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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 187–192.
Published: 01 March 2019
... analysis at all. We have designed an inquiry-based activity that provides insight into enzyme function and that is budget friendly, safe, and produces quantitative results. The materials required are household products, so this activity can be adapted even for online classes. Furthermore, we suggest...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 365–374.
Published: 01 May 2017
... photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2017 modeling microorganism transmission Madagascar hissing cockroach inquiry activity Figure 1. Example Guided Data Sheet...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 259–264.
Published: 01 April 2014
... to gain comfort with the process of natural selection and facilitating inquiry experimentation. The lesson described here uses a free online program, BoxCar2D, to demonstrate evolution by natural selection in a virtual population of cars. Students will be introduced to the principles of evolution and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (1): 24–26.
Published: 01 January 2011
..., smoking education is often limited to programmatic demonstrations in which students rarely engage in inquiry-oriented activities. This seems odd, considering that standards documents and education research have consistently demonstrated that the most meaningful form of science learning occurs when...
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The American Biology Teacher (1985) 47 (6): 365–366.
Published: 01 September 1985
.... New York: McGraw-Hill. Stansfield Theory and problems of genetics 1969 How-To- Do- It Polydactyly: An Inquiry Activity in Human Genetics Chester VanderZee Occasionally voices from the scien- tific community tell us we should do more to show our students that the statements found in...
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The American Biology Teacher (1982) 44 (7): 441–442.
Published: 01 October 1982
...William H. Leonard; George Snodgrass Copyright 1982 The National Association of Biology Teachers How-To-Do-Ilt An Inquiry Activity for Genetics Using Chromosome Mapping William H. Leonard University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska 68588 George Snodgrass Louisville Public School...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 661–667.
Published: 01 October 2017
...-based experimentation also has been shown to improve students’ attitudes and interest in science. However, implementing scientific inquiry activities that include experimental design and data analysis in a classroom of middle or high school students can be daunting for teachers with limited experimental...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 739–745.
Published: 01 November 2016
... activities utilizing the real-world bioscience behind wastewater treatment. The activities begin with a tour of a wastewater treatment facility, followed by a guided inquiry activity in which students enumerate E. coli levels from wastewater samples collected from different steps of the treatment process...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 435–441.
Published: 01 August 2019
.... To overcome these difficulties, a structured/guided inquiry activity, combined with quantitative reasoning tasks, is described for teaching chemical synaptic transmission as part of undergraduate biology or neuroscience courses. Through this activity, students familiarize themselves with the absolute...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 50–52.
Published: 01 January 2018
...Paul L. Guy; Rebecca Macdonald; Susan Mackenzie; David J. Burritt In this inquiry activity, students use the genetic diversity of common beans ( Phaseolus vulgaris L.) from their local garden center to investigate this species’ resilience to salt stress and viral infection. Students use a number of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (9): 601–608.
Published: 01 November 2014
... presented here are designed to shift student thinking on this topic. In these guided inquiry activities, students investigate human–microbe interactions as they work together to interpret and analyze authentic data from published articles and develop scientific models. Through the activities, students learn...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 776–779.
Published: 01 November 2016
...Pamela A. Marshall In this inquiry activity, community-level physiological profiling (CLPP) with EcoPlates is described to quantitatively depict the community of microorganisms situated in a natural environment. Students can develop their own hypotheses and carry out experimentation about the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (7): 503–508.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Helena Puche; Helena Puche; Jame Holt; Jame Holt This semi-guided inquiry activity explores the macroinvertebrate fauna in water sources affected by different levels of pollution. Students develop their ability to identify macroinvertebrates, compare aquatic fauna from different sources of water...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (8): 583–586.
Published: 01 October 2013
...Pamela A. Marshall Students need practice in proposing hypotheses, developing experiments that will test these hypotheses, and generating data that they will analyze to support or refute them. I describe a guided-inquiry activity based on the “tongue map” concept, appropriate for middle school and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 202–209.
Published: 01 March 2019
... described here contributes to the growing body of interactive instructional activities to help teach the central dogma. It provides an inquiry-based, hands-on, tangible, dry-lab platform by which students can consider and learn the concepts of molecular biology such as codons, promoters, and the genetic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 401–406.
Published: 01 May 2017
... radiation and about all parts of the scientific process. Understand how the steps of the scientific method apply to an inquiry-based laboratory activity. Design an independent research project with appropriate control and experimental groups. Understand that these...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (5): 323–331.
Published: 01 May 2015
... those on the exoskeleton, are much less studied despite their important influence on factors such as resistance to pathogens that could kill the arthropod or potentially be mechanically vectored to humans. “Bugs on Bugs” is an inquiry-based activity that combines two high-impact educational...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (7): 470–475.
Published: 01 September 2013
... their students to an exciting, interdisciplinary research field. Here, we propose a lab- and field-based activity that uses hydrophones to explore how shrimp snapping behavior changes in response to different stimuli and introduces students to the process of scientific inquiry. Using free software...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (5): 305–309.
Published: 01 May 2012
...Carly V. Redelman; Kathleen Marrs; Gregory G. Anderson In nature, bacteria exist in and adapt to different environments by forming microbial communities called “biofilms.” We propose simple, inquiry-based laboratory exercises utilizing a biofilm formation assay, which allows controlled biofilm...
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The American Biology Teacher (2007) 69 (5): 273–279.
Published: 01 May 2007
... (Scruggs & Mastropieri, 1992). In this article, we describe how to best assist inclusive high school students in learning biology with inquiry-based activities using a Web-integrated biology program. An aim of this study was to determine optimal ways of implementing materials with inclusive learners. We...