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Dewhurst, D. G.; And Others – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
An interactive computer-assisted learning program written for the BBC microcomputer to teach the basic principles of genetic engineering is described. Discussed are the hardware requirements software, use of the program, and assessment. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Reviews
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Dewhurst, D. G.; And Others – Journal of Biological Education, 1988
Describes two computer simulation programs, "Nerve Physiology" and "Frog Heart," as practical alternatives to the use of live animals in class experiments. Discusses the potential of computer simulation as a feasible alternative to experiments with animals in the classroom laboratory. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Computer Simulation, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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Dunn, A.; And Others – Journal of Biological Education, 1988
This article describes a computer simulation of bacterial physiology during growth in a chemostat. The program was designed to help students to appreciate and understand the related effects of parameters which influence plasmid persistence in bacterial populations. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Computer Simulation, Computer Software
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Pearson, J. T.; Hughes, W. J. – Journal of Biological Education, 1988
Presented is a detailed look at some published materials showing the widespread nature of the misuse of genetics terminology. Suggests that similar problems can be found in any genetics text. Concludes with a plan for urgent action and suggestions for improvement. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Foreign Countries, Genetics, Instructional Materials