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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 79291–94 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.91
Published: 01 February 2017
...Morgan L. Presley; Rebecca Gehringer; Deborah L. Hanuscin The purpose of this study was to investigate how assessment instruments could be used in the college biology classroom for purposes other than researching instructional strategies (as they have been used in the past). Through participatory...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818554–560 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.554
Published: 01 October 2019
... science process skills. We created a scenario-based assessment instrument – designed to gauge science process skills – that was accessible to nonmajors and majors. We evaluated nonmajors' and majors' open-ended responses using a rubric. We also assessed students' science identity, confidence, and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 76281–87 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.2.3
Published: 01 February 2014
..., including discussion topics and assessment instruments, and provide suggestions for teacher customization. Prelab and postlab assessments demonstrate that this lab effectively teaches fundamental concepts about the transition to multicellularity. Yeast strains, the student lab manual, and an introductory...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 782101–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.101
Published: 01 February 2016
... within teaching standards. We review three instruments that can help education researchers and educators undertake this paradigm shift. The instruments assess how biology undergraduates understand three evolutionary processes other than natural selection: genetic drift, dominance relationships among...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824201–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.201
Published: 01 April 2020
... both the K–12 and the undergraduate level ( AAAS, 2011 ; National Research Council, 2012 ; NGSS Lead States, 2013 ), to include a shift from the conventional lecture-model to student-centered activities. Hands-on, inquiry-based learning experiences have been shown to be instrumental in helping...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824210–215 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.210
Published: 01 April 2020
... that improves given insect skills; (c) “trap-cards,” which depict entomological instruments (e.g., an entomological net) and can be used to destroy, cancel, steal, and block skills from the other cards; (d) “ritual-cards,” which report a physiological process (e.g., respiration) that can increase the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824218–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.218
Published: 01 April 2020
...) participated in the study. Data were gathered by using the Plant Attitude Questionnaire. This instrument consisted of 28 items using a five-point Likert scale and included four dimensions of attitudes toward plants: importance, urban trees, interest, and utilization. Our results indicate that instruction via...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823142–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.142
Published: 01 March 2020
..., instrumentation, or travel. Moreover, many facilities at PUIs built more than 10 years ago were not designed with research in mind, so research space may be limited. An important strategy here is to leverage networks that already exist and the resources that are available through collaboration ( Table 1...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823170–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.170
Published: 01 March 2020
... writing in critical thinking and learning . ITAA , 1 , 1 – 2 . Kågesten, O. & Engelbrecht, J. ( 2007 ). Student group presentations: a learning instrument in undergraduate mathematics for engineering students . European Journal of Engineering Education , 32 , 303 – 314 . McGuire, J...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82272–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.72
Published: 01 February 2020
.... , Borecká, L. & Kopecký, L. ( 2014 ). A multi-instrumental geochemical study of anomalous uranium enrichment in coal . Journal of Environmental Radioactivity , 137 , 52 – 63 . Hedges, R.E.M. & Millard, A.R. ( 1995 ). Bones and groundwater: towards the modelling of diagenetic processes...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819668–672 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.668
Published: 01 December 2019
...: essential concepts and common misconceptions . Evolution: Education and Outreach , 2 , 156 – 175 . Haslam, F. & Treagust, D. ( 1987 ). Diagnosing secondary students' misconceptions of photosynthesis and respiration in plants using a two-tier multiple choice instrument . Journal of Biological...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819644–648 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.644
Published: 01 December 2019
...-instruments/urinary-glucose-test-strip-vial-of-100/695960.pr?question=glucose+test+strips ) $30 for 100 Lugol's iodine solution Starch indicator – dying starch granules Carolina Biological Supply ( https://www.carolina.com/specialty-chemicals-d-l/lugol-solution-laboratory-grade-100-ml/872793.pr?question...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817479–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.479
Published: 01 September 2019
... EQUIP: an instrument to assess inquiry-based instruction . International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education , 8 , 299 – 321 . Marshall, J.C. , Horton, B. & White, C. ( 2009 ). EQUIPping teachers: a protocol to guide and improve inquiry-based instruction . Science Teacher , 76...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817507–512 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.507
Published: 01 September 2019
.... & Foreman, J.E.K. (2001). The effect of sound on the growth of plants. Canadian Acoustics, 29 (2), 3–8. Ekici, N., Dane, F., Mamedova, L., Metin, I. & Huseyinov, M. (2007). The effects of different musical instruments on root growth and mitosis in onion ( Allium cepa ) root apical meristem. Asian...
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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
... all three stages about their attitudes toward the contest topic, their attitudes toward the experimental conditions (i.e., materials, instruments, and equipment available), and their suggestions ( Table 2 ). For example, the topic of the competition's first three years, “Finding More Microbes in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817503–506 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.503
Published: 01 September 2019
... pedagogical instrument to enable international students to learn about topics through a focus on examples closely tied to their own experience and place ( Smith, 2002 ). A related pedagogical concept that also aims to connect classroom instruction and practice is experiential learning, which emphasizes...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816403–409 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.403
Published: 01 August 2019
... learner-centeredness in the classroom, we wanted to assess whether syllabus rubric scores from Palmer et al.'s (2014) instrument aligned with other metrics. To complicate the story, some studies have also reported that the instructor's gender ( Howard & Henney, 1998 ; Lea et al., 2003 ; Cornelius...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816417–422 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.417
Published: 01 August 2019
... an instrument to measure preservice teachers' self-efficacy in regard to the teaching of science as inquiry . Journal of Science Teacher Education , 17 , 137 – 163 . Stewart, J. , Cartier, J. & Passmore, C. ( 2005 ). Developing understanding through modeling-based inquiry . In How...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815328–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.328
Published: 01 May 2019
... unitary construct since students were working with an SSI for the first time and we wanted to address any changes in their reasoning. This instrument was answered online using Qualtrics software. Although the QuASSR has been properly validated by its developers ( Romine et al., 2017 ), we validated the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815378–379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.378
Published: 01 May 2019
... Cavalli-Sforza, he provided the founding vision for the field he referred to as “genetic geography.” Svante Pääbo, the director of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, has been instrumental in developing techniques to sequence the genomes of Neanderthals and Denisovans and, thereby...