Teaching Secondary Biology, New Edition

Edited by Michael Reiss
January 2012
Hodder Education
Distrubuted by Trans-Atlantic Publications Inc.
ISBN: 9781444124316
318 pages, Illustrated
$57.50 Paper original

This book will provide invaluable support whether you are a newly-qualified science teacher, an experienced teacher of biology who wants to extend the range of strategies and approached used, a physicist or chemist who has to teach biology, or a student training to be a teacher. Each chapter covers a broad section of the curriculum and is divided into topics. For each topic the book covers:

  • The pupil's possible Previous knowledge
  • A suggested Teaching sequence with activities necessary to cover the basic biology
  • Warnings about pupils' misconceptions, common problems with individual activities and safety issues
  • Further activities that develop the pupils' understanding of the topic
  • Enhancement ideas that relate the science to everyday contexts and provide new ideas for experienced teachers
  • Suggestions for using ICT

    This second edition reflects the latest requirement of the National Curriculum, GCSE specifications, ideas from recent curriculum development projects and the current availability of IT.

    This book draws on the experience of a wide range of teachers and those involved in science education. It has been produced as part of the Association for Science Education's commitment to supporting science teacher by disseminating best practice and new ideas to enhance teaching.

  • Table of Contents: 
    1 Cells and life processes
    2 Nutrition, diet and photosynthesis
    3 Transport within organisms
    4 Gas exchange, movement and fitness
    5 Communication and control
    6 Reproduction and sex education
    7 Genetics
    8 Classificatio, variation, adaptation and evolution
    9 Ecology
    10 Microbiology and biotechnology


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