Cedar Falls High School, for many years, offered a science curriculum composed of traditional biology, chemistry, and physics courses. The percentage of students taking science courses began declining in the late 1960's, reaching a low of 573 students (out of approximately 1,500 students) in the 1972-73 school year. Since all science courses offered at the school were elective.it was concluded that some adjustment in course offerings was in order if a greater percentage of the student body was to be reached. As a result of the efforts of the science staff, five new biology courses were developed and subsequently introduced into the curriculum from 1972-1974. In this article, brief course descriptions are given with respect to the new biology offerings. The course descriptions are followed by a discussion of the success of these courses in fulfilling the emerging needs and interests of the student body.
Iowa Science Teachers Journal
© Copyright 1977 by the Iowa Academy of Science
Meyer, James H. and Nelson, Robert
"Some High School Biology Electives,"
Iowa Science Teachers Journal: Vol. 14
, Article 8.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/istj/vol14/iss1/8