Biology Education: Under the Microscope

McComas, William
October 2007
Science Teacher;Oct2007, Vol. 74 Issue 7, p28
Academic Journal
The article discusses biology teaching in high schools. Statistics indicate biology is the most popular science subject in high school. The author notes the similarity in biology curriculums at the middle school, high school, and college levels. He suggests biology courses are split between biological fundamentals and taxonomic principles but should be separated into natural history and biological foundations. He suggests inquiry-based teaching reflects scientific method.


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