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The American Biology Teacher (2004) 66 (1): 26–33.
Published: 01 January 2004
... environmental debates. The American Biology Teacher, 53(3), 172-175. Zipko 3 172 53 The American Biology Teacher 1991 Integrating Scientific Meth r 7 ~r Crtical Thinking in Classroom Debates on Environmental Issues GILBERT PROULX ology teaching should provide students with the knowledge and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (2): 96–100.
Published: 01 February 2013
...William D. Stansfield Students should not graduate from high school without understanding that scientific debates are essential components of scientific methodology. This article presents a brief history of ongoing debates regarding the hypothesis that group selection is an evolutionary mechanism...
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The American Biology Teacher (1993) 55 (5): 262.
Published: 01 May 1993
... Lake University San Antonio, TX 78207-4666 The Nature of Scientific Knowledge Debated Dear Editor: The title "The Tentative Nature of Scientific Knowledge, . . ." (ABT Feb. 1993, p. 85) is an egregious misrepre- sentation of scientific knowledge. There are large volumes of scientific knowledge that are...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (4): 250–257.
Published: 01 April 2015
... temperatures (ACC) and that evolutionary mechanisms have led to the biodiversity of life on Earth (evolution). However, there is much debate in the public discourse about the scientific evidence supporting these topics. The purpose of our study was to explore the relationship between a student’s need for...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 234–240.
Published: 01 April 2020
... decision-making processes involving aspects of science. If we equip students with the needed 21st-century learning and thinking skills and the respective knowledge, they will be able to generate and evaluate statements and opinions in debates concerning controversial socio-scientific topics. We can...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 104–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
... research common misconceptions with the use of personal technology in order to distinguish between scientifically supported data and poor information online. Both activities can be incorporated in high school and university-level general biology curricula. They will allow students to connect their...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 93–101.
Published: 01 February 2020
...-surveys. We found a differential impact of the curriculum: 31% of the students who indicated that there was a conflict between their religious beliefs and evolution changed their conceptions to be more in line with scientific evidence, but the remaining 69% did not. We describe reasons why, including...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 123–126.
Published: 01 February 2020
...., 2009 ). Carrying the apolipoprotein E4 allele is a major risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease in industrialized populations, but in a hunter-forager population with a high parasite load, this allele actually slows cognitive decline ( Trumble et al., 2016 ). Researchers have debated for years...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 30–36.
Published: 01 January 2020
..., I.H. ( 2016 ). Scientific collaborations: how do we measure the return on relationships? Frontiers in Public Health , 4 , 9 . Haim, M. , Efrat, M. , Wilson, M. , Schantz, P.M. , Cohen, D. & Shemer, J. ( 1997 ). An outbreak of Trichinella spiralis infection in southern Lebanon...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 668–672.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Kam Ho (Kennedy) Chan Students often bring to biology classrooms ideas that are not in line with scientific thought. Simply telling students that their ideas are wrong does not always help advance their scientific thinking. This article describes a teaching and learning activity that allows...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (7): 525–526.
Published: 01 September 2019
... students over the last 13 years. Her interests include evolutionary biology, science and religion, and the intersections of science and society – specifically where scientific understandings are deemed controversial by the public. Glaze holds degrees in science education from the University of Alabama and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (7): 513–519.
Published: 01 September 2019
... ). Writing-to-learn, writing-to-communicate, & scientific literacy . American Biology Teacher , 75 , 170 – 175 . Balgopal, M.M. , Wallace, A.M. & Dahlberg, S. ( 2017 ). Writing from different cultural contexts: how college students frame an environmental SSI through written arguments...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 417–422.
Published: 01 August 2019
...Jana Bouwma-Gearhart; Sarah Adumat; Allyson Rogan-Klyve; Andrew M. Bouwma A feature of science is its production of evidence-based explanations. Scientific models can both provide causal explanations and be predictive of natural phenomena. Modeling-based inquiry (MBI) is a pedagogical strategy that...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 387–394.
Published: 01 August 2019
... don't know, at this late date, much about its etiology or pathogenicity. As debates and discussions continue, one of the researchers has claimed, “We don't have agreement on almost anything” ( Kaiser, 2010 ). It is a disease doctors refuse to see; they aren't persuaded by the scientific evidence...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 328–332.
Published: 01 May 2019
... . Zeidler, D.L. & Kahn, S. ( 2014 ). It's Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy . Arlington, VA : NSTA Press . Zeidler, D.L. & Sadler, T.D. ( 2007 ). The role of moral reasoning in argumentation: conscience, character, and care . In S. Erduran...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 308–316.
Published: 01 May 2019
.... Lessons on climate change can be exceedingly different if taught in accordance with the scientific consensus or instead presented as a matter of controversy, conspiracy, and debate. A 2011 study conducted by the National Earth Science Teachers Association found that 47% of teachers were in fact teaching...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 169–174.
Published: 01 March 2019
.... , Cooper, C.B. , Dickinson, J. , Kelling, S. , Phillips, T. , Rosenberg, K.V. & Shirk, J. ( 2009 ). Citizen science: a developing tool for expanding science knowledge and scientific literacy . BioScience , 59 , 977 – 984 . Cambray, J.A. ( 2003 ). Impact on indigenous species...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 138–139.
Published: 01 February 2019
... Collection That Shaped the Theory of Evolution . Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books . Adrian Lister's new book offers an excellent account of the thrust of scientific discovery as it developed within Darwin during his formative years, complete with ample and detailed photographs and artwork of fossil...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 79–87.
Published: 01 February 2019
... two mechanisms whose importance is still a matter of debate – nongenetic inheritance and phenotypic plasticity. Mutation 10 is the alteration of a gene whether or not it generates a change in the characteristics of the organism ( Hamilton, 2009 ). Genetic recombination 11 shuffles the genes...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (1): 40–46.
Published: 01 January 2019
... reports the sequencing of the genomes of two individuals, one of whom was San, from which broad generalizations were made that the San did not believe were representative of their people. Other heavily debated scientific reports include “Africa yields two full human genomes” ( Ledford, 2010 ), published...
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