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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799740–745 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.740
Published: 01 November 2017
...Eric D. Brenner Presented here is a simple teaching lab to illustrate the dynamic qualities of plant movement using smartphones to create movies of gravitropism and circumnutation. Within as little as 90 minutes, students can observe dramatic changes in plant position using the easy-to-grow, simple...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2006; 688504–506 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4452050
Published: 01 October 2006
... work the past six years. - Editor CEPHALOPODS IN MOVIES AND LESSONS The Cephalopod Page. 2006. Created and maintained by Dr. James B. Wood. httpwww.the- cephalo odpage.org/. Accessed July 30, 2006. System Requirements: Windows 98 or later version or Apple Macintosh operating sys- tems Netscape (version...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 755341–343 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.5.8
Published: 01 May 2013
...Heather Worsham; Lauren Diepenbrok An evaluation of the scientific content in a popular children’s movie about bees provides an opportunity for discussion about the sources and consequences of scientific misconceptions. © 2013 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 804312–317 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.312
Published: 01 April 2018
... microscopes ( Miller et al., 2010 ), as well as Cellcams ( Martin & Shin, 2016 ) for acquiring images and time-lapse movies. In the future, these useful approaches can be applied broadly in many lab inquiry settings, such as toxicology and molecular genetics. Figure 5 Sytox green fluorescence...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823137 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.137
Published: 01 March 2020
..., biology or science in general? Those of us who pursued careers in biology education likely did so because we were excited to share our love of biology. For those who don't feel that love, maybe it is cultural attitudes toward biology as a difficult subject that are to blame. Or movies and books that...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82281–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.81
Published: 01 February 2020
... ultimately decided not to include “Scopes” in their child's name. Historian Adam Shapiro (2013 , p. 4) noted that the Scopes Trial and the historically inaccurate (but popular) movie Inherit the Wind “cemented the name Scopes becoming a label of derision employed by those who saw evolution as an...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82130–36 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.30
Published: 01 January 2020
... school classrooms and introductory college biology courses ( AAAS, 2011 ), even though these topics are genuinely interesting to students because of the “gross” factor. Giant worms, parasitic wasps, and leeches evoke comparisons to movies and conjure images of dense tropical jungles. New and less...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1944; 67166 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4437520
Published: 01 April 1944
... difficult for students, e.g., the museles of the gill region. The table of cranial nerves includes superficial origins, ganglia, branches, functional components, foramens, somites, distributions and miseel- laneous notes. There is no index. MOVIES AND SLIDEFILMS The teacher shortage, due to wartime con...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818543–552 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.543
Published: 01 October 2019
...://microcosmos.foldscope.com/?p=17901 Movie: BBC Earth , “Tardigrades Return from the Dead,” http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150313-the-toughest-animals-on-earth Video of tardigrade life cycles: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xS3CZ_U8axU Tardigrades in time lapse: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6JOeyTBkwI...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81158–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.1.58b
Published: 01 January 2019
... decades, science fiction stories – in comic books, movies, television programs, and even university courses – have integrated the idea of the manipulation of genes by scientists, well intentioned or otherwise, causing superhuman and/or apocalyptic results for human populations and the Earth as a whole...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 809650–658 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.9.650
Published: 01 November 2018
..., The Gift , which has some interesting references to evolution. This review of The Gift discusses the evolutionary concepts that shaped Nabokov's thinking: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/1467-9434.00275 Then a short movie on his life, as well as an introduction to complete...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808557–559 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.557
Published: 01 October 2018
... are from? These phrases have been etched into our memories from the moment we first heard or read them. And how we love the stories they begin. The third quote is, of course, the first line of the first Star Wars movie in 1977, the start of what has turned out to be the largest grossing movie...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808625–626 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.625
Published: 01 October 2018
... phrase that effortlessly pull in contemporary references, even Disney movies: “For a long time, the Earth was frozen – but let it go” (p. 197). From how burrowing mammals survived the asteroid 66 million years ago to how pocket gophers recovered from the eruption of Mount St. Helens, the big picture is...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806457–461 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.457
Published: 01 August 2018
..., can generate greater interest while students explore current problems threating the species. It is suggested to use species that are currently in the media to keep students engaged and motivated; for example, the whale shark appeared in a recent animated movie and in several news sources due to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 794331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.4.331
Published: 01 April 2017
... evolution and natural history are discussed. The remaining chapters of The Edge of Evolution uses H. G. Wells' The Island of Dr. Moreau to look at the current nature of biology and biotechnology. Edwards discusses examples of the different movie versions of the book, as well as how each version is a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 792158 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.2.158
Published: 01 February 2017
... complex, eukaryotic cell. As it turns out, this is all about bioenergetics as well. I'm reminded of that scene in the movie Apollo 13 where the NASA engineers brainstorm desperately to get their crippled spacecraft back from the moon. As arguments fly, one young engineer stands up and notes that the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 79110–13 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.1.10
Published: 01 January 2017
... statistical treatment of the Woburn, Massachusetts, leukemia case ( Cutler et al., 1986 ; De Veaux et al., 2006 ). What appeared to parents to be an unusually high frequency of leukemia cases resulted in an extended trial against a chemical company, a book titled A Civil Action , and a movie of the same...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 789764–771 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.9.764
Published: 01 November 2016
... Converter, click on the “+” button in the center of the main window ( Figure 4 ). For the output format, select the “Customized AVI Movie (*.avi)” option from the drop-down menu near the upper right corner of the window ( Figure 4 ). Next, in the “Basic Settings” tab located in the lower right corner of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 786531 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.6.531
Published: 01 August 2016
... due to insufficient water releases in a second low-water year (2002), and (4) four species of endangered or threatened suckers (large benthic fishes) concentrated in the upper Klamath, and you have the setting for A River Between Us . The movie is focused on the evolution of the restoration...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 784351–354 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.351
Published: 01 April 2016
..., and guinea pigs are the heroes of the Disney movie G-Force . Guinea pigs were used by William Harvey to study circulation and by Antoine Lavoisier to study respiration. As experimental animals they have played a role in winning 23 Nobel Prizes, including work on typhus and streptomycin. Their...