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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 333–336.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Minnesota and North Dakota, and western Abenaki (Sokoki) people of Vermont, respectively ( http://www.seedsavers.org ). For example, one student wrote in a course evaluation, “I liked learning about the different types of corn. Wow, I didn’t know there were that many!” At the beginning of this inquiry...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 196–200.
Published: 01 March 2014
... developed a 24-hour take-home guided inquiry and investigation of live Physarum cultures. The experiment replicates recent peer-reviewed research regarding speed–accuracy tradeoffs and reliably produces data with which students explore key biological concepts and practice essential scientific competencies...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (4): 232–237.
Published: 01 April 2011
... used at a school or college level to foster students' experimentation skills. We present a set of inquiry tasks that build stepwise on one another, using T. castanaeum or T. molitor as the model. The students will learn not only about insect ecology, but also about the influence of nutrition on several...
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The American Biology Teacher (1970) 32 (1): 26–28.
Published: 01 January 1970
.... VOSS, B. E., and S. B. BROWN. 1968. Biology as Inquiry. Teacher Behaviors and Student Inquiry in Biology LeVON BALZER, Western Washington State College Much emphasis has recently been placed on in- quiry as an outcome of instruction in biology. Prob- lem-solving, the nature of science, and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 166–169.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Shu-Bi Chen; ChingMei Tseng; Wen-Hua Chang Guiding students to generate testable scientific questions is essential in the inquiry classroom, but it is not easy. The purpose of the BDC (“Big Idea, Divergent Thinking, and Convergent Thinking”) instructional model is to to scaffold studentsinquiry...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (8): 506–512.
Published: 01 October 2010
...M. Brian Traw; Nancy Gift Tannins are plant chemicals that humans find useful in products as diverse as tea and leather. Why do plants produce these compounds? One possible answer is defense against pathogens and herbivores. In this series of laboratory exercises, student inquiry begins with a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 518–523.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Matthew L. Holding; Robert D. Denton; Amy E. Kulesza; Judith S. Ridgway A fundamental component of science curricula is the understanding of scientific inquiry. Although recent trends favor using student inquiry to learn concepts through hands-on activities, it is often unclear to students where...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (7): 407–411.
Published: 01 September 2011
... scientific method and foraging ecology as they investigate a foraging behavior (strand feeding) of bottlenose dolphins ( Tursiops truncatus ). We tested this activity on middle school students and found that the activity promoted student inquiry, ingenuity, and critical thinking as the students used the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (7): 479–484.
Published: 01 September 2019
... inquiry-based pedagogy in improving students' conceptual understanding and attitudes toward science. The investigation described here was focused on nontraditional students taking non-science-major science courses. The goal was to compare students' attitudes toward science before and after taking an...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (8): 578–583.
Published: 01 October 2018
....” “Mentors were helpful to teachers as they gave students more help than just the high school teacher.” “PS is a great way to bring scientists into the classroom when exposure to outside, career scientists is limited.” “More than the inquiry part of PS, the biggest impact on students was mentoring by...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 228–234.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Robert M. Kao Engaging and gauging (engauging) first-generation, under-represented minority undergraduate general biology students through processes of inquiry, critical thinking, and affective learning is vital as they develop their scientific identity. An important challenge is how we can...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 661–667.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Sarah N. Deffit; Cori Neff; Jennifer R. Kowalski The use of primary scientific inquiry and experimentation to develop students’ understanding of methodologies used by scientists and the nature of science is a key component of the Next-Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Introduction to inquiry...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 401–406.
Published: 01 May 2017
... synthetic biology laboratory program for undergraduate students . Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education , 16 ( 2 ), 237 – 246 . Bugarcic, A. , Zimbardi, K. , Macaranas, J. , & Thorn, P. ( 2012 ). An inquiry-based practical for a large foundation-level undergraduate laboratory that...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 575–579.
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 (2015) 77 (9): 681–688.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Laurie S. Eberhardt; Robert J. Swanson; Gary S. Dulin Laboratories in introductory biology must engage and excite students in ways that effectively prepare them to succeed in upper-level courses in a field with a rapidly increasing body of knowledge. Our inquiry-based lab immerses students in the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 41–47.
Published: 01 January 2015
...Sumana Setty; Melissa S. Kosinski-Collins It has been noted that undergraduate project-based laboratories lead to increased interest in scientific research and student understanding of biological concepts. We created a novel, inquiry-based, multiweek genetics research project studying Ptpmeg, for...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 19–29.
Published: 01 January 2015
... and attainable career. When students engage in inquiry in the classroom, they are doing science. Exposure to contemporary research, especially projects done by young, early-career scientists, will help students recognize that they too can become researchers in the near future. Classroom discussions of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 501–506.
Published: 01 October 2014
...: Multiple Ways to Understand Knowing and Learning in a Complex World. London, UK: Routledge. Krajcik, J., Blumenfeld, P.C., Marx, R.W., Bass, K.M., Fredricks, J. & Soloway, E. (1998). Inquiry in project-based science classrooms: attempts by middle school students. Journal of the Learning Sciences...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
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 (2014) 76 (1): 47–52.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Rachel K. Thiet The Mystery Soil Lab, a playful, inquiry-based laboratory project, is designed to develop students’ skills of inquiry, soil analysis, and synthesis of foundational concepts in soil science and soil ecology. Student groups are given the charge to explore and identify a “Mystery Soil...