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MacKenzie, Ann Haley – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Charles Dickens lived during the best and worst of times in 19th century England. His writings were greatly influenced by the ongoing industrial revolution. He described abhorrent environmental conditions, inadequate sanitary practices, child abuse, and other social maladies of the times. By bringing Charles Dickens into the biology classroom,…
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Biology, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Staddon, William – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Almost three decades ago, the birth of Louise Brown in England marked the beginning of the "in vitro" fertilization (IVF) era. IVF is done to overcome infertility problems that some couples experience. Sperm and eggs are collected and fertilized in the lab. ("In vitro" means "in glass" and is used to refer to…
Descriptors: Identification, Genetics, Foreign Countries, Ethics
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Wood, John H. – American Biology Teacher, 1979
A field trip to a science activity center in Southwest England for secondary school students is described. (BB)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Ecology, Environmental Education, Field Trips