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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 792112–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.112
Published: 01 February 2017
...William L. Romine; Amber N. Todd Increasing both knowledge and acceptance of evolution are important outcomes of efforts to educate our students about the theory of evolution. Data were collected in the context of an 11-day short course focused on examining the evidence for evolution at a suburban...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82293–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.93
Published: 01 February 2020
... when he created.” Changed to Theistic Evolutionism Penelope: “For the majority of evolution, there is no conflict. I believe in microevolution. I believe that there is evidence for some larger scale macroevolution. I don't think we can be certain about how long a “day” is in Genesis, and if we...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2004; 664257–267 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451668
Published: 01 April 2004
... of human evolution through the fossil record. Science educators have an opportunity to tackle "How do we know?" questions by examining evidences of our past and accurately defining the terms "hypothesis," "fact," "theory," and "belief." They can use recent discoveries to demonstrate that science is a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2002; 646411–412 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451329
Published: 01 August 2002
.... We as an educated people should know the difference. Marya Czech Department of Biology Lourdes College Sylvania, OH 43560 mczech@lourdes.edu Teaching Evolution Through "Molecular Evidence" In recent years, there has been much excitement as a result of the discovery of fossil evidence regarding human...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1998; 609662–670 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450577
Published: 01 November 1998
...Edward E. Max Copyright The National Association of Biology Teachers "Newv" Persuasive Evidence for Evolution Edward E. Max W HEN the theory of evolution was first pro- posed to explain the history of life on Earth, it met with considerable controversy among scientists. That battle among...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1997; 597392–394 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450342
Published: 01 September 1997
...: A Portrait of the Island Continent 1988 Wallace, A.R. (1869). The Malay Archipeligo. London: Macmillan & Co. Wallace The Malay Archipeligo 1869 Biological Misfits as Evidence of Evoluton David Bardell A CCORDING to the mechanism of evolution pro- pounded by Darwin and Wallace...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1995; 576326 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450006
Published: 01 September 1995
... topics of immediate concern and interest to young people. Environmental science must be an intrinsic part of contemporary teach- ing. We ignore it at our peril. Frances S. Vandervoort 5471 South Ellis Avenue Chicago, IL 60615 Evidence for Evolution Sought Dear Editor: Just today I read your editorial in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80274–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.2.74
Published: 01 February 2018
... on student understanding and acceptance of evolution. We found that engagement in lessons with Avida-ED both supported student learning of fundamental evolution concepts and was associated with an increase in student acceptance of evolution as evidence-based science. In addition, we found a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1973; 353132–140 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4444262
Published: 01 March 1973
... New Scientist 1969 WATSON, D. M. S. 1929. Adaptation. Nature124: 233. Watson 233 124 Nature 1929 Creation, Evolution, and the Historical Evidence DUANE T. GISH * Although the views presented in this article are not acceptable to the majority of life scientists, the editorial staff...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 776413–420 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.6.413
Published: 01 August 2015
...Mark W. Bland; Elizabeth Morrison Evolution is widely regarded as biology's unifying theme, yet rates of rejection of evolutionary science remain high. Anecdotal evidence suggests that cognitive dissonance leading to an emotional response is a barrier to learning about and accepting evolution. We...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806438–444 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.438
Published: 01 August 2018
... present evidence-based proposals identifying geographical regions that should be set aside for protection. Students discuss current freshwater conservation issues and develop conceptual understanding of evolution, ecology, and conservation principles and processes. Students are prompted to consider human...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 762101–108 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.2.6
Published: 01 February 2014
... achievement in introductory biology, but (2) assessment with constructed response was associated with a closed performance gap between students with and without a conflict. We suggest that differences in exam format and focus on student acceptance of evolution (either evidence-based or opinion), rather than...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824241–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.241
Published: 01 April 2020
...Evan Lampert Forests are excellent “outdoor classrooms” for active learning in ecology and evolution; however, in many areas trees have no leaves or visible animal activity for much of the year. Fallen leaves may preserve evidence of interactions such as herbivory and infectious diseases, although...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82272–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.72
Published: 01 February 2020
...Philip J. Senter The recent discovery of radiocarbon in dinosaur bones at first seems incompatible with an age of millions of years, due to the short half-life of radiocarbon. However, evidence from isotopes other than radiocarbon shows that dinosaur fossils are indeed millions of years old. Fossil...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793241–244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.241
Published: 01 March 2017
... flowers, which segregate some plants into more exclusive groups, and other traits, such as the presence of vascular tissue, which delimit larger, more inclusive groups. The general sequence of vascular tissues evolving first, followed by evolution of seeds and flowers, is also evident after the second...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 774250–257 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.4
Published: 01 April 2015
... temperatures (ACC) and that evolutionary mechanisms have led to the biodiversity of life on Earth (evolution). However, there is much debate in the public discourse about the scientific evidence supporting these topics. The purpose of our study was to explore the relationship between a student’s need for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803235–239 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.235
Published: 01 March 2018
...Gordon Emmett Hall; Shirley Andrea Woika There are forces at the local, state, and national levels that have worked to delegitimize and obstruct the teaching of evolution and, in some cases, to legitimize the teaching of religious ideas. Despite scientific evidence, public opinion, and even...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80287–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.2.87
Published: 01 February 2018
...Gordon Emmett Hall; Shirley Andrea Woika There are forces at the local, state, and national levels that have worked to delegitimize the teaching of evolution and, in some cases, to legitimize the teaching of religious theory. Despite scientific evidence, public opinion, and even legislation, these...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814250–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.250
Published: 01 April 2019
...Christopher P. Krieg; Rebecca A. Valls; Sarah Vatland; Jennifer Gordinier; Stephanie S. Porter; Eric von Wettberg Students often struggle to connect concepts with evidence, sometimes because development of research skills has not been emphasized in their science courses. We developed a strategy and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 778587–599 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.8.5
Published: 01 October 2015
... nonliving objects rather than living species did not affect students’ content-learning outcomes, it did improve their ability to draw phylogenetic trees accurately, and they preferred it. These pieces of evidence suggest that drawing trees showing the evolution of nonliving objects is an engaging and...