Biology | Biol Sci for Elem Teachers
Q201 | 1447 | --
Course format: Lecture: 9:30-10:45 A, 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
Required Texts: "Biology: Concepts and Connections", Fourth Edition,
by Campbell, Reece, Mitchell, and Taylor, and "Biological Science for
Elementary Teachers" (Lab Manual), by Bronwyn H. Bleakley and Pamela
Weekly Assignments: Readings from the text, some website work,
pre-lab readings and written assignments, weekly lab data sheets, and
a three-hour per week laboratory experience.
Exams/Papers: Three hourly exams covering lecture and lab material,
one lab report, one independent project, several quizzes in lecture
and inlab, Portfolio of Experiments for Kids, oral presentation in
lab, and a comprehensive final exam.