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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 804256–262 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.256
Published: 01 April 2018
... received it because women were still persecuted by a dominant male social environment.” The first day of the lesson concludes with students discussing an open-ended question: If you were either Watson or Crick, what would you have done? The discussion will not only serve as an opportunity for students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 754285–289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.4.11
Published: 01 April 2013
... goals and address key themes in biology while initiating student-centered and active learning. Using these approaches from the very first day of class can contribute to creating a positive learning environment in which students engage with each other and instructors, resulting in significant learning...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825344–347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.344
Published: 01 May 2020
... content. Finally, peer-review sessions for student-generated materials are also effective at improving the sustainability of the course by reducing faculty workload because students become first-line evaluators of their own materials and have room to make changes before being graded. The students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825323–327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.323
Published: 01 May 2020
... populations or communities is also important. I developed a simulation that allows participants to actively explore the value of herd immunity in controlling the spread of infectious disease, first by considering how quickly an entire population may become ill if no one has immunity, and then after...
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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
... joint first authors on this article. © 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, https://www.ucpress.edu...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825328–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.328
Published: 01 May 2020
... for both species, with a standard culturing temperature of 40°C that is suitable for both species. In a brief lecture, students learned some facts about yogurt fermentation. For example, the name Lactobacillus combines two terms: lactis (or milk) and bacillus (or rod). The first term refers...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825279–288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.279
Published: 01 May 2020
... embryo – a chimera. The embryo was removed for study after 28 days (first trimester of pig pregnancy), which allowed enough time for sufficient cell growth without raising ethical concerns. In addition to its many biomedical applications, CRISPR has the potential to revolutionize the food industry...
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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
... independently with the help of an answer book. In such a learner-centered approach, the teacher takes on the role of an advisor rather than a mediator of knowledge. They answer students' questions but do not further intervene in the learning process. First, the students had to read the fictitious...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824197 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.197
Published: 01 April 2020
... perfect in all my endeavors. In fact, I think we all need to remember that perfection is not even a possible goal. I remember when I first began teaching, my mentor told me that the first time through is about surviving, the second time is about revision, and maybe, by the third time through, things might...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824218–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.218
Published: 01 April 2020
... botanical garden before. However, they had been on forest and park trips organized by the school. During design of our two instructional approaches, we first reviewed the literature, gathering information about the features required for teaching of science via writing a book and in out-of-school...
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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
... little experience with microscopy and had only observed larger eukaryotic organisms. Preparing their own Gram-stained slides offered the students their first experience with bacterial smear preparation, staining, and use of the oil immersion lens to view prokaryotic cells. There were some other...
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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
... biology course that integrates key elements of inquiry and discovery while providing a structured approach to gaining research skills and scientific competencies. This curriculum was designed to transition students from the “cookbook” labs they encounter in their first-year general biology sequence to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823183 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.183
Published: 01 March 2020
... Life Sciences is a collection of lessons and teacher instructions that integrate engineering standards and designed projects into life science. Written for high school teachers, the first chapter of the book describes how the engineering standards work with the Next Generation Science Standards...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823175–177 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.175
Published: 01 March 2020
... understand respiratory physiology concepts first independently, prior to game day; then cooperatively, with their teammates; and finally in competition during the tournament. References Burke, J. ( 2017 ). The journey to 21st century learning for all students . Battelle for Kids , December 14...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823188–191 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.188
Published: 01 March 2020
... to validate the conclusion ( Chevreul, 1850 , pp. 73–74). For Chevreul, that extra observation, not obvious perhaps, was essential to ascertaining causes unambiguously. In England, the first documented record of the term control (currently) seems to be in an 1873 letter from botanist and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823162–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.162
Published: 01 March 2020
... information. First, and most importantly, the art pieces themselves displayed the form and diversity of microorganisms. Second, we wrote a series of 10 short informational pieces that shared our fundamental concepts along with interesting microbiology facts ( Appendix ). These were posted in the gallery at...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822123–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.123
Published: 01 February 2020
...-medical students ( AAMC-HHMI, 2009 ). While medical professionals are traditionally taught how disease happens, a foundation in evolutionary biology equips them to also understand why their patients are vulnerable to disease in the first place ( Nesse et al., 2010 ). Using medically relevant examples...
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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
... degree. Students must take three introductory biology courses before taking genetics to obtain their degree. During our study, in the first introductory biology course, the instructor taught evolution and revealed himself to students as a special creationist who does not accept macroevolution. In the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82286–92 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.86
Published: 01 February 2020
... funds to promote textbooks that promote creationism? (Willoughby v. Stever, Civil Action no. 1574-72 [D.D.C. 25 August 1972], aff'd mem., 504 R2d 271 [D.C. Cir. 1974], cert. denied, 420 U.S. 927 [1975]) 3.9 84.1* 12.1 7. Does the First Amendment right to free speech entitle teachers to teach...
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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
..., Australia. There are several horse farms in the area. One night, a female racehorse suddenly became ill at a stable. The stable hand and trainer attended to her, and at first the cause was not clear. The horse died a few days later, and a total of 18 horses at the farm also became ill. Twelve of these...