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Example of a laboratory datasheet filled <b>out</b> by a <b>group</b> as part of this act...
Published: 01 April 2020
Figure 1. Example of a laboratory datasheet filled out by a group as part of this activity. Figure 1. Example of a laboratory datasheet filled out by a group as part of this activity. More
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 79123–27 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.1.23
Published: 01 January 2017
...Richard E. Mayer; Rolf Christoffersen; Logan Fiorella Many undergraduates who wish to pursue degrees in science, particularly students from underrepresented groups, drop out of science majors before realizing their goal. This study examines the effectiveness of a mentoring program – called...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 8012–5 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.2
Published: 01 January 2018
...Jennifer Hurst-Kennedy Team-based learning (TBL) is structured, cooperative learning teaching strategy used in a variety of disciplines. TBL uses a three-step approach for delivering content to students: out-of-class preparation, readiness assurance, and application. In this article, a method for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824218–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.218
Published: 01 April 2020
... interesting characteristics. In the other approach, students visited a botanical garden. The purpose of the study was to compare the effects of these approaches on students' attitudes toward plants. A matched-pairs experimental design was used in the research. A total of 56 students (28 in each group...
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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
...Figure 1. Example of a laboratory datasheet filled out by a group as part of this activity. ...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824234–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.234
Published: 01 April 2020
... citizen science 21st century skills At the beginning, a short introductory phase ensured similar pre-knowledge about basic ecological terms (species, ecosystem, etc.) and the three dimensions of biodiversity: species, ecosystem, and genetic diversity. Every group received an envelope containing...
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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
... used to reinforce learning are given in Supplemental Material Appendix B). Based on this information and their isolation and screening experiments, the students worked in groups to develop their own research questions. They then designed and carried out experiments to test their hypotheses (examples...
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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
... pointed out by the participating students, are the amount of initial information required to play (i.e., reading of the manual and the cards) and the building of a strategy with adequate interaction among cards. The students also reported some difficulties related to small misconceptions in the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823186 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.186
Published: 01 March 2020
... Ecomorphs module, students examine pictures of eight lizards in their natural habitats (tree, twig, grass, and bush), four from Puerto Rico and four from Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic, for the uninitiated), and group them according to appearance. Students then can gather phenotypic...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823170–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.170
Published: 01 March 2020
... or preparing PCR cocktails, a deeper understanding of the processes is required in order to figure out where a mistake may have been made. Thus, the semester-long project gave the student groups leeway to try multiple troubleshooting ideas when they got unanticipated results (i.e., no gel...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823162–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.162
Published: 01 March 2020
..., on the campus of the University of North Georgia, presented an appropriate public space in which to carry out this investigation. In keeping with part of the mission of the gallery, “to cultivate an appreciation of contemporary artistic practices” ( University of North Georgia, 2019 ), our...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823175–177 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.175
Published: 01 March 2020
... student learning. Because of their competitive nature and motivational psychology, games have the capacity to engage, challenge, and motivate students in a way that traditional classroom activities – such as lectures and group discussions – do not ( Pho & Dinscore, 2015 ). Game play typically requires...
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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
... meat-like substance. One needed to rule out that possibility. The cotton was Darwin's suggested counter-roll: a way to check against an erroneous conclusion. By 1875, Darwin had incorporated the terminology of “control” into his published work, in his book on Insectivorous Plants . In 1880...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823150–155 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.150
Published: 01 March 2020
... regarding why Vision and Change matters, with suggestions for how undergraduate instructors can begin to incorporate the framework. For example, McLaughlin and Metz (2016) suggested that instructors start with small changes, use existing resources when available, reach out to others for questions and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823158–161 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.158
Published: 01 March 2020
... groups or individually in 2016. In each year, high-quality articles were submitted for peer review by academic journals. To compare the learning outcomes in the two years, quantitative and qualitative analyses were performed. In the qualitative analysis, indexes including the journal's impact factor...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823142–148 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.142
Published: 01 March 2020
... midstream, special care by project coordinators is needed to ensure that all collaborators are updated on the changes. A history of such revisions can be useful for distinguishing new from old. Project coordinators may benefit from the use of small-scale pilot studies to work out potential problems with...
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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
... quality of Plant Families . Great attention has been paid to the details of presentation; in particular, the volume unites art with science throughout. Each page is carefully laid out with text and elegant historical illustrations depicting the topic under discussion. Drawings of details and line...
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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
... reliable) can be confusing for students ( Batholomew, 2014 ). This activity allows students to seek out websites and actively discuss the issues in small groups and with the instructor. This approach opens a dialogue to address misinformation issues and pushes students to defend their chosen site as...
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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
... and play elsewhere” ( Scopes & Presley, 1967 , p. 240). The cash-strapped Scopes dropped out of school and never received a graduate degree ( Creviston, 2019 ). Another relatively well-known result of the Scopes Trial was that Scopes's youngest sister, Lela V Scopes (1896–1989), lost her...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 822114–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.2.114
Published: 01 February 2020
... the pretest and posttest questionnaires and had the option of opting out (the study was approved by the Institutional Review Board Committee of Thiel College); however, all students in the course were required to participate in the Avida-ED simulation as part of their lab grade for the two lab periods...