ERIC Number: ED260927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Biology. Teacher's Guide. Investigations in Natural Science.
Renner, John W.; And Others
Investigations in Natural Science is a program in secondary school biology, chemistry, and physics based upon the description of science as a quest for knowledge, not the knowledge itself. This teaching guide is designed for use with the 18 biology investigations found in the student manual. These investigations focus on concepts related to: organisms; classification; populations; producers; food chains; ecosystem; cells; cell transport; circulation; calories; digestion; breathing; responses; locomotion; cell division; reproduction; inheritance; and homeostasis. Each investigation includes activities related to the three learning cycle components, namely, exploration, conceptual invention (the idea), and expansion of the idea. The guide contains: (1) a list of biology concepts fostered in each investigation; (2) detailed instructional strategies for the student investigations, which are reproduced in the teacher's manual in reduced form; and (3) student reading questions and answers (the readings, however, appear only in the student manual). Included in appendices are student materials and teaching guide on microscope skills, sample essay evaluation questions for each investigation, and a list of equipment and materials needed for each investigation. (JN)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Costa Rica Univ., San Jose. Research Inst. for the Improvement of Costa Rican Education.; Norman Independent School District 29, OK.
Note: For student investigations and readings see SE 045 968. Document contains light type. A joint project of the Science Education Center, University of Oklahoma and the Science Department, Senior High School of Norman Public Schools.