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Lunsford, Eddie; Bolton, Kimberly – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2006
This paper presents the course of action and outcome of a teacher-based action research project concerning development and evaluation of an online introductory biology course for non-majors. The research took place in a small community college and compared online and traditional instructional formats. A course was developed in an entirely…
Descriptors: Nonmajors, Action Research, Web Based Instruction, Multiple Choice Tests
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Dick, Timothy T.; Watson, Jason – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2005
Introductory biology laboratory experiences frequently rely on preserved chordates for anatomical study. Unfortunately, these preserved organisms rarely reflect the appearance of a living creature. Since community colleges are generally prohibited the use of live chordates, this paper describes the autopsy of a "road kill" squirrel to facilitate…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Teamwork, Microbiology, Anatomy
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Phillips, Gregory W. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2005
This study examined the breakfast eating habits of 1,259 college students over an eleven year period to determine if eating breakfast had an impact upon their grade on a General Biology exam. The study determined that there was a significant difference in the performance on the exam with a higher percent of the participants, who had eaten…
Descriptors: College Students, Eating Habits, Biology, Health Behavior