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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (3): 176–183.
Published: 01 March 2017
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The American Biology Teacher (1982) 44 (5): 263–294.
Published: 01 May 1982
...Robert E. Yager Copyright 1981 The National Association of Biology Teachers An Overture The Major Purpose of Pre-College Science There are many in the scientific community, in education, and in society generally who proclaim that pre-college science education has failed. These people cite as...
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The American Biology Teacher (1979) 41 (4): 217–232.
Published: 01 April 1979
...Carolyn Kay Moorman Copyright 1979 National Association of Biology Teachers "Expeditions - Journeys With a Purpose Carolyn Kay Moorman EXPEDITIONS is the name of a new course developed for gifted students whose needs were not being met by our approach to teaching science in a regular classroom...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (9): 578–579.
Published: 01 November 2010
... University, we ask our students to write true scientific purposes for each laboratory in place of learning objectives. With discussion, feedback, and practice, we find that this simple exercise increases our students' understanding of the material and their ability to write abstracts and solidifies the...
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The American Biology Teacher (1967) 29 (3): 175–179.
Published: 01 March 1967
... Central Purpose * Melvin L. Alexenberg, Adelphi Suffolk College of Adelphi University, Oakdale, New York Assistant Editor Alexenberg tells here of his belief that elementary science must permit and encourage "the joy and excitement" of science. "There is a joy in the search for knowledge; there is...
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The American Biology Teacher (1945) 7 (4): 79–83.
Published: 01 January 1945
...Mary D. Rogick Field Trips With A Long-Range Purpose MARY D. ROGICK College of New Rochelle, New Roehelle, New York Everywhere about us lie practically uinlimited sources of inspiration and in- teresting material upon which to draw to enrich our biology courses. Unsolved and intriguing problems by...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 218–226.
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 (2019) 81 (3): 202–209.
Published: 01 March 2019
... modeling the major processes of protein synthesis using the major components of translation. Students use a simple system of codes to generate paper chains, allowing them to learn why codons are three nucleotides in length, the purpose of start and stop codons, the importance of the promoter region, and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 477–482.
Published: 01 September 2018
... the public as illustrated by this episode. The lesson uses an interrupted story technique in which students watch a documentary about Typhoid Mary, with pauses to discuss the events and engage in a role-play to reenact Mary's trial. The purpose is to improve student understanding of central concepts...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 91–94.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Morgan L. Presley; Rebecca Gehringer; Deborah L. Hanuscin The purpose of this study was to investigate how assessment instruments could be used in the college biology classroom for purposes other than researching instructional strategies (as they have been used in the past). Through participatory...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 409–412.
Published: 01 August 2020
... the materials ( Supplemental Material Appendix S1 ). One important feature to point out is that both the tRNA bodies and the tRNA anticodons are made of the same material: pipe cleaners. This is purposely done to confirm that the entire tRNA body is made of RNA nucleotides – not just the anticodon...
Includes: Supplementary data
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 416–420.
Published: 01 August 2020
... writing, with the purpose of having them apply their knowledge and clarify their thinking ( Glynn & Muth, 1994 ; Moore, 1994 ; Halpern & Hakel, 2003 ; Quitadamo & Kurtz, 2007 ). Typically, these writing assignments take the form of lab reports and analyses of scientific papers, which often...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 361.
Published: 01 May 2020
... focused on their important and exhausting research. To accomplish this, they partnered with teachers to compose lessons that will entice students to begin asking questions and inspire students to “envision themselves as the researchers of the future.” BiteScis lessons are created with the purpose of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 315–322.
Published: 01 May 2020
... unmasking of the genetic code, biologists have fancied the thought of artificially manipulating DNA sequences to suit their own purposes. Biologists dreamed of treating genetic diseases, improving agricultural products, and pushing the boundaries of genetic research. With the discovery of restriction...
Includes: Supplementary data
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 328–332.
Published: 01 May 2020
... optimum growth temperatures of Lactobacillus bulgaricus and Streptococcus thermophilus , the two primary species used in yogurt cultures, are 40–44°C and 35–53°C, respectively ( Sfakianakis & Tzia, 2014 ). However, for the purposes of this activity, the term Lactobacillus is used as a stand-in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 279–288.
Published: 01 May 2020
...) autonomy, and (4) virtue ( Science Learning Hub, 2007 ). A brief explanation of these frameworks is provided in Table 2 and can serve as a framework for discussing the bioethical implications of CRISPR with students. It is not the purpose of this article to explore these parameters in depth, but it might...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 296–305.
Published: 01 May 2020
..., even with a microscope) while also being incredibly large (containing thousands or millions of subunits). While genetic information is encoded in DNA, not all parts of a DNA molecule are used at the same time, by the same cell type, or even for the same purpose. All of this complexity is difficult for...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 308–314.
Published: 01 May 2020
... without an excuse provided from the instructor, so the “other” category should fulfill its defined purpose without significant concern of skewing. Fortunately, school-sponsored activities were the only excuses to provide a significant difference from the other provided excuses. I am inclined to believe...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 234–240.
Published: 01 April 2020
... on the environment and biodiversity. At the first computer-mediated learning station, “Providers of Well-being,” the students worked with an e-learning website ( https://www.waldmitzukunft.de ) that we had developed and set up specifically for this purpose. The students had to solve two...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
Published: 01 April 2020
... about large climate data sets and their many uses and purposes, and to interact with one such data set. Instructions for accessing ClimateWNA data are included with the full curriculum. In these weeks, students engage in interactive R programming courses delivered through the swirl package...