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Lockard, James O. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Described is a program in which elementary school students visit high school biology classes and are taught by the high school students. Discussed are requirements, costs, materials, curriculum, preparation of student instructors, sequence of events, facilities, and program advantages. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Cross Age Teaching, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science
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Gardner, April L.; And Others – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Discusses the problem of fewer women participating in science, mathematics, and engineering. Provides guidelines for teachers to use as an effort to change this gender-biased pattern of participation. Includes information on selecting teaching strategies, criteria for equitable science activities, relevancy of learning and skills, careers, and…
Descriptors: Biology, Curriculum Development, Females, Instructional Improvement
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Vetter, Edwin A. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Provides a set of guidelines for infection control of the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome and the serum hepatitis viruses during blood typing procedures. Emphasizes that disposal of blood contaminated materials should comply with local health department recommendations. (RT)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Biology, College Science, Communicable Diseases
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Lapp, Diane; And Others – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Discusses the overall educational value of grouping students to enhance learning in the classroom. Describes an alternative to whole-group lecture which is referred to as cooperative problem solving. Explains staff training and procedures necessary for implementing this technique. (RT)
Descriptors: Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Heterogeneous Grouping, Inservice Teacher Education, Instructional Effectiveness
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Cochran, Philip A. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Describes modifications and procedures needed for parasitic lampreys to be kept in a closed system. Presents information dealing with obtaining the organisms, tank modifications, temperature, feeding, disease prevention, and animal welfare. A discussion is included. (RT)
Descriptors: Animals, Biology, College Science, Culturing Techniques
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Duhrkopf, Richard, Ed.; Bell, Nancy B., Ed. – American Biology Teacher, 1988
Describes three criteria for evaluating educational software; classification of software types, the presence or absence of process skills, and educational practices. This article provides background for a software evaluation form to appear in a subsequent issue. (CW)
Descriptors: College Science, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Igelsrud, Don, Ed.; Leonard, William H., Ed. – American Biology Teacher, 1988
Describes the state-of-the-art in computer interfacing in the biology laboratory. Discusses hardware and software. Enumerates the educational benefits from instrumentation such as cost effectiveness and increased student opportunity and motivation. Includes 14 references. (CW)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, College Science, Computer Interfaces, Computer Uses in Education
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Van Koevering, Thomas E.; Stiehl, Richard B. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Reports on a study which was conducted to provide a sample of biology teachers an opportunity to describe their experiences and opinions regarding the controversial issue of evolution and creation as it relates to teaching about the origins of life. Provides the objectives, sample selection, an analysis, and a conclusion. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Creationism
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Mendenhall, Gordon; And Others – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Describes the use of the polygenic trait of total fingerprint ridge count in the classroom as a laboratory investigation. Presents information on background of topic, fingerprint patterns which are classified into three major groups, ridge count, the inheritance model, and activities. Includes an example data sheet format for fingerprints. (RT)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Class Activities, Experiential Learning
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Harder, Annie K. – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Reports on students' attitudes toward reading science during an experimental study that investigated ways to increase comprehension of technical material. Describes the procedure, results, conclusions, applications, and implication. (RT)
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, College Science, Comprehension, Content Area Reading
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Provides an overview and description of the metric system. Discusses the evolution of measurement systems and their early cultures, the beginnings of metric measurement, the history of measurement systems in the United States, the International System of Units, its general style and usage, and supplementary units. (RT)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Mathematics Instruction, Measurement
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Cothron, Julia H.; And Others – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Offers suggestions for structuring the writing of paragraphs about data tables and conclusions. States that data tables usually contain: the central or most typical value and the variation or spread within the data. Provides steps for writing a paragraph and an evaluation of effectiveness. (RT)
Descriptors: Content Area Writing, Experiential Learning, Interdisciplinary Approach, Science Activities
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Hilkowitz, Marlene A.; Dowden, Edward – American Biology Teacher, 1989
Describes a science experiment in which the heartbeats of mammals can be counted and graphed as measurable data by the computer. Provides information on materials needed, pre-lab activity worksheet, and follow-up activities. (RT)
Descriptors: Biology, Computer Uses in Education, Experiential Learning, Laboratory Procedures
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Bybee, Rodger W.; Landes, Nancy M. – American Biology Teacher, 1990
Described is an elementary school science program developed by the Biological Sciences Curriculum Study entitled "Science for Life and Living: Integrating Science, Technology and Health." Discussed are the rationale, unifying themes, organization, teaching model, implementation, development, production, and support for this program. (CW)
Descriptors: Biology, Elementary Education, Elementary School Science, Instructional Materials