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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824241–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.241
Published: 01 April 2020
... techniques. This exercise provides many benefits and can be an engaging addition to a high school's or college's outdoor curriculum outside of the growing season. decomposition herbivory plant–animal interactions plant diseases quantitative literacy woody plants Education about the ecology of...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 797572–577 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.7.572
Published: 01 September 2017
...Evan Lampert Global human population size and understanding how it has changed and will change in the future are important concepts for students. Here I describe exercises that use online databases provided by the U.S. Census Bureau to show students how both population size and the rate of change...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 812127–132 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.2.127
Published: 01 February 2019
... individual traits from the process of natural selection and illustrates the effects of a beneficial mutation on immediate and subsequent generations. Overall, this exercise addresses several common misconceptions and allows students to collect and assess their own data, quantitatively. We report results from...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 776426–431 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.6.426
Published: 01 August 2015
...Troy R. Nash; Suann Yang; John C. Inman We describe an alternative to the kinds of observation-based lab exercises that are often used to cover animal and plant evolution with respect to transitioning from aquatic to terrestrial habitats. We wrote this activity to address these objectives, but also...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 738454–461 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.8.6
Published: 01 October 2011
... courses with nonmajors, is clear. We have modified existing laboratory exercises in an introductory laboratory-based course by adding quantitative components as well as active learning approaches. Because only modest curricular modifications were made, these changes were easily implemented with a minimum...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 732100–104 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.2.8
Published: 01 February 2011
... opportunity for scientific inquiry. In this laboratory exercise, we use a statistics-based, guided-inquiry approach to engage students in natural variation. Students are introduced to speciation and classification by using a dichotomous key to identify various common local trees on the basis of leaf...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824247–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.247
Published: 01 April 2020
... mean annual temperatures, and investigate the relationship between various leaf characteristics and temperature. Curricular materials are provided to teach skills in scientific paper reading, field data collection, data processing including microscopy and image analysis, quantitative data analysis in R...
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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
.../datis/ ) provides an opportunity for collaboration and offers an approach for introducing and evaluating long-term ecological processes within the constraints and opportunities present at undergraduate institutions. Because the DATIS decomposition exercise includes both the aquatic and terrestrial...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819680–685 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.680
Published: 01 December 2019
...............................3.202-I Motivation............................1.20-RL MSLQ............................1.20-RL Multi-focus exercise............................7.492-I Music............................7.507-I Mutation planet............................1.12-F Mutations............................2.127-I...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819649–657 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.649
Published: 01 December 2019
... a critical part of their development as well-rounded, scientifically literate citizens. As part of a collaborative effort between the Biology and Computer Science departments at William & Mary, we sought to develop laboratory exercises that would introduce basic ideas of data analysis while also...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818582–584 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.582
Published: 01 October 2019
... exploration of how plant growth regulators are involved in root development. The quantitative and qualitative nature of this nine-day activity provides instructors opportunities to introduce students to various data analyses in botanical study. Additional ties to plant anatomy and the agricultural use of...
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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
... species as a driver of recent extinctions . Biology Letters , 12 , 20150623. Bixler, R.D. , Floyd, M.F. & Hammitt, W.E. ( 2002 ). Environmental socialization: quantitative tests of the childhood play hypothesis . Environment and Behavior , 34 , 795 – 818 . Cummings, S.L. ( 1973...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816435–441 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.435
Published: 01 August 2019
.... To overcome these difficulties, a structured/guided inquiry activity, combined with quantitative reasoning tasks, is described for teaching chemical synaptic transmission as part of undergraduate biology or neuroscience courses. Through this activity, students familiarize themselves with the absolute...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816449–451 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.449
Published: 01 August 2019
... respiratory systems when comparing individuals who primarily carry our aerobic exercise with those who primarily carry out strength training? How do varying amounts of aerobic activity per week affect lung volumes, resting heart rates, recovery blood glucose, and patellar reflexes? Does getting less...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815360–365 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.360
Published: 01 May 2019
...Evan Lampert; Holly Munro The abundance of online resources that students have access to makes it difficult to determine whether the information they find is accurate. Several online sources have claimed that hamburgers from fast-food chains do not decompose, and we developed two exercises that...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815328–332 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.328
Published: 01 May 2019
... Quantitative Assessment of Socio-scientific Reasoning (QuASSR) . Journal of Research in Science Teaching , 54 , 274 – 295 . Sadler, T.D. , Klosterman, M.L. & Topcu, M.S. ( 2011 ). Learning science content and socio-scientific reasoning through classroom explorations of global climate change...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815334–339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.334
Published: 01 May 2019
... , 44 , 228 – 236 . Schultheis, E.H. & Kjelvik, M.K. ( 2015 ). Data nuggets: bringing real data into the classroom to unearth students' quantitative & inquiry skills . American Biology Teacher , 77 , 19 – 29 . Smith, T.M. , Smith, R.L. & Waters, I. ( 2012 ). Elements of...
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This diagram highlights how discovery experiments on microgreen growing met...
Published: 01 May 2017
Figure 1. This diagram highlights how discovery experiments on microgreen growing methods and nutrition can create a platform for teaching biological, quantitative, and information literacy, culminating in a real-world critical thinking exercise. Photograph taken by Jason T. Werth. Figure 1 Figure 1. This diagram highlights how discovery experiments on microgreen growing methods and nutrition can create a platform for teaching biological, quantitative, and information literacy, culminating in a real-world critical thinking exercise. Photograph taken by Jason T. Werth. Figure 1 More
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814278–283 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.278
Published: 01 April 2019
... the requisite skills to discover new life in host organisms that are readily available, accessible, and, in most cases, inexpensive or free. We have created a laboratory protocol to study the diversity of nematode life living inside the millipede intestine. This exercise is designed to teach students...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813187–192 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.187
Published: 01 March 2019
... laboratory exercise. In conclusion, a budget-friendly, nonhazardous process can be employed to quantitatively study enzyme kinetics. Furthermore, this process can be augmented to increase student investment if students are given the opportunity to design their own experiments and to evaluate parameters...