Natural Selection of Large Mammals, not anymore.

When teaching evolution by natural selection it is very easy just to think about what the examiners need to read in the students’ responses. I know that I constantly hammerhome the sequence: Within a population there is genetic variation due to random mutations. Some of these mutations may result in different phenotypes. Following environmental change,Continue reading “Natural Selection of Large Mammals, not anymore.”

The philosophy of biology: How it affects curricular design

During my teacher training we had to write a masters’ level essay on the implementation of the How Science Works component of the English secondary science curriculum. There was a bit of confusion as to what this really was, and many schools seemed to view it as a bolt-on exercise to appear intermittently (if atContinue reading “The philosophy of biology: How it affects curricular design”