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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
...Andrew W. Bartlow; Tanya Vickers Zoonotic diseases pass between humans and other animals and are a major global health challenge. Lyme disease, SARS, swine flu, and Ebola are all examples of diseases spilling over to humans from other animals. Students may hear about these outbreaks in the news but...
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Published: 01 October 2019
Figure 4. Comparison of nonmajors' and majors' use of data in personal health decisions: percentage of nonmajors' (light gray) and majors' (dark gray) responses that were categorized as “used data,” “wanted more information,” or “did not use data.” Figure 4. Comparison of nonmajors' and majors
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80160 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.60
Published: 01 January 2018
... that are ubiquitous in the personal electronics that we all seem to be glued to. The Natural Resources Defense Council has stated that there are “more than eighty thousand chemicals currently in use in the United States that have not been tested for their effect on human health.” Additionally, we are...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 753203–209 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.3.9
Published: 01 March 2013
...Daniel N. Weber; Renee Hesselbach; Andrew S. Kane; David H. Petering; Louise Petering; Craig A. Berg Understanding human environmental health is difficult for high school students, as is the process of scientific investigation. This module provides a framework to address both concerns through an...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 785426–427 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.5.426
Published: 01 May 2016
... (disease outbreak), human health (race differences), and environmental science (pollution distribution) at many grade levels. Mapping also provides a way for the sciences to interact with nonscientists. We all know that the world is interconnected; mapping helps us see it. ...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823178–180 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.178
Published: 01 March 2020
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818533 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.533
Published: 01 October 2019
... these questions make a great starting point for science education. Realizing that cancer, heart failure, and autoimmune diseases also occur in other animals further transforms how students understand the nature of health and illness. Such thinking encourages them to reconsider their assumptions...
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Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 1. Cases of Dengue fever reported to WHO in the last 65 years ( World Health Organization, 2012 ). Figure 1. Cases of Dengue fever reported to WHO in the last 65 years (World Health Organization, 2012).
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 768536–541 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.7
Published: 01 October 2014
...Tara L. Bal “Forest health” is an important concept often not covered in tree, forest, insect, or fungal ecology and biology. With minimal, inexpensive equipment, students can investigate and conduct their own forest health survey to assess the percentage of trees with natural or artificial wounds...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 766379–383 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.6.5
Published: 01 August 2014
...Melissa A. Hicks; Rebecca J. Cline; Angela M. Trepanier An understanding of how genomics information, including information about risk for common, multifactorial disease, can be used to promote personal health (personalized medicine) is becoming increasingly important for the American public. We...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 763173–177 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.3.4
Published: 01 March 2014
...Richard A. Stein; Devra Lee Davis Evaluating the potential health impacts of chemical, physical, and biological environmental factors represents a challenging task with profound medical, public health, and historical implications. The history of public health is replete with instances, ranging from...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 787591–598 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.7.591
Published: 01 September 2016
...Daniel N. Weber; Renee A. Hesselbach; David H. Petering; Louise P. Petering; Craig A. Berg We have developed an experimental module that introduces high school students to guided scientific inquiry. It is designed to incorporate environmental health and ecological concepts into the basic biology or...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823170–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.170
Published: 01 March 2020
... literature review. These ideas included ethical standards, health concerns, and economic impacts ( Jenssen et al., 2012 ; McGuire et al., 2016 ; Van Ruth et al., 2018 ). Here, we have reported the results as they were presented by our students. The results should be interpreted with appropriate...
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Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 2. Forest Health Detective Survey Guide. A similar guide can be adopted for symptoms and conditions of trees and forests in your area. Figure 2. Forest Health Detective Survey Guide. A similar guide can be adopted for symptoms and conditions of trees and forests in your area.
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Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 4. Gallery Guide for Forest Health Detectives. Similar drawings can be made using observations or field guides for common galleries specific to an area. Figure 4. Gallery Guide for Forest Health Detectives. Similar drawings can be made using observations or field guides for common
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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
...Darrell L. Ray Centuries of practice clearly demonstrate that immunization by means of vaccination reduces the disease burden in human and nonhuman animal species. While the emphasis on individual health and fitness is important, the role of immunization in maintaining the health of entire...
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Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 3. Gall and Mine Guide for Forest Health Detectives. If there are abundant galls or mines, even of native species, tree growth can be impaired. Similar illustrations can be made using field guides for other regions. Figure 3. Gall and Mine Guide for Forest Health Detectives. If there
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Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 1. Examples of natural and human-caused tree-health symptoms that students may encounter: (A) leaf miner insects causing blotches in foliage; (B) sapsucker bird damage and scars in a tree trunk; (C) exposed tree roots damaged by a lawnmower; and (D) an old wound caused by logging
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Published: 01 October 2014
Figure 6. Examples of forest health survey analysis: (A) bar chart of the proportion of trees with symptoms by diameter size, (B) plot and trend line of number of symptoms by diameter, (C) pie chart of natural and artificial symptoms, and (D) pie chart breakdown of the proportion of symptoms
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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
...Daniel Z. Grunspan; Randolph M. Nesse; Sara E. Brownell Teaching evolution using medical examples can be a particularly effective strategy for motivating students to learn evolutionary principles, especially students interested in pursuing medical and allied health careers. Research in the area of...