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BIOL 20600 Biology for Elementary School Teachers

Session Offered:

Spring Credit 3.0




Continuation of BIOL 20500.  (However, BIOL 20500 is not a pre-requisite for BIOL 20600).  Unifying concepts of biology taught with materials appropriate for future elementary school teachers.  Content areas to be covered this semester include meiosis, genetics, diversity, evolution, and human body systems. Emphasis is put on learning biology through collaborative problem solving and inquiry. Formal lab write-up will be required for one of the laboratory experiments conducted.  NOTE:  Does not satisfy requirements for College of Science majors- Students who are not elementary education majors should contact the instructor before enrolling in this course.  NOTE:  Not available for credit toward graduation for majors in the Department of Biological Sciences.




Text:  What is Life?  A Guide to Biology with Physiology 

ISBN: 9781319065447

Author:  Jay Phelan

Edition: 4th

Publisher:   W.H. Freeman



Straight ten point scale, with 90% or more of the total possible points earning an A, 80% earning a B, etc.  Letter grades are not assigned for individual projects and exams; however, students are given frequent updates of the points they have accumulated in the course.

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