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Banks, Stephen W.; Shepherd, Deborah K.; Williams-Hart, Tara; Gossett, Dalton R.; Crnkovic, Amanda C. – Journal of Biological Education, 2007
This paper is based upon a laboratory exercise designed for biology students in secondary schools or those taking introductory biology laboratory courses in colleges and universities. This exercise requires a set of calipers, a calculator and populations of snail shells collected either from the wild or obtained from a biological supply house. The…
Descriptors: Science Laboratories, Biology, Probability, Science Activities
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Tilling, Steve – Journal of Biological Education, 2004
The paper describes a national survey of biology teachers visiting Field Studies Council (FSC) centres in England and Wales. It provides data on levels of biology fieldwork at ages 11-16 (Years 7-11), and factors affecting A-level biology fieldwork provision at ages 16-19 (Years 12 and 13). The results are compared with similar data from geography…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Field Studies, Biology, Secondary School Teachers
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Chin, Christine; Chia, Li-Gek – Journal of Biological Education, 2004
This study employed problem-based learning (PBL) for project work in a Year 9 biology class. The purpose of the study was to investigate (a) how self-generated problems and questions directed students in their learning, (b) how students reacted to this instructional approach, and (c) the problems that they encountered. Students formulated problems…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Video Technology, Problem Based Learning, Biology