Open main menu

Active participantsEdit

The histories of Wikiversity pages indicate who the active participants are. If you are an active participant in this school, you can list your name here (this can help small schools grow and the participants communicate better; for large schools it is not needed).

Inactive participantsEdit

School newsEdit

  • 6 December 2007 - School founded!
  • 8 December 2007 - Looking for reviewers of the literature and proposals currently posted and/or outlined, teachers, and, of course, students! Constructive criticism, critiques, and opinions vastly appreciated!
  • 18 May 2014 - lecture/resource Zoology started at 22:21.

Other newsEdit

Basic Study Guide For BeginnersEdit

Areas of note for the beginner in the study of Zoology might include:

  • An introduction to natural philosophy and history can broaden your understanding of what Zoology is, what it was once used for and how, as well as how it has changed to serve people and animals today
  • Basic Greek and Latin terminology can help you to understand Zoological nomenclature you might encounter in your studies. For example, nomenclature is Latin nomen, name + calare, to call. As most written accounts of the ideas of studying animals, their environment, how they lived, et cetera begin with Greek literature, which is retold or improved upon by Romans, understanding these two languages is helpful (though other languages will also be beneficial)
  • Anatomy and physiology are the core foundations of Zoology and are often expressed through comparative anatomy
  • Museums can provide a wealth of understanding through visual exposure to osteological remains, as well as put forth data of this kind already disseminated for the viewing public
  • Visiting parks, preserves, watersheds, and other such areas with proper gear to observe wildlife in situ- this gives you an idea of locomotion, behavior, and other concepts relevant to Zoology. Make sure to follow safety measures which relate to the environment you visit and the animals you might encounter. Notify park rangers and other relevant individuals if you are planning excursions deep into uninhabited areas, especially if you plan to be there for any length of time. Some places may require permission and/or permits in order to gain access
  • Zoos and aquariums have living collections which you can observe safely and without any disturbance to wildlife, as well as staff often educated in Zoology whom might take a moment to talk about their profession
  • Foci in mathematics, biology, and general science (Zoology can be applied to many fields, especially science-oriented ones, so it can be beneficial to review related fields to see if any suit you for specialization, or, forge your own path by applying what you learn in Zoology to other fields)
  • Volunteering, internships, externships, and employment in fields which apply to Zoology


  Type classification: this is a lesson plan resource.

Literature, PapersEdit

Study Guides By SpecializationEdit

With so many branches of zoological expression from which to choose, where do you start?

ZoologistsEdit

Projects For Developing Learning ResourcesEdit

Section OneEdit

  Type classification: this resource is a course.
  Type classification: this resource is a collection of other resources.

From Natural Philosophy to Natural HistoryEdit

In order to understand the changes in philosophical world views as they relate to animals and their environment and how it all ties in with modern expressions of Zoology, we will examine in brief the ideas of some of the earliest Greek and Roman philosophers, naturalists, scientists, and laymen whom have contributed to changing the way people look upon the world through the eyes of a Zoologist.

The NaturalistEdit

Latin and Greek Prefixes, Suffixes, and Root WordsEdit

Latin and Greek words are used in Zoology to define scientific nomenclature, as well as in classification of animals and other applications.

Biosystematics: origin, distribution, identification and classification of speciesEdit

Section TwoEdit

Section ThreeEdit

Related Topics and DiscussionsEdit

Quizzes and TestsEdit

 

Write notes on this information - copy definitions on notecards.

Fun StuffEdit

Things you can do!Edit

  • Clean up Draft:Ammonoids and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Animal physiology and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Cytokinesis and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Deoxyribonucleic acids and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Epigenetics and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Epigenomes and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Eukaryotes and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Evolution and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Mammalogy and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Melanocytes and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Molecular genetics and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Teeth and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.
  • Clean up Draft:Zoology and move it to become a subpage of a supporting main page learning project.

External LinksEdit