Title The Biology Teacher’s Handbook, 4/e
Author BSCS
ISBN 9789386105837
List price Rs 795.00
Price outside India Available on Request
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 388
Book size 171 x 242 mm
Publishing year 2017
Original publisher National Science Teachers Association
Published in India by Viva Books Private Limited
Exclusive distributors Viva Books Private Limited
Sales territory India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, .
Status New Arrival
About the book


Biology teachers, you’re in luck-BSCS (Biological Sciences Curriculum Study) presents a wealth of current information in this new, updated edition of the classic The Biology Teacher’s Handbook.

No matter the depth of your experience, gain insight into what constitutes good teaching, how to guide students through inquiry at varying levels, and how to create a culture of inquiry in your classroom using science notebooks and other strategies. In addition, learn tactics for including controversial subjects in your courses, promoting scientific discussion, and choosing the right materials-information that would benefit the teacher of any subject.

BSCS experts have packed this volume with the latest, most valuable teaching ideas and guidelines. Their suggestions include designing your courses around five questions-all answered in the book’s five sections: What are the goals of the program for my students and me? How can I help students understand the nature of science? How do I teach controversial topics? How can I create a culture of scientific inquiry in my classroom? Where has biology teaching been, and where is it going?


BSCS Contributors • Preface History of The Biology Teacher’s Handbook • Introduction Planning Your Biology Course

Section I: Introduction A Context for Good Teaching
Chapter 1 The Relationship Between Teaching and Learning
Chapter 2 Teaching Science for Equity
Chapter 3 Unifying Principles of Biology
Chapter 4 Attending to Conceptual Challenges

Section II: Introduction Invitations to Inquiry
Chapter 5: What Is Inquiry?
Chapter 6: Getting Started With Inquiry: Six Invitations: Invitation to Inquiry 1: Seed Germination • Invitation to Inquiry 2: Natural Selection • Invitation to Inquiry 3: Predator-Prey and Natural Populations • Invitation to Inquiry 4: Light and Plant Movement • Invitation to Inquiry 5: Cell Nucleus • Invitation to Inquiry 6: Thyroid Action
Chapter 7: An Invitation to Full Inquiry

Section III: Introduction The Role of Controversy in Biology Education
Chapter 8: Perspectives on Contemporary Controversial Topics in Biology Education: Controversial Topic 1: Evolution • Controversial Topic 2: Human Reproduction • Controversial Topic 3: Environmental Issues • Controversial Topic 4: The Use of Animals in the Classroom • Controversial Topic 5: Recombinant DNA Technology and the Human Genome Project

Section IV: Introduction Creating a Culture of Inquiry in Your Biology Classroom
Chapter 9: How to Set Up and Manage Your Biology Classroom
Chapter 10: How to Use Collaborative Learning in Your Classroom
Chapter 11: How to Use Science Notebooks in Your Classroom
Chapter 12: How to Help Students Make Meaning From What They Read.
Chapter 13: How to Help Your Students Evaluate Information
Chapter 14: How to Help Students Construct Their Understanding of Science Concepts
Chapter 15: How to Promote Scientific Conversations Among Your Students
Chapter 16: How to Use Assessments to Improve Student Learning
Chapter 17: How to Select Programs for Your Inquiry Classroom

Section V: Introduction BSCS and Biology Education
Chapter 18: BSCS’s Influence in Biology Education
Chapter 19: A BSCS Perspective on Contemporary Biology Education

Appendix A: National Science Education Standards for 9–12 Life Science
Appendix B: Common Solutions for the High School Biology Laboratory
Appendix C: Safety Issues for the Biology Classroom


Target Audience:

This books seeks to help all biology teachers teach the hard-to teach biology concepts that are found in the broader high school level, life sciences and disciplinary core ideas.
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