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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825338–340 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.338
Published: 01 May 2020
...Elizabeth Harrison The role of the electron transport chain, its associated proteins, and carrier molecules can be difficult for introductory biology students to understand. Role-playing activities provide a simple, active, cost-effective method for demonstrating and comprehending complex...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824227–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.227
Published: 01 April 2020
...Shem D. Unger; Mark A. Rollins; Christy M. Thompson Visualizing thermoregulation (endothermy vs. ectothermy) in animals can be challenging for students in undergraduate biology courses. Data-driven, hands-on laboratory activities can enhance student learning while reinforcing application of the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817467–473 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.467
Published: 01 September 2019
... continuously improving the quality of competition to attract more students from the biotechnology major. We hope that by sharing our experience, we can help educators at other universities organize similar introductory activities on their own campuses. “What kind of microbes...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816395–402 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.395
Published: 01 August 2019
... to address the problems. Teachers sometimes shy away from CAR, due to their lack of training in research methodology, time constraints, and the fact that not all schools value or support such a scholarship of teaching and learning. I show how cultural-historical activity theory (CHAT) could be used...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815317–325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.317
Published: 01 May 2019
...Caitlin K. Kirby; Arietta Fleming-Davies; Peter J. T. White Creating and interpreting visual displays of data is an important component of quantitative and scientific literacy. We examined a figure-analysis activity called “Figure of the Day” (FotD) and its impact on undergraduate biology students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814287–290 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.287
Published: 01 April 2019
... classroom by more popular teaching examples involving animals, reptiles, or invertebrates. To highlight the importance and relevance of plant–soil relationships, we devised a simple role-playing activity suitable for college students. Specifically, the activity simulates how feedbacks between plants and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813187–192 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.187
Published: 01 March 2019
...Kushal Bhatt; Ann M. Davis; Shazia A. Ahmed Enzyme kinetics is an essential process of life, but it is a concept that challenges introductory biology students. Most enzyme kinetics laboratory activities either use hazardous chemicals to visualize the enzyme product or do not afford quantitative...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813202–209 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.202
Published: 01 March 2019
...Michael I. Dorrell; Jennifer E. Lineback The central dogma of molecular biology is key to understanding the relationship between genotype and phenotype, although it remains a challenging concept to teach and learn. We describe an activity sequence that engages high school students directly in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813169–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.169
Published: 01 March 2019
... tourism-related activities? Pelican Point Seafoods, (727) 934–3134 Tropical Soup Cooperation, tropicalsoup1@gmail.com (August–March only) Whole Foods (available throughout Florida; in all other states, contact local store to inquire about special order) References Bonney, R...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 809669–674 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.9.669
Published: 01 November 2018
...Heesoo Ha; Heui-Baik Kim As an attempt to contribute to implementing scientific argumentation in classrooms, this study aimed to design an argumentation activity in which students were supported in engaging in the epistemic practices of scientific community. We reinterpreted prediction-observation...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808608–618 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.608
Published: 01 October 2018
...Robert R. Fitak; Eleanor M. Caves; Sönke Johnsen We present a novel laboratory activity to introduce students to experimental approaches often used by biologists to study orientation in animals. We first provide an overview of the current understanding of magnetoreception – the ability of some...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807522–528 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.522
Published: 01 September 2018
... use of this activity, our students gain a better understanding of mathematical applications in biological research, and are exposed to basic census and community analysis techniques utilized by practicing biologists. Additionally, this activity may be utilized in various instructional situations where...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806438–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.438
Published: 01 August 2018
...Janet F. Stomberg; Morgan R. Walder; Rebekka Darner Solving conservation problems requires students to apply their knowledge of ecology and evolution. We present the Endangered Species Conservation through Habitat Suitability Analysis Laboratory Activity , in which students perform habitat...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805365–369 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.365
Published: 01 May 2018
... the classroom, especially in ways that students can easily understand. In this article, we propose a dynamic classroom activity for teaching ecological interactions between plants and frugivorous birds, as an example. This same model could also be used or adapted to teach diverse ecological concepts...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805359–364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.359
Published: 01 May 2018
..., teachers are limited by their access to natural habitats, time, and field expertise. To address both of these issues, I present an inquiry-based activity for both Advanced Placement and general high school biology that requires students to spend time in nature, use authentic field methods for collecting...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799774–777 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.774
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sun Mi Yun; Shinyoung Lee; Heui-Baik Kim Students have little opportunity to observe or experiment with blood filtration in the nephron. Thus, we have developed a modeling activity on the blood filtration in the nephron for middle school students. The students present their mental models of the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797552–561 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.552
Published: 01 September 2017
... opportunity to actively model and visualize matter transformation and energy accumulation and degradation through the movement of molecular and energy “game pieces.” The activity was designed to help students generate a simplified outline of these two highly complex processes, while reinforcing the principles...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797578–583 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.578
Published: 01 September 2017
...Josef de Beer; Neal Petersen This article describes a problem-based, cooperative learning activity, where students investigate the role of ethylene in flower senescence. The cooperative learning activity is contextualized in an authentic problem experienced in the cut flower industry: how can the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796482–491 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.482
Published: 01 August 2017
...Natalia B. Hubbs; Kristin N. Parent; Jon R. Stoltzfus National STEM education reform efforts call for increased emphasis on science practices, such as modeling. We describe an activity where students read a scientific blog post relating human gametogenesis to disease and then during class develop a...
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Examples of the FotD <b>activity</b>. In a treatment <b>activity</b>, students would be a...
Published: 01 May 2019
Figure 1. Examples of the FotD activity. In a treatment activity, students would be asked to analyze a figure with identifying information missing (e.g., A or C ). After the activity, the second version of the figure would be revealed (e.g., B or D ). In the control activity, students would Figure 1. Examples of the FotD activity. In a treatment activity, students would be asked to analyze a figure with identifying information missing (e.g., A or C ). After the activity, the second version of the figure would be revealed (e.g., B or D ). In the control activity, students would More