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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (7): 507–512.
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 (2018) 80 (4): 278–284.
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) 80 (1): 6–10.
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 (2015) 77 (4): 241–247.
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) 76 (5): 320–326.
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) 76 (5): 300–305.
Published: 01 May 2014
... implementing experiments in a university lab – experiments that will be replicated on board the International Space Station. Beyond the potential scientific breakthroughs it may produce, Pioneering Mars provides a STEM education model for project-based learning using university and school partnerships. Our...
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The American Biology Teacher (2004) 66 (2): 128–132.
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 (2010) 72 (1): 24–29.
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 (2017) 79 (5): 393–400.
Published: 01 May 2017
...). Here we provide details of the model, recommendations, and examples for others to execute an inquiry-based service-learning project. References AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) . ( 2011 ). Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 170–175.
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) 81 (4): 222–227.
Published: 01 April 2019
...-based service-learning project in a college-level natural history course. The project was built around established learning goals and was conducted through a partnership with a local state park. Students worked in groups to conduct bird biodiversity surveys and prepared a printed bird-watching guide...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 442–448.
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 (2019) 81 (6): 449–451.
Published: 01 August 2019
... numerous positive impacts on learning, skill development, and student confidence ( Luckie et al., 2004 ; Gormally et al., 2009 ; Brownell et al., 2012 ). At our small liberal arts college, inquiry-based projects are included in several courses. Most of these lab projects are prospective studies, in which...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (3): 184–190.
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 (2015) 77 (5): 323–331.
Published: 01 May 2015
... justified, given that the project can be used as an inquiry-based alternative to multiple “survey” labs that are traditionally used to teach biodiversity. Effective collaborative learning is an important part of science education and is especially important for “Bugs on Bugs.” Instructors must commit to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (3): 191–197.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Amaya Garcia Costas; Devon L. Ragen; John W. Peters A five-week research project was designed as part of a summer internship for high school students, and could also be used with educators or in introductory undergraduate research courses. This is a guided-inquiry-based project, framed within the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 671–677.
Published: 01 October 2017
... value of interdisciplinary collaboration toward solving complex real-world problems. Students learn the front end of research, how to formulate a line of scientific inquiry and design an innovative research project—both important skills for them as tomorrow's leaders and entrepreneurs...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 544–549.
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 (2017) 79 (6): 466–472.
Published: 01 August 2017
... for protist, animal, and plant observations and experiments, and are not altered by addition of sulfur, carbon, or cellulose sources, more accurately representing natural ecosystems. Ecosystem jars can support a variety of inquiry-based experiments, including student-designed projects, from middle...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 41–47.
Published: 01 January 2015
... project-based learning, whereby students are active participants in their research. Skills such as working collaboratively, thinking critically, and interpreting data, incorporated into both laboratory- and lecture-based classes, keep students interested in pursuing careers in science. Moreover, project...