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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 42–46.
Published: 01 January 2018
...M. Megan Woller-Skar; Chris Dobson; Heather Snyder Logistics often limit the number of field-based labs that include different types of ecosystems. Moreover, few lab classes allow students the opportunity to measure ecosystem-level changes. This article describes an activity appropriate for high...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 351–364.
Published: 01 May 2017
... most of the time and in traditional ecosystems like forests or lakes. For this study, new teaching material has been developed that demonstrates the exploration of more special or “atypical” ecosystems in biology classes. It combines working in a local vineyard with hands-on elements for school. By...
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The American Biology Teacher (1990) 52 (1): 50–52.
Published: 01 January 1990
... 45th North American Wildlife and Nat- ural Resources Conference, pp. 111-124. Kellert American's attitudes and knowledge of animals 111 Transactions of the 45th North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference 1980 Naiman, R.J. (1988). Animal influences on ecosystem dynamics...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (6): 408–414.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Joshua S. White; April C. Maskiewicz Using a design-based research approach, we developed a data-rich problem (DRP) set to improve student understanding of cellular respiration at the ecosystem level. The problem tasks engage students in data analysis to develop biological explanations. Several of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 466–472.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Roger Sauterer Self-sustaining ecosystem microcosms, called ecosystem jars, can easily be collected from local ponds, streams, or lakes. Sealed and exposed to sunlight, these miniature ecosystems can sustain themselves for a decade or more. Unlike Winogradsky columns, ecosystem jars are optimized...
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The EcoSpheres used in this module are small, self-contained <b>ecosystems</b> wit...
Published: 01 August 2014
Figure 1. The EcoSpheres used in this module are small, self-contained ecosystems with bacteria, algae, and brine shrimp that survive for several years without human maintenance. Figure 1. The EcoSpheres used in this module are small, self-contained ecosystems with bacteria, algae, and brine More
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 592–593.
Published: 01 September 2017
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 564–570.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Sandra J. Connelly; Katelyn Meier; Madeline Becker The addition of field experimentation to the theory of behavioral biology and ecosystem science creates a significant critical thinking link for students at all levels. First-hand observations of the responses of salamanders in the field permit...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 256–268.
Published: 01 April 2019
... microbial enzymatic activities in a semi-arid irrigated maize cropping system . Agriculture Ecosystems & Environment , 233 , 404 – 414 . Fuertes, A.B. , Arbestain, M.C. , Sevilla, M. , Maciá-Agulló, J.A. , Fiol, S. , Lopez, R. , et al. ( 2010 ). Chemical and structural properties of...
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Sample graph from the Comparing <b>Ecosystems</b> activity.   Figure 1. Sample gra...
Published: 01 August 2010
Figure 1. Sample graph from the Comparing Ecosystems activity. Figure 1. Sample graph from the Comparing Ecosystems activity. More
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (8): 474–478.
Published: 01 October 2011
... hazard for wildlife; plastics also leach toxic compounds into organisms and ecosystems. Educating students about the marine debris problem introduces fundamental concepts in toxicology, ecology, and oceanography. Students will learn about the toxicity of plastics, collect and analyze data on plastic...
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The American Biology Teacher (1995) 57 (3): 174–176.
Published: 01 March 1995
... Engineering News 1990 HowTo-Do-It Integrated Science Actvites for the Study of Salt Marsh Ecosystems Lucy St. Omer In general, the commentaries on the state of science education have been negative, with many calling for revi- sion of science curriculum in order to make them more interesting and rele...
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The American Biology Teacher (1994) 56 (4): 206–214.
Published: 01 April 1994
...Rosanna L. Mattingly Copyright 1994 National Association of Biology Teachers References Cairns, J., Jr. (1989). Restoring damaged ecosystems: Is predisturbance condition a viable option? The Environmental Professional, 11, 152-159. Cairns 152 11 The Environmental Professional...
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The American Biology Teacher (1993) 55 (3): 165–169.
Published: 01 March 1993
..., G.E. (1990). Inquiry in the classroom. BioScience, 40, 841-843. 10.2307/1311488 841 How-To-Do-It Simulating Ecological Complexity Using the Example of Pesticides in Ecosystems Patricia S. Muir Bruce McCune Many ecological questions are not amenable to investigation with tradi- tional laboratory...
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The American Biology Teacher (1991) 53 (8): 489.
Published: 01 November 1991
... would influ- ence aeration and percolation. Acid rain affects the soil ecosystem by mo- bilizing ions such as aluminum for uptake by plants in the soil water. Some scientists believe that altering the soil pH will have devastating ef- fects on vegetation. Conclusion The soil ecosystem is a microcosm of...
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The American Biology Teacher (1989) 51 (2): 100–102.
Published: 01 February 1989
... Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 1980 How-To-Do-It Measuring Discharge & Materials Transport in Stream Ecosystems Frank T. Kuserk The transport of materials within and through ecosystems is an impor- tant topic covered in most introduc- tory ecology courses. Due to their complexity and the...
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The American Biology Teacher (1988) 50 (3): 160–162.
Published: 01 March 1988
...Patrick Kangas Copyright 1988 National Association of Biology Teachers References Berg, K.M. & Kangas, P.C. (in press). Ef- fects of muskrat mounds on decomposi- tion in a wetland ecosystem. In Fresh- water Wetlands and Wildlife, SREL Sympo- sium. Aiken, SC. Berg Effects of...
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The American Biology Teacher (1986) 48 (6): 357–359.
Published: 01 September 1986
... How-To-Do-It Imbalance in Aquatic Ecosystems A Simple Experimental Demonstration David Bayer It is most effective for high school biology teachers to get their students into the field when studying environ- mental concepts. Most often, how- ever, this is a tactical impossibility be- cause teachers...
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The American Biology Teacher (1985) 47 (7): 412–415.
Published: 01 October 1985
.... Yaroshenko Freshwater Oligochaeta and their importance as food for fish 191 Aquatic Oligochaeta Worms: Taxonomy, Ecology and Faunistic Studies in the USSR 1980 Tubificid Worms: I mportant Organisms in Aquatic Ecosystems Michael E. Smith Michael E. Smith is a research associate in the Department of...
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The American Biology Teacher (1985) 47 (2): 77–80.
Published: 01 February 1985
... Books. Mollison Permaculture two: Practical design and further theory in permanent agriculture 1979 The Biology of Agriculture: Food from Ecosystems Earle A. Barnhart Earle Barnhart is a scientist/designer/educator at the New Al- chemy Institute. He has worked in many areas of biotechnical de...