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Dreyfus, Amos; Lieberman, Ronit – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Presented are some suggestions and information designed to increase the biology teacher's awareness of the potential for participation in discussion by each individual pupil in his/her class. (PB)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Questioning Techniques, Science Education
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Woodward, E. – Journal of Biological Education, 1979
Discusses various aspects of in-service training and the design of self-instruction material. Special reference is given to materials for application in various places but developed at a central location. Results are given of the use of experimental materials in medical laboratories in The Gambia. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: College Science, Curriculum Development, Educational Resources, Guides
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Salt, Bernard – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Background information on the methods and varieties used to demonstrate the cultivation of plants without the use of chemical pesticides is provided. Discussed are species and variety selection, growing plants from seed and from seedlings, soil preparation, using cuttings, useful crops, and pest control. (CW)
Descriptors: Agronomy, Botany, College Science, Culturing Techniques
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Stewart, Jim; Maclin, Rich – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
Two representations useful in teaching transmission genetics are described. Details of the representations and problem solving using these instructional aids are discussed. The importance of developing representations which help remedy specific difficulties that students commonly encounter is stressed. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Genetics, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Myers, Alan – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
A method of obtaining a crude mitochondrial extract from sheep and beef heart is described. The respiratory substrates succinate and malate are examined as well as the inhibitory effect of malonate. An interface with a microcomputer for plotting colorimeter results is discussed. (Author/CW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemical Analysis, College Science, Higher Education
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Barker, Miles; Carr, Malcolm – Journal of Biological Education, 1989
Described is the generative learning strategy, an approach which encourages pupils to discuss their out-of-school ideas about plant breathing, drinking, wood production, soil, minerals, and leaves, and assist them in linking appropriate ideas together to form an explanation of the origin of plant materials. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Botany, Cognitive Structures, Discovery Learning
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Henderson, Jenny; Lally, Vic – Journal of Biological Education, 1988
Discusses the important concepts involved in problem solving. Presents a chain representation of problem solving and gives an example of the application of this method. Provides a strategy for teaching controversial issues in a science classroom and gives an example of the implementation of the strategy. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Problem Solving, Science Education
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Richardson, K. C.; Calver, M. C. – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Reviews a range of developments in methodology for studying digestive physiology including comparative anatomy, fistulas and canals, imaging, electromyography, and tracers. Exercises for gathering firsthand data on the use of tracers, analyzing secondhand data on tracers, and interpretation of comparative anatomy of bird stomachs are given as…
Descriptors: Anatomy, Biology, Higher Education, Medical Research
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Cowie, Jonathan – Journal of Biological Education, 1990
An update on the changes in the infection pattern of the HIV virus in the United Kingdom and the United States and comments on misunderstandings about how HIV is spread in developed countries are presented. The implications for teachers in both countries are discussed. AIDS education resources are listed. (KR)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Misconceptions
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Henderson, Jenny; And Others – Journal of Biological Education, 1991
Traditional and novel uses of enzymes and microbes in the baking, brewing, and dairy industries are described. Cheese, yogurt, baking, brewing, vinegar, soy sauce, single-cell proteins, enzymes, food modification, vanilla, citric acid, monosodium glutamate, xanthan gum, aspartame, and cochineal are discussed. Industrial links with firms involved…
Descriptors: Bacteria, Bakery Industry, Biology, Enzymes
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Kendrick, R. E. – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Presented is one of a series of articles designed to help science teachers keep current on ideas in specific areas in biology. Contained is information on how plants use light for growth, seed germination, and flowering. (PB)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Botany, College Science, Ecology
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Baker, D. A. – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Presented is one of a series of articles designed to help science teachers keep current on ideas in specific areas of biology. This article provides information about ion transport in plant cells. (PB)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Biochemistry, Botany, College Science
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Wardle, Keith; Short, Keith C. – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Materials and methods for studying the functioning and responses of stomatal guard cells are described. (PB)
Descriptors: Botany, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Oxlade, E. L.; Clifford, P. E. – Journal of Biological Education, 1981
Described are some experiments on geotropism that may be done using dandelions. (PB)
Descriptors: Botany, College Science, Field Studies, Higher Education
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Dawes, John A.; King, Michael R. – Journal of Biological Education, 1979
Describes a constant-temperature observation chamber and includes instructions on constructing the apparatus. Suggestions for use are given as well as problems that might be encountered. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Biology, College Science, Guides
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