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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 809669–674 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.9.669
Published: 01 November 2018
...Heesoo Ha; Heui-Baik Kim As an attempt to contribute to implementing scientific argumentation in classrooms, this study aimed to design an argumentation activity in which students were supported in engaging in the epistemic practices of scientific community. We reinterpreted prediction-observation...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2010; 723180–185 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2010.72.3.10
Published: 01 March 2010
...Charles J. Rop This is a set of animal behavior investigations in which students will practice scientific inquiry as they observe crayfish, ask questions, and discuss territoriality, social interactions, and other behaviors. In doing this, they hone their skills of observation, learn to record and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 806423–428 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.6.423
Published: 01 August 2018
... a concurrent statistically significant increase in knowledge gain. Though this seems counterintuitive, this level of apparent contradiction has been previously observed. Students have been known to be more engaged in the scientific process, without necessarily being able to articulate the associated...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2008; 704235–240 doi: https://doi.org/10.2307/30163250
Published: 01 April 2008
... American Biology Teacher, 69(5), 292-297. Cricl-cet Behavior: Observing Insects To Learn About Science & Scientific Inquiry CHARLES J. ROP As biology teachers, we know how important it is for us and for our students to engage first-hand with nature. Ideally, bringing students to fields, woodlands, and...
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<b>Scientific</b> methodology: inductivist or <b>observation</b>-driven method (left), hy...
Published: 01 February 2016
Figure 2. Scientific methodology: inductivist or observation-driven method (left), hypothetico-deductive or hypothesis-driven method (right), and a combination of both methods (left and following dashed arrow line). Figure 2. Scientific methodology: inductivist or observation-driven method Figure 2. Scientific methodology: inductivist or observation-driven method (left), hypothetico-deductive or hypothesis-driven method (right), and a combination of both methods (left and following dashed arrow line). Figure 2. Scientific methodology: inductivist or observation-driven method More
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 788669–675 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.8.669
Published: 01 October 2016
... practical activity are visually appealing to learners. The article also illustrates how this setup can be used to promote student engagement with scientific ideas by prompting students to (1) predict what they will observe in the activity and (2) link what they actually observe in it to the underlying...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816387–394 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.387
Published: 01 August 2019
...” relations between the disease and pathogens. We observed a high level of student participation and involvement, which not only increased their knowledge of scientific approaches but also strengthened their interaction and communication skills. The case study is suitable for biology courses in both high...
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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
... discussed any similarities or discrepancies the groups may have observed in temperatures or in hypotheses not being supported. A list of steps for this activity, which correspond to specific portions of the scientific method ( Sterner, 1998 ), is presented in Table 2 . Potential reflection questions to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 798661–667 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.8.661
Published: 01 October 2017
..., students are introduced to C. elegans , observe these organisms, and learn the scientific method as they progress through activities on a lab worksheet (Supplemental Material 2). This worksheet, along with a short PowerPoint (Supplemental Material 4) projecting images from the worksheet, is used to...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 783226–232 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.3.226
Published: 01 March 2016
...Mary Carla Curran; Amber Siler; Michele B. Sherman The process of exploration and the methods that scientists use to conduct research are fundamental to science education. In this activity, authentic scientific practices are used to develop hypotheses to explain the natural world. Students observe...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 80135–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.1.35
Published: 01 January 2018
...Tyler Schenck; Philip Villani Plant–pathogen interactions are often omitted as a topic in most introductory and upper-level biology courses. The infection process of the plant pathogen Pythium irregulare on the moss Mnium cuspidatum can be observed and exploited to provide lessons on host–pathogen...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 782109–117 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.2.109
Published: 01 February 2016
...Figure 2. Scientific methodology: inductivist or observation-driven method (left), hypothetico-deductive or hypothesis-driven method (right), and a combination of both methods (left and following dashed arrow line). Figure 2. Scientific methodology: inductivist or observation-driven method...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 79141–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.1.41
Published: 01 January 2017
... experiment that tests these hypotheses simultaneously by exposing owners to larger and smaller intruders. They gain experience quantifying behavioral observations, graphing and analyzing their data, and writing up their findings in scientific paper format. Variations that students can examine on their...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 787575–579 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.7.575
Published: 01 September 2016
... activities described here, I used inquiry as a basis for experiential learning. Focusing on two natural areas of unequal size, students investigated the areas to assess arthropod species richness and examine whether it was correlated with the size of the area. By establishing 10 daily observation periods and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799763–768 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.763
Published: 01 November 2017
...Madeline L. Arnold; Drew Holman; Stephan G. Zweifel The tools of molecular biology provide a rich platform for teaching the scientific process, as interesting questions pertaining to fields such as evolution and ecology can be pursued on short time scales. In this inquiry-based laboratory project...
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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; 794309–312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.4.309
Published: 01 April 2017
... the curriculum can provide students with the opportunity to investigate a scientific theory using data and integrate across the disciplines of biology and mathematics. We present a geometric way to interpret and visualize Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, allowing students to focus on the core ideas without...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793208–223 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.208
Published: 01 March 2017
...Alice Accorsi; Monique M. Williams; Eric J. Ross; Sofia M. C. Robb; Sarah A. Elliott; Kimberly C. Tu; Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado Regeneration has long fascinated humanity, and its documentation has progressed from simple descriptive observations to the intense molecular and cellular investigations...
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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. 2013; 752121–126 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.2.9
Published: 01 February 2013
...Il-Sun Lee; Jung-Ho Byeon; Yong-Ju Kwon The purpose of this study was to design a teaching method suitable for science high school students using atomic force microscopy. During their scientific inquiry procedure, high school students observed a micro-nanostructure of a biological sample, which is...