structure of embryos and larvae by observing prepared slides of cross-sectional slices. Students who build clay models of embryos and slice them into cross sections, however, have a much easier time interpreting the slices of real embryos and gain a deeper understanding of development in three dimensions.
Research Article| May 01 2010
Sectioning Clay Models Makes Anatomy & Development Tangible
Carina Endres Howell;
James Endres Howell
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (5): 313–314.
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Carina Endres Howell, James Endres Howell; Sectioning Clay Models Makes Anatomy & Development Tangible. The American Biology Teacher 1 May 2010; 72 (5): 313–314. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.5.12
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