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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 191–197.
Published: 01 March 2018
... students who were unsure decreased from 34% to 2% following our GIST infusion ( Fig. 1 ). In addition to assessing the students as a whole ( N = 45), we also sought to determine whether there were any glaring differences between the class female ( n = 35) and male ( n = 10) subpopulation survey data...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 661–667.
Published: 01 October 2017
... running this module in a middle school biology classroom suggests students enjoyed the opportunity to investigate their own research questions, and post-course surveys indicated that students’ fear of biology decreased and their interest in biology-related careers increased following participation in the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 344–347.
Published: 01 May 2020
... peer-review days where students could receive feedback on their materials from peers. Ultimately, the following activities – on their own or as part of a major course redesign – can help (1) better incorporate high-impact practices, such as writing-intensive and collaborative pedagogies, recommended by...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 201–208.
Published: 01 April 2020
... reinforced the learning, focusing on classwork and problem solving. The project was assessed in the following ways: Prior to beginning the research, the students participated in the Classroom Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) pre-survey ( https://www.grinnell.edu/academics/centers...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 241–246.
Published: 01 April 2020
... time, I allowed students to collect leaves at the location of their choosing on their own time. Students inspect each leaf for up to eight common types of damage caused by animals or microorganisms ( Figure 2 ), as follows: Edge feeding: tissue is removed from the leaf margin, commonly caused by...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
Published: 01 April 2020
... environments that are characterized by different mean annual temperatures, and investigate the relationship between various leaf characteristics and temperature to answer the following research question: What leaf morphological characteristics are most strongly associated with mean annual temperature...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 210–215.
Published: 01 April 2020
... ). Additionally, they indicated the following qualities as strong points of the game: the easy game play and attractive design, the inclusion of a biological context, its value as a mechanism of science popularization, and its potential for use as a game/didactic interface to allow learning and entertainment in a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 178–180.
Published: 01 March 2020
... next step involved sampling the bacterial growth through standard aseptic technique. As the students were conducting the experiment in their homes, they used disposable tools rather than a Bunsen burner or bacteria sterilizer. They heat-fixed the samples to glass slides and then followed standard Gram...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 162–169.
Published: 01 March 2020
.../ . Raffaele, S. , Farrer, R.A. & Cano, L.M. ( 2010 ). Genome evolution following host jumps in the Irish potato famine pathogen lineage . Science , 330 , 1540 – 1543 . Rees, J. ( 2008 ). Exhibition: cultures in the capital . Nature , 451 , 891 . Relman, DA. ( 2011 ). Microbial...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 150–155.
Published: 01 March 2020
... suggestions for developing scaffolds based on experiences with designing, implementing, and evaluating them in undergraduate biology courses. These suggestions are intended to guide instructors in their own development of scaffolds to address their students' needs. Following the steps and guidelines, I have...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 142–148.
Published: 01 March 2020
... class might construct and deploy litterbags as part of their work, while an upper-level student doing an independent study might collect and weigh the leaves the following term. In other cases, students adopted the DATIS protocols as a senior project and worked on the project across multiple terms...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 86–92.
Published: 01 February 2020
... time they devote to evolution-related topics, and (as a follow-up) why they do not teach evolution. Nineteen of the 20 questions assessing participants' knowledge of legal aspects of teaching evolution are taken from Moore's (2004) survey. We removed Moore's question “If the government uses tax...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 69.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., have issued statements affirming the scientific credibility of evolution (collected in Voices for Evolution , a publication of the National Center for Science Education). It is obviously in order for NABT to follow their lead. So NABT's statement is important as a signal that NABT – the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 93–101.
Published: 01 February 2020
... to identify themes in student responses. Following the initial identification of these codes, the first author reviewed the data again and identified additional codes. Codes were then grouped into broader themes. The two other researchers reviewed the final themes to confirm agreement on all themes...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 104–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
... “Natural Selection Game,” has students simulate a bird population and experience shifts in phenotype frequency as a result of selective pressures. Following the end of the game, students discuss the outcomes and connect them to real-life examples. The second activity encourages students to actively...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 72–79.
Published: 01 February 2020
... destroys all of the collagen ( Pfretzschner, 2004 ). Collagen lasts longer in larger bones (e.g., those of humans), which still retain 85–95% of their collagen a year after death ( Pfretzschner, 2004 ). Following the period of microbial activity, the remaining collagen is attacked by abiotic factors that...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 January 2020
... integration of hands-on activities following the training of teachers, we can improve the impact of environmental education. Our goals in this study were to (1) develop a new kit-based, hands-on, experiential wildlife curriculum for grades K–12, focused on wild birds; (2) train educators on the curriculum...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 18–27.
Published: 01 January 2020
... building awareness of the importance of team conflict and likely student responses to such conflict). We also used individual and team reflections on team functioning, following formal online team assessment. This article presents details about our curricular innovations as well as pretest and posttest...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 43–48.
Published: 01 January 2020
... on a trifold board for presentation at the science fair. In the sections that follow, we illustrate how science fair projects integrate the SEPs and the NOS, through three randomly selected science fair projects by middle school students (projects 1 and 3 were each completed individually; project 2...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 11–17.
Published: 01 January 2020
.... Over the course of a single semester, the first author (J.B.) followed these three experienced biology instructors (profiled in more detail in Table 2 ) into their science classrooms to observe their practices. Through semi-structured interviews, we documented their beliefs about teaching and learning...