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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 792151–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.151
Published: 01 February 2017
... experience. His insights include the negative impact of invasive and introduced species on native organisms and the anthropogenic effects on species’ distributions. Thus students will also recognize the foundations of many important principles of modern ecology and conservation biology in this historic...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 755349–353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.5.10
Published: 01 May 2013
... ). Table 1 provides ideas as to where this study fits the Life Science core ideas. (2) This is an opportunity to introduce various species from viruses (acellular) to plants and animals. (3) Discussion of invasive species provides a context for introducing core ideas, which helps students relate to the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817503–506 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.503
Published: 01 September 2019
... students in a summer program in the United States, with examples of invasive species that had previously been introduced from China into the United States or vice versa. Guided discussion then focused on plant and animal species with which the students had some familiarity and covered concepts of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814234–241 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.234
Published: 01 April 2019
... science best when they are actively engaged in pursuing answers to authentic and relevant questions. We present an activity teachers can use in the classroom to introduce the concepts of species richness and diversity. We break down the history and logic behind the two primary statistical tools ecologists...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 753194–201 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.3.8
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer L. Hopwood; Susan K. Flowers; Katie J. Seidler; Erica L. Hopwood Invasive species are a substantial threat to biodiversity. Educating students about invasive species introduces fundamental concepts in biology, ecology, and environmental science. In the Race to Displace game, students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 738485–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.8.11
Published: 01 October 2011
...Jun-Ki Lee; Il-Sun Lee; Yong-Ju Kwon The purpose of this article is to introduce and develop a teaching method and process that incorporates quick response (QR) codes and smartphones into field trips for biology classes. The teaching process using QR codes and smartphones consisted of four steps...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808619–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.619
Published: 01 October 2018
... identify genes and disclosing their genomic context in different species. The rationale is to strengthen teachers’ competencies to introduce bioinformatics resources and tools (e.g., NCBI, ORFinder, BLAST, and MaGe) in their teaching practices. By doing so, teachers will ultimately enhance students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 79149–54 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.1.49
Published: 01 January 2017
... evident in the indifference people express toward the extinction of animals, both aquatic and terrestrial. Unless people feel connected to an organism (e.g., blue whale), they will care nothing about its disappearance. We have designed an inquiry-based activity to introduce students to fish, many species...
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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. 2014; 768525–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.6
Published: 01 October 2014
... Different Colony x Different Species Trial 1 Trial 2 Trial 3 At this point, teachers can introduce ants as the main topic of the lesson and encourage students to think about the general kinds of behaviors that ants are likely to perform. Ask open-ended questions (e.g., How do...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 78124–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.1.24
Published: 01 January 2016
...Cristina Sousa The common ancestor and evolution by natural selection, concepts introduced by Charles Darwin, constitute the central core of biology research and education. However, students generally struggle to understand these concepts and commonly form misconceptions about them. To help...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 754269–273 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.4.8
Published: 01 April 2013
... emphasize the critical role of quantitative thinking. Students generate and test hypotheses about feeding preferences using an extensive class-generated data set and formulate plausible explanations based on species biology. Our goal is to introduce analytical skills early and often in our undergraduate...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 753186–192 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.3.7
Published: 01 March 2013
...Daniel Hudon; John R. Finnerty A hypothesis-driven laboratory is described that introduces students to the complexities of ecosystem function. Students work with live algae, brine shrimp, and sea anemones to test hypotheses regarding the trophic interactions among species, the exchange of nutrients...
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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
... use gene drives to eliminate malaria, a disease that continues to kill over a million people every year. The malarial parasite is transmitted by the Anopholes mosquito. Researchers created a gene drive that makes females of the species reproductively sterile ( Hammond et al., 2015 ). Introducing the...
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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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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825348–356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.348
Published: 01 May 2020
... science knowledge. The GJWs were distributed as a packet to students at the beginning of the trip. Students individually completed a one-page, front-back GJW each day using their notes, texts, and trip experiences. They also documented key terms, important concepts, and species of interest daily...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824241–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.241
Published: 01 April 2020
..., or be introduced to different ecological interactions as a “scavenger hunt.” Some quantitative skills can be introduced by having middle school or high school students simply count damaged leaves and calculate damage rates that can be compared among different tree genera or species. This activity...
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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
... serious threat for many reasons, mainly growing populations and the increasing resource needs of humans. In the most recent update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (dated July 18, 2019), a total of 105,732 species were evaluated, 28,338 of which are considered endangered. It has been found that...
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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
... to a sampling design that ensures sufficient representation, and generate meaningful conclusions from data that directly address the hypothesis and research question and reflect a mechanistic understanding of the observed trends in data. Process of Science Use a species identification guide and...
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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
... their ability to do science. This project illustrates the importance of establishing partnerships between secondary schools and academic institutions to successfully introduce research to younger students. This project received QCC IRB Exemption status 695738-1 and approval from the New York City...