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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 798671–677 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.8.671
Published: 01 October 2017
...Cassandra M. Berry Teaching scientific inquiry in large interdisciplinary classes is a challenge. We describe a creative problem-based learning approach, using a motivational island crisis scenario, to inspire research design. Students were empowered to formulate their individual scientific inquiry...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806446–450 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.446
Published: 01 August 2018
.... The students are led through the process using common objects, and then required, as a homework assignment, to collect, organize, and apply their own data. By using this simple, repetitive technique, students will see how a classical scientific field (taxonomy) can be applied to modern life situations...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819638–643 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.638
Published: 01 December 2019
..., assessable conservation objectives to manage a population within a budget that limits available money, time, and sociopolitical will. Students must conduct extensive scientific literature reviews, then decide which of 89 actions will be most cost-effective. Instructors and students responded positively to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 8113–10 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.1.3
Published: 01 January 2019
...Mark Shotwell Biology teachers consider basic Mendelian genetics to be value-free, objective science, immune to misinterpretation and misuse. It may thus come as a surprise to learn that in the early days of genetics a cornerstone of genetics education, the dihybrid cross, was employed to support...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 774284–288 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.4.8
Published: 01 April 2015
...Terry Bramschreiber; David Westmoreland Science educators often teach topics that are largely resolved in the scientific community yet remain controversial in broader society. In such cases, students may perceive the teacher as biased. We present two exercises that foster more objective learning...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 798635–643 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.8.635
Published: 01 October 2017
... objectivity that makes discussing scientific worldviews challenging. These challenges have resulted in evolution being taught largely as a series of explanations for questions arising from observations of the living world. In so doing, students may not have a chance to grapple with the worldview that produced...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 796482–491 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.6.482
Published: 01 August 2017
...Natalia B. Hubbs; Kristin N. Parent; Jon R. Stoltzfus National STEM education reform efforts call for increased emphasis on science practices, such as modeling. We describe an activity where students read a scientific blog post relating human gametogenesis to disease and then during class develop a...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 786463–470 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.6.463
Published: 01 August 2016
... on the knowledge and perspective of the instructor) can lead to lack of clarity of learning objectives for students, uncertainty about course priorities for both instructor and students, and poor alignment between course material and assessments. To address these issues, Understanding by Design (UbD...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 768525–534 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.8.6
Published: 01 October 2014
... territorial/group behavior? Table 1. Learning objectives and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Learning Objectives By the end of this activity, students will be able to Design and execute a scientifically valid experiment on animal behavior using replicates and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 783208–219 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.3.208
Published: 01 March 2016
... objectives, modification of materials, and evaluation of student performance. A “Healthy Life” course based on those guidelines was implemented, along with a teacher-training workshop, in two schools, and pretests and posttests were administered to evaluate the achievements of the project participants. The...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 763178–182 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.3.5
Published: 01 March 2014
... science teachers and university researchers, gathered data on egg cannibalism in a beach-spawning fish and thereby contributed to an ongoing research project. Our objectives were to provide a scientific learning experience for the students and introduce them to a college setting. A survey, given 2.5 years...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 739521–525 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.9.4
Published: 01 November 2011
... to use scientific literature to formulate relevant questions and hypotheses and develop detailed experimental research proposals. They collected, analyzed, interpreted, and presented original scientific data in the form of a research-poster conference. Course objectives were measured using two Likert...
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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
... the learning objectives, we modeled this investigation after the scientific method as described by McPherson (2001) . First, students make initial observations from prepared microscope slides. The slides are cross sections of animal skins (amphibian and mammalian) and of plant leaves (hydromorphic...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2015; 775369–375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2015.77.5.8
Published: 01 May 2015
... groups, they use different growth and treatment conditions to characterize samples, thus collectively obtaining a more complete description of the system. The North Carolina 8th Grade Standard Course of Study Objectives were used during curricular development, and alignment to Next Generation Science...
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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
... 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. 2020; 824227–233 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.227
Published: 01 April 2020
... scientific method. This article describes a visual-learning, inquiry-based activity that can be applied to introductory high school and college biology laboratories with the use of easily accessible technology (a smartphone and an inexpensive thermal camera attachment). Students generate hypotheses and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824201–208 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.201
Published: 01 April 2020
... to produce antimicrobial chemicals. They also designed and carried out their own experiments with these isolates. Laboratory reports, written assignments, and quizzes were used to assess the scientific learning of the subject covered by the research project. The students' attitudes about science and...
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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
...Paige E. Copenhaver-Parry Inquiry- and course-based research pedagogies have demonstrated effectiveness for preparing undergraduate biology students with authentic scientific skills and competencies, yet many students lack the experience to engage successfully in open-ended research activities...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824234–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.234
Published: 01 April 2020
... foundation for the development of active and responsible citizenship. In the case of science education, this has also been referred to as “science for citizenship” ( Kolstø, 2001 ). Future-oriented biology education needs to focus on socio-scientific issues to prepare students for active participation in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824218–226 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.218
Published: 01 April 2020
... individual who has a positive attitude toward an object can feel sympathy and establish an emotional bond with it ( Adesoji, 2008 ). The students did research on a plant for a month during the instructional process via book writing. The students studied the plant's scientific and common name, where it grows...