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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796450–454 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.450
Published: 01 August 2017
... , 147 – 162 . Neve, C. ( 1986 , October ). High learning jumps show potency of brain-based instruction . Phi Delta Kappan , 68 , 143 – 148 . Schub, E. ( 2016 ). Critical thinking: Enhancing critical thinking skills . Evidence-Based Care Sheet . Cinahl Information Systems . Vejar, C...
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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
... research common misconceptions with the use of personal technology in order to distinguish between scientifically supported data and poor information online. Both activities can be incorporated in high school and university-level general biology curricula. They will allow students to connect their...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 742100–103 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.2.7
Published: 01 February 2012
... ). Reacting to "Reacting." Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning , 38 , 52 – 53 . Jones S. Clarke L.N. Cornish S. Gonzales M. Johnson C. Lawson J. & others. ( 2003 ). Let the Games Begin: Gaming Technology and Entertainment among College Students . Washington, D.C...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 743172–177 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.3.8
Published: 01 March 2012
...Kathryn A. March Global Positioning System (GPS) technology can be used to connect students to the natural world and improve their skills in observation, identification, and classification. Using GPS devices in the classroom increases student interest in science, encourages team-building skills...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 754264–267 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.4.7
Published: 01 April 2013
...Kelly J. Grillo; Lisa A. Dieker An essential element of science instruction is content literacy. In order to improve literacy specific to science, vocabulary must be addressed. As Jitendra et al. (2004) pointed out, “because learning vocabulary during independent reading is very inefficient for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 747485–489 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.7.10
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Teachers found these strategies helpful as they worked to adapt instruction that prepared students with the knowledge and skills necessary to succeed in 21st-century Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers. Figure 1. (Left) An attempt to organize the steps of DNA extraction...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 753178–184 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.3.6
Published: 01 March 2013
... students’ responses in fifth and seventh grades, within the context of both units, made it possible to explain students’ patterns of understanding. Teachers implemented instructional units developed in the Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE) – a technology-enhanced learning environment that...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825315–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.315
Published: 01 May 2020
... presents wet and dry lab simulations to help introduce high school and undergraduate students to CRISPR-based gene editing technology. CRISPR gene editing molecular genetics dry lab wet lab electrophoresis CRISPR (also known as CRISPR-Cas9) is a powerful biotechnology tool that gives...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825333–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.333
Published: 01 May 2020
... inquiry-based instruction ( Minner et al., 2010 ; Freeman et al., 2014 ). In particular, the integration of web-based resources allows students to gather up-to-date information in virtually any subject area and become actively engaged in the learning process through exploration ( Kuzoff et al., 2009...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825279–288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.279
Published: 01 May 2020
... bioethical questions regarding how and when the technology should be used. We will explore some of these applications later, but first let's see how CRISPR was discovered. The story of CRISPR began in 1987 when Japanese biologist Yoshizumi Ishino was studying DNA in the common gut bacterium...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825328–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.328
Published: 01 May 2020
... students were not simply handed the instructions on how to make yogurt and told to follow them. Instead they predicted and tested the outcome of yogurt production under different conditions following the predict-observe-explain structure of hands-on learning experiences ( White & Gunstone, 1992...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825296–305 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.296
Published: 01 May 2020
... representations are crucial for communication and teaching in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Scientists communicate their experimental results in graphs and charts, create diagrams and models to help explain and ask new questions about natural phenomena, and modify existing...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824218–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.218
Published: 01 April 2020
...Funda Gül İri; Emine Çil We designed and implemented two instructional approaches to plant education, with the intention of supporting positive attitudes toward plants among sixth-grade students (11–13 years old). In one instructional approach, students prepared a book about plants that have...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824227–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.227
Published: 01 April 2020
... scientific method. This article describes a visual-learning, inquiry-based activity that can be applied to introductory high school and college biology laboratories with the use of easily accessible technology (a smartphone and an inexpensive thermal camera attachment). Students generate hypotheses and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824210–215 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.210
Published: 01 April 2020
... al., 2010 ); (2) the students had reading difficulties ( Ke & Abras, 2013 ); or (3) the instructions are unclear. Given that the rules manual contains little text and instead relies mostly on illustrations (which were recognized as informative and easy to understand by the students themselves...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824247–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.247
Published: 01 April 2020
...? Delivery of the curriculum proceeds through 14 weeks of lab meetings that include opportunities for instruction, field data collection, sample processing, data analysis, and paper writing ( Table 2 ). All curricular materials, including protocols, rubrics, and worksheets, are freely available online...
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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
... obtaining funding and designing experiments that can be done in a high school laboratory. High school teachers are more familiar with the techniques of instruction appropriate to help their students achieve course-specific learning outcomes. College professors and high school teachers can work together to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823150–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.150
Published: 01 March 2020
... ). Scaffolding now includes types of support such as technology in the classroom, as well as elements of curriculum designed to support students in learning particular concepts ( Puntambekar & Hubscher, 2005 ). Various types of scaffolds have been used to support students in learning science. Some...
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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
... content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, https://www.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions . 2020 online learning microscopy distant labs biology instruction Online learning has grown in popularity and is expected to increase in the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823158–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.158
Published: 01 March 2020
...Diyora Abdukhakimova; Yingqiu Xie Innovation in assessment of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) courses in subjects such as biology and biochemistry is a widely discussed topic. We report the use of a novel, research-integrated course assessment designed to increase students...