High School Biology Education Group
ISBN 971-570-072-1
Published by NISMED
November 2000

No of Pages: 205


Practical work is an approach in teaching Biology which enhances the development of skills. The skills pertain to the manipulation and proper use of laboratory equipment as well as correct performance of the procedure in doing experiments. They also relate to the scientific skills, from the basic to higher-order thinking skills. Both laboratory and thinking skills can help students understand ideas and concepts.

The content of this sourcebook is structured around seven lessons. Each lesson is self-contained but the practical activities can be integrated with specific topics in the Biology curriculum. Each lesson requires about three class periods of 80 minutes. Each lesson consists of a teacher’s guide and a set of laboratory activities. The number of activities total 28. Full guidance in performing the activities is given in the teacher’s guide.