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Supriyatin; Aulya, Nailul Rahmi; Ichsan, Ilmi Zajuli; Rahman, Md. Mehadi; Gomes, Paulo Weslem Portal – Online Submission, 2020
Biology learning, especially the topic of plant physiology, requires Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS). This ability needs to be improved with HOTS based teaching materials. The teaching materials, however, have not been developed, especially those in plant physiology topic. Students' HOTS in biology learning still requires an improvement as…
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Problem Solving, Science Process Skills, Biology
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Vila, Francisca; Sanz, Amparo – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2013
The importance of mathematical literacy in any scientific career is widely recognized. However, various studies report lack of numeracy and mathematical literacy in students from various countries. In the present work, we present a detailed study of the mathematical literacy of Spanish undergraduate students of Biology enrolled in a Plant…
Descriptors: Intervention, Botany, Numeracy, Undergraduate Study
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Bhushan, Gupta Deepti – Journal of Biological Education, 2020
This article describes a ten week long laboratory exercise designed for undergraduate students aimed at enhancing their understanding of physiological and biochemical responses of plants under dehydration stress. Hypothesis was built around previous reports which suggested that exogenous application of certain elicitors leads to transient…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Undergraduate Study, College Science
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Llamas, A.; Vila, F.; Sanz, A. – Bioscience Education, 2012
In the health and life sciences and many other scientific disciplines, problem solving depends on mathematical skills. However, significant deficiencies are commonly found in this regard in undergraduate students. In an attempt to understand the underlying causes, and to improve students' performances, this article describes a ten-year survey…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Self Efficacy, Physiology, Sciences
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Cessna, Stephen; Demmig-Adams, Barbara; Adams, William W., III – Journal of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Education, 2010
Mastering the concept of photosynthesis is of critical importance to learning plant physiology and its applications, but seems to be one of the more challenging concepts in biology. This teaching challenge is no doubt compounded by the complexity by which plants alter photosynthesis in different environments. Here we suggest the use of chlorophyll…
Descriptors: Plants (Botany), Science Projects, Scientific Principles, Science Instruction
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Malinska, Lilianna; Rybska, Eliza; Sobieszczuk-Nowicka, Ewa; Adamiec, Malgorzata – CBE - Life Sciences Education, 2016
University students often struggle to understand the role of water in plant cells. In particular, osmosis and plasmolysis appear to be challenging topics. This study attempted to identify student difficulties (including misconceptions) concerning osmosis and plasmolysis and examined to what extent the difficulties could be revised during a plant…
Descriptors: College Students, College Science, Water, Plants (Botany)
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Pongsophon, Pongprapan; Jituafua, Artitaya – Science Education International, 2021
This study aimed to develop a learning progression (LP) for botanical literacy and assess the impact of a garden-based education course on Thai pre-service science teachers (n = 49). The inquiry- and community-based education course was taught over a 15-week period. To measure botanical literacy, a 50-item multiple-choice test was employed. A…
Descriptors: Botany, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pretests Posttests
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Gungor, Sema Nur; Ozkan, Muhlis – European Journal of Educational Research, 2017
This study examines the subjects and concepts in biology perceived to be difficult to learn and teach by 759 pre-service biology teachers registered in the pedagogical formation program at Uludag University Faculty of Education in the academic year of 2005-2016, as well as the associations that word "biology" first calls to their mind.…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Genetics, Classification, Teaching Methods
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Gloria, Ria Yulia; Sudarmin; Wiyanto; Indriyanti, Diah Rini – Journal of Turkish Science Education, 2019
One of the successes of learning is the formation of thinking skills and understanding. Therefore in this study the formative assessment is implemented through Understanding by Design (UbD). The research objective is to find out the formation of understanding and to analyze the correlation between formative assessments and UbD. The study used…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Plants (Botany), Preservice Teachers, Thinking Skills
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Marton, Janos – Journal of the American Society for Information Science, 1983
Citation data of 16 biochemistry and plant physiology journals show that reasons for lower citation potentials of plant physiology articles are: (1) readership is narrower for plant physiology journals; (2) plant physiologists can cite fewer thematically relevant new articles; and (3) plant physiology research fields are more isolated. References…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Citations (References), Comparative Analysis, Periodicals
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Susman, K.; Razpet, N.; Cepic, M. – Physics Education, 2011
Water transport in tall trees is an everyday phenomenon, seldom noticed and not completely understood even by scientists. As a topic of current research in plant physiology it has several advantages for presentation within school physics lectures: it is interdisciplinary and clearly shows the connection between physics and biology; the…
Descriptors: Physics, Physiology, Science Laboratories, Scientific Concepts
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Vila, F.; Sanz, A. – Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, 2012
This article reports on conceptual difficulties related to photosynthesis and respiratory metabolism of a Plant Physiology course for undergraduate students that could hinder their better learning of metabolic processes. A survey of results obtained in this area during the last 10 academic years was performed, as well as a specific test, aimed to…
Descriptors: Botany, Physiology, Metabolism, Undergraduate Students
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Kuruppu, Pali U.; Moore, Debra C. – portal: Libraries and the Academy, 2008
This article reports the findings of a study conducted to examine the types of information used by graduate students in the fields of biological and agricultural sciences at Iowa State University (ISU). The citations of doctoral dissertations submitted in nine agriculture and biological science subject fields (crop production and physiology;…
Descriptors: Information Utilization, Periodicals, Citation Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations
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Saura, Pedro; Quiles, Maria Jose – Journal of Biological Education, 2011
This practical paper describes a novel fluorescence imaging experiment to study the three processes of photochemistry, fluorescence and thermal energy dissipation, which compete during the dissipation of excitation energy in photosynthesis. The technique represents a non-invasive tool for revealing and understanding the spatial heterogeneity in…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Heat, Physiology, Botany
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Schmaefsky, Brian R.; Schmaefsky, Timothy D.; Schmaefsky, Kathleen M. – Journal of College Science Teaching, 1998
Provides an activity that focuses on the color changes of leaves and reinforces lectures in ecology, plant physiology, and the scientific method. (ASK)
Descriptors: Ecology, Higher Education, Plants (Botany), Science Activities
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