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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793184–190 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.184
Published: 01 March 2017
...Angela M. Chapman; Hsuying C. Ward; Ashwini Tiwari; Amy Weimer; Jaime B. Duran; Federico Guerra; Paul Sale Research indicates that student learning of science, student attitudes toward science, and their motivation to learn science and pursue science-related careers is related to classroom...
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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
... through an abstract challenge, which often results in emotional reactions. We investigated whether a game-based activity is useful as a tool for teaching entomology, as assessed on the basis of the learning achieved and the feedback provided by students. Student feedback was positive regarding card...
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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
...Evan Lampert Forests are excellent “outdoor classrooms” for active learning in ecology and evolution; however, in many areas trees have no leaves or visible animal activity for much of the year. Fallen leaves may preserve evidence of interactions such as herbivory and infectious diseases, although...
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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
...Jaime L. Sabel Students need support to learn the core ideas, practices, and crosscutting concepts that make up the field of biology so that they can both be successful as biologists and make informed decisions that require biological understanding. One way instructors can support students in these...
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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
... University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, https://www.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions . 2020 evolution natural selection active learning biology curriculum pedagogy hands-on game For science educators tasked with teaching evolution at the high school or...
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Evaluation of <b>learning</b> objectives. Please see list of <b>learning</b> objectives i...
Published: 01 March 2017
Figure 2. Evaluation of learning objectives. Please see list of learning objectives in the text. Learning objectives are colored as follows: orange = project relevance and background; yellow = general microbiology concepts; red = lab skills. Score is as follows: correct or complete answer by one Figure 2. Evaluation of learning objectives. Please see list of learning objectives in the text. Learning objectives are colored as follows: orange = project relevance and background; yellow = general microbiology concepts; red = lab skills. Score is as follows: correct or complete answer by one More
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Overview of the <b>learning</b> module “FutureForest” – biodiversity education usi...
Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 1. Overview of the learning module “FutureForest” – biodiversity education using the example of the forest ecosystem. Figure 1. Overview of the learning module “FutureForest” – biodiversity education using the example of the forest ecosystem. More
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Student <b>learning</b> outcomes (± SE), based on the results of pretests and post...
Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 3. Student learning outcomes (± SE), based on the results of pretests and posttests completed by the students who participated in the game activity ( n = 92). The asterisk over the horizontal line indicates significant differences in paired t -test ( P &lt; 0.05). Figure 3. Student learning outcomes (± SE), based on the results of pretests and posttests completed by the students who participated in the game activity ( n = 92). The asterisk over the horizontal line indicates significant differences in paired t -test ( P &lt; 0.05). More
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Screenshot of the first task on the <b>learning</b> website “FutureForest.” Here, ...
Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 3. Screenshot of the first task on the learning website “FutureForest.” Here, students saw a picture of a forest with its different functions and ecosystem services. By moving the mouse over specific image regions, students could explore the services provided by forests. By clicking on the Figure 3. Screenshot of the first task on the learning website “FutureForest.” Here, students saw a picture of a forest with its different functions and ecosystem services. By moving the mouse over specific image regions, students could explore the services provided by forests. By clicking on the More
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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
... age and is suitable with high or low pre-knowledge and for both genders equally. Students learn in hands-on experiments about sound formation and properties; the human outer, middle, and inner ear; and limits to human hearing, both natural and resulting from damage to the inner ear. This lesson is...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 776421–425 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.6.421
Published: 01 August 2015
...Alessandra L. Barrera This study demonstrates the use of wiki technology (an editable webpage environment) to provide a virtual, asynchronous collaborative-learning environment for students for the purpose of working on course-content-focused study-guide questions. To analyze the effectiveness of...
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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
...Matthew A. Barnes; Robert D. Cox; Jessica Spott Place-based instruction allows students to explore learned concepts while building emotional connections with the location in which they are studying. Furthermore, the case for experiential science education continues to grow, and such pedagogy may be...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817507–512 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.507
Published: 01 September 2019
... biology classroom. This article describes a project-based learning activity that studies the influence of music on seed germination. Part of the student project is to conduct a literature search on the influence of music on plants, and possibly also on people (its biological, psychological, and social...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817467–473 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.467
Published: 01 September 2019
.../ . Wright, J.C. ( 1996 ). Authentic learning environment in analytical chemistry using cooperative methods and open-ended laboratories in large lecture courses . Journal of Chemical Education , 73 , 827 – 832 . © 2019 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct...
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Posttest student responses about the value of <b>learning</b>&#x2F;practicing teamwork ...
Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 3. Posttest student responses about the value of learning/practicing teamwork skills and teamwork assessment/reflection. The two prompts were (left graph) “I believe that the teamwork skills I learned during the early part of the semester improved my team's performance” and (right graph Figure 3. Posttest student responses about the value of learning/practicing teamwork skills and teamwork assessment/reflection. The two prompts were (left graph) “I believe that the teamwork skills I learned during the early part of the semester improved my team's performance” and (right graph More
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<b>Learning</b> gains (posttest score minus pretest score) representing student ch...
Published: 01 January 2020
Figure 2. Learning gains (posttest score minus pretest score) representing student changes in attitudes toward teamwork from the multiple-choice survey questions administered during 2015 and 2016. Height of bars represents average difference between the posttest and pretest responses (± SE), with Figure 2. Learning gains (posttest score minus pretest score) representing student changes in attitudes toward teamwork from the multiple-choice survey questions administered during 2015 and 2016. Height of bars represents average difference between the posttest and pretest responses (± SE), with More
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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
... for the role that diffusion of neurotransmitters across the synaptic cleft plays in this process. At least part of the learning problem is due to an erroneous view of diffusion as a slow process, and to an inability to apply the concepts of size and scale to the synapse and its structural components...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815352–359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.352
Published: 01 May 2019
...Daniel N. Weber; Renee A. Hesselbach; David H. Petering; Craig A. Berg Using live vertebrate animals to demonstrate learning and memory is typically not done in high school biology classes. We designed an apparatus and protocol by which students observe learning in fish. Students generate questions...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815334–339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.334
Published: 01 May 2019
... science “in the field” and integrate scientific practices, such as the scientific method and inquiry, in an authentic research experience. Participants develop their scientific reasoning skills through creation of research questions and interpretation of results. They learn experimental technique, build...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815373–376 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.373
Published: 01 May 2019
... found in different concentrations on either side of the membrane. The Donnan equilibrium is a major contributing factor to the polarized state of cells, and appreciating it is vital to the understanding of neuronal physiology. This article presents a nonmathematical active-learning exercise that will...