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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817479–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.479
Published: 01 September 2019
...Daniel A. Kiernan; Christine Lotter Science departments in higher education have been adjusting their curricula to include more inquiry-based instruction, and research on inquiry-based teaching at the collegiate level has been increasing. However, more data are needed regarding the effectiveness of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819649–657 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.649
Published: 01 December 2019
... developed Jupyter Notebook to analyze data collected as part of a multiweek ecology field experiment aimed at determining the effect of white-tailed deer on aspects of biological diversity. These inquiry-based laboratory exercises generated scientifically relevant data and gave students a chance to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817485–489 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.485
Published: 01 September 2019
...Sarah Schmid; Franz X. Bogner We describe a structured inquiry-based lesson about the human ear and sound that can lead to long-term retention of content knowledge and reduce the gender gap in science subjects. The lesson integrates the subjects of biology and physics for students about 15 years of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816449–451 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.449
Published: 01 August 2019
...Cassy Cozine Collecting meaningful data in an undergraduate human physiology lab course can be difficult for a variety of reasons. I describe a way of creating an inquiry-based, semester-long project that allows students practice in designing retrospective research questions using a large database...
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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
... , 460 – 475 . Kirschner, P.A. , Sweller, J. & Clark, R.E. ( 2006 ). Why minimal guidance during instruction does not work: an analysis of the failure of constructivist, discovery, problem-based, experiential, and inquiry-based teaching . Educational Psychologist , 41 , 75 – 86...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813202–209 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.202
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. 2018; 808594–599 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.594
Published: 01 October 2018
...R. Louis Hirsch; Seth Miller; Dennis Halterman Inquiry-based investigations of diseases are often difficult to safely undertake in middle school or high school science courses. However, by utilizing potatoes as a mammalian analogue, important groups of pathogens can be investigated with common...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 798661–667 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.8.661
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. 2017; 796466–472 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.466
Published: 01 August 2017
... for protist, animal, and plant observations and experiments, and are not altered by addition of sulfur, carbon, or cellulose sources, more accurately representing natural ecosystems. Ecosystem jars can support a variety of inquiry-based experiments, including student-designed projects, from middle...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 795401–406 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.5.401
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. 2017; 795387–392 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.5.387
Published: 01 May 2017
...Parker Stuart; Kelsey Stuart; Mark Milanick In this inquiry-based lab, students are provided with a case study involving a young boy with a head injury exhibiting various symptoms, as well as simulated blood and urine samples to help diagnose the boy's disease. Throughout the course of the lab...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 789739–745 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.9.739
Published: 01 November 2016
...Matthew R. Fisher Efforts to reform science education focus on implementing constructivist pedagogy to engage students in scientific practices, promote critical thinking, and provide students with relevant research experiences. In this spirit, this article presents authentic, inquiry-based...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 788664–668 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.8.664
Published: 01 October 2016
... inquiry and instruction will expedite the activity. Furthermore, instructors may choose to construct their own picture-based dichotomous keys using only local species. Alternatively, identifying diatoms to the genus level would still be useful for making more generalized habitat and environmental...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 783208–219 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.3.208
Published: 01 March 2016
...Xin Fu; Enshan Liu We designed a course based on inquiry learning using WISE, an online inquiry-based science environment platform, and the 5E instructional model. This article summarizes guidelines used in designing the course, analyses of student needs and school environment, setting of course...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 782155–162 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.155
Published: 01 February 2016
... shown in its entirety at the beginning of the lab session, it is preferable to show video clips in small increments throughout the exercises in order to foster the inquiry-based nature of the activities. Sticklebacks are small fish averaging about 3–5 inches in length ( Figure 1 ). Biologists are...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 775323–331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.5.2
Published: 01 May 2015
... diversity, despite their importance as free-living species and as symbionts. We created “Bugs on Bugs” as an inquiry-based research project in which students investigate both arthropod and microbe diversity by collecting arthropods and culturing their symbionts. “Bugs on Bugs” was developed as a multiple...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 775363–368 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.5.7
Published: 01 May 2015
... present a method that expands upon traditional techniques to include inquiry-based learning of microscopy. Engaged in a problem-solving scenario, students begin to see the microscope as a flexible and important tool they must master in order to solve a problem. Furthermore, by matching what they see...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 77141–47 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.1.6
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sumana Setty; Melissa S. Kosinski-Collins It has been noted that undergraduate project-based laboratories lead to increased interest in scientific research and student understanding of biological concepts. We created a novel, inquiry-based, multiweek genetics research project studying Ptpmeg, for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 775369–375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.5.8
Published: 01 May 2015
... Science How Curriculum Addresses Standard Overarching Standard: Science as Inquiry Exercises include brainstorming, collecting and combining novel data, and revisiting the topic based on new findings. 8.E.1 Understanding the hydrosphere and the impact of humans on local systems and the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 768501–506 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.3
Published: 01 October 2014
... facilitation of science discussions while supported by a dialogic discussion structure that was collaboratively developed through professional-development workshops. Our findings provide a real-time teaching tool for teachers working toward integrating inquiry-based science discussions in their classrooms...