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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (7): 415–420.
Published: 01 September 2010
... something is in print it is ““true”” and thus unassailable. Showing that published science is still open to analysis, criticism, and debate invites students to hone their analytical skills. As students ““think like scientists,”” they learn that scientific findings are open to evaluation from diverse...
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The American Biology Teacher (1992) 54 (7): 432–435.
Published: 01 October 1992
.... Zinsser Writing to learn 1988 I How-To-Do-It I The Graphing Detective: An Exercise in Critical Reading ,Experimental Design & Data Analysis Jan A. Pechenik Jay Shiro Tashiro More than 300 policy studies con- cerning science education have been published since the appearance of A Nation at Risk in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 289–294.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Michael Calver; Douglas Fletcher Data collected in many biology laboratory classes are on ratio or interval scales where the size interval between adjacent units on the scale is constant, which is a critical requirement for analysis with parametric statistics such as t-tests or analysis of variance...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 649–657.
Published: 01 December 2019
... a critical part of their development as well-rounded, scientifically literate citizens. As part of a collaborative effort between the Biology and Computer Science departments at William & Mary, we sought to develop laboratory exercises that would introduce basic ideas of data analysis while also...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 671–677.
Published: 01 October 2017
... and then guided to develop a testable hypothesis, aims, and objectives in designing a research proposal. Personalized data sets matched to the research objectives were provided to individual students for analysis and presentation. This technique helps students to gain critical insights into the global...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 364–365.
Published: 01 May 2020
... statistics showing that women and children were more frequently affected. Gajdusek's skills extended to collecting valuable biological samples (blood, organs) for analysis and securing permission to conduct autopsies to search for parasites, scarring, or traces of toxins (see more below). Finally, he worked...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 344–347.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... Groups summarized each chapter's main ideas and concepts, ranking these from most to least important. We used this activity to challenge students' analysis and synthesis abilities, ultimately asking them to build hierarchies of course content that would aid their peers in studying. Content outlines have...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 333–337.
Published: 01 May 2020
... set of species. Because phylogenies illustrate the key evolutionary concept that all living organisms are connected through common ancestry, understanding phylogenies is critical for understanding evolution ( Baum & Offner, 2008 ). Numerous studies have shown that students have difficulty...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
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) 82 (4): 234–240.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Century Learning (2009) set up a framework to define and support 21st-century skills. At its core are four learning skills, known as the four C's: creativity, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking. It also provides fundamental subjects and interdisciplinary themes, for example environmental...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 201–208.
Published: 01 April 2020
...) detect differences in microbial community composition in these three distinct areas and (2) determine patterns of antibiotic and heavy-metal resistance genes through molecular analysis. The procedures used to isolate actinomycetes from soils and screen them for antibacterial activity are described in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (3): 248–253.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Annie Prud'homme-Généreux Freshman students are instructed to read a popular science book related to the topic of the course and produce an outline of the work. To achieve this, they must identify the author's thesis and the arguments brought forth in support of the thesis. This analysis is done...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 158–161.
Published: 01 March 2020
... groups or individually in 2016. In each year, high-quality articles were submitted for peer review by academic journals. To compare the learning outcomes in the two years, quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed. In the qualitative analysis, indexes including the journal's impact factor...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 170–175.
Published: 01 March 2020
... electrophoresis, and DNA sequence analysis. Students also developed soft skills linked to working in teams and science communication. Over the course of the project, students collected their own fish samples and were responsible for their team's lab workflow throughout the semester. Some groups (12/25) identified...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 142–148.
Published: 01 March 2020
... example, students who participated in setting up the experiment learned lab and field skills and were prompted with questions that required critical thinking and knowledge of study design. Students who harvested bags also gained lab skills and worked on data management and statistical analysis. Students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 69.
Published: 01 February 2020
... teachers who misrepresent evolution as scientifically controversial – often with the aid of such catchphrases as “teaching the controversy” or “critical analysis” or “studying the full range of scientific views” (which often appear also in legislation intended to undermine the teaching of evolution...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 86–92.
Published: 01 February 2020
... 25% of their national sample devoted at least one or two hours to creationism or intelligent design, they noted that those numbers can be misleading because teachers may do so in order to criticize evolution or respond to student inquiries. Most of the teachers we surveyed indicated that evolution is...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 43–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
... bar graph for data analysis (with title, labeled axes, and error bars) by a pair of students, from an independent research project. Figure 7. A bar graph for data analysis (with title, labeled axes, and error bars) by a pair of students, from an independent research project. Figure 8. A...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 53–57.
Published: 01 January 2020
... think critically about the tasks they use in their classes. In particular, we highlight the importance of the cognitive demands of tasks for engaging students in active and rigorous opportunities for science learning. Figure 1. The Task Analysis Guide in Science, with cognitive demand levels on the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 18–27.
Published: 01 January 2020
... ). Teamwork, collaboration, and cooperation as a student learning outcome for undergraduates . Assessment Update , 28 ( 1 ), 5 – 15 . National Research Council ( 1996 ). From Analysis to Action: Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology . Washington, DC...
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