The success of any course in high school science often depends upon the interest aroused in it during the first days of its presentation. This interest is particularly easy to arouse in biology, chiefly, l suppose, because people are always interested in living things, or things that have been alive. Moreover, though he does not recognize it as such, nearly every pupil has considerable biological knowledge when he first comes to class, and it is this preliminary knowledge which can be made a strong entering wedge into his interest in the subject.
©1929 by Iowa State Teachers College
Abbott, Roy L.
"Introducing the Biology Course in the Classroom,"
Science Bulletin: Vol. 1:
5, Article 3.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/science_bulletin/vol1/iss5/3