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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817507–512 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.507
Published: 01 September 2019
... biology classroom. This article describes a project-based learning activity that studies the influence of music on seed germination. Part of the student project is to conduct a literature search on the influence of music on plants, and possibly also on people (its biological, psychological, and social...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816442–448 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.442
Published: 01 August 2019
... with various symptoms. Throughout the two-week, project-based unit, students worked in cooperative groups to diagnose Marcus, learning about various inherited diseases and heat-related ailments that might impact young athletes. This unit integrates ultrasound technology into the classroom as a teaching...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 804278–284 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.278
Published: 01 April 2018
... engage undergraduate biology students at the freshman level, less attention is given to designing challenges for advanced students. Here, I present a project-based learning (PBL) activity that was developed to teach phylogenetics for junior and senior-level biology students. This approach reinforces the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 8016–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.6
Published: 01 January 2018
...Barbara Berchiolli; Farahnaz Movahedzadeh; Abour Cherif Project-based learning (PBL) and traditional teaching methods represent two opposing pedagogical philosophies. A PBL Biology lab course was designed and taught concurrently with its traditional counterpart to compare student success. The PBL...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 729578–579 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.9.11
Published: 01 November 2010
...Melissa Kosinski-Collins; Susannah Gordon-Messer Understanding the scientific reasoning behind a laboratory procedure is critical to the student's understanding of the scientific process and has become increasingly important. In the introductory project-based laboratory curriculum at Brandeis...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 724225–230 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.4.5
Published: 01 April 2010
...Nonye Alozie; Jennifer Eklund; Aaron Rogat; Joseph Krajcik How can science instruction help students and teachers engage in relevant genetics content that stimulates learning and heightens curiosity? Project-based science can enhance learning and thinking in science classrooms. We describe how we...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2009; 71295–98 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/27669379
Published: 01 February 2009
... safely reflect on the teaching of the topic with peers, and effective lesson plan ideas for teaching evolution and the obstacles that arise (Rutledge & Mitchell, 2002). Recent science educational reform efforts for adolescents have attempted to engage students in science by utilizing project-based...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 774241–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.3
Published: 01 April 2015
...Phuong D. Nguyen; Marcelle A. Siegel Project-based learning and action research are powerful pedagogies in improving science education. We implemented a semester-long course using project-based action research to help students apply biotechnology knowledge learned in the classroom to the real world...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 765320–326 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.5.5
Published: 01 May 2014
...Catherine E. Matthews; Lacey D. Huffling; Aerin Benavides We describe a field-based lizard project we did with high school students as a part of our summer Herpetological Research Experiences. We describe data collection on lizards captured, identified, and marked as a part of our mark–recapture...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 76147–52 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.1.10
Published: 01 January 2014
...Rachel K. Thiet The Mystery Soil Lab, a playful, inquiry-based laboratory project, is designed to develop students’ skills of inquiry, soil analysis, and synthesis of foundational concepts in soil science and soil ecology. Student groups are given the charge to explore and identify a “Mystery Soil...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 756402–405 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.6.8
Published: 01 August 2013
... University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2013 Integrating science and math inquiry-based projects statistics caffeine heart rate understand basic concepts and skills in biology and math; investigate questions and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2004; 662128–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4451638
Published: 01 February 2004
.... Utica, NY: SUNY FACT. Fabian The evolution of BIO200 Supporting Instructional Development: What Really Works 1999 0- 0 H 0 Evolutionary Biology Di ital Dissection Project Web-Based Laboratory Learning Opportunities for Students CAROLE ANN FABIAN he Course B10200: Evolutionary Biology is a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 768544–549 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.8
Published: 01 October 2014
...Joel I. Cohen A standard part of biology curricula is a project-based assessment of cell structure and function. However, these are often individual assignments that promote little problem-solving or group learning and avoid the subject of organelle chemical interactions. I evaluate a model-based...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 77141–47 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.1.6
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sumana Setty; Melissa S. Kosinski-Collins It has been noted that undergraduate project-based laboratories lead to increased interest in scientific research and student understanding of biological concepts. We created a novel, inquiry-based, multiweek genetics research project studying Ptpmeg, for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 1999; 61288–89 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/4450626
Published: 01 February 1999
... will soon release reports of these eval- uations that will help educators make better decisions about selecting and using curriculum materials. In April 1998, we launched the Project 2061 Professional Development Programs enabling us to provide benchmarks- based workshops for educators in school...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793184–190 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.184
Published: 01 March 2017
... suggests the activity-, problem-, and project-based (APB) curriculum has the potential to be an effective type of instruction, especially for bilingual learners. An A&P, bilingual-focused APB curriculum will have a significant, positive effect on learning...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 782127–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.127
Published: 01 February 2016
...Steven M. Autieri Biological concepts such as transcription, translation, codons, and genes can be confusing and overwhelming to high school biology students, yet these are prominent topics assessed on high-stakes standardized tests. I present a project-based assessment approach that can help...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 747496–502 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.7.12
Published: 01 September 2012
... teams of 4 or more, with instructor assistance, form hypotheses/questions/predictions and design experiments ( Figure 6 ). Each experiment requires 180–400 embryos, depending on design. Some ideas for possible student projects and sample hypotheses are described below. Assessment of goals 3 and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 72124–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.1.7
Published: 01 January 2010
..., whether as scientists or as informed citizens. Over a period of 2 years, we experimented with two inquiry-based projects; one had traditional scientific inquiry characteristics, and the other used popular culture as the medium of inquiry. We found that activities that incorporated group learning motivated...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 746374–379 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.6.4
Published: 01 August 2012
... scientific information to the average citizen, we developed an instructional approach to help students learn how to judge the quality of claims. We describe a project-based applied learning (PAL) approach that utilizes engaging questions about biological issues relevant to students. Working through these...