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Randall, Walter C.; Burkholder, Timothy – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
The results of actual student participation, with organized group discussions, which show that laboratory teaching remains the premiere mechanism for teaching and learning organ-system physiology are discussed. Laboratories using a pithed frog, a turtle heart, an anesthetized rabbit, and noninvasive recordings from students during exercise are…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Cardiovascular System, College Science, Dissection
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Deyrup-Olsen, Ingrith; Linder, Thomas M. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1991
The advantages of using invertebrates in teaching physiological principles are discussed. The ability to illustrate with greater clarity physiological principles, the range and variety of physiological processes available for examination, and the unlimited possibilities for student research are topics of discussion. (KR)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Invertebrates, Laboratory Experiments, Physiology
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Burnett, Louis E. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1991
The development of a curriculum that integrates laboratory, field, and nonlaboratory experiences in an undergraduate biology department is described. Some of the laboratory experiences provided students in a Principles of Biology course and how other parts of the upper division curriculum are structured around these key experiments are discussed.…
Descriptors: Biology, Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, Higher Education
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Malvin, Richard L. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
The current status of science education for scientific literacy in the United States is reviewed. Textbooks and teaching methods are the main focus of criticism. (CW)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Science Education
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Modell, Harold, Ed. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
Listed are 75 computer software programs which are available for use in teaching physiology at the high school and college level. Included is a brief description of each and an address for obtaining additional information. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Data Analysis
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Nolan, William F. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
An approach to teaching electrochemical driving force that helps students comprehend the forces that govern ion flux across biological membranes and sets the stage for more elaborate analysis of biochemical signals is presented. Background information and two sample problems and answers are included. (KR)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemical Reactions, College Science, Concept Formation
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Barry, Peter H. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
A graphic, interactive software program that is suitable for teaching students about the measurement and ion dependence of cell membrane potentials is described. The hardware requirements, the aim of the program, how to use the program, other related programs, and its advantages over traditional methods are included. (KR)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Simulation, Dissection
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Richardson, Daniel R. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
Presented are the results of a study of high school and college students concerning their thinking about functions of the human body. It was shown that students' thinking could be positively changed over the short term from teleologic to mechanistic. Sample survey questions are included. (CW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Structures, College Science, High Schools, Higher Education
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Swanson, Harold D. – Advances in Physiology Education, 1990
Three commercial products for data acquisition with the Macintosh computer, known by the trade names of LabVIEW, Analog Connection WorkBench, and MacLab were reviewed and compared, on the basis of actual trials, for their suitability in physiological and biological teaching laboratories. Suggestions for using these software packages are provided.…
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Interfaces, Computer Software Reviews