"Biological and Environmental Education" quarterly

ISSN 1643-8779

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The Olympic issue 2/2017

How to prepare a research paper for Biological Olympiad - the specialist from the Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw explain it step by step. What is more: the success of out team at the international Biological Olympiad (CONGRATULATIONS!). Furthermore: lyophilisation, epidemiological foci and other interesting topics. Lastly, something about the sins of... natural science education. The new issue 2/2017 is waiting for you!

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Read it before going to forest - 1/2017 in EN and PL

Is it possible that anybody will read a scientific quarterly during holiday? It is not only possible. It is necessary! Poisonous plants in Polish gardens and forests is the topic which opens the issue 1/2017, now published in both English and Polish versions. There is also a lot of other interesting topics inside...

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New EBiŚ - 4/2016

How do trees defend themselves against eaters cones? Forests in the Świętokrzyskie Mountains - what has changed? 3D scanners test in the scope of natural items stocktaking. Preschool teachers preparation to conduct science and ecological education. The new issue - 4/2016 is waiting!

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The Biologists Night 2017

January 13, 2017 - the 6th edition of The Biologists Night will start. The organisers invite everybody to visit the Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw and take part in many interesting events!

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Call for Papers to the English issue

See our Call for Papers to the issue 1/2017, which will be published entirely in English (as in the case of the issue 1/2014, 1/2015 and 1/2016). We invite you to submit your papers.

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The issue 3/2016 - full of treats

The unusual world of orchids, mysterious fungus shiitake, human microbiota, extraordinary insects and also teledetection in school, and many other fascinating topics. In the issue 3/2016 we offer 16 scientific articles, as well as short texts about important initiatives. It is a real natural science feast. We cordially invite you to the table.

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Summer-vacation issue 2/2016 ready to download

Flies, mosquitoes and many other interesting topics are waiting for you in the issue 2/2016!

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Here comes a Polish version of the issue 1/2016

A Polish version of the english issue 1/2016 is already published (click here to open it). Potential and actual use of stem cells in regenerative medicine, transcriptional and translational mechanisms diversifying the proteome, and many other interesting biological papers. What is more many interesting artciles in the SCHOOL division, before all: theories explaining astronomical phenomena at children and adults. And finally 4 book reviews, among others of Evolution, devolution, science of Maciej Giertych. We invite you also to read the issue 1/2016 of our quarterly in the original English version.

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Patkon - a book for choldren, ...but not only

Patkon is a new educational book in Polish about a creature who seeks his identity, meets many other animals and interesting phenomena. It is very colourful, richly illustrated and written by... a chreptorologist Anna Sztencel from the Polish Academy of Science. We present a poster of this book below.

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New EBiŚ is ready

Potential and actual use of stem cells in regenerative medicine, transcriptional and translational mechanisms diversifying the proteome, and many other interesting biological papers. What is more many interesting artciles in the SCHOOL division, before all: theories explaining astronomical phenomena at children and adults. And finally 4 book reviews, among others of Evolution, devolution, science of Maciej Giertych. We invite you to read the issue 1/2016 of our quarterly.

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HIT for preschool and early education teachers

Spiedrs and ants observation, snails farming, kindergarten anthill, reconstruction of human skeleton, visiting optician. You can conduct a very successfull and attractive science education with children. Our experts collected examples of good practice, added some hints and information and thanks to them we present a Guide Preschool and earlyschool science education, which you can download free as a PDF file.

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Limited edition - EBiŚ annuals - you can buy it now

All the papers from the issues of Biological and Environmental Educations 2013 and 2014 are now available in printed version as annuals within the limited edition. We invite you to order it. We offer some discounts for our subscribers and authors.

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4/2015 - new issue for the New Year

What is mysterious Loa loa? What role manganese plays in living organisms? How pain starts? What do we do with not-used drugs and what happens with them? What are the eco-innovations in 21st century architecture and how to project an innovative spa? And finally: did the authors of the Polish core curriculum care for younger pupils science education? The answers for these fascinating question you can find in the new issue 4/2015 of EBiŚ. Enjoy you reading!

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The Night of Biologists at UW - come!

On 15 January 2016 for the fifth time in about 30 universities and reasearch centers there will be held The Night of Biologists. Short lectures, workshops, lab-activities and presentations conducted by young researchers will be open for children, youngsters, their parents and tutors. We invite you to take part in The Night of Biologists at University of Warsaw!

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Call for Papers to the English issue

See our Call for Papers to the issue 1/2016, which will be published entirely in English (as in the case of the issue 1/2014 and 1/2015). We invite you to submit your papers.

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Space-issue 3/2015

The issue 3/2015 is just ready. This time we look into the Space, in order to study the molecular processes and ask if they can help us to understand the mystery of the beginnings of life. We also dwar attention to the sphingolipids, supramolecular chemistry and many other fascinating topics, together 8 scientific papers in the part SCIENCE. What is more in the part SCHOOL we offer many good solutions for kindergarten science corners, very interesting results of educational research (two papers in English) and many useful and inspiring materials for teachers and eko-educators, as well as important messages in the part IN SHORT. You just cannot miss it.

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Scientific Conference in November: From Biotechnology to Environment Protection

10th International Conference of Young Naturalists – „From Biotechnology to Environment Protection” will be held in Zielona Góra - Nov., 12-15, 2015 roku. Application may be submitted until Oct., 15. Students and doctorants are warmly  welcomed. More information: below.

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Frog issue conquers the world

The toad with a barcode on its belly is our main hero of the latest issue. It invites you to read the first paper dedicated to the usage of DNA metabar coding. Apart from this there are many other alluring topics presented in this issue, for example about ethics in biology, especially about the biocentrism. Just click and see: the 2/2015 issue is waiting!

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We have the winners of the contest I learn for my dreams

The jury selected the winners of the I learn for my dreams competition. The number of applications exceeded all expectations. Besides the three winners the authors of nine distinguished works were awarded.

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The issue 1/2015 in two versions: English and Polish - try it!

As we promised before we publish a Polish version of the issue 1/2015, published in the primary version in English. You can browse it in SWF here. The English version is still available here. And all the issues are available here. Enjoy your reading!

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Olympic training with EBiŚ articles

For all students and teachers engaged in preparations to the Biological Olympics we have selected the best materials from EBiŚ which may help them.

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We reveal our reviewers 2014!

Who guarded the quality of the texts for last year? According to the practice which we have adopted a few years ago, we present a list of reviewers who provided opinions on the articles published by the EBIŚ in 2014, of course, not revealing who has reviewed which text. All of them we thank for a good cooperation! Check who is there!

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Eco-materials in EBiŚ - all in 1

We have gathered materials which may help in environmental education from 8 issues of EBiŚ. School teachers, students and academic teachers have then as on the one plate: offers of school activities with materials, eco-inspirations, scientific articles concerning knowledge about environment and environmental education problems, as well as book reviews.

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Let us start the new year with EBiŚ: we sum up the 2014

Bio-art, communication in plants, multicolored Asian lady beetle, contemporary aesthetics of nature, misconceptions, experiment with green scrambled eggs, genes patenting, maps anamorphosis. And to this: what plants do in the winter and what can symbolize a seashell? It is worth to miss anything. We invite you to see what we have gathered in 2014 to start with this the new year.

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Sexuality lesson scenario

Five lesson scenarios. They differ much, but each of them show the problems concerning sexuality. All of them won the prizes in our contest „My lesson on the human sexuality”. We publish them in full versions.

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Call for Papers to the English issue

See our Call for Papers to the issue 1/2015, which will be published entirely in English (as in the case of the issue 1/2014, we will afterwards publish also the Polish version). We invite you to submit your papers.

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Science and art festival

In october 16-18 the XVI Science and Art Festival in Siedlce will be held. Emotions, Kartoffelfest, bees future, amazing spiders world, the mystery of japanese abacus and the meetings with astronomy are some of the topics from the vast offer of these festival. Come and meet science and art. See the programme.

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The special issue (s1): Poznań 2013 Didactics Conference papers

Biology (and other science issues) didactics from the point of view of researchers from all the parts of Poland. 23 papers which show different aspects of a very difficult tast which is science education, before all misconceptions and uncertain future of environmental and health education. We invite to read the special issue: EBiŚ 2014/s1, containing papers from XVIII Conference of Biology Didactics (Poznań 2013), published together with Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań.

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Holiday issue 2/2014

Can we patent human genes? What is cystic fibrosis? The great comeback of geography: what are value-by-area cartograms for? Annswer for these and other interesting question you will find in the latest, holiday issue of EBiŚ: 2/2014. Enjoy your reading. It is worth to use EBiŚ.

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Polish version of the issue 1/2014

As we promised before we publish a Polish version of the issue 1/2014, published in the primary version in English. You can browse it in SWF here. And the English version is still available here. Enjoy your reading.

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The contest „My lesson about human sexuality”

Dear teacher of family education, biology or science: create a scenario of your dream lesson about human sexuality and take part in our contest. The best works will be prized. You can win 15 e-book reader. More details, rules and application form are available here: eduentuzjasci.pl/konkursws

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Education in the field of sexuality in the EBiŚ

Contests and reliable scientific articles we plan a series of actions to help in a good teaching of knowledge about human sexuality. We believe that such teaching must be based on specific values. See our plans and principles (below).

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New issue is ready

What do plants do in winter, what are mitochondrial deseases, how important for the world cultures is such a product of nature as shell. Moreover key points of PISA methodology and many inany important articles connected to various aspects of teaching science. All this in the new issue 1/2014. We have publish it entirely in English in order to present it abroad. We will publish a Polish copy soon.

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Biofusions – interdisciplinary conference

Stem cells, carcinogenesis, immunology, medical genetics. These issues will be devoted to II Student Conference of Medical Biology "Biofusions". It will take place on 23-25 ​​May 2014 at the Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw. The organizers invite students of natural sciences of the first, second and third degree of the whole country.

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The issue 4/2013 and eco-lesson materials

What is synthetic biology? When the patent protection of pharmaceuticals possible and when such protection expires? How many teachers performs experiments during chemistry lessons in Polnad? The answers on these and more questions in the ussue 4/2013. 4/2013. Moreover, we publish the ecolesson scenario of the Polish Ministry of Environent contest's winner. Below you can find the materials to this lesson.

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We scored 5

According to the list of scientific journals which has been published in december 2013 Biological and Environmental Education has 5 points. This is an effect of a positive evaluation, before all of the issues from 2012 and some new solutions of the editorial board introduced in 2013. However... we still hope for more!

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They will change the world, and they learn for their dreams

She will became an engineer and she will discover a material of such high importance as polipropylene. For this plan for a future she has win in the contest "I study for my dreams", organised by The Educational Research Institute.

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Our materials at Zielona Lekcja

Now the users of ZielonaLekcja.pl know about EBiŚ. This website has presented our special material "The Science in secondary schools". They will successively publish descriptions of our next didactic materials. Check it: http://www.zielonalekcja.pl

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We evaluate 3 issues

What matters should be covered and what types of texts and materials should be published in Biological and Environmental Education? What you like and what you dislike in the issue 1/2013 and the following? And finally – which form of edition is most useful? We ask about it in our survey addressed to all interested persons, which we have just launched in the Internet. We really want to know your opinion so we invite you to fill it (go to the survey).

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A „recipe” for experimental lesson

„Physics without experiments is worthless” – says Marcin Zaród, physician from Polish Academy of Science and science populizer. This is why in the artcile Small experiments, great discoveries. The practice of experiential science education he gives a „recipe” for a successful experimental lesson. There should not be missed students-tutors and sometimes even... Robert Kubica.

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Guide and hints for science lessons

A guide for teachers and school headmasters and hints for science lessons – to make it easier in secondary schools. Specialist from Such Science Lab of Educational Research Institute have prepared such a package. We publish it as a special material of our quarterly: ebis.ibe.edu.pl/nowaprzyroda.

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Virtual university. Massive open online courses as a tool of the science education

Article presents a genesis and capabilities of the non-commercial Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) available on platforms Coursera, Udacity and EdX. Massachusetts Institute of Technology electronics course 6.002x was selected as a case study. Course curriculum, tasks construction, examination procedures and technical issues are analyzed. Article discusses introduction of MOOC into everyday school practice.

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