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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 819618–624 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.9.618
Published: 01 December 2019
...Mallory Ware; Christie Sampson; Delaney Lann; Erica Linard; Lauren Garcia Chance Hands-on learning is a highly effective teaching method for topics in STEM disciplines. Unfortunately, environmental science teachers sometimes lack the tools to engage their students in hands-on experimentation in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 784278–284 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.4.278
Published: 01 April 2016
... math (STEM) disciplines are being encouraged by agencies funding their research to develop outreach activities that typically involve schools. Outreach programs promoting interactions between schools and universities are one means to address this need, and here we describe such a program between a Los...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803168–174 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.168
Published: 01 March 2018
..., and epigenetics into an existing biology curriculum. Many of the topics covered in the curriculum relate to other scientific disciplines, such as the latest developments in stem cell research including tissue bioengineering and gene therapy for inherited mitochondrial disease, how epigenetics occurs...
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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
... students comprehend difficult concepts ( National Research Council, 2000 ; Freeman et al., 2014 ; Wilder, 2015 ). Several studies have indicated that engaging students in authentic research activities fosters both academic success and an increased interest in STEM careers. This holds true both at the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823162–169 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.162
Published: 01 March 2020
... microorganisms, innovative artists and educators can explore virtually every discipline within biology and the natural sciences. We encourage others to consider the use of art galleries for outreach and education in traditional STEM disciplines. An integrative approach in which STEM education becomes STEAM...
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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
... undergraduate research experience course-based undergraduate research There is broad consensus that research experience is a vital part of undergraduate STEM education ( Brewer & Smith, 2011 ), and the American Association of Colleges and Universities includes undergraduate research as one of its...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82143–48 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.43
Published: 01 January 2020
... Capacity in STEM , in review. Koomen, M.H. , Rodriguez, E. , Hoffman, A. , Petersen, C. & Oberhauser, K. ( 2018 ). Authentic science with citizen science and student‐driven science fair projects . Science Education , 102 , 593 – 644 . Lederman, N.G. ( 1992 ). Students' and teachers...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 82153–57 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.1.53
Published: 01 January 2020
... Educational Research Journal , 52 , 105 – 136 . Tekkumru-Kisa, M. & Stein, M.K. ( 2017 ). A framework for planning and facilitating video-based professional development . International Journal of STEM Education , 4 , 28 . Tekkumru‐Kisa, M. , Stein, M.K. & Schunn, C. ( 2015 ). A...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 818554–560 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.8.554
Published: 01 October 2019
... the high-tech, active learning classrooms worth it? Journal of College Science Teaching , 42 , 82 – 88 . Cotner, S. , Thompson, S. & Wright, R. ( 2017 ). Do biology majors really differ from non-STEM majors? CBE–Life Sciences Education , 16 ( 3 ), ar48 . Forte, A...
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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
... University STEM Center for Outreach, Research & Education (STEM CORE) and the Texas Tech University Department of Natural Resources Management. Thanks to Dr. Jerry Dwyer for encouragement to put this lesson together. Mark Johnson assisted with instruction during the field activity. Bridging the gap...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817513–519 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.513
Published: 01 September 2019
... arguments ( Myers, 1990 ; Bazerman, 2009 ; Bean, 2011 ). Furthermore, writing can be an effective strategy to increase scientific literacy ( Balgopal et al., 2018 ). Several universities encourage Writing Across the Curriculum/Writing In the Disciplines (WAC/WID) in STEM courses ( Townsend, 2001...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 816403–409 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.6.403
Published: 01 August 2019
... effective syllabus: current best practices . College Teaching , 53 , 159 – 164 . Smith, M.K. , Jones, F.H. , Gilbert, S.L. & Wieman, C.E. ( 2013 ). The Classroom Observation Protocol for Undergraduate STEM (COPUS): a new instrument to characterize university STEM classroom practices . CBE...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814250–255 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.250
Published: 01 April 2019
... experiment was as follows. S2: Harvesting and measuring instructions S5: Example data S6: Statistical data analysis S7: Student survey We acknowledge the support of the Florida International University STEM Transformation Institute and its Discipline-Based Education Research Group for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814242–247 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.242
Published: 01 April 2019
... article is based on an activity originally developed as a hands-on experiment for students who were participating in a two-week-long STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) summer camp program called CSI:STEM, run by the Broward County Crime Commission, Broward County, Florida. The...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813146–150 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.146
Published: 01 March 2019
.... ( 2013 ). Teaching STEM in the Early Years: Activities for Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics . St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press . Stoecklein, M.C. ( 2001 ). The Complete Plant Selection Guide for Landscape Design . West Lafayette, IN : Purdue University Press...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 809696 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.9.696
Published: 01 November 2018
... . 2018 Sanford Underground Research Facility: Education and Outreach (K-12 Education Resources; Curriculum Modules; https://www.sanfordlab.org/feature/k-12-stem-education ) Reaching 4850 feet underground, the Sanford Underground Research Facility (Sanford Lab) supports cutting-edge research...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 808608–618 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.8.608
Published: 01 October 2018
... ), such as this pill bug activity, are in increasing demand to promote the addition and retention of undergraduate students in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines ( PCAST STEM Undergraduate Working Group, 2012 ; Freeman et al., 2014 ). Furthermore, introductory-level...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807483–492 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.483
Published: 01 September 2018
... processes could be improved? Consideration of the merits or demerits of aligning biology education with two recent movements in science education—SSI (socio-scientific issue) education and STEM education—by using SSIs and engineering design, respectively, as contexts for promoting conceptual learning and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 807522–528 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.7.522
Published: 01 September 2018
..., medicine, and every STEM-related field require that students and practitioners have a good understanding of what the National Council of Education and the Disciplines (NCED) and the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation (WWNF) called quantitative literacy or numeracy. The Next Generation Science...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 803184–190 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.3.184
Published: 01 March 2018
.... , deGravelles, K. , Sylvain, M. R. , Batiste, L. , Johnson, M. , et al. ( 2012 ). Hierarchical mentoring: A transformative strategy for improving diversity and retention in undergraduate STEM disciplines . Journal of Science Education and Technology , 21 ( 1 ), 148 – 156 . Windham, M. H. , Rehfuss...