ERIC Number: ED461481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Reference Count: N/A
Biology: An Applied Approach.
Wesson, Ada Crosby; Williams, Michelle; Barnes, Johnny; Boleware, Reaner; Hilton, Barbara; Littman, John; Smith, Bernice; Ward, Charles; Wares, Melvin; Williams, Joyce
Promoting ACademic Excellence in Mathematics and Science for Workers of the 21st Century (PACE) was a consortium project made up of Indiana University Northwest, the Gary Community Schools, and the Merrillville Community Schools. The focus of this project was to prepare teachers and curricula for Tech Prep mathematics and science courses for the two school districts. The courses and course units prepared by the project are intended to promote the Core 40 Competencies of the Indiana Department of Education for High School courses. This document contains units for biology designed to provide students with an overview of assorted biological fields such as genetics, classification, ecology, conservation, microbiology, and detailed plant and animal studies. The course advocates practical application, inquiry, exploration, and collaborative participation. Units are as follows: (1) Scientific Potpourri; (2) Microorganisms; (3) Cell Growth and Reproduction; (4) Plant Growth and Reproduction; (5) Genetics; (6) Nutrition; (7) Human Environmental Awareness; (8) Ecology; (9) Natural Resources; and (10) Water. (JRH)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Classification, Conservation (Environment), Cooperative Learning, Curriculum Guides, Ecology, Genetics, High Schools, Inquiry, Microbiology, Natural Resources, Nutrition, Plants (Botany), Science Process Skills, Scientific Concepts, Teaching Guides, Tech Prep, Units of Study, Water
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Indiana Univ. Northwest, Gary.; Gary Community School Corp., IN.; Merrillville Community School Corp., IN.; Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: N/A