"Biological and Environmental Education" quarterly

ISSN 1643-8779


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.

In the four 2014 issues we published 17 scientific articles in the section SCIENCE (NAUKA), and 15 in the section SCHOOL (SZKOŁA), 15 teaching supporting materials in the section SCHOOL and 15 texts in the section SHORT (KRÓTKO). In addition, we published a special issue containing 23 texts of speeches from the XVIII Conference of Biology Educators (UAM, 2013).

Everything is done to provide our readers the latest knowledge and inspiration.

We invite you to familiarize yourself with those issues (just click on the desired cover to access the page number or a file). In addition, we publish below a summary of all the 2014 texts ordered by sections.

We wish you all the best in 2015!



Łukasz Wojtyla, Małgorzata Adamiec, Ewa Sobieszczuk-Nowicka

What do plants do in winter? [abstract] – 1/2014, 3-11

Volha Paulouskaya

Mitochondrial diseases [abstract] – 1/2014, 12-18

Eliza Rybska

Symbolism of shells in world culture [abstract] – 1/2014, 19-28

Katarzyna Ciąćka, Urszula Krasuska

Polyamines – to be or not to be for the plant [abstract] – 2/2014, 3-10

Monika Wójcicka-Kloch, Iwona Stanisławska

Cystic fibrosis [abstract] – 2/2014, 11-17

Joanna Uchańska

About patenting human genes. From Helacyton gartleri to BRCA1 i BRCA2 [abstract] – 2/2014, 18-26

Daria Reczyńska, Bożena Witek

Life in extreme environment [abstract] – 2/2014, 27-33

Anna Szymonik

Surface water contamination with heavy metals and organic compounds: pharmaceuticals, drugs and pesticides [abstract] – 2/2014, 34-40

Tomasz Kopczewski

Allelopathy – can plants communicate one another? [abstract] – 3/2014, 3-8

Paweł Staszek, Anna Antosik, Urszula Krasuska, Agnieszka Gniazdowska

L-canavanine – the non-protein amino acid toxic to animals and plants [abstract] – 3/2014, 9-17

Magdalena Lange, Agata Borowik

Isolation and in vitro proliferation of bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells – technical aspects [abstract] – 3/2014, 18-24

Krzysztof Kołątaj

Multicolored Asian lady beetle [abstract] – 3/2014, 25-30

Magdalena Lange

Artist’s laboratory. Creation of Bio-art [abstract] – 3/2014, 31-34

Olga Andrzejczak, Agnieszka Gniazdowska

Nitric oxide – fundamental questions and answers on the role of the molecule in the regulation of growth and development of plants [abstract] – 4/2014, 3-10

Kamila Kulbat

Reactive Oxygen Species in plant defense reactions [abstract] – 4/2014, 11-16

Paweł Jonczyk

Cortisol – hormone with antianabolic effect [abstract] – 4/2014, 17-26

Mateusz Salwa

Contemporary aesthetics of nature – selected problems [abstract] – 4/2014, 27-33

SZKOŁA – artykuły

Jacek Haman, Elżbieta Barbara Ostrowska

OECD PISA methodology and the interpretation of Polish students’ results in the area of science [abstract] – 1/2014, 21-41

Izabela Szot

Developing students critical thinking during biology lessons in junior high school with the use of IT [abstract] – 1/2014, 42-46

Karolina Czerwiec, Katarzyna Potyrała

The formative role of media and social transformation on attitudes to sex education [abstract] – 1/2014, 47-52

Marcin Zaród

Laboratory under microscope. From sociology of science to the STEM education [abstract] – 1/2014, 53-57

Ilona Horychová, Milada Švecová

Connection of biology and ecology with mathematics [abstract] – 1/2014, 58-63

Adam Kowalak

Environmental awareness and attitudes of farmers with environmental commitments [abstract] – 1/2014, 64-72

Anna Markowska

A new view of the world – value-by-area cartograms [abstract] – 2/2014, 41-51

Enzo Arévalo-García

Making science more interesting, easy to learn and (hopefully) enjoyable [abstract] – 2/2014, 52-57

Eliza Rybska

Research project in educational project. How PhD students plan activities using the project method? [abstract] – 3/2014, 35-41

Ligia Tuszyńska, Beata Gawrońska

High school didactics – compulsory subject for doctoral studies [abstract] – 3/2014, 42-48

Alicja Walosik, Beata Jancarz-Łanczkowska, Elżbieta Rożej-Pabijan

Biodiversity content in curricula of natural science faculties [abstract] – 3/2014, 49-57

Eliza Rybska, Anna Basińska

A dialog that has an educational value. On the Questioning the Author method in teaching [abstract] – 4/2014, 34-40

Alina Stankiewicz

Determinants of study at high school didactics of the third degree studies [abstract] – 4/2014, 41-48

Jan Amos Jelinek

The corners of nature in Warsaw nursery education viewed by the students of the direction of Kindergarten Education [abstract] – 4/2014, 49-55

Krzysztof Spalik, Anna Markowska, Maciej Lechowicz, i inni

The Misconceptions in Science Education [abstract] – 4/2014, 56-66

Wiesław Stawiński

The didactics of Biology at the crossroads [abstract] – 5/2014, 6-14

Ilona Żeber-Dzikowska

Interpersonal communication: teacher-student in the era of modern civilization changes [abstract] – 5/2014, 15-25

Agnieszka Cieszyńska

Concepts, knowledge, brain [abstract] – 5/2014, 26-31

Eliza Rybska, Agnieszka Cieszyńska, Renata Dudziak

When the practice makes a master [abstract] – 5/2014, 32-37

Ewa Gajuś-Lankamer, Anna Maria Wójcik

Development of skills in biological research methodology – analysis of selected documents [abstract] – 5/2014, 38-42

Elżbieta Buchcic

Factors influencing the quality of student’s work [abstract] – 5/2014, 43-49

Iwona Piotrowska

Works of art as a source of geographical knowledge [abstract] – 5/2014, 50-56

Maciej Błaszak

Is biological evolution directed? [abstract] – 5/2014, 57-63

Ewa Szadzińska

Sustainable development in school education [abstract] – 5/2014, 64-69

Takao Ishikawa

True or false? Scientific content in mass media [abstract] – 5/2014, 70-74

Marlena Zielińska, Aleksandra Kawczyńska, Justyna Wiśniewska

Research on the knowledge and attitudes of students towards genetically modified foods [abstract] – 5/2014, 75-84

Lilianna Malińska, Eliza Rybska, Ewa Sobieszczuk-Nowicka, Małgorzata Adamiec

Osmosis refers to water and the diffusion to other molecules. On student’s misconceptions on the processes of diffusion and osmosis [abstract] – 5/2014, 85-91

Zofia Anna Sajkowska, Eliza Rybska

Are amphibians and reptiles the same family? Herpetology in Polish textbooks [abstract] – 5/2014, 92-98

Maksymilian Jędryczkowski, Eliza Rybska, Małgorzata Adamiec, Ewa Sobieszczuk-Nowicka

Diagnosing biology students misconceptions in the area of plant movements – 5/2014, 99-106

Iwona Majcher

Near school area – its boundaries and functions in the students opinion [abstract] – 5/2014, 107-112

Barbara Świątek, Beata Wołos

Is it worth organising classes outside the classroom? [abstract] – 5/2014, 113-119

Anna Maria Wójcik, Ewa Gajuś-Lankamer

Junior high school projects as a response to the current needs for environmental protection and sustainable development [abstract] – 5/2014, 120-126

Adam Kowalak

Long-term effects of the environmental education programme “Pure Vistula and Rivers of Przymorze” [abstract] – 5/2014, 127-133

Anna Nowak

Plants in nearest surroundings of school in health education [abstract] – 5/2014, 134-138

Danuta Cichy

Environmental and health education facing the civilization changes [abstract] – 5/2014, 139-144

Alina Stankiewicz

Health and its determinations in opinion of students of biology and environmental protection [abstract] – 5/2014, 145-152

Magdalena Nocny

Effect of schooling on health behaviors of pupils [abstract] – 5/2014, 153-155

Ewa Pyłka-Gutowska

Developing students’ interests in science in light of the results of the interdisciplinary competition [abstract] – 5/2014, 156-167

SZKOŁA – materiały dydaktyczne

Ilona Żeber-Dzikowska, Aleksandra Szydłowska

Stem cells lesson. Classroom learning scenario – 1/2014, 73-77

Sebastian Pilichowski

Blooming – May classes. Scenario – 1/2014, 78-95


The new tasks of the Science Section of the Educational Research Institute (PPP IBE) – 1/2014, 96-104

Katarzyna Kubaś, Marta Sowińska

From conception to death. Scenario for the lesson of education for family life – 2/2014, 58-72

Agnieszka Romaneczko

21st century ecological manifesto. Scenario for a series of lessons – 2/2014, 73-79


New tasks of PPP (6) – 2/2014, 80-86

Katarzyna Kubaś

Liquid treasure. Lesson scanario – 3/2014, 58-64

Sebastian Pilichowski, Zbigniew Zawada

The Educating Insects – edukujące owady. Didactical material – materiał dydaktyczny – 3/2014, 65-81


New tasks of PPP (7) – 3/2014, 82-88

Ilona Żeber-Dzikowska, Urszula Poziomek, Katarzyna Derlatka

Stem cells - part II. Scenario – 4/2014, 67-72

Aleksandra Kubica, Wiktoria Sobczyk, Urszula Poziomek

Research method and sensitivity to the environment - outdoor activities – 4/2014, 73-79

Irmina Buczek, Małgorzata Musialik, Elżbieta Barbara Ostrowska, Marcin M. Chrzanowski

How to introduce a scientific experiment in lower secondary school chemistry classes? Mini-guide – 4/2014, 80-83

Irmina Buczek, Małgorzata Musialik, Elżbieta Barbara Ostrowska, Marcin M. Chrzanowski

„Green scrambled eggs”. Experiment in lower secondary school chemistry lesson – 4/2014, 84-86

Sebastian Pilichowski

Use of galls in Lubusz beech to education. Materials and scenario – 4/2014, 87-99


New tasks of PPP (8) – 4/2014, 100-107


Ilona Żeber-Dzikowska

Review of the book Education for sustainable development: theory – practice – research – 1/2014, 105-106

Marcin M. Chrzanowski, Małgorzata Musialik

Science-world news (5) – 1/2014, 107-109

Piotr Bębas, Marcin M. Chrzanowski

Photo of the issue: Bumble bee on Echinacea purpurea – 1/2014, 110-111

Wiesław Stawiński

Review of the book Edukacja przyrodnicza wobec wyzwań współczesności. Podręcznik akademicki – 2/2014, 87-87

Eliza Rybska,

What didactics? In Gdansk about academical teaching – 2/2014, 88-89

Małgorzata Musialik, Marcin M. Chrzanowski

News from the world of science (6) – 2/2014, 90-93

Danuta Cichy

Book review: Sylwetki polskich dydaktyków i nauczycieli Biologii (Polish biology didactics and teachers biograms) – 3/2014, 89-90

Michał Skoczylas, Ewa Siwiec

Brain Week. Student lecture session and teleconference of Brain Week in Szczecin 2014 (relationship) – 3/2014, 81-92

Małgorzata Musialik

News from the world of science (7) – 3/2014, 93-94

Marcin Trepczyński

Book review: „Guzik” – 4/2014, 108-108

Beata Gawrońska, Redakcja

Academical teaching - the eye of a biologist and a pedagogist. Report from the National Conference of Higher Education Natural Faculties Teachers – 4/2014, 109-109

Krzysztof Kolenda

„We protect local wildlife” - forming natural awareness and protection of the natural habitats of amphibians in Ostrow Wielkopolski in 2009-2014 – 4/2014, 110-112

Pracownia Edukacji Żywej

„Ecological Survival” - Unusual eco-adventure for children and parents – 4/2014, 113-114


Relation from the contest „My lesson on the human sexuality” – 4/2014, 115-116

Marcin M. Chrzanowski, Takao Ishikawa

News from the world of science (8) – 4/2014, 117-123