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Journal of Biological Education, 1982
Summarizes a Royal Society report on the educational implications of the growth of biotechnology (application of biological organisms, systems, or processes to manufacturing and service industries). Eighteen recommendations are made including the inclusion of biotechnological content into science curricula. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemical Engineering, College Science, Curriculum Development
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Guilbert, Godfray – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
Describes modifications of a Nuffield experiment demonstrating oxygen transport by blood since the current experiment more often than not produces unsatisfactory results. Includes experimental modification, instructional strategy, assembly of equipment, and a brief discussion. (JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Laboratory Procedures, Science Activities, Science Education
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Fido, H. S .A.; Gayford, C. G. – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
A 1977-78 questionnaire/survey about biology field work was carried out among a random sample of secondary school biology needs in England and Wales. Results are compared to those from a 1961-62 survey. Issues addressed include opinions about field work, limiting problems, and amount of field work undertaken by teachers. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Outdoor Activities, Science Activities, Science Education
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Tamir, Pinchas; And Others – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
Following a discussion of the role and importance of practical laboratory tests, describes an instrument designed for inquiry-oriented practical examinations. The instrument consists of 21 categories representing different inquiry skills. Examples and illustrative data based on results in biology matriculation examination in Israel are reported.…
Descriptors: Biology, Inquiry, Laboratory Procedures, Science Education
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Hoste, Roland – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
Factor analysis was used to investigate constructs underlying performance in a biology examination supporting an hypothesis suggesting that the constructs were related to knowledge (rather than other levels of Bloom's taxonomy) of topics. Indicates that the method provides a means of identifying what examination items test. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Science Education, Science Tests, Secondary Education
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Lazarowitz, Reuven – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
A science lesson (observing yeast) was taught demonstrating that when a guided inquiry instructional method is encountered there is a change from subjective to objective thinking. Describes steps in the lesson and analysis of pupils' responses and behavior. Suggests an instructional model to increase perceptive level of thinking in biology…
Descriptors: Biology, Concept Teaching, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Education
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Simpon, Mary; Arnold, Brian – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
Application of a five-level developmental scheme to ascertain pupil attainment of four concepts considered to be prerequisite to an understanding of photosynthesis is described. Results indicate widespread deficiencies associated with these concepts. Implications for learning complex concepts in biology are considered. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, Cognitive Processes, Concept Formation, Concept Teaching
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Blair, Hal S.; And Others – Journal of Biological Education, 1982
When chitin and chitosan were added to growing cultures of Chlorella containing various quantities of toxic metals (copper and mercury), it was found that the presence of these materials reduced the toxic effect of the metals. Background information, procedures, and results are provided for this experiment. (Author/JN)
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Higher Education, Metals
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