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Dickson, Sabra M. – American Biology Teacher, 2004
Student writing can provide opportunities for reflection on concept mastery for both students and teacher, and the creation of a biology portfolio by each student can allow a teacher to assess the level of understanding achieved by each individual as well as timely correction of conceptual errors. The use of portfolio is an assessment tool, which…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Biology, Concept Formation, Comprehension
Hollister, Charles D., Ed. – 1983
This booklet was prepared by practicing oceanographers to help college students in their search for professional direction. The booklet: (1) points out some frontiers of current research; (2) describes five major subfields of oceanography (marine geology and geophysics, oceanographic engineering, physical oceanography, chemical oceanography, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Geology
Bailes, Edith G.; Lipovsky, Louis J. – 1985
This publication serves as a guide on insects for elementary school age children. The information is geared to answer the most commonly asked questions by children about insects (such as whether a given insect bites). Facts are also presented on how and where insects live, what they eat, and what eats them. The introductory chapter explains the…
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Ecology, Elementary Education
Moyer, Wayne A.; Mayer, William V. – 1985
Presented are critical reviews of 18 biology textbooks submitted for consideration by the Texas State Board of Education during 1984. These reviews are provided in three categories: (1) general biology textbooks: "Biology and Human Progress"--Prentice Hall; "Scott, Foresman Life Science"--Scott, Foresman; "Living Things"--Holt, Rinehart, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Creationism, Evaluation Criteria, Evolution
Hardin, Jan – 1978
Presented is a collection of newspaper articles prepared by the Delaware Sea Grant Marine Advisory Service during the summer of 1978. Subjects addressed are bioluminescence, beachcomber finds, gulls, beach erosion, marine research activities, barnacles, sand, seaweed, jellyfish, shore restaurants, diving mammals, and tides. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Environment, Environmental Education
Ficklen, Myra – 1978
This guide provides summaries of federal programs in the biological sciences of interest to colleges and universities. Programs described fall within the following agencies: National Science Foundation, Public Health Service, Smithsonian Institution, Department of State, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, Office of Education,…
Descriptors: Biology, Directories, Federal Aid, Federal Programs
Dean, Robert A.; And Others – 1978
This booklet is made available by the National Science Teachers Association to provide district safety officers, school principals, science department heads, and secondary school science teachers with information on safety in schools, especially in science classrooms. The range of information includes Occupational Safety and Health Administration,…
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Biology, Chemistry, First Aid
Long, John Wingo, Ed.; And Others – 1978
This consumer's guide offers practical information about the characteristics and uses of seafoods. It covers both finfish and shellfish, including crabs, lobsters, shrimp, oysters, clams, and scallops. It describes the characteristics, important species, fishing methods, market forms, and consumer inspection tips. It also gives such information as…
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, Consumer Education, Cooking Instruction
Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education. – 1979
This interdisciplinary unit is intended for use in second grade classes; however, it can be used K-8 with modifications. The unit seeks to demonstrate that aquatic organisms interact in complex ecosystems and that these organisms react to their environment in different ways. Specific directions are given for setting up an aquarium and populating…
Descriptors: Biology, Ecological Factors, Elementary Education, Environment
Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education. – 1979
This interdisciplinary unit is intended for use with third grade classes. It examines the history and economics of man's relationships to the beaver. It investigates the natural history of the beaver, its anatomy, range, food sources, and the skills it employs to modify its environment by building dams. The structure of beaver dams is examined.…
Descriptors: Biology, Conservation Education, Ecology, Elementary Education
Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education. – 1979
This interdisciplinary unit is intended for use in kindergarten classes. The unit follows the story line of the book, "Grandma's Beach Surprise," or any suitable children's story about the seashore environment. The unit deals with shelled animals found along the ocean shore. It includes the anatomy of various mollusks, their interaction with the…
Descriptors: Biology, Ecological Factors, Ecology, Elementary Education
Stimmann, M. W.; Clark, Dell O. – 1977
This guide gives descriptions of common vertebrate pests and guidelines for using some common pesticides. The pests discussed are rats, mice, bats, moles, muskrats, ground squirrels, and gophers. Information is given for each pest on the type of damage the pest can do, the habitat and biology of the pest, and the most effective control methods.…
Descriptors: Agricultural Chemical Occupations, Agricultural Education, Biology, Environment
Clarkson, W. W.; And Others – 1978
This module expands on the introductory discussion of nitrogen in other modules. The various chemical forms of nitrogen found in land treatment systems are defined. Inputs from waste application as well as natural sources are quantified for typical situations. A discussion of nitrogen transformations in the soil includes mineralization and…
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Environment, Land Use
Clarkson, W. W.; And Others – 1978
This module sketches out the impact of sewage organic matter on soils. For convenience, that organic matter is separated into the readily decomposable compounds and the more resistant material (volatile suspended solids, refractory organics, and sludges). The fates of those organics are reviewed along with loading rates and recommended soil…
Descriptors: Biology, Environment, Land Use, Learning Modules
Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Curriculum Services. – 1977
This document is a report on a course in nuclear science for the high school curriculum. The course is designed to provide a basic but comprehensive understanding of the atom in the light of modern knowledge, and to show how people attempt to harness the tremendous energy liberated through fission and fusion reactions. The course crosses what are…
Descriptors: Atomic Theory, Biology, Chemistry, Curriculum
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