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The American Biology Teacher (2007) 69 (9): 544–551.
Published: 01 November 2007
...: Cooperative learning in the science classroom-beyond students working in groups. Cell Biology Education, 2, 1-5. Tanner 1 2 Cell Biology Education 2003 ILLUSTRATING PROBABILITY in Genetics with Hands-On Learning: Making the Math Real BRENDA B. HONEYCUTT BENJAMIN A. PIERCE robability is an...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 351–364.
Published: 01 May 2017
... learning site as well as working with hands-on materials not only has a motivational effect but also increases enjoyment of learning. Furthermore, neglected ecosystems like vineyards serve as new and fitting examples for teaching ecological and plant-biological topics. The results indicate a significant...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 618–624.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mallory Ware; Christie Sampson; Delaney Lann; Erica Linard; Lauren Garcia Chance Hands-on learning is a highly effective teaching method for topics in STEM disciplines. Unfortunately, environmental science teachers sometimes lack the tools to engage their students in hands-on experimentation in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 170–175.
Published: 01 March 2020
... students in hands-on research is meant to increase their problem-solving skills and help them learn how to work in a collaborative environment. Unfortunately, many students never receive a genuine research experience in their undergraduate biology courses. We developed a semester-long, laboratory-based...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 201–208.
Published: 01 April 2020
... scientific research were assessed using a standardized survey and written reflection questions. In completing this project, the students applied their knowledge of the scientific method and experimental design to address authentic research questions. They also learned several hands-on laboratory skills...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 227–233.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Shem D. Unger; Mark A. Rollins; Christy M. Thompson Visualizing thermoregulation (endothermy vs. ectothermy) in animals can be challenging for students in undergraduate biology courses. Data-driven, hands-on laboratory activities can enhance student learning while reinforcing application of the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 403–408.
Published: 01 August 2020
... teaching science process and biological problem-solving skills. Over 70% of our students rated the practical, hands-on elements of the activity as enjoyable. Overall, students generally enjoyed the lab and reported positive impacts on their learning. Table 1. Components of the fruit fly trap lab...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (7): 485–489.
Published: 01 September 2019
... age and is suitable with high or low pre-knowledge and for both genders equally. Students learn in hands-on experiments about sound formation and properties; the human outer, middle, and inner ear; and limits to human hearing, both natural and resulting from damage to the inner ear. This lesson is...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (9): 661–667.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the hands-on lab activities featuring text, diagrams, and models. Assessment of these activities demonstrates that students can effectively learn the relationships between different organ systems by using a series of lab activities that emphasize creativity and fun. Figure 6. Student's poster...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 482–491.
Published: 01 August 2016
..., compared with sessions without sculpting. Molecular sculpting is a unique, hands-on activity that appears to have significant learning gains associated with it; it can be adapted for use in a variety of K–14 biology courses. Table 1. Student confidence and student learning were measured in 10 classes...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 291–300.
Published: 01 April 2018
... variation, segregation, and dominant and recessive traits. Rapid advances in the field of genetics make understanding foundational concepts, such as Mendel's laws, ever more important to today's biology student. Coupling these concepts with hands-on learning experiences better engages students and deepens...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 334–339.
Published: 01 May 2019
... three criteria Two of three criteria Three of three criteria Involving students in hands-on inquiry is important for their understanding of science as a process and not just as a collection of facts ( Gormally et al., 2009 ; Schultheis & Kjelvik, 2015 ). Experiential learning...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 282–287.
Published: 01 April 2017
... understand how genes regulate cell migration. Students learn to sort males from females, recognize fly genetic markers to identify wild type and mutant animals, hand-dissect ovaries, perform histochemical staining to reveal gene expression in this tissue, and visualize normal and aberrant cell migration...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 124–131.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Emily A. Kane; E. Dale Broder; Andrew C. Warnock; Courtney M. Butler; A. Lynne Judish; Lisa M. Angeloni; Cameron K. Ghalambor Evolution education poses unique challenges because students can have preconceptions that bias their learning. Hands-on, inquiry approaches can help overcome preset beliefs...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 127–132.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Christopher W. Hoagstrom; Lin Xiang; Nicole Lewis-Rogers; Patrice K. Connors; Ami Sessions-Robinson; John F. Mull Active-learning approaches can improve understanding of core biological concepts. We describe a revised hands-on simulation for teaching evolution by natural selection, which focuses on...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 568–574.
Published: 01 September 2016
... complete course of antibiotics to kill all the bacteria and decrease the likelihood of bacteria becoming resistant, which can be harmful to human health. In this hands-on, inquiry-based activity that is seamlessly integrated with technology, the teacher becomes the facilitator of learning while the student...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 429–435.
Published: 01 August 2018
... ), 117 – 124 . http://doi.org/10.1016/j.stueduc.2017.09.001 Marth, M. , & Bogner, F. X. ( 2017b ). How a Hands-on BIONICS Lesson May Intervene with Science Motivation and Technology Interest . International Journal of Learning, Teaching and Educational Research , 16 ( 5 ), 72 – 89...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 372–378.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Elizabeth C. Davis-Berg; Daniel R. Jordan We investigated using Mathematica to create an interactive exercise that allows students to explore biological concepts. Exporting these active learning experiences to the Wolfram Computable Document Format (CDF) lets students enter data and modify...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 116–123.
Published: 01 February 2018
... about evolution, which can bias assimilation of information and inhibit learning. We propose that the most effective way to overcome such belief persistence is through an engaging, hands-on inquiry approach that mimics the scientific process used to study evolution. Although this teaching approach...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (8): 449–452.
Published: 01 October 2011
..., summers result in little learning and contribute to an achievement gap. To help combat "summer learning loss," teachers should implement a summer biology project to provide students with hands-on, inquiry experiences promoting science learning. Assigning long-term activities to be completed during the...