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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793208–223 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.208
Published: 01 March 2017
... posterior tissues. posterior end Gurley et al., 2008 Table 2. Activity suggestions. A. Section: “Maintaining, Feeding, and Amplifying Planarians” Goals: Model maintenance; simple experiment set up; data collection; acquisition of knowledge about planarian ability to deal with...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825289–294 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.289
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. 2015; 774274–283 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.7
Published: 01 April 2015
... argumentation phylogeny evolution science practices data analysis Figure 1. Overview of lesson series and sample student work. This lesson was designed for three or more traditional class periods but can be adapted for different schedules. Sample work (summary and line-drawing) has been reproduced...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 77119–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.1.4
Published: 01 January 2015
...Elizabeth H. Schultheis; Melissa K. Kjelvik Current educational reform calls for increased integration between science and mathematics to overcome the shortcomings in students’ quantitative skills. Data Nuggets (free online resource, http://datanuggets.org ) are worksheets that bring data into the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 77156–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.1.8
Published: 01 January 2015
...Kelly Sturner; Karen Lucci This inquiry-based activity for high school students introduces concepts of ecology and the importance of data analysis to science. Using an investigative case, students generate independent questions about birds, access Cornell Lab of Ornithology online resources to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819649–657 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.649
Published: 01 December 2019
...Jennifer Rahn; Dana Willner; James Deverick; Peter Kemper; Margaret Saha The biological sciences are becoming increasingly reliant on computer science and associated technologies to quickly and efficiently analyze and interpret complex data sets. Introducing students to data analysis techniques is...
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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
... using the story of “the lady tasting tea,” then walks the reader through an application of the independent-samples t -test using data from Peter and Rosemary Grant's investigations of Darwin's finches. Understanding how scientists use statistics is an important component of scientific literacy, and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 747479–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.7.9
Published: 01 September 2012
...Cornelia Harris; Alan R. Berkowitz; Angelita Alvarado Does working with first- and second-hand ecological data improve students’ knowledge of ecological ideas, motivation and engagement in science, data exploration, and citizenship skills (students’ ability to make informed decisions)? We have been...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806457–461 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.457
Published: 01 August 2018
...Carlos A. Morales-Ramirez; Pearlyn Y. Pang Open-source data are information provided free online. It is gaining popularity in science research, especially for modeling species distribution. MaxEnt is an open-source software that models using presence-only data and environmental variables. These...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80153–55 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.53
Published: 01 January 2018
...Matthew J. Heard Life history trade-offs provide an opportunity for students to learn about concepts in ecology, evolutionary biology, and natural history. Here I present a simple activity that I created to help students use data from museums and online life history databases to explore the...
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Published: 01 December 2019
Figure 2. Screenshot of data for one set of plots. Data entries included estimates of percent canopy cover, percent vegetative groundcover, deer scat, deer photographs, and measures of diversity for trees, groundcover plants, and invertebrates. Figure 2. Screenshot of data for one set of plots
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797592–593 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.592
Published: 01 September 2017
...Quent Lupton Teaching the techniques to collect and analyze data on wild populations presents many obstacles. Capturing, identifying, and collecting data from wildlife has many safety-related and logistical challenges. Pokémon GO, a relatively new, smartphone-based augmented reality game, provides...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797572–577 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.572
Published: 01 September 2017
... unchanged for a predetermined time interval. In the second exercise, historical data are used to determine the years with the most change in U.S. and world population size, then calculate how much larger the current population would be if those historical rates of change remained constant. These exercises...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796492–495 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.492
Published: 01 August 2017
...Joan Griswold; Loren Shaw; Maureen Munn A Socratic seminar can be a powerful tool for increasing students’ ability to analyze and interpret data. Most commonly used for text-based discussion, we found that using Socratic seminar to engage students with data contributes to student understanding by...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 79128–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.1.28
Published: 01 January 2017
...Will H. Ryan; Elise S. Gornish; Lynn Christenson; Stacey Halpern; Sandra Henderson; Gretchen LeBuhn; Thomas E. Miller The value of long-term data (generally >10 years) in ecology is well known. Funding agencies clearly see the value in these data and have supported a limited number of projects...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 788635–641 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.8.635
Published: 01 October 2016
...Marin E. Silva; April C. Maskiewicz We used a design-based research approach to develop “data-rich problem” (DRP) tasks intended to support middle and high school students in constructing knowledge about food webs and ecosystem dynamics, specifically the effects of species loss. The marine...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 787608–612 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.7.608
Published: 01 September 2016
... trees in a user-friendly setup. There are several options to choose from when building trees from molecular data in MEGA, but the most commonly used are neighbor joining and maximum likelihood, both of which give good estimates on the relationship between different molecular sequences. In this article...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 785404–409 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.5.404
Published: 01 May 2016
... coherent approach to science that uses a developmental approach to learning. This is consistent with the use of data, reflective strategies, and a research inquiry approach that encourages students to confront their own thinking and reasoning, and thus encourages the engagement of argumentation in the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 784317–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.317
Published: 01 April 2016
... individuals) to collect real data and contribute to a research project is the definition of citizen science. Recent disease outbreaks of mosquito-transmitted pathogens (West Nile, eastern equine encephalitis, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika) demonstrate the need to educate children and adults about the public...