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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 668–672.
Published: 01 December 2019
... secondary biology teachers to elicit, interpret, and address students' misconceptions in a meaningful way. The activity provides a chance for students to discuss their nascent ideas about biology with their peers in a safe and nonthreatening environment. More importantly, the activity engages students in a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 93–98.
Published: 01 February 2016
...John W. Doudna Introductory biology for nonmajors provides an opportunity to engage students with the complexity of life. In these courses, instructors also have the opportunity to experiment with course material and delivery, especially with an intent to overcome common misconceptions about...
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The American Biology Teacher (1995) 57 (7): 409–415.
Published: 01 October 1995
... in the physical sciences. Research in Science Education, 7, 165-171. Gilbert 165 7 Research in Science Education 1977 Gorjanc-Barthel, M. (1989). High school chemistry students' misconceptions on covalent bonding and structure. Unpub- lished master's thesis, University of Missouri...
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The American Biology Teacher (1994) 56 (2): 74–77.
Published: 01 February 1994
...Edmund A. Marek; Connie Cruse Cowan; Ann M. L. Cavallo Copyright 1994 National Association of Biology Teachers References Adeniyi, E.D. (1985). Misconceptions of selected eco- logical concepts held by some Nigerian students. Journal of Biological Education, 19, 311-316. Adeniyi 311...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 104–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
... the basic concepts and address common student misconceptions about evolution. We present two paired activities that allow students to (1) explore the processes of natural selection in a direct and experiential way and (2) address common misconceptions in evolutionary theory. The first activity, the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 492–495.
Published: 01 August 2017
... allowing them to reason through and process complex information as a group. This approach also provides teachers with insights about student misconceptions and understanding of concepts by listening to the student-driven discussion. This article reports on Socratic seminar in the context of a high school...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 91–94.
Published: 01 February 2017
... activities and labs, to formatively assess student knowledge, and to confront student misconceptions. Several recommendations for incorporating assessment instruments in biology instruction and assessment are provided. References AAAS . ( 2014 ). Project 2061 Science Assessment...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 676–678.
Published: 01 October 2016
... compilation that serves as a go-to resource on some of the most common oversimplified rules, incomplete or misleading vocabulary, and confusing diagrams promulgated in science teaching that could lead to enduring student misconceptions. There are only five senses (K) Although this is very...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 409–412.
Published: 01 August 2020
... helps students overcome any misconceptions and gaps in their knowledge. Table 1. Molecules modeled and the material in each model kit. Molecules Material Amount mRNA 11″ × 0.25″ strip of paper 1 tRNA Full-length pipe cleaner 4 Anti-codon 2″ pieces of pipe cleaner 8 of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (6): 353–356.
Published: 01 August 2011
... cases, instructors can correct misconceptions about birth control without embarrassing students. Table 1. Summary of birth control methods: How they work, common problems when using them, and failure rates (Planned Parenthood, 2011). Name of Method Type of Method Problems/Disadvantages...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 88–95.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Karen Lucci; Robert A. Cooper Many students have very robust misconceptions about natural selection, stemming from intuitive theories that form a child's earliest understandings of the natural world. For example, students often imagine that species evolve in response to environmental pressures that...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 493–500.
Published: 01 September 2018
... misconceptions among undergraduate students within United States institutions. The work of co-author Maria Teixeira was supported by a University of Saint Joseph Student Research Award, distributed selectively by application from the USJ Provost, and funded by grant...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 416–420.
Published: 01 August 2020
... describing complex biological phenomena and then analyze them in a nonthreatening setting in order to help address common misconceptions. Based on our experiences, we propose that crafting poems about biological topics allows students who struggle with traditional scientific writing assignments to become...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 214–220.
Published: 01 March 2018
... ( Figure 1 , Model 1), which is a common misconception and barrier to understanding evolution ( Bishop & Anderson, 1990 ; Alters & Nelson, 2002 ). As a final activity, students write an argument explaining which model is best supported by their data. Here we present a laboratory module that...
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Published: 01 October 2017
Figure 1. Percentage of students able to resolve misconceptions on post-test. Figure 1. Percentage of students able to resolve misconceptions on post-test. More
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The American Biology Teacher (2006) 68 (5): 275–279.
Published: 01 May 2006
... Misconceptions & Reconstruct Their Understanding ELLA L. INGRAM CRAIG E. NELSON M v la ny educators use multiple-choice questions (MCQs) as one method of assessing student comprehen- sion. When creating alternative answers for MCQs, instruc- tors often try to imitate or replicate student thoughts. For example...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (6): 372–380.
Published: 01 August 2020
... scientific data and literature on epigenetics are ever evolving, and we are learning and relearning core concepts continually. Therefore, we have to be cautious of the approaches we use to introduce this field to our students, and stay alert in order to minimize misconceptions. However, a core set of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 350–351.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Evan Lampert “Biology Myth-Killers” is an activity designed to identify and correct common misconceptions for high school and college introductory biology courses. Students identify common myths, which double as biology misconceptions, and use appropriate sources to share the “truth” about the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 49–51.
Published: 01 January 2020
... performance ( Franke & Bogner, 2011 ). Molecular biology topics tend to be abstract and hard to visualize, and consequently pupils form many misconceptions about genetics and molecular biology. We believe that students' understanding can be greatly improved through hands-on experience, so we created an...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 668–670.
Published: 01 October 2017
... misconceptions stemming from a lack of understanding how the terminology is used in science. One way to assess the preconceptions students have about specific topics is through using free association techniques. Free association word recall (word association) activities ask students to recall words and phrases...