Year One: Introducing Living Things
The title of the first year of the original Nuffield Biology course is ‘Introducing Living Things’. This makes up the first year of the introductory two-year programme. This introductory phase is characterised by a broad general approach to the subject.
The textbook is highly illustrated in black and white with clear line diagrams, often in three dimensions. It includes explanatory text, instructions for practical work and background reading.
The Teachers’ Guide provides detailed technical support for the practical work, notes on the teaching and background information for teachers. The details of the procedures were developed in the 1960s, parts are out of date and the advice on health and safety does not measure up to modern standards.
Chapter 1 - The variety of life
Chapter 2 - Investigating living things
Chapter 3 - Naming living things
Chapter 4 - Cells as units of life
Chapter 5 - How living things begin
Chapter 6 - Reproduction and development in animals and man
Chapter 7 - Living things multiply
Chapter 8 - Finding out about locusts
Chapter 9 - Finding out about other insects
HEALTH and SAFETY
Any use of a resource that includes a practical activity must include a risk assessment. Please note that collections may contain ARCHIVE resources, which were developed at a much earlier date. Since that time there have been significant changes in the rules and guidance affecting laboratory practical work. Further information is provided in our Health and Safety guidance.