BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium Botanical Society of America Southeast Missouri State University Missouri Botanical Garden
Integrating (Comparing?) Plant and Animal Physiology
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Stacey Kiser
Lane Community College

Joyce Cadwallader
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College

Gail Baker
Lane Community College

Tammy Tintjer
Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods College


Possible Audiences:

Introductory Biology majors classes, second year high school  


Brief Overview:

Botany and zoology instructors desire to truly integrate plant and animal physiology (instead of teaching them sequentially with no true comparisons).

We can see, then, that autotrophic and heterotrophic organisms differ both in their nutrient requirements and in the problems associated with nutrient procurement. And we would expect that they have evolved radically different adaptations in response to the different selection pressures acting upon them. We shall therefore discuss these two great groups of organisms separately . . . but shall indicate similarities between them where appropriate. p. 154.

Keeton, W. 1967. Biological Science. Norton & Company: New York.  


Project Materials:

Student worksheets
Instructor content and process matrix
Keeton, W. 1967. Biological Science. Norton & Company: New York.  


Future Directions:

Revision of course at Lane Community College (BI 212 Principles of Biology II), Winter 2009.

Pilot integration in Principles of Biology 142 at Saint-Mary-of-the-Woods.  



- Integration of Plant and Animal Concepts1.xls
- General_models_in_physiology2.pdf
- Day_1_Student_worksheet2.doc
- bi212_syllabi1.pdf
- Midterm_Essay_Questions.doc
- Final_Essay_Questions.doc
- Integrating1.ppt