Biology | Biological Sci for Elem Teachers
Q201 | 0604-0610 | Hanratty, P
Course Format: Lecture: 9:30A-10:45A, TR, JH A100. Laboratory: one
session/week (3 hours).
Prerequisites: Enrolled in Elementary Education program; Q200.
Course Description: This course is designed to give students
sufficient background in basic biology to provide a starting point –
ways of thinking, vocabulary, overview of various fields of biology –
from which they can operate in elementary school classes. Lecture, lab
and discussion are integrated to give unified but varying learning
Required Text: "Biology: Concepts and Connections", fourth edition by
Campbell, Mitchell and Reece. “Biological Science for Elementary
Teachers” (lab manual), by Bronwyn H. Bleakley and Pamela L. Hanratty.
Weekly Assignments: Readings from the text, some website work, pre-lab
readings and written assignments, weekly lab data sheets, and a
three-hour laboratory experience.
Exams/Papers: Three hourly exams covering lecture and lab material,
one lab report, one independent project, several quizzes in lecture
and in lab, portfolio of experiments for kids, and a comprehensive