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Barrass, Robert – Journal of Biological Education, 1976
Described is a method of rearing common house flies in a biology laboratory. Included are 16 suggested biological investigations utilizing the house-fly. (SL)
Descriptors: Biological Sciences, Biology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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Barrass, Robert – Journal of Biological Education, 1979
Lists the obsolete, unnecessary, and misleading terms that occur within biology, chemistry, and physics literature. The terms selected are those most likely to be found in common use. Lists are also included of terms that teachers may need for introductory courses. (Author/SA)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, College Science, Course Content
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Barrass, Robert – Journal of Biological Education, 1973
Describes techniques and results of a study on leaves of a leguminous tree. (PS)
Descriptors: Biology, Botany, Instructional Materials, Research Methodology
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Barrass, Robert – Journal of Biological Education, 1984
Lists 15 commonly encountered misconceptions/misunderstandings in biology, together with specific suggestions to help teachers and textbook authors clarify each misconception. Included are problems related to understanding differences between acellular and multicellular, respiration and photosynthesis, egestion and excretion, and homeostasis and…
Descriptors: Biology, College Science, Concept Formation, Higher Education
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Williams, J. R. Parry; Barrass, Robert – Journal of Biological Education, 1973
Descriptors: Attitudes, Biology, Developing Nations, Inservice Teacher Education
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Barrass, Robert – Journal of Biological Education, 1976
Describes benefits and techniques for utilizing Mormoniella vitripennis (jewel wasps) in teaching biology. Feeding, courtship, egg-laying, and insect behavior investigations are presented. (SL)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Biology, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education