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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825348–356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.348
Published: 01 May 2020
... role of science in society, especially in the intercultural context of the trip. Thinking routines guided students to unpack apprehension regarding intercultural activities. For example, students initially had concerns regarding the overnight homestay with a local family, but afterward rated this...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 825289–294 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.5.289
Published: 01 May 2020
... corrections for multiple tests). Of course, if students have access to site-licensed statistical software or already have proficiency in R, these may be preferred solutions. References Bennett , S.L. ( 2015 ). Exploring the methods of science using nightcrawler decomposition . American Biology...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 824241–246 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.4.241
Published: 01 April 2020
..., quantification, and spreadsheet proficiency. Intermediate questions can be answered by students experienced in data collection and analysis. Advanced questions can be answered by students who have advanced identification skills and access to historical resources. Novice: What tree genus is (most/least...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2020; 823170–175 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2020.82.3.170
Published: 01 March 2020
.../reprints-permissions . 2020 fish fraud mislabeling place-based learning DNA PCR gel electrophoresis Sanger sequencing It is increasingly important for undergraduate biology students to become proficient in laboratory techniques and to have an opportunity to engage in inquiry-based lab...
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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
... large habitats. The lack of scientific data was possibly the most surprising to the students, perhaps due to a history of exposure only to well-outlined textbook examples. Those students who cannot find illegal harvest rates must create their best estimate based on known numbers in related ecosystems...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 817479–484 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.7.479
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. 2019; 815334–339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.334
Published: 01 May 2019
... and ecological principles for high school students. Caterpillar models are formed from plasticine, a nontoxic, nondrying modeling clay, and are an excellent tool for quantifying relative predation rates by birds, small mammals, and invertebrates. Lifelike surrogate larvae are glued to vegetation for...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 815366–371 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.5.366
Published: 01 May 2019
... clearly conveyed that this activity should be used in future iterations of the course, whereas students in the introductory courses were more neutral in their recommendation (question 5; Figure 4 ). The upper-level students consistently rated their experiences with the clam activity higher on the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813152–159 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.152
Published: 01 March 2019
... classes (n = 82, 49 female) and three classes (n = 85, 40 female) that were inexperienced in CLIL. All students had been learning English for at least four years (total n = 168; average age = 14.3 years). Their proficiency level was about B1 on the CEFR ( KMK, 2004 ), whereas the bilingual classes were...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 813176–185 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.3.176
Published: 01 March 2019
... increases, the absorbance _______________ (choose one: increases/decreases). How can one determine the concentration of the solute in an experimental tissue sample in comparison with the standard curve? Students were asked: Please rate your GAINS in each of the following BIOSCIENCE COMPETENCIES...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 812115–119 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.2.115
Published: 01 February 2019
... energy gained from successful predation and energy lost from metabolic expenditures dictates rates of reproduction. By manipulating a subset of factors that influence differential reproductive success, students gain an improved understanding of natural selection. Figure 2. Model assumptions (second...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 81271–76 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.2.71
Published: 01 February 2019
... ). While the state historically had one of the lowest rates of student success in gaining college credit for AP coursework, the past decade has seen that capital rise in response to efforts to increase access and success, and the state is being lauded as an exemplar for improvement of AP participation and...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 804285–289 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.4.285
Published: 01 April 2018
... about the presence or distribution of species. For students who have a grounding in laboratory science, utilizing this technique helps them build on their experience and connect their findings to field practice as well. In post-course evaluations, students rate this activity very highly in terms of...
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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
... Teacher Background Section, a PowerPoint slide show for the students, and instructions for supporting activities ( Table 1 ). The following basic biology learning objectives are met with this curriculum: New more targeted treatments for cancer have improved the five-year survival rate for all...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 799720–727 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.9.720
Published: 01 November 2017
... percentage of FGC students in BI 211. (C) The percentage of URM students in BI 211 and in the freshman class on campus. (D) The percentage of students who earned an F/Drop and were URM students, and the overall percentage of URM students in BI 211. Figure 5. Rates of passing BI 211 based on how...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793184–190 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.184
Published: 01 March 2017
.... Dept. of Education, 2013 ). In addition, Hispanic students designated as limited English proficient (LEP) score significantly lower than non-LEP Hispanic students. A students' science attitude is another significant factor. Interest, self-efficacy, and motivation are all considered important factors in...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 7913–8 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.1.3
Published: 01 January 2017
...-share technique corresponded with an almost 20% increase in the number of students reaching a proficiency benchmark on an end-of-course assessment ( Fitzgerald, 2013 ). Here, I discuss ways in which the think-pair-share technique has been effectively used in the classroom. I also reflect on the...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 788644–650 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.8.644
Published: 01 October 2016
... school ( Carnegie Council on Advancing Adolescent Literacy, 2010 ). Literacy of college students remains a concern, with fewer than half of students at four-year colleges and fewer than a quarter of students at two-year institutions rated as proficient ( Baer et al., 2006 ). While reading competencies...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 787568–574 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.7.568
Published: 01 September 2016
...Eva M. Ogens; Richard Langheim We describe how to enable students to learn about the transmission of disease, resistant bacteria, and the importance of taking a “full course” of antibiotics by developing models and simulations to represent the growth and demise of bacteria. By doing these...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2016; 786448–455 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2016.78.6.448
Published: 01 August 2016
... was to investigate the long-term impact of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill on fish populations. The students assessed the development of Gulf killifish embryos that were exposed to sediment that had received various levels of oil from the BP oil spill. Students measured hatching rate, embryonic...
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