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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
...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; 806451–456 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.451
Published: 01 August 2018
... and a commercial mini-centrifuge to pellet 1-mL samples of Tetrahymena thermophila , and we found that the two performed comparably. Finally, because our plans and the materials needed to build this device are all open source, we call our design the OPN Minifuge, and we hope that it will help to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2007; 69129–32 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4452078
Published: 01 January 2007
... Education, 26(14), 1715-1731. White 14 1715 26 International Journal of Science Education 2004 The Virtual Genetics Lab: A Freely-Available Open-Source Genetics Simulation BRIAN WHITE ETHAN BOLKER NIKUNJ KOOLAR WEI MA NAING NAING MAW CHUNG YING YU have developed the Virtual Genetics Lab (VGL...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819649–657 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.649
Published: 01 December 2019
... exposing students to Python, a commonly used computer programming language. We accomplished this by developing exercises within the interactive Jupyter Notebook platform, an open-source application that allows Python code to be written and executed as discrete blocks in real time. Students used the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808572–576 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.572
Published: 01 October 2018
..., mitigate storm-water runoff, and provide food and habitat for other organisms. Using the cross-platform and open-source software Bioimages Collection Manager (BCM), we created an online interactive arboretum guide for a university campus arboretum. Faculty, students, and visitors can scan tree tags with...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808608–618 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.608
Published: 01 October 2018
... using low-cost and easily obtainable materials. Afterward, students examine the orientation of pill bugs both before and after being subjected to a magnetic pulse. Finally, students analyze their results with circular statistics using the open-source R coding platform, providing them experience in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825328–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.328
Published: 01 May 2020
... questions that were left open to inquiry and investigation: (1) What kind of milk should be used? (2) How much time does the culturing take? For question 1, the instructor asked them to predict what would happen if the culturing took place with each kind of milk ( Appendix ). One student proposed that...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824227–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.227
Published: 01 April 2020
..., but as a fluid, active landscape of thermal energy represented by color heat signatures or visually appealing digital thermograms ( Short, 2012 ). Recent developments in tablet- and smartphone-enabled devices, such as the FLIR ONE Gen 3 iOS thermal camera (which costs about $200), can open up a world...
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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
... observation and by audio recording with the intent of capturing the students' perspectives on the game and on the classroom dynamics. These approaches allowed us to recognize and explore characteristics not usually measurable in experimental tests. In addition, we used an electronic form with open and closed...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824201–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.201
Published: 01 April 2020
... open-ended research where the results are not predictable, some also expressed the frustration of scientific researchers, including the limits of funding resources. A few specifically mentioned that they did not like the smell of the microorganisms, and some wished they had covered more topics than...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823188–191 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.188
Published: 01 March 2020
... the relevant evidence that exposes the hidden cause. (Make that the students' homework assignment and discuss proposed solutions the next day.) That was Redi's achievement. He compared open jars with gauze-covered jars. When insects could not access the meat, no life appeared. Error averted. That's...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822128–129 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.128a
Published: 01 February 2020
... requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, https://www.ucpress.edu/journals/reprints-permissions . 2020 Even before opening the covers, any science book lover will appreciate the appeal and...
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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
... strategy encourages students to be open to exploring misinformation that may already be part of their personal understanding of the topic, and helps instructors facilitate the learning of potentially sensitive topics without outright student rejection ( Smith, 1994 ; Nelson, 2008 ). For these reasons...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822123–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.123
Published: 01 February 2020
... evolutionary medicine. EvMedEd is a free, online, open-access resource for evolution and medicine education. It is sponsored by the International Society of Evolution, Medicine, and Public Health and the Arizona State University Center for Evolution and Medicine. EvMedEd provides links to over 1600 online...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82272–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.72
Published: 01 February 2020
... radiocarbon. Third, the processes of recrystallization, permineralization, encrustation, bacterial contamination, and uranium decay add new 14 C to old bone, causing it to yield a falsely young radiocarbon “age.” Recrystallization. Fossil bone continues to behave as an open system and experiences...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82149–51 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.49
Published: 01 January 2020
... students; and (10) key for the quick evaluation of results. Open-source teaching tool Inexpensive and easy to manufacture DIY videos available Hands-on activity Simulation of basic features of strand synthesis in nucleic acid biology: ➢ complementary base pairing...
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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
... role in this outbreak? Open-ended discussion questions  (1) What are ways to increase the effectiveness of identifying the pathogen and putting effective control measures in place in the future?  (2) Why do you think this virus spilled over into humans? (hint: think One Health)  (3) What...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82143–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.43
Published: 01 January 2020
... defining problems Scientific investigations use a variety of methods Developing and using models Scientific knowledge is based on empirical evidence Planning and carrying out investigations Scientific knowledge is open to revision in light of new evidence Using mathematics, information and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819668–672 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.668
Published: 01 December 2019
...-box ticket. Students may open a “black box,” which provides some hints for them. Students put their post-box ticket into the post-box. Students are also asked to nominate the “most difficult” statement for further discussion. Stage 2: Summarizing collective views on the misconception...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819618–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.618
Published: 01 December 2019
... evaluation survey was administered using quantitative Likert scale rankings and open-ended qualitative responses to gauge student perception and understanding of water quality (Clemson University IRB no. 2016-295). Figure 1. A four-step framework was utilized that included the phases Learn, Collect...