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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 783263–265 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.3.263
Published: 01 March 2016
...Susan Offner A simple phylogenetic tree of the great apes provides many important teaching opportunities, both in the general skill of reading phylogenetic trees and in using them to explore evolutionary relationships. © 2016 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved...
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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
...., 2018 ). Scientists are aware that soil microbial biodiversity remains largely unexplored, and there is great potential to unearth novel bioactive compounds from environmental samples. Here, we describe the incorporation of an authentic microbiology research project into a high school classroom...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823186 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.186
Published: 01 March 2020
.... The “Educators” tab includes a list of key concepts and detailed suggestions for using the lab in instruction. A five-page student handout about the activity is also provided for download. This virtual experience is a great way to teach about evolutionary concepts, including phylogenies...
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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
... populations will be great enough that the two populations will no longer be able to produce viable offspring if they come into contact with each other. Perhaps they can mate but their offspring are sterile (i.e., postzygotic barrier), or they now have different behaviors or morphologies that prevent them from...
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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
... response to evolution education using religious cultural competence ( Barnes & Brownell, 2017 ). The instruction in this course did not have as great an impact on changing students' perceptions of evolution as what has been reported previously ( Barnes et al., 2017 ; Truong et al., 2018 ). However...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819680–685 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.680
Published: 01 December 2019
...............................6.385-E “I Was Told There Would Be No Math Involved”............................7.465-E Evolutionary Medicine – A Great Way to Teach Biology............................8.533-E The Heart of Effective Biology Teaching............................9.609-E Thank You to the ABT Production...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818535–542 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.535
Published: 01 October 2019
... the P -value for Fisher's experiment. With the finches, we chose an alpha level of 0.05 as a decision point, so that if the difference between the means, given the variation in the samples, was great enough to produce a calculated t -value with a probability less than or equal to 0.05, we could say...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816435–441 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.435
Published: 01 August 2019
...Günther K. H. Zupanc The elucidation of the principal features of chemical synaptic transmission has been one of the great achievements in the history of neuroscience, yet students have significant difficulties developing a deeper understanding of the underlying concept. This is particularly true...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814234–241 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.234
Published: 01 April 2019
... model the scientific practice of communicating through technical writing. Students also use Google Scholar to search for other relevant papers to help them with their reports. From the activity we describe here, one can see the great potential for students to practice quantitative reasoning within...
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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
... great goal would be to encourage motivated students to pursue publishing their work in a high school or undergraduate science journal). This activity is readily performed in a variety of classroom settings, and instructors may choose a different subject of focus, such as evolution, agriculture, or...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813169–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.169
Published: 01 March 2019
... on economically important red snapper (Lutjanus campechanus) . Brown trout, Salmo trutta (Europe and North Africa) Rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (North Pacific and associated drainages) Largemouth bass, Micropterus salmoides (Great...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81271–76 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.2.71
Published: 01 February 2019
... in a controversial area, evolution, where there is great need of change ( Moore & Kraemer, 2005 ). Therefore, this study examined the following questions: For this study, potential participants were identified through their participation in a statewide program for AP Biology teachers. The...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 812120–125 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.2.120
Published: 01 February 2019
... doodle drawing) while watching the video “What Darwin Never Knew” in lab ( PBS, 2011 ). I strongly encourage teachers to use some of the many great resources available, such as the NOVA interactive websites on evo-devo ( PBS, 2009 ), gene switches ( Patel, 2007 ), the “zoo of you” ( Shubin, 2009 ), and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808608–618 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.608
Published: 01 October 2018
... and so exciting to do a lab where we didn't know the result!” and “Because we got to do a whole experiment from start to finish, and it is really great to get our own results.” Interdisciplinary and active-learning exercises that address a variety of NGSS and AP concepts (see Tables 1 and 2...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806457–461 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.457
Published: 01 August 2018
... ). Species distribution modeling (SDM) takes occurrence data, from observation or abundant datasets, and combines it with environmental variables to provide insight to species spatial distribution ( Elith & Leathwick, 2009 ; Senay et al., 2013 ). SDM provides great potential for conservation planning...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805393–394 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.393b
Published: 01 May 2018
... book was certainly guided by science, it did not follow the conventions that are typical of science writing. The ultimate joke may be on me, as Asma takes great pains to define and illustrate the concept of the “self,” which must be defined at least partly by our own experiences. Perhaps my own...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 802144–151 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.2.144
Published: 01 February 2018
... represented by a great tree … As buds give rise by growth to fresh buds, and these if vigorous, branch out and overtop on all sides many a feebler branch, so by generation I believe it has been with the great Tree of Life, which fills with its dead and broken branches the crust of the earth, and covers the...
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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
... we understand about the diversity and history of life ( Dobzhansky, 1973 ), and evolutionary biology is also particularly representative of the nature of science ( Pennock, 2005 ). An understanding of evolution depends a great deal on understanding the nature and practices of science ( Akyol et al...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80121–28 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.21
Published: 01 January 2018
... use their knowledge of the biological process to make sense of CT. This review activity is also a great formative assessment because it is easy to see where students struggle with the biological process and where they have an accurate grasp of the process. Students can use their knowledge of CT to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797598–599 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.598b
Published: 01 September 2017
...) would likely have had the ability to walk bipedally for short distances, live in complex social groups, and have at least a limited use of natural objects as tools. All of these characteristics we generally think of as important for humans, but they are not unique to us, and this book does a great job...