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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799720–727 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.720
Published: 01 November 2017
... school students are equally prepared for majors-level introductory Biology. Consequently, we developed and tested an in-house diagnostic BPT that assesses preparedness for “testing in” to introductory majors-level coursework (BI 211). We found that BPT scores were significantly correlated with final...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81120–26 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.1.20
Published: 01 January 2019
...Brian Gibbens Student motivation is widely regarded as an essential prerequisite for learning and success. To learn more about biology student motivation and how it changes over time, pre/post-surveys were administered to a large introductory biology course during the fall of 2015. These pre/post...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799729–737 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.729
Published: 01 November 2017
... and bracket phylogenetic trees in the context of an introductory biology course and by expanding the style comparison to include construction tasks. Students performed significantly better with bracket phylogenetic trees for some, but not all, interpretation tasks. In addition, students who...
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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
...Anna Aguilera; Jesse Schreier; Cassandra Saitow In this study, we examined two types of group presentation assignments for use in a large, introductory biology course. Students were placed into groups of 6 to 8 members, and tasked with researching a topic and preparing a 10-minute in-class...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 783254–256 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.3.254
Published: 01 March 2016
... Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 DNA RNA biochemistry molecular biology kinesthetic learning activities One of the many challenges facing students in introductory biology classes is to appreciate the three-dimensional nature of molecular...
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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
... the Introductory Biology Laboratory course at Brandeis University. Ptpmeg is a protein involved in axon formation in Drosophila melanogaster . In order to better understand Ptpmeg’s functionality, students sought to find Ptpmeg’s enhancers and suppressors by engaging in either a 4- or a 7-week modular...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 768518–523 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.5
Published: 01 October 2014
... tightly linked ( Ambrose et al., 2010 ). The introductory biology sequence at OSU begins with a course mainly focused on cell structure/function and genetics. We wanted to choose a context for student investigation that fit the course content while providing a highly relatable area for research. We chose...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 765333–336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.5.7
Published: 01 May 2014
... hypothesis-driven short-term research project in an introductory biology course at a small Midwestern university. During the course of this project, student groups generated a research question and hypothesis, designed an experiment, collected data, and reported their findings in a paper modeled after the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 758544–549 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.8.5
Published: 01 October 2013
... introductory biology courses may serve to direct student interest toward particular biological categories such as ecology, time devoted to topics in these categories within introductory biology courses may be crucial for captivating student interest. In a 2009 survey, members of the National Association of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 745318–322 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.5.6
Published: 01 May 2012
... promotes the development of a scientifically literate population. Because typical college introductory biology laboratories do not include experiences of this type, we present a bioinformatics module that can easily be included in a 90-minute session of a biology course for both majors and non-majors...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 744244–249 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.4.7
Published: 01 April 2012
...Erica Cline; Jennifer Gogarten We describe a laboratory exercise developed for the cell and molecular biology quarter of a year-long majors’ undergraduate introductory biology sequence. In an analysis of salmon samples collected by students in their local stores and restaurants, DNA sequencing and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 738454–461 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.8.6
Published: 01 October 2011
...Jessica Goldstein; Dan F. B. Flynn Analytical and quantitative thinking skills are core components of science but can be challenging to teach in introductory biology courses. To address this issue, modest curriculum modifications, including methods of hypothesis testing, data collection, and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 73116–21 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.1.4
Published: 01 January 2011
...Eileen Gregory; Jane P. Ellis; Amanda N. Orenstein A common complaint among instructors of introductory biology is that the courses cover too much material. Without a national consensus specifying which topics are essential, instructors are leery of excluding material. A survey was administered to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 733149–153 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.3.6
Published: 01 March 2011
... in scientific writing, we could focus our instructional efforts on the remaining students who most needed our assistance. We next asked whether our integrated pedagogical approach improved the student success rate of writing a high-quality lab report, as compared to introductory biology courses...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 732100–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.2.8
Published: 01 February 2011
... C. ( 1996 ). Three ways to teach ecology labs by inquiry: guided, open-ended, and teacher-collaborative . Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America , 77 , 77 — 92 . Grant B.W. Vatnick I. ( 1998 ). A multi-week inquiry for an undergraduate introductory biology laboratory...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 715281–284 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27669431
Published: 01 May 2009
..., 314(5800), 787-790. ^^KP Reinventing Life: fw^ Wt\; ftp ilui ItVI^I ^^H Introductory Biology for a Rapidly It) \M >wl '^88 Ill^^l ^H Evolving World >? |p ? ?! ^|l; :V^H O Modern Biological Change The foundations for scientific literacy in biology are rapidly shift ing. Since the creation of the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2008; 708483–487 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/30163330
Published: 01 October 2008
...). Do students' grades in high school biology accurately predict their grades in college biology? Journal of College Science Teaching, 37(3), 62-65. Jensen, P.A. & Moore, R. (in press). Students' perceptions of their grades throughout an introductory biology course: Effects of open-book testing...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2008; 707396–399 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/30163310
Published: 01 September 2008
.... U.S. Census Bureau. (2000). Available online at: http://www.census. gov/main/www/cen2000.html. Using Pop Culture TO TEACH INTRODUCTORY Biology Our students are captivated by the charac- ters, storylines, and gossip provided by pop culture (television, movies, magazines, books, sports, music...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2006; 689524–529 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4452059
Published: 01 November 2006
...? Ifiodules in Large Introductory Biology Lectures Enhance Student Understanding SCOTT COOPER DEBORAH HANMER BILL CERBIN A t critical goal of introductory science courses is to develop students' understanding of key concepts and principles. Typically, introductory biology courses include two major parts...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2006; 686329 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4452005
Published: 01 August 2006
... 91911 Corrections The cover photo of bracken fern on the May issue (ABT, 68[5], cover) was incorrectly spelled. It should have read Pteridium aquilinum. In "A Reappraisal of the Status of Introductory Biology Laboratory Education in U.S. Colleges & Universities by Sundberg, Armstrong & Wischusen (ABT...