Understanding the dimensions of biological literacy
- INVESTIGATING Evolutionary Questions USING ONLINE MOLECULAR DATABASES. Puterbaugh, Mary N.; Burleigh, J. Gordon // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache;Aug2001, Vol. 63 Issue 6, p422
Presents a series of exercises which aimed to persuade biology students that molecular systematics in animals is an interesting field of study. Introduction of public molecular databases to students; Discussion on the use of the comparative method to answer evolutionary questions; Materials and...
- Cutting up text to make moveable, magnetic diagrams: A way of teaching & assessing biological... Britton, Lynda A.; Wandersee, James H. // American Biology Teacher;May97, Vol. 59 Issue 5, p288
Presents the use of moveable, magnetic diagrams as a teaching method and for assessing biological processes. Advantages of using diagrams for students; Procedures in making diagrammatic illustrations; Application of the magnetic cards.
- A new curriculum of ethology & student skills in the Netherlands. Jansen, Bram J.; Dijkstra, Maurits J. // American Biology Teacher;Sep97, Vol. 59 Issue 7, p404
Looks at the subject ethology (Behavioral Biology) part of the National Curriculum for Secondary Education in Biology introduced by the Netherlands in 1993-1994. Examination of the main objectives of the Biology curriculum in the Netherlands; Illustrations of the lessons of the curriculum;...
- Meiosis, Genes & Popsicle Sticks. Schanker, Neil B. // American Biology Teacher (National Association of Biology Teache;Apr99, Vol. 61 Issue 4, p284
Outlines the advantages of converting abstract ideas in biology to concrete realities as a way for motivating students in the course. Simulation of meiosis.
- The Winogradsky Column & Biofilms. Anderson, Delia Castro; Hairston, Rosalina V. // American Biology Teacher;Jun99, Vol. 61 Issue 6, p453
Deals with the use of Winogradsky column and biofilms in teaching chemical transformation and microbial succession in Biology class. Materials; Procedure; Discussion; Classroom applications.
- Research notes. // Hastings Center Report;Jul/Aug90, Vol. 20 Issue 4, p42
Announces that The Hastings Center is now involved in a project designed to introduce bioethics into the high school biology curriculum. Topics include: genetics, AIDS, research on animals, and environmental responsibility. Involvement of Hoffman-LaRoche.
- Variety in the school biology laboratory. Lock, Roger // Journal of Biological Education;Winter91, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p268
Comments on teaching techniques in school biology laboratory environments. Encouraging exploratory approach among students; Training of students to develop personalized styles of reporting activities; Development of drawing talents; Use of art materials.
- Remember Podophyra? Reminiscences of twenty-odd years of school biology teaching. Oakley, David // Journal of Biological Education;Winter91, Vol. 25 Issue 4, p245
Recalls various aspects of the Nuffield Biology course 20 years ago. Features of examination papers; Separation of Botany, Zoology and Biology courses; Color-page textbooks; Impact of media on practice of dissection; Curriculum changes.
- The holly leaf miner as a study organism. Metcalfe, Judith A.; Marcal, John A.G.; Gaston, Kevin J. // Journal of Biological Education;Spring2000, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p90
The dipteran Phytomyza ilicis (the holly leaf miner) is a useful subject for practical work aimed at teaching life cycles, mortality factors, and population dynamics. It is found widely throughout most of Britain and its density varies both regionally and locally. It has a simple life history,...
- The seven spot ladybird--a model insect! Geoghegan, Irene E. // Journal of Biological Education;Spring2000, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p95
Ladybirds have a certain fascination to children, making them an ideal tool to aid the teaching of biological science. They are accessible and amenable to study, and a wide variety of topics can be investigated, for example, insect life cycle, parasitism, food webs, behaviour, and habitats....