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Josefsson, Lars – Biochemical Education, 1987
Discusses the objectives of biochemistry education. Defines objectives for teaching biochemistry in secondary schools. Emphasizes the need for biotechnology education. Identifies two recent teaching experiments in Scandinavian countries. (CW)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Chemistry, Educational Policy, Experiential Learning
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Harland, Janice C. – Biochemical Education, 1987
Discusses the problems of lecturers and students in a college course. Describes a staff-student liason committee. Gives examples of lecture evaluation instruments. Analyzes the effectiveness of the staff-student liaison groups and emphasizes the value of communication. (CW)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, College Science, Course Content, Educational Assessment
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John, Nancy J.; Firestone, Gary L. – Biochemical Education, 1987
Describes two complementary laboratory exercises that use the glass fiber assay to assess receptor specificity and hormone binding affinity in rat liver cytoplasmic extracts. Details the methods, materials and protocol of the experiments. Discusses the basic concepts illustrated and the feasibility of using the experiments at the undergraduate…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Smith, Christopher A.; Dawson, Maureen M. – Biochemical Education, 1987
Describes an experiment to identify lactose and estimate the concentration of lactose in a sample of milk. Gives a background of the investigation. Details the experimental method, results and calculations. Discusses the implications of the experiment to students. Suggests further experiments using the same technique used in…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Sanchez-Yague, J.; And Others – Biochemical Education, 1987
Describes an experiment to discover the topology of plasma membrane aminophospholipids (phosphatidylethanolamine and phosphatidylserine) using whole platelets and trinitrobenzene sulfonate (TNBS) as a probe. Reports changes in phospholipid distribution during platelet activation with simultaneous action of thrombia and collagen. Details the…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, College Science, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Myers, A. – Biochemical Education, 1987
Illustrates the scope of experimental investigations for biochemistry education in high school biology and chemistry courses. Gives a brief overview of biochemistry experiments with proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, vitamins, metabolism, electron transport, and photosynthesis including materials, procedures, and outcomes.…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Curriculum