webbing concepts and content

David DeGroote DEGROOTE at TIGGER.STCLOUD.MSUS.EDU
Mon Jan 27 22:51:46 EST 1997


Sorry to continue to post our stuff.  One of t aspects to the year long  course
in biology that I was attracted to was the idea of truly integrating material
across the spectrum from micro to su (whatever that means).  Working wirking
with one of our science education specialist, she oised the question how woulld
yu describe living things--it seemsrite and we talk about biotic proerties, s,
blah, blah, ...
Anway;
Living things:
Repoduce
Grow and Develo
Evolve
Respon to internal and externalstimulii
and
Acquire and use energy

The followinis a graphic developed on these five "precept          ]
          [      one semester       ]          [     one semstertems
Precept   molecular<-toward->cellular<-toward->organismal<-toward->ecosystem

Reproduction    DNA replicatio
                         mitos           life cycles
                       meosis         tissues
                                                 reproductive stages
                                                  reproductive mechanisms

Growth/
Development   Chemical Signals                     organismal growth
                    Fertilization                        morphology
                     Cell growth                   anatomy
                         differentiation         Body plan
                                   tissus  systems
                                                                    competition
Evolution
                gene        chromosomes          inheritance 
		   gene frequency                     speciation
                   molecules that confer advantage	 sselection			
                                                       classification
                                                         diversity
                                               structures that confer advantage

Respones to 
stimulii      cemical signals                Biotic factors
                 physiologi processe(many         Abiotic factors 
                                                           Human influences
                                                     Interactions within and 
                                                          between populations

Energy          photosynthesis                      flow of energy
                 carbon allocations                       trophic levels
                      fermentation                        recycling of material
                     respiration
                         use for growth etc


This probably does not make sense buthese are just a few of the basi thsa
could be webbed together andtrepeated in various contextsto better allow all
learners and opportunity to gain insigh about the wonders of biology.
david degroote
biology/st. cloud state
PS. I'm getting a lof line interference tonight so if text is jumbled please
understand.




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