40 Inquiry Exercises for the College Biology Lab

Author: A. Daniel Johnson

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 1933531398

Category: Science

Page: 514

View: 2771


Drawing from the author's own work as a lab dveloper, coordinator, and instructor, this one-of-a-kind text for college biology teachers uses the inquiry method in presenting 40 different lab exercises that make complicated biology subjects accessible to major and nonmajors alike. The volume offers a review of various aspects of inquiry, including teaching techniques, and covers 16 biology topics, including DNA isolation and analysis, properties of enzymes, and metabolism and oxygen consumption. Student and teacher pages are provided for each of the 16 topics.

College Biology

Author: Marshall Sundberg

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062115197

Category: Study Aids

Page: 528

View: 4930


The Collins College Outline for College Biology is a comprehensive overview of core topics from cell structure to genetic engineering. Chapters on DNA and basic biological chemistry; animal development and major organ systems; plant structure and function; populations and ecosystems; current and controversial issues; and more will provide students with all of the information needed to master a college-level or AP biology course. Fully revised and updated by Dr. Marshall Sundberg, College Biology includes practical "test yourself" sections with answers and complete explanations at the end of each chapter. Also included are essential vocabulary definitions and sample exercises, as well as detailed images, charts, and diagrams. The Collins College Outlines are a completely revised, in-depth series of study guides for all areas of study, including the Humanities, Social Sciences, Mathematics, Science, Language, History, and Business. Featuring the most up-to-date information, each book is written by a seasoned professor in the field and focuses on a simplified and general overview of the subject for college students and, where appropriate, Advanced Placement students. Each Collins College Outline is fully integrated with the major curriculum for its subject and is a perfect supplement for any standard textbook.

Scientific Teaching

Author: Jo Handelsman,Sarah Miller,Christine Pfund

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429201889

Category: Science

Page: 184

View: 431


Seasoned classroom veterans, pre-tenured faculty, and neophyte teaching assistants alike will find this book invaluable. HHMI Professor Jo Handelsman and her colleagues at the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching (WPST) have distilled key findings from education, learning, and cognitive psychology and translated them into six chapters of digestible research points and practical classroom examples. The recommendations have been tried and tested in the National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology and through the WPST. Scientific Teaching is not a prescription for better teaching. Rather, it encourages the reader to approach teaching in a way that captures the spirit and rigor of scientific research and to contribute to transforming how students learn science.

Inquire Within

Implementing Inquiry-Based Science Standards in Grades 3-8

Author: Douglas Llewellyn

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452293643

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 4526


Offering case studies, ready-to-use lessons, and teacher-friendly materials, this updated edition shows educators how to implement inquiry in the science classroom, incorporate technology, and work with ELLs and special education students.

Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards:

A Guide for Teaching and Learning

Author: Committee on the Development of an Addendum to the National Science Education Standards on Scientific Inquiry,National Research Council,Board on Science Education,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309064767

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 2125


Humans, especially children, are naturally curious. Yet, people often balk at the thought of learning science--the "eyes glazed over" syndrome. Teachers may find teaching science a major challenge in an era when science ranges from the hardly imaginable quark to the distant, blazing quasar. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards is the book that educators have been waiting for--a practical guide to teaching inquiry and teaching through inquiry, as recommended by the National Science Education Standards. This will be an important resource for educators who must help school boards, parents, and teachers understand "why we can't teach the way we used to." "Inquiry" refers to the diverse ways in which scientists study the natural world and in which students grasp science knowledge and the methods by which that knowledge is produced. This book explains and illustrates how inquiry helps students learn science content, master how to do science, and understand the nature of science. This book explores the dimensions of teaching and learning science as inquiry for K-12 students across a range of science topics. Detailed examples help clarify when teachers should use the inquiry-based approach and how much structure, guidance, and coaching they should provide. The book dispels myths that may have discouraged educators from the inquiry-based approach and illuminates the subtle interplay between concepts, processes, and science as it is experienced in the classroom. Inquiry and the National Science Education Standards shows how to bring the standards to life, with features such as classroom vignettes exploring different kinds of inquiries for elementary, middle, and high school and Frequently Asked Questions for teachers, responding to common concerns such as obtaining teaching supplies. Turning to assessment, the committee discusses why assessment is important, looks at existing schemes and formats, and addresses how to involve students in assessing their own learning achievements. In addition, this book discusses administrative assistance, communication with parents, appropriate teacher evaluation, and other avenues to promoting and supporting this new teaching paradigm.

Laboratory Manual for Human Biology

Author: David Morton,Joy B. Perry,James W. Perry

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1133171427

Category: Science

Page: 320

View: 9807


This four-color lab manual contains 21 lab exercises, most of which can be completed within two hours and require minimal input from the instructor. To provide flexibility, instructors can vary the length of most exercises, many of which are divided into several parts, by deleting portions of the procedure without sacrificing the overall purpose of the experiment. Taking a consistent approach to each exercise, the second edition provides an even clearer presentation, updated coverage, and increased visual support to enable students to apply concepts from the Human Biology course. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


A Laboratory Guide to the Natural World

Author: Dennis J. Richardson,David Krogh,Kristen E. Richardson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131449350

Category: Education

Page: 414

View: 8011


As energy crises, environmental mismanagement, and disease outbreaks increase in our world, an understanding of biology is becoming more important than ever. These laboratory exercises give readers a greater understanding of themselves and of current issues in a biological context. Explores the natural world through Web-based exercises and inquiry-based investigation. Focuses on the scientific method and on science as a process. Features end-of-chapter Web exercises. References other human endeavors such as art, literature, and history. Offers a new exercise in human evolution incorporating recent paleontological discoveries. Presents more information on various animal groups. Approximately 10% of problems revised and rewritten for greater clarity and less redundancy. A useful source for science teachers (grades 7-12) and for anyone interested in learning more about biology.

Enhancement Exercises for Biology

Author: Byron J. Adams,John L. Crawley

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN: 161731787X

Category: Science

Page: 328

View: 3917


Enhancement Exercises for Biology can augment any college-level biology course. The active learning modules featured in the Enhancement Exercises provide the best opportunity for students to learn and experience biology. The modules challenge students by providing activities ranging from simple, guided inquiry to more thoughtful, open-ended, research-based activities. Assign all or a portion of an individual exercise as applicable to your specific course. This book has been designed so the student can complete the assignments without any need for specialized lab equipment. The exercises can be completed by visiting local outdoor environments or by using common items easily obtained at home or the grocery store.

Science Safety in the Community College

Author: John Summers,Juliana Texley,Terry Kwan

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873552717

Category: Education

Page: 222

View: 8315


The book also offers a wealth of related websites and a detailed index for quick reference. Not all community college facilities and students are the same, but this book will teach you and your students to “see” your particular physical environment and procedures through a safety-conscious lens.

Exploring General, Organic, & Biochemistry in the Laboratory

Author: William G. O'Neal

Publisher: Morton Publishing Company

ISBN: 1617316199

Category: Science

Page: 584

View: 6679


This full-color, comprehensive, affordable manual is appropriate for two-semester introductory chemistry courses. It is loaded with clearly written exercises, critical thinking questions, and full-color illustrations and photographs, providing ample visual support for experiment set up, technique, and results.

Human Biology

Author: Michael Windelspecht,Sylvia Mader

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education

ISBN: 1259293688

Category: Science

Page: 672

View: 2344


Instructors consistently ask for a Human Biology textbook that helps students understand the main themes of biology through the lens of the human body. Mader’s Human Biology, 14th Edition accomplishes the goal of improving scientific literacy, while establishing a foundation of knowledge in human biology and physiology. The text integrates a tested, traditional learning system with modern digital and pedagogical approaches designed to stimulate and engage today’s student. Dr. Michael Windelspecht represents the new generation of digital authors. Through the integration of an array of multimedia resources, Michael has committed to delivering the tried-and-true content of the Mader series to the new generation of digital learners. A veteran of the online, hybrid, and traditional teaching environments, Michael is well-versed in the challenges facing the modern student and educator. Michael personally guided and oversaw all aspects of Connect and LearnSmart content accompany Human Biology, 14th Edition.

High-School Biology Today and Tomorrow

Author: Committee on High-School Biology Education,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: 0309040280

Category: Education

Page: 364

View: 1633


Biology is where many of science's most exciting and relevant advances are taking place. Yet, many students leave school without having learned basic biology principles, and few are excited enough to continue in the sciences. Why is biology education failing? How can reform be accomplished? This book presents information and expert views from curriculum developers, teachers, and others, offering suggestions about major issues in biology education: what should we teach in biology and how should it be taught? How can we measure results? How should teachers be educated and certified? What obstacles are blocking reform?

Field and Laboratory Activities for Environmental Science

Author: Eldon Enger,Bradley Smith

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780077599829

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 8110


The major objectives of this manual are to provide students with hands-on experiences that are relevant, easy to understand, applicable to the student’s life, and presented in an interesting, informative format. Ranging from field and lab experiments to conducting social and personal assessments of the environmental impact of human activities, the manual presents something for everyone, regardless of the budget or facilities of each class. These labs are grouped by categories that can be used in conjunction with any introductory environmental textbook.

Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field

An Hypothesis-testing Approach to the Development, Causation, Function, and Evolution of Animal Behavior

Author: Bonnie J. Ploger,Ken Yasukawa

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 9780125583305

Category: Medical

Page: 472

View: 5646


Exploring Animal Behavior in Laboratory and Field is designed to provide a variety of exercises that engage students actively in all phases of scientific investigation, from formulating research questions through interpreting and presenting final results. It attempts to share the collective teaching expertise and experience of members of the Animal Behavior Society with all who are willing to benefit from their wisdom. Four types of exercises are presented: (1) traditional exercises in which students follow a pre-determined protocol to test particular hypotheses explicitly stated in the exercise, (2) traditional exercises that can easily be adapted to inquiry-based approaches, (3) combined pedagogy exercises that involve both traditional and inquiry approaches, and (4) inquiry exercises in which students first brainstorm to generate their own hypotheses, then design their own experiements to test their hypotheses. * Supports a range of pedagogical styles and texts in animal behavior with active learning experiences that engage students * Students and instructors benefit from knowledge and experience of members of the Animal Behavior Society * Flexibility of design enables students and instrucotrs to tailor the exercises to their needs * Can be used to support lab courses that are completely inquiry based as well as independent student research projects in animal behavior * Consideration of animal care guidelines provides an excellent way to address and discuss concerns about the use of animals in teaching and research * Emphasizes the hypothetico-deductive approach that students have difficulty understanding and implementing * Supporting materials make additional required texts unnecessary and link study design considerations with real studies

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction

Author: Rodger W. Bybee

Publisher: Corwin Publishers

ISBN: 9781938946011

Category: Education

Page: 194

View: 1969


" ... Provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. As practical as it is timely, this book includes an introduction to the NGSS ; examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school ; and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards"--Page 4 of cover.

Learning to Read the Earth and Sky

Explorations Supporting the NGSS, Grades 6-12

Author: Russ Colson,Mary Colson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781941316238


Page: 394

View: 2754


Is it time to refresh the way you think about teachimg Earth science? Learning to Read the Earth and Sky is the multifacted resource you need to bring authentic science, and enthusiasm, into our classroom. It offers inspiration for reaching beyond prepared curricula, engaging in discovery along with your students, and using your lessons to support the NGSS. The book provides: examples of Earth sicence labs and activities you and your students can do as co-investigations; insights into student expectations and misconceptions, plus ideas for inspiring true investigation; stories of real scientific discovery translated for classroom consideration; exploration of how you can mentor students as a teacher scholar; and guidance on how to translate the sweeping core ideas of the NGSS into specific examples students can touch, see, and experience.

How Students Learn

History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Committee on How People Learn, A Targeted Report for Teachers

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309074339

Category: Education

Page: 632

View: 8206


How do you get a fourth-grader excited about history? How do you even begin to persuade high school students that mathematical functions are relevant to their everyday lives? In this volume, practical questions that confront every classroom teacher are addressed using the latest exciting research on cognition, teaching, and learning. How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom builds on the discoveries detailed in the bestselling How People Learn. Now, these findings are presented in a way that teachers can use immediately, to revitalize their work in the classroom for even greater effectiveness. Organized for utility, the book explores how the principles of learning can be applied in teaching history, science, and math topics at three levels: elementary, middle, and high school. Leading educators explain in detail how they developed successful curricula and teaching approaches, presenting strategies that serve as models for curriculum development and classroom instruction. Their recounting of personal teaching experiences lends strength and warmth to this volume. The book explores the importance of balancing students’ knowledge of historical fact against their understanding of concepts, such as change and cause, and their skills in assessing historical accounts. It discusses how to build straightforward science experiments into true understanding of scientific principles. And it shows how to overcome the difficulties in teaching math to generate real insight and reasoning in math students. It also features illustrated suggestions for classroom activities. How Students Learn offers a highly useful blend of principle and practice. It will be important not only to teachers, administrators, curriculum designers, and teacher educators, but also to parents and the larger community concerned about children’s education.