Using technology to enhance your learning in Biology
Monday February 25th 2013, 9:25 pm
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I feel invigorated and inspired following the Computer Education Society of Ireland Conference. I have decided to blog my thought on how technology can boost your learning in Biology. I think that is is important that students realise how effective new methodologies used through technology can enhance your learning. I think that all students should […]

Mocks revision topic 1 …….Genetics!
Tuesday January 22nd 2013, 10:24 pm
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Genetics is a popular topic on exam papers. It is essential to know all Genetics definitions very well as there can be five to six definitions asked (15/18marks) out of a possible 60 marks for a long question. Defintions: Species=a group of organisms capable of inter-breeding and producing fertile offpring. Heredity is the passing on […]

Bantologist is on Twitter!
Tuesday January 22nd 2013, 10:00 pm
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Follow me on Twitter for Biology questions, answers and tips! Follow @Bantologist !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=”//”;fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,”script”,”twitter-wjs”);

How to prepare for your Mock Biology Exam!
Monday January 21st 2013, 10:11 pm  Tagged , , ,
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As the mocks are fast approaching, I am back blogging on my favourite topic….BIOLOGY! I am going to give an outline for the approach that I think all Leaving Certificate Biology students should take to their mock exam: Focus on the exam as a blind test-it can be tempting to ask your friend in other […]

Coming soon-Biology podcasts
Wednesday March 28th 2012, 10:39 pm
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The fifth year Biology classes are busy preparing podcasts for Human Reproduction and Photosynthesis using audacity. These podcasts are the first of their kind for the Mount Anville Science Department. We are looking forward to the final products. These products will be an invaluable learning resource for all students of Biology. We are also preparing […]

Human Reproduction-male infertility
Wednesday March 07th 2012, 5:14 pm
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New research reveals the importance of what a male gynecologist should know about male infertility disorders. An article published by Dr. Heitor Penteado revealed evolving concepts in this field. It is relevent to all health care professionals involved with helping men and women experiencing difficult in having a child. What does this new knowledge help […]

Summary of topics
Thursday February 09th 2012, 10:51 pm
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2.5.10-13 Genetics & Mendel 2.5.4 DNA Profiling 2.5.4 + 2.5.14.H DNA Strucutre, Replication 2.5.5 + 2.5.15.H Protein Synthesis HL        

The daily life of a Geneticist
Wednesday February 01st 2012, 10:28 pm
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The following article appeared in the Irish Times on Tuesday 31st January 2012: ‘When I read last week’s article from a parent of a first year college student, I felt both angry and embarrassed. As a lecturer I am tired of my profession being impugned as a cushy number though I’m disappointed it’s still so […]

Learning how to learn Science
Tuesday January 31st 2012, 8:07 pm
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Welcome to Bantology! This is a Science blog which will be targeted at secondary school students in Ireland. The purpose of this blog is to allow science students to continue to develop key skills through the medium of e-learning. These key skills include information processing, critical and creative thinking, communication, collaboration and being able to appraise […]