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Representation of biology domains in the  ABT  <b>literature</b>.   Figure 1. Repr...
Published: 01 January 2015
Figure 1. Representation of biology domains in the ABT literature. Figure 1. Representation of biology domains in the ABT literature. More
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 532–537.
Published: 01 September 2015
... environmental change. Two of the exercises returned students to the exact location of the past research that they had previously read from the primary literature, making it possible to clarify the difference between reproducibility and repeatability in field-based research. When student-collected data differed...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 403–408.
Published: 01 August 2020
... “employed” by the fictional Fruit Fly Trap Company to design a device to maximize capture of female fruit flies using environmentally friendly lures. During this lab, students collaborate to conduct literature searches, ask research questions, develop hypotheses, design experiments, collect and analyze data...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 12–18.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Figure 1. Representation of biology domains in the ABT literature. Figure 1. Representation of biology domains in the ABT literature. ...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (9): 622–625.
Published: 01 November 2014
... a language arts strategy called Literature Circles. Here, I describe my use of this successful strategy and provide resources to support other teachers who want to employ outside readings and/or Literature Circles in their own teaching. Table 4. List of systems included in my Anatomy...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (7): 507–512.
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 (2020) 82 (6): 372–380.
Published: 01 August 2020
... academic communities. Therefore, it is critical that fundamental concepts of epigenetic regulation are taught to the next generation in a simple yet precise manner to avoid any misconceptions. To that end, this article starts by distilling the extensive scientific literature on epigenetic control of gene...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 269–277.
Published: 01 April 2019
.... A major focus was developing students' ability to compare their results with the literature. Upon completion, manuscripts were uploaded to a digital archive for use by future students in designing projects. This database of readily accessible past projects provides students with an accessible...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 638–643.
Published: 01 December 2019
..., assessable conservation objectives to manage a population within a budget that limits available money, time, and sociopolitical will. Students must conduct extensive scientific literature reviews, then decide which of 89 actions will be most cost-effective. Instructors and students responded positively to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 585–588.
Published: 01 October 2019
..., during, and after a seminar to enhance students' scientific comprehension. Our system begins with students reading peer-reviewed literature relevant to a future seminar. In class, students work cooperatively to answer guided questions about the article, which serves as a basis for a discussion of the...
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Students were asked to reflect on the elements of the fruit fly lab they ha...
Published: 01 August 2020
Figure 5. Students were asked to reflect on the elements of the fruit fly lab they had learned the most from. Over 50% of students ( N = 42) indicated that all aspects, from starting with primary literature to the PowerPoint presentation, were effective in teaching them about the science process More
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Kelsey J. Metzger; Joanna Yang Yowler The processes of mitosis and meiosis are oft-cited and long-standing examples of concepts that are difficult for students to learn and understand. While there are many examples in the literature of “how-to-do-it,” innovative instructional approaches for...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 493–500.
Published: 01 September 2018
... positive perceptions of the mode of instruction, but also realized learning gains and misconception resolution. These outcomes support the efficacy of case pedagogy as a useful teaching tool in emerging infectious diseases, and augment the paucity of literature examining Ebola virus knowledge and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 416–422.
Published: 01 August 2018
... experiences as a high school teacher and college professor with the philosophy of John Dewey and contemporary literature on pedagogical practices. My findings suggest that it is a moral imperative to encourage wonder in our classrooms and to do so in an authentic way. It is intense...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 426.
Published: 01 August 2020
... two ideas as its guiding principles, presenting students with opportunities to analyze real data from primary literature as the framework for learning biology. These data revolve around the core concepts (“Big Ideas”) of quantitative reasoning, critical thinking, the ability to apply the process of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 389–393.
Published: 01 August 2020
... , M.L. ( 2016 ). Use of primary literature in the undergraduate analytical class . Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry , 408 , 3045 – 3049 . Laforce , M. , Noble , E. , King , H. , Century , J. , Blackwell , C. , Holt , S. , et al. ( 2016 ). The eight essential...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 381–388.
Published: 01 August 2020
... can be integrated into a unit for student research and presentations. Table 1 summarizes related topics, connections, and questions that can be explored. In his review of the literature, Drew found that prior experiments had shown that even though erythrocytes were usually impermeable to sodium...
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Work flow for the budgeted management plan project, showing ungraded steps ...
Published: 01 December 2019
Figure 1. Work flow for the budgeted management plan project, showing ungraded steps (open boxes) and graded steps (shaded boxes). The project begins with a prepared list of management goals (see Table 2 ) and ends with a management plan that includes both a primary literature review and a More
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 67–69.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Kelsi L. Anderson Students in the natural sciences should be prepared as undergraduates to read and apply concepts from the scientific literature. I describe a strategy that enforced the necessity to deliver high volumes of content while incorporating an active-learning technique. Students were...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 March 2018
..., suggests this approach leads to improvement of students’ scientific abilities. The benefits are noticeable when students apply the scientific method to their own questions and also while interpreting science reported in biological literature. Figure 1. Question-Hypothesis-Test (QHT) framework for...