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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813146–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.146
Published: 01 March 2019
... plant blindness . Plant Science Bulletin , 47 , 2 – 9 . Gleditsia triacanthos honey locust ecological thinking systems thinking plant defense structures extinct megaherbivores plant–herbivore interactions Figure 1. Gleditsia triacanthos . ( A ) Stem of a mature tree with large...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 784287–291 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.287
Published: 01 April 2016
... ecological identity of our next generation. Experiences that allowed these individuals to develop an emotional connection to the natural world were an important component of their ecological identity. Coupling outdoor experiences with the development of systemic and ecological thinking skills was also...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819638–643 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.638
Published: 01 December 2019
... synthesizing information from chapters found in deceptively distinct textbook locations. The exhaustive literature searches involve not only primary literature in ecology but also social science publications. Unifying and creating a plan from such sources involves a variety of critical-thinking skills, all...
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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; 805353–358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.353
Published: 01 May 2018
... take on the role of environmental consultants, helping city planners decide the best location for a new recreation area located on the fictional community's major waterway. The objective of the game is to engage the students in critical thinking to determine the most relevant water tests needed to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 787591–598 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.7.591
Published: 01 September 2016
...Daniel N. Weber; Renee A. Hesselbach; David H. Petering; Louise P. Petering; Craig A. Berg We have developed an experimental module that introduces high school students to guided scientific inquiry. It is designed to incorporate environmental health and ecological concepts into the basic biology or...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 769601–608 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.9.6
Published: 01 November 2014
...Chandana Jasti; Barbara Hug; Jillian L. Waters; Rachel J. Whitaker Recent scientific studies are providing increasing evidence for how microbes living in and on us are essential to our good health. However, many students still think of microbes only as germs that harm us. The classroom activities...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 784323–327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.323
Published: 01 April 2016
...Paige Littman; Janice Moore Viewing animal behavior in the wild is time consuming, can be costly, and often yields few results compared to the time required. This assignment encourages students to explore animal behavior through online videos while developing research and critical-thinking skills...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 77150–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.1.7
Published: 01 January 2015
...’ performance. The scenario-based problem-solving module presented here, “The Strawberry Caper,” not only meets but connects ecological and genetic concepts that are required standards in middle school. Here, students are required to provide expert witness for a patent-infringement claim against an organic...
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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
... education. We present a series of student-centered, exploratory activities to help students develop their tree-thinking skills. In these activities, students use complementary phenotypic and molecular data to explore how to build phylogenetic trees and interpret the evolutionary relationships they represent...
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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
..., biological inference, and scientific writing. This comprehensive, ready-to-implement curriculum is suitable for plant biology, botany, and plant ecology courses and is particularly valuable for students with no prior research experience. © 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824234–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.234
Published: 01 April 2020
... ecosystem to illustrate the relations between economic, ecological, and social aspects of biodiversity. Today's students are the decision makers of tomorrow. In the future, they will face individual as well as political decision-making processes. We agree with Grace (2006) that education lays the...
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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
...://www.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions . 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers thermal ecology FLIR ONE smartphone technology animal physiology heat exchange thermoregulation metabolism The use of smartphones as an experimental tool has been neglected in the field of education...
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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
... means based on a scale of 1–5, with 5 being the greatest gain. CURE Survey Statement BCHS Students Year 1, Year 2 All Respondents Year 1, Year 2 Even if I forget the facts, I'll still be able to use thinking skills learned in science. 4.00, 3.89 4.21, 4.20 The process of writing in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 737407–411 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.7.7
Published: 01 September 2011
... scientific method and foraging ecology as they investigate a foraging behavior (strand feeding) of bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus ). We tested this activity on middle school students and found that the activity promoted student inquiry, ingenuity, and critical thinking as the students used the...
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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
.... The Decomposition in Aquatic and Terrestrial Invaded Systems (DATIS) project within the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) offers a good model for examining how to minimize challenges and maximize opportunities associated with classroom use of long-term, collaborative research projects...
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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
... pertaining to species identity ( Everstine et al., 2013 ; Bosco et al., 2018 ). These ideas presented by students demonstrated that their results and literature reviews allowed them to try to provide answers to the issue of fish mislabeling using critical thinking. Unlike Arnold et al. (2017) , we required...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822104–112 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.104
Published: 01 February 2020
... for teaching natural selection. It can often be difficult for students to fully grasp the complex mechanisms of evolution, as it requires the ability to think scientifically ( Crawford et al., 2005 ). Students typically view academic knowledge dichotomously as either right or wrong, and they tend...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82130–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.30
Published: 01 January 2020
... role in this outbreak? Open-ended discussion questions  (1) What are ways to increase the effectiveness of identifying the pathogen and putting effective control measures in place in the future?  (2) Why do you think this virus spilled over into humans? (hint: think One Health)  (3) What...
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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
...” 2 Formative biology assessment 6, 10 Formative teamwork assessment 7, 11 Attitudes posttest 15 Summative biology assessment 14, 16 Table 3. Responses of students to the prompt “In 2–4 sentences tell me in what ways you think working in team of 3–5 students might enhance (A...
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