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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 767444–448 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.7.5
Published: 01 September 2014
... students to discern between dead and dormant. I have found that during an abstract discussion of the characteristics of life, students will readily agree that life comes from life via reproduction. However, when given a dormant seed, they will tell me that the seed is not a living organism but that it has...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 744213–223 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.4.3
Published: 01 April 2012
...Richard A. Stein; Devra Lee Davis Epigenetics is emerging as one of the most dynamic and vibrant biomedical areas. Multiple lines of evidence confirm that inherited genetic changes alone cannot fully explain all phenotypic characteristics of live organisms, and additional factors, which are not...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825333–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.333
Published: 01 May 2020
... Structure and function Stability and change Group organisms based on their shared characteristics. Construct phylogenetic trees to model evolutionary relationships. Explain the relationship between DNA and protein production. Compare if/how the phylogenetic tree changes with the addition...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825296–305 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.296
Published: 01 May 2020
... diagrams showing ploidy changing during the life cycle of an organism (such as humans or ferns) or within a single sex cell undergoing meiosis I and meiosis II. In other words, the overall depiction was at a cellular or organismal level; these figures were excluded from further analysis. Figure 5...
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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
... interesting characteristics. In the other approach, students visited a botanical garden. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of these approaches on students' attitudes toward plants. A matched-pairs experimental design was used in the research. A total of 56 students (28 in each group...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824247–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.247
Published: 01 April 2020
... mean annual temperatures, and investigate the relationship between various leaf characteristics and temperature. Curricular materials are provided to teach skills in scientific paper reading, field data collection, data processing including microscopy and image analysis, quantitative data analysis in R...
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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
... decisions about how best to organize themselves and collaborate within their groups in any given lab period during the semester. The most significant difference between Arnold et al.'s (2017) project and ours was the scope and duration of the student investigations. Ours was a semester-long curriculum...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822128–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.128a
Published: 01 February 2020
... diagrams are frequently used to more clearly examine details of structure and process. As is to be expected for a guide book, Plant Families is beautifully organized. The introduction provides brief discussions of the current plant families, representing plant evolutionary trends from the earliest...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 8213–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.3
Published: 01 January 2020
... marks of a green jay ( Cyanocorax yncas ) by drawing, coloring, and labeling unique characteristics of the species. ( B ) Educators conduct a bird survey. ( C ) Educators simulate a mist-netting and bird-banding station. ( D ) Educators enter data for contribution to a citizen science project. Figure...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82111–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.11
Published: 01 January 2020
... shortcomings. Table 1. Characterizing rural community college students. Characteristic Rural students typically… Source Family • Have strong family ties that can be both supportive and a hindrance. Fewer community resources result in fewer options for outside support of family members...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82118–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.18
Published: 01 January 2020
... ). Effects of team-based learning on short-term and long-term retention of factual knowledge . Medical Teacher , 38 , 306 – 311 . Gardner, J. & Belland, B.R. ( 2012 ). A conceptual framework for organizing active learning experiences in biology instruction . Journal of Science Education and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819626–635 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.626
Published: 01 December 2019
..., 2013 ). Heredity-related concepts focus on the processes and mechanisms that explain how characteristics or traits of organisms are transmitted from one generation to the next, divided into two disciplinary core ideas (DCIs; NRC, 2012 ). At the third- to fifth-grade levels, these DCIs focus on trait...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819658–664 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.658
Published: 01 December 2019
... activity ( Nelson & Levy, 2011 ); the plant toxins thaxtomin ( King & Lawrence, 2001 ) and desmethylmensacarcin ( Lapaz et al., 2018 ); and the volatile compound geosmin, responsible for the characteristic odor of moist soil ( Jiang et al., 2007 ). Despite these remarkable characteristics...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819618–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.618
Published: 01 December 2019
... ways in which environmental factors and pollution can directly or indirectly affect aquatic life via effects on water quality. One student claimed that the program “made me see how small differences in the water can have such a large effect on various animals and small organisms.” This phase bases the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818570–576 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.570
Published: 01 October 2019
... brief introduction to slime mold as a living organism. What are some of its characteristics? Describe briefly what you hope to find out. Cite at least one reference source. 5 Possible and Best Solutions Describe your group members' possible design solutions, as well as the solution that you chose...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818533 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.533
Published: 01 October 2019
... about human uniqueness, pushing them past human exceptionalism to recognize Homo sapiens as one of millions of species in Earth's ecosystem. One of Darwin's two main questions was how species are related to each other. His answer was that all organisms have common ancestors. This is the foundation...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818561–567 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.561
Published: 01 October 2019
... any number of organisms in the field, we recommend that they consider working with lycosid spiders. With their characteristic eyeshine, wolf spiders are easily located at night and students can use them in novel ways as a model organism to test any number of hypotheses. Our pilot study regarding the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818543–552 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.543
Published: 01 October 2019
... perform the lab and observe organisms under the microscope, even if there are no tardigrades. Using the drawing exercises, ask them to draw any moving invertebrates they observe and describe their similarities to and differences from tardigrades. Have students do an easy TimeTree database exercise to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818535–542 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.535
Published: 01 October 2019
... interpretation and deal with variation in the data. There are many sources of variation. Some variation, like the genotypic and phenotypic differences between organisms, is characteristic of the systems we study. But some of the variation we see is induced by data collection ( Wild, 2006 ). Figure 1...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817474–478 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.474
Published: 01 September 2019
... class: “Do you know of other examples of cooperation among individuals aiding group survival?” Answer: schooling in certain species of fish; murmuration in flocks of starlings. Effort grimacing is a related behavior . To the class: “Just as simple biological characteristics of creatures have evolved...