ERIC Number: ED210065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Biology Modules for the Visually Handicapped.
Allan, Douglas M.
The instructional materials presented and described in this document were prepared as part of a project to develop enrichment materials for visually impaired biology students. A wide range of biology topics are presented, including most subjects covered in a one-semester course for nonmajors. Typewritten handouts, duplicating the content of Braille and audio cassette materials which were also developed during the project, are presented along with descriptions and photographs of 20 three-dimensional models, which were developed to help students understand the biological processes and concepts presented in the handouts. After an introduction to the project, the handouts define terms and present information in brief enumerated statements related to the following topics: (1) basic chemistry; (2) carbohydrates; (3) lipids; (4) protein; (5) enzymes; (6) cells; (7) bioenergetics; (8) cellular respiration; (9) deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA); (10) DNA and protein synthesis; (11) cell division; (12) basic inheritance; (13) evolution; (14) ecology; (15) population and ecosystem dynamics; (16) nature observation; and (17) plant biology. Student use of the three-dimensional models is discussed in the appropriate sections. Special instructions for nature observation and a chapparal field trip stress the sounds, smells, and textures of nature. Finally, the descriptions and photographs of the models are presented. (AYC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California Community Colleges, Sacramento. Office of the Chancellor.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Project supported by the California Community Colleges Fund for Instructional Improvement. Photographs may not reproduce well.