Higher Biology

Applying Knowledge and Skills

Author: James Torrance

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 9781444180787

Category: Biology

Page: 128

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Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Science First Teaching: September 2014 First Exam: June 2015 This book is the perfect accompaniment to Higher Biology for CfE. It provides a wealth of further questions and practice material corresponding with each chapter of the core text, allowing students to practise applying knowledge and skills, an essential part of the course. It is ideal for either classroom or homework activities, and all answers are provided.
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Applying Knowledge and Skills

Higher Human Biology for CFE

Author: James Torrance,James Fullarton,Clare Marsh,James Simms,Caroline Stevenson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781444192063

Category: Human biology

Page: 112

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Help your students be better biologists with the only book that provides dedicated additional practice for the central focus of Higher Human Biology for CfE. This book provides a wealth of further questions and practice material corresponding with each chapter of the core text, allowing students to practise applying their knowledge and skills. · Makes planning easier and saves time with material that is ideal for use either in classroom or as homework · Gives students simple ways to improve and practice specific topics with questions clearly matched to each section of the accompanying Student's Book · Develops skills effectively with tried and trusted material developed by a vastly experienced author team
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Higher Human Biology

Author: James Torrance

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Educational Division

ISBN: 9780340804612

Category: Biology

Page: 346

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This new edition of Higher Human Biology brings the text fully into line with the new Higher arrangements. The chapters are organised into three units, with the first two chapters reversed in order to ensure a clear introduction for students new to the subject. Test your knowledge questions have been introduced throughout each chapter, with application and essay questions at the end of each chapter. The new larger format means a clearer layout, with new diagrams to illustrate the book throughout.
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Higher Biology for CfE

Author: James Torrance

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 9781444167542

Category: Biology

Page: 392

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This text provides complete coverage of the latest SQA syllabus for the revised higher (for examination 2012 onwards), and is also tailored specifically to the extended requirements, teaching approaches and syllabus outlines detailed in the higher revisions for Curriculum for Excellence.
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Higher Biology for CfE

Author: James Torrance

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 9781444158632

Category: Biology

Page: 356

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Higher Biology for CfE provides complete coverage of the latest SQA syllabus for the Revised Higher (for examination 2012 onwards), and is tailored specifically to the extended requirements, teaching approaches and syllabus outlines detailed in the Higher revisions for Curriculum for Excellence. It is therefore appropriate for all new Higher Biology syllabus requirements from 2012 onwards. Each section of the book matches a unit of the revised syllabus; each chapter corresponds to a content area. In addition to the core text, the book contains a variety of special features, including Learning Activities (Case Studies, Case Histories, Related Topics, Research Topics, Related Activities and Investigations), Practical Activities and Reports, Testing Your Knowledge, What You Should Know and Applying Your Knowledge and Skills. A with-answers version of the text is also available (978 1 444 16754 2).
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Higher Biology: Practice Papers for SQA Exams

Author: Billy Dickson,Graham Moffat

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 1510413715

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

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Practise for your SQA exams with three specially-commissioned Hodder Gibson Practice Exam Papers. - Practise with model papers written and checked by experienced markers and examiners - Get extra advice with specially-written study-skills guidance sections - Gain vital extra marks and avoid common mistakes with examiner tips
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How to Pass Higher Biology

Author: Graham Moffat,Billy Dickson

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 1444182021

Category: Science

Page: 200

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Exam Board: SQA Level: Higher Subject: Biology First Teaching: September 2014 First Exam: Summer 2015 Get your best grade with this guide to Higher Biology for CfE. This book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your Higher (for CfE) exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from a top expert on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success. - Refresh your knowledge with complete course notes - Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision techniques - Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks
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Higher Human Biology: Practice Papers for SQA Exams

Author: Billy Dickson,Graham Moffat

Publisher: Hodder Education

ISBN: 1510413871

Category: Study Aids

Page: 160

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Practise for your SQA exams with three specially-commissioned Hodder Gibson Practice Exam Papers. - Practise with model papers written and checked by experienced markers and examiners - Get extra advice with specially-written study-skills guidance sections - Gain vital extra marks and avoid common mistakes with examiner tips
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Higher Chemistry: Revision Notes and Questions

Author: John Anderson,David Calder

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 1471873900

Category: Education

Page: 128

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The perfect revision companion to the Higher Chemistry textbook, this newly written resource reflects the very latest SQA curriculum. This book offers bite-sized facts, worked examples and a variety of question types to support and reinforce learning and practice for the final examination. - Dedicated sections on numeracy and researching chemistry - Provides a broad range of questions, including open-ended and past SQA exam questions - Answers section allows students to check their understanding of the standards required for Higher level success
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Evolution Education Around the Globe

Author: Hasan Deniz,Lisa A. Borgerding

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319909398

Category: Science

Page: 464

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This edited book provides a global view on evolution education. It describes the state of evolution education in different countries that are representative of geographical regions around the globe such as Eastern Europe, Western Europe, North Africa, South Africa, North America, South America,Middle East, Far East, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.Studies in evolution education literature can be divided into three main categories: (a) understanding the interrelationships among cognitive, affective, epistemological, and religious factors that are related to peoples’ views about evolution, (b) designing, implementing, evaluating evolution education curriculum that reflects contemporary evolution understanding, and (c) reducing antievolutionary attitudes. This volume systematically summarizes the evolution education literature across these three categories for each country or geographical region. The individual chapters thus include common elements that facilitate a cross-cultural meta-analysis. Written for a primarily academic audience, this book provides a much-needed common background for future evolution education research across the globe.
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How to Pass Higher Human Biology for CfE

Author: Graham Moffat,Billy Dickson

Publisher: Hodder Gibson

ISBN: 147184725X

Category: Science

Page: 200

View: 979

Get your best grade with this SQA endorsed guide to Higher Human Biology for CfE. This book contains all the advice and support you need to revise successfully for your Higher (for CfE) exam. It combines an overview of the course syllabus with advice from a top expert on how to improve exam performance, so you have the best chance of success. - Refresh your knowledge with complete course notes - Prepare for the exam with top tips and hints on revision techniques - Get your best grade with advice on how to gain those vital extra marks
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How People Learn

Brain, Mind, Experience, and School: Expanded Edition

Author: National Research Council,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences,Committee on Developments in the Science of Learning with additional material from the Committee on Learning Research and Educational Practice

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309131979

Category: Education

Page: 384

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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.
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Physics in Biology and Medicine

Author: Paul Davidovits

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 012386514X

Category: Science

Page: 352

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Physics in Biology and Medicine, Fourth Edition, covers topics in physics as they apply to the life sciences, specifically medicine, physiology, nursing and other applied health fields. This is a concise introductory paperback that provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems and presents material in a straightforward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology. Applicable courses are Biophysics and Applied Physics. This new edition discusses biological systems that can be analyzed quantitatively, and how advances in the life sciences have been aided by the knowledge of physical or engineering analysis techniques. The volume is organized into 18 chapters encompassing thermodynamics, electricity, optics, sound, solid mechanics, fluid mechanics, and atomic and nuclear physics. Each chapter provides a brief review of the background physics before focusing on the applications of physics to biology and medicine. Topics range from the role of diffusion in the functioning of cells to the effect of surface tension on the growth of plants in soil and the conduction of impulses along the nervous system. Each section contains problems that explore and expand some of the concepts. The text includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body. Physics in Biology and Medicine will be a valuable resource for students and professors of physics, biology, and medicine, as well as for applied health workers. Provides practical techniques for applying knowledge of physics to the study of living systems Presents material in a straight forward manner requiring very little background in physics or biology Includes many figures, examples and illustrative problems and appendices which provide convenient access to the most important concepts of mechanics, electricity, and optics in the body
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Molecular Biology of the Cell

Author: Bruce Alberts

Publisher: Garland Science

ISBN: 1317563743

Category: Science

Page: 1464

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As the amount of information in biology expands dramatically, it becomes increasingly important for textbooks to distill the vast amount of scientific knowledge into concise principles and enduring concepts.As with previous editions, Molecular Biology of the Cell, Sixth Edition accomplishes this goal with clear writing and beautiful illustrations. The Sixth Edition has been extensively revised and updated with the latest research in the field of cell biology, and it provides an exceptional framework for teaching and learning. The entire illustration program has been greatly enhanced.Protein structures better illustrate structure–function relationships, icons are simpler and more consistent within and between chapters, and micrographs have been refreshed and updated with newer, clearer, or better images. As a new feature, each chapter now contains intriguing openended questions highlighting “What We Don’t Know,” introducing students to challenging areas of future research. Updated end-of-chapter problems reflect new research discussed in the text, and these problems have been expanded to all chapters by adding questions on developmental biology, tissues and stem cells, pathogens, and the immune system.
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Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Methodologies and Applications

Author: Roman Joswik,Andrei A. Dalinkevich

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1482246619

Category: Medical

Page: 312

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This important volume highlights the latest developments and trends in chemistry, biochemistry, and biology. It presents the developments of advanced materials and respective tools to characterize and predict the material properties and behavior. The book provides original, theoretical, and important experimental results that use non-routine methodologies often unfamiliar to the usual readers. The papers on novel applications of more familiar experimental techniques and analyses of chemical, biochemistry, and biological programs indicate the need for new experimental approaches.
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Education for Life and Work

Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

Author: Committee on Defining Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills,Center for Education,Board on Testing and Assessment,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 030925650X

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Americans have long recognized that investments in public education contribute to the common good, enhancing national prosperity and supporting stable families, neighborhoods, and communities. Education is even more critical today, in the face of economic, environmental, and social challenges. Today's children can meet future challenges if their schooling and informal learning activities prepare them for adult roles as citizens, employees, managers, parents, volunteers, and entrepreneurs. To achieve their full potential as adults, young people need to develop a range of skills and knowledge that facilitate mastery and application of English, mathematics, and other school subjects. At the same time, business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to develop skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and self-management - often referred to as "21st century skills." Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking. These labels include both cognitive and non-cognitive skills- such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, effective communication, motivation, persistence, and learning to learn. 21st century skills also include creativity, innovation, and ethics that are important to later success and may be developed in formal or informal learning environments. This report also describes how these skills relate to each other and to more traditional academic skills and content in the key disciplines of reading, mathematics, and science. Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century summarizes the findings of the research that investigates the importance of such skills to success in education, work, and other areas of adult responsibility and that demonstrates the importance of developing these skills in K-16 education. In this report, features related to learning these skills are identified, which include teacher professional development, curriculum, assessment, after-school and out-of-school programs, and informal learning centers such as exhibits and museums.
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Essential Questions

Opening Doors to Student Understanding

Author: Jay McTighe,Grant Wiggins

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416615709

Category: Education

Page: 119

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What are "essential questions," and how do they differ from other kinds of questions? What's so great about them? Why should you design and use essential questions in your classroom? Essential questions (EQs) help target standards as you organize curriculum content into coherent units that yield focused and thoughtful learning. In the classroom, EQs are used to stimulate students' discussions and promote a deeper understanding of the content. Whether you are an Understanding by Design (UbD) devotee or are searching for ways to address standards--local or Common Core State Standards--in an engaging way, Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins provide practical guidance on how to design, initiate, and embed inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom. Offering dozens of examples, the authors explore the usefulness of EQs in all K-12 content areas, including skill-based areas such as math, PE, language instruction, and arts education. As an important element of their backward design approach to designing curriculum, instruction, and assessment, the authors *Give a comprehensive explanation of why EQs are so important; *Explore seven defining characteristics of EQs; *Distinguish between topical and overarching questions and their uses; *Outline the rationale for using EQs as the focal point in creating units of study; and *Show how to create effective EQs, working from sources including standards, desired understandings, and student misconceptions. Using essential questions can be challenging--for both teachers and students--and this book provides guidance through practical and proven processes, as well as suggested "response strategies" to encourage student engagement. Finally, you will learn how to create a culture of inquiry so that all members of the educational community--students, teachers, and administrators--benefit from the increased rigor and deepened understanding that emerge when essential questions become a guiding force for learners of all ages.
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High-School Biology Today and Tomorrow

Author: Committee on High-School Biology Education,National Research Council,Division on Earth and Life Studies,Commission on Life Sciences

Publisher: National Academies

ISBN: 0309040280

Category: Education

Page: 364

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Biology is where many of science's most exciting and relevant advances are taking place. Yet, many students leave school without having learned basic biology principles, and few are excited enough to continue in the sciences. Why is biology education failing? How can reform be accomplished? This book presents information and expert views from curriculum developers, teachers, and others, offering suggestions about major issues in biology education: what should we teach in biology and how should it be taught? How can we measure results? How should teachers be educated and certified? What obstacles are blocking reform?
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Bioinformatics

The Machine Learning Approach

Author: Pierre Baldi,Søren Brunak,Professor Pierre Baldi,Francis Bach

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262025065

Category: Computers

Page: 452

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Pierre Baldi and Soren Brunak present the key machine learning approaches and apply them to the computational problems encountered in the analysis of biological data. The book is aimed at two types of researchers and students. First are the biologists and biochemists who need to understand new data-driven algorithms, such as neural networks and hidden Markov models, in the context of biological sequences and their molecular structure and function. Second are those with a primary background in physics, mathematics, statistics, or computer science who need to know more about specific applications in molecular biology.
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