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ERIC Number: EJ1174747
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0036-6811
A Biologist's Musing on Teaching about Entropy and Energy: Towards a Better Understanding of Life Processes
Kattmann, Ulrich
School Science Review, v99 n368 p61-68 Mar 2018
Should entropy and energy be emphasised as relevant concepts for biology education? This question will be discussed, highlighting the ways in which the concepts of entropy and energy can contribute to a better understanding of biological processes. Organisms are open systems. Therefore, the chosen perspective is different from the traditional viewpoint, which is mainly dealing with closed systems. Based on this standpoint, dynamic conceptions for teaching about energy and entropy in biology education can be formulated. [The original German text was translated by Jascha C. Kattmann, BA.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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