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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (6): 408–411.
Published: 01 August 2013
... offer step-by-step instructions on how slugs are used to guide students through an inquiry-based research project for 7 weeks in a majors general biology course. Table 1. Examples of student hypotheses in a general biology laboratory using slugs as the model organism. Student Hypotheses...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (6): 361–364.
Published: 01 August 2010
...Kathy Van Hoeck Advanced Placement Biology Lab 11 has used pillbugs as the model organism and choice chambers so that they can travel between two environments. I used cabbage white butterflies as the model organism. Each student was given their own larva and observed metamorphosis, choice behaviors...
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The American Biology Teacher (2000) 62 (7): 512–519.
Published: 01 September 2000
.... Van Straalen Ecological approaches in soil ecotoxicology 3 Ecological Risk Assessment of Contaminants in Soil 1997 Springtails in the Classroom Collembola s Model Organisms for Inquiry-Based Laboratories John C. Moore Bradley B. Tripp Rod T. Simpson David C. Coleman Our objective is to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 626–635.
Published: 01 December 2019
... that uses corn as a model organism to support students' ideas about heredity. We analyzed data collected during implementation of the unit, including student artifacts and interviews. We compared these data to those from a pilot version of the curriculum – implemented in the prior year – that was...
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Food web <b>model</b>. Students first labeled each <b>organism</b> (some may have more th...
Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 2. Food web model. Students first labeled each organism (some may have more than one label) as a producer (p), primary consumer (1), secondary consumer (2), tertiary consumer (3), or quaternary consumer (4). They then labeled each animal as either an herbivore (H), a carnivore (C), or an More
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 282–287.
Published: 01 April 2017
... genes have human homologs, students learn how model organisms can be used to understand the molecular basis of disease and disorders, such as cancer. What kind of genes might slbo regulate to drive cell migration? Why is the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 272–277.
Published: 01 April 2018
... through various modes of inquiry and self-investigation. Students examine how genetic variation may either facilitate or limit the ability for species to survive changing climates through work with the model organism Drosophila melanogaster . Students are asked to layer new understanding of the mechanisms...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 74–86.
Published: 01 February 2018
... evolution. We describe Avida-ED, a research-based platform for digital evolution that overcomes many of the challenges associated with using biological model organisms in the classroom. We then report the findings of a nationwide, multiple-case study on classroom implementation of Avida-ED and its influence...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 92–99.
Published: 01 February 2018
... addresses these goals by engaging students in parallel selection experiments with biological and digital model organisms. These activities address multiple learning objectives in the AP Biology Curriculum Framework and the Next Generation Science Standards while engaging students in authentic science...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 661–667.
Published: 01 October 2017
... introduce students to C. elegans as a model organism and later to explain how neurons regulate muscles to control organismal movement in response to stimuli. Question : Does sugar make C. elegans hyper? Hypothesis/Prediction : If sugar makes C. elegans hyper, then when you feed C. elegans...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 401–406.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Fran Norflus In traditional microbiology laboratory activities, different strains of bacteria are exposed to UV radiation for varying lengths of time. This article provides information that expands on these activities (or uses them alone) with Caenorhabditis elegans as a model organism with which...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 272–279.
Published: 01 April 2017
... the model organism, Paramecium . This allowed students to design their own experimental approaches. We assessed the students on formative and summative levels to determine if they were accomplishing the learning outcomes. Students demonstrated they were successful in meeting these, which included...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 410–416.
Published: 01 May 2016
... means to increase student engagement. Daphnia magna can serve as a model organism for endocrine disruption, and its ease of handling, rapid reproduction rate, and clearly defined endpoints make it useful in short-term, student research projects. The concept of endocrine disruption can be tested through...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 203–209.
Published: 01 March 2013
... inquiry-based approach using a hypothesis-driven set of experiments that draws upon a real-life concern, environmental exposures to lead (Pb 2+ ). Students learn how scientists use model organisms to understand basic biological concepts, and how these models relate to human and environmental health...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 517–525.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Rebecca Sammet; Daniel Dreesmann Acorn ants (genus Temnothorax ) are a powerful model organism for illustrating the variety of interactions in an ecosystem. We developed five teaching units with acorn ants as the exemplary insect. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative and qualitative...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (4): 232–237.
Published: 01 April 2011
...Roman Asshoff; Olivia Roth Tribolium castanaeum is a widespread insect in temperate regions. Because of its short generation time and easy handling, it serves as a model organism for various scientific questions. However, T. castanaeum, or its larger-sized relative Tenebrio molitor, can also be...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (9): 661–667.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of the hands-on lab activities featuring text, diagrams, and models. Assessment of these activities demonstrates that students can effectively learn the relationships between different organ systems by using a series of lab activities that emphasize creativity and fun. Figure 6. Student's poster...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 120–125.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Michael I. Dorrell Evolution is a central principle of biology. However, key aspects of evolution can be very difficult to model in a classroom setting. Two such key principles are (1) how the accumulation of small, relatively minor modifications can lead to the diversity of life over extended...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 291–300.
Published: 01 April 2018
.... ( 2007 ). Arabidopsis ecotypes: A model for course projects in organismal plant biology and evolution . American Biology Teacher , 69 ( 8 ), 477 – 481 . Zheng, Z. L. ( 2006 ). Use of the gl1 mutant and the CA-rop2 transgenic plants of Arabidopsis thaliana in the biology lecture course...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (1): 26–33.
Published: 01 January 2012
..., and collaborative manner. Students used an estuarine transport model to explore the question of how circulation patterns affect planktonic organisms, demonstrating the interdisciplinary interaction of physics and biology. Our experience suggests that computer models, when used for inquiry, can help...