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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817503–506 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.503
Published: 01 September 2019
...Matthew A. Barnes; Robert D. Cox; Jessica Spott Place-based instruction allows students to explore learned concepts while building emotional connections with the location in which they are studying. Furthermore, the case for experiential science education continues to grow, and such pedagogy may be...
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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
... from local restaurants and at grocery stores in the Greater Lansing area were mislabeled. This project gave students the time and space needed to master molecular techniques (often through trial and error), and it engaged them in a place-based learning setting as they investigated the incidence of fish...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816423–429 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.423
Published: 01 August 2019
... conducted with first-year college students and presented here to take place over three to four class periods. Although targeted at college students, these activities may be appropriate at the high school level as well, particularly in an AP Biology course. The exercises introduce students to the topics of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803175–181 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.175
Published: 01 March 2018
... pedagogy that could assist conceptual change in students. We explore the dual epistemological border-crossing that takes place in the classroom when puppetry is used: (a) the integration of societal and ethical issues within the biology curriculum, and (b) the infusion of art and drama within the natural...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825348–356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.348
Published: 01 May 2020
... students to process, connect, reflect, and explore the significance of their learning experiences while assigning meaning to them ( Smith & Vandermaas-Peeler, 2009 ; Savicki & Price, 2017 ), placing even more demands on faculty to perhaps utilize a different set of teaching pedagogies than they...
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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
... basis of fermentation, (2) learned about the chemical changes that take place during the fermentation of milk into yogurt, (3) applied this basic knowledge to designing and implementing experiments to test different conditions for culturing yogurt, (4) assessed the outcomes of different culturing...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825333–337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.333
Published: 01 May 2020
... lessons on common ancestry, evolutionary relatedness, and phylogenetics. Students found the activities engaging, and the educator found that the module improved the students' overall understanding of evolution. Although some students were initially hesitant about “making a mistake” when asked to place...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825344–347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.344
Published: 01 May 2020
... instructors by reducing course preparation load, and benefit students by placing them at the center of real-world processes that require knowledge synthesis and skill development beyond rote content memorization. References Berry , T. , Cook , L. , Hill , N. & Stevens , K. ( 2010...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825358–359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.358
Published: 01 May 2020
... role in many of the countless chemical cycles that take place on our planet. The most important of these is the central role carbon plays in the biochemistry of life. An entire field of chemistry, named organic chemistry, is based on the interactions carbon has with the other elements, as long as...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825296–305 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.296
Published: 01 May 2020
... on whether or not DNA replication has taken place. 78% 44% 100% 57% Chromosomes rather than chromatids determine ploidy. 78% 33% 100% 86% Gametes are haploid. 100% 67% 100% 86% A cell becomes haploid after meiosis I. 44% 0% 60% 14% Segregation Physical linkage is...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825289–294 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.289
Published: 01 May 2020
.... In other cases, such as ratings of disease or behavior, data are collected on ordinal scales in which observations are placed in a sequence but the intervals between adjacent observations are not necessarily equal. These data can only be interpreted in terms of their order, not in terms of the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825279–288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.279
Published: 01 May 2020
... with mammalian pluripotent stem cells . Cell , 168 , 473 – 486 . Evidence that the cut had taken place would be as simple as observing a phenotypic change in the bacteria (i.e., successfully edited cells would no longer produce GFP). However, to truly demonstrate that the CRISPR-Cas9...
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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
... monster's power level (attack/defense), invite a new and stronger monster, restore life-points, or destroy another monster; and (e) “place-cards,” which describe the insect's habitat (e.g., forest) and provide advantages for the insect's skills ( Figure 1 ). The game also includes two playing boards and...
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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
... cultural ecosystem service, was displayed. Our aim was for the students to recognize the value of the forest ecosystem. In this example, the students should realize the social value of the forest as a place for recreation and nature experience. The overall task for the students was to create a mind-map...
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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
... appropriate containers following university animal care and use policies. The two anole lizards ( Anolis carolinensis ) used in the experiment were each placed in a different 10-gallon tank, one outfitted with a standard 75-watt heat lamp while the other was kept at ambient room temperature (~70°F). Both...
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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
... difficult to observe a variety of plants with interesting characteristics in one place; typically, such plants are found in diverse habitats spread over a wide geographic area. With these problems in mind, we designed and implemented two instructional approaches to support positive attitudes toward plants...
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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
... token and places one blue bead on it. Players begin by placing their token on the board in the purple semicircle labeled “Start.” Place all of the red beads in the area labeled “alveolus.” Place the remaining blue beads in the area labeled “systemic tissue cell.” The Start position on the board...
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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
... work for a particular iteration. Semesters end and students move on to other classes, which creates a set of concomitant educational challenges for faculty using the DATIS project in their courses. How can we engage students and excite them about an ecological process that takes place over a...
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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
... a “superbug”? 20. Microorganisms are ubiquitous and live in diverse and dynamic ecosystems. c. Give the definition of “microorganism.” d. Name some types of microorganisms. e. List some places where microorganisms are found. 23. Microorganisms, cellular and viral, can interact with both human...
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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
..., working with his son Francis, he continued to describe the various controls in his research, now on The Power of Movement in Plants . But the language had shifted subtly. In several places, the Darwins inserted a parenthetical phrase, as though to define control for a reader who may not yet have been...