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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (6): 452–457.
Published: 01 August 2015
... useful in assessing students’ understanding of content in larger contexts. They enable students to use models to construct explanations, with evidence to support hypotheses – practices emphasized in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Storyboards provide an opportunity for performance...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 482–491.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Natalia B. Hubbs; Kristin N. Parent; Jon R. Stoltzfus National STEM education reform efforts call for increased emphasis on science practices, such as modeling. We describe an activity where students read a scientific blog post relating human gametogenesis to disease and then during class develop a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 626–635.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Cory T. Forbes; Dante Cisterna; Devarati Bhattacharya; Ranu Roy Learning about heredity is important across the K–12 continuum. However, these ideas may be challenging for students. We examined third-grade students' ideas about heredity in the context of a new, six-week, model-based science unit...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 417–422.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jana Bouwma-Gearhart; Sarah Adumat; Allyson Rogan-Klyve; Andrew M. Bouwma A feature of science is its production of evidence-based explanations. Scientific models can both provide causal explanations and be predictive of natural phenomena. Modeling-based inquiry (MBI) is a pedagogical strategy that...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 373–376.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 Membrane potential anions modeling References Barrett, K.E. , Barman, S.M. , Boitano, S. & Brooks, H.L. ( 2012 ). Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology , 24th ed . (pp. 8 – 9 ). New York, NY...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 February 2019
... compares two active-learning approaches to teaching meiosis through modeling in an introductory undergraduate biology course for health sciences majors. Items from the published, validated Meiosis Concept Inventory were used for pre- and post-instruction assessment. In addition, we collected data regarding...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 457–461.
Published: 01 August 2018
...Carlos A. Morales-Ramirez; Pearlyn Y. Pang Open-source data are information provided free online. It is gaining popularity in science research, especially for modeling species distribution. MaxEnt is an open-source software that models using presence-only data and environmental variables. These...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 214–220.
Published: 01 March 2018
... from the common misconception that bacteria gain resistance upon antibiotic exposure. We have designed models and a corresponding lab that explores how a population of bacteria can evolve antibiotic resistance, with emphasis on dispelling common misconceptions surrounding the mechanism of antibiotic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 140–142.
Published: 01 February 2018
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 774–777.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sun Mi Yun; Shinyoung Lee; Heui-Baik Kim Students have little opportunity to observe or experiment with blood filtration in the nephron. Thus, we have developed a modeling activity on the blood filtration in the nephron for middle school students. The students present their mental models of the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 365–374.
Published: 01 May 2017
... ( 3 ), 483 – 490 . Heyborne, W. H. , Fast, M. , & Goodding, D. D. ( 2012 ). The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach: A New Model for Learning Insect Anatomy . American Biology Teacher , 74 ( 3 ), 185 – 189 . doi: 10.1525/abt.2012.74.3.11 Parada, Jorge . ( 2012 ). The Truth about...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 128–134.
Published: 01 February 2017
... in the middle, a color #3 on top and a color #4 on the bottom ( Figure 2B ). As described above, these organisms that you are modeling have recently been separated from the rest of the population, and are now encountering a new environment. In nature, when these types of events occur, they often...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 141–148.
Published: 01 February 2016
... model ( Darwin, 1859 ). This concept was revolutionary, and yet it was almost instantaneously explained and expanded upon, linking the fields of taxonomy, embryology, and biogeography ( Mayr, 2001 ). The modern field of phylogenetics seeks to understand and map this branching pattern of evolutionary...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 587–599.
Published: 01 October 2015
... visually using phylogenetic trees since Origin of Species , and understanding these trees has become essential to biology and biology education ( Baum et al., 2005 ; Gregory, 2008 ). Alternative methods for engaging students, such as modeling with household objects (e.g., Byrd, 2000 ) or connecting...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (2): 128–133.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Jana Bouwma-Gearhart; Andrew Bouwma The Next Generation Science Standards ( NGSS Lead States, 2013 ) recommend that science courses engage communities of students in scientific practices that include building accurate conceptual models of phenomena central to the understanding of scientific...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (7): 450–454.
Published: 01 September 2014
... students learn not only the “what” of science but also the “how” and “why.” In line with this approach, we present an exercise that models the integration of fundamental evolutionary concepts with science practices. Students use Avida-ED digital evolution software to test claims from a study on mutated...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 341–343.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Kwok-chi Lau A physical eye model made of a water balloon and a convex lens is described. It can be used to model how an image is formed in the eye as well as shortsightedness and farsightedness. The model is unique in featuring a fluid-filled “eyeball” with “intraocular pressure,” making it a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 364–365.
Published: 01 May 2020
... them into the realm of the extra- ordinary. Great scientists would seem to make good role models. At the same time, scientists are human. They might lie, cheat, or steal, just as other people do (as exemplified in cases of scientific fraud), exhibiting behavior or personalities that we can neither...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 35–42.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Caleb M. Bryce; Vikram B. Baliga; Kristin L. De Nesnera; Duran Fiack; Kimberly Goetz; L. Maxine Tarjan; Catherine E. Wade; Veronica Yovovich; Sarah Baumgart; Donald G. Bard; Doris Ash; Ingrid M. Parker; Gregory S. Gilbert Models are simplified representations of more complex systems that help...