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300503 UE Plant Physiology for secondary school teaching (2016S)

3.00 ECTS (3.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Please note: a cotton lab coat is obligatory for the lab work!!


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 60 participants
Language: German



Preliminary discussion Tu., 2016-03-01, 10.00am, lecture room 7 (anatomy).
Please note: there will be an obligatory health and safety briefing on Wednesday, 2016-03-02 from 09.00am - approx. 11.00am and from 14.00pm - approx. 16.00pm in lecture room 7 (anatomy). Absence prevents participation in the course.


Aims, contents and method of the course

Overview plant physiology:
- Molecules: Carbohydrates, fats, proteins, enzymes, pigments of plastides
and cells
- Metabolism: fermentation, respiration, photosynthesis
- Ecophysiology: germination, perception and movement, water relations
The lecture addresses the special needs of future biology teachers. Besides the essential biochemistry and metabolism, control mechanisms of growth and development, signal transduction and plant water relations are also taken in account. For each lesson a complementary practical part represents easy to do and instructive experiments designed for the demands of teaching biology.

Assessment and permitted materials

collaboration during the practical class, short midterm testing (multiple choice), final written examination to test the acquired knowledge, providing a short written protocol

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Fundamental knowledge of the presented plant physiological topics. Point-based system: For a positive graduation 60 % of the points have to be reached. Into the evaluation collaboration, intermediate testing, short protocol and written main examination are integrated.

Examination topics

Introductory lectures and adjacent experimental lab work

Reading list

Association in the course directory

LA-BU 113

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