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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (3): 241–244.
Published: 01 March 2017
...J. Phil Gibson; Joshua T. Cooper Students often have limited understanding of the major innovations in plant evolution. We developed a card sorting activity based on tree thinking that is suitable for students with a wide range of abilities and experience. Through this activity, students learn how...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 385–388.
Published: 01 May 2016
... ). Atlas of Science Literacy, vols. 1 and 2 . Washington, DC : AAAS Project 2061 and NSTA Press . Baum, D.A. & Offner, S. ( 2008 ). Phylogenies & tree-thinking . American Biology Teacher , 70 , 222 – 229 . Baum, D.A. , Smith, S.D. & Donovan, S.S.S. ( 2005 ). The tree...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 380–384.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Andrew V. Z. Brower I offer comments on two recent articles in The American Biology Teacher by Davenport and colleagues addressing the interpretation and construction of phylogenetic trees. The “tree-thinking” literature suggests that students need to acquire a clear understanding of the meaning of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 376–379.
Published: 01 May 2016
... phylogeny. This figure is presented in two different ways: panel A shows a tree drawn in the more traditional way; panel B is a more casual representation that I prefer to use in my own classes because I think it is easier for students to follow. However, the two trees are identical, and both are...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 198–204.
Published: 01 March 2015
...KD Davenport; Kirstin Jane Milks; Rebecca Van Tassell Interpreting cladograms is a key skill for biological literacy. In this lesson, students interpret cladograms based on familial relationships and language relationships to build their understanding of tree thinking and to construct a definition...
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The American Biology Teacher (2008) 70 (4): 222–229.
Published: 01 April 2008
...David A. Baum; Susan Offner Copyright National Association of Biology Teachers References Baum, D. A., DeWitt Smith, S. & Donovan, S. S. (2005). The tree thinking challenge. Science, 310, 979-980. Cracraft, J. & Donoghue, M. J. (Editors). (2004). Assembling the Tree of Life...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 144–151.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Sophia Huang; Justen B. Whittall The tree of life provides a fundamental roadmap to understanding biodiversity, yet requires integration across scales of the biological hierarchy and a unique set of tree thinking skills. This combination can be challenging for undergraduates at the introductory...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 333–337.
Published: 01 May 2020
... education. We present a series of student-centered, exploratory activities to help students develop their tree-thinking skills. In these activities, students use complementary phenotypic and molecular data to explore how to build phylogenetic trees and interpret the evolutionary relationships they represent...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (3): 146–150.
Published: 01 March 2019
... plant blindness . Plant Science Bulletin , 47 , 2 – 9 . Gleditsia triacanthos honey locust ecological thinking systems thinking plant defense structures extinct megaherbivores plant–herbivore interactions Figure 1. Gleditsia triacanthos . ( A ) Stem of a mature tree with large...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 543–552.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Caryn Babaian; Sudhir Kumar A lesson plan on the phylum Tardigrada is presented in a storytelling workbook that introduces the evolutionary concepts of adaptive radiation, speciation, divergence, and “tree-thinking” through narrative, transitional art, contemplative coloring, and data searches...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (5): 332–334.
Published: 01 May 2012
... emphasized by using tree-thinking to analyze the universal phylogenetic tree as the basis of the three-domain system. © 2012 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 141–148.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Christopher G. Brown Evolution is a fundamental principle in biology, yet students, teachers, and the public at large all too often misunderstand the way it works. I introduce a hands-on exercise that emphasizes tree-thinking and phylogenies to organize biodiversity. During the activity, students...
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An animal phylogeny. This figure is presented in two different ways: panel ...
Published: 01 May 2016
Figure 1. An animal phylogeny. This figure is presented in two different ways: panel A shows a tree drawn in the more traditional way; panel B is a more casual representation that I prefer to use in my own classes because I think it is easier for students to follow. However, the two trees are More
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (7): 499–502.
Published: 01 September 2020
...., 2012 ; Alberts et al., 2014 ; Dong et al., 2015 ). For example, the post-translational protein-splicing mechanism called in tervening pro tein , or intein , is used by diverse sets of organisms in the tree of life – including the domains Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya ( Shah & Muir, 2010...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (7): 499–502.
Published: 01 September 2020
...., 2012 ; Alberts et al., 2014 ; Dong et al., 2015 ). For example, the post-translational protein-splicing mechanism called in tervening pro tein , or intein , is used by diverse sets of organisms in the tree of life – including the domains Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya ( Shah & Muir, 2010...
Includes: Supplementary data
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 218–226.
Published: 01 April 2020
...) participated in the study. Data were gathered by using the Plant Attitude Questionnaire. This instrument consisted of 28 items using a five-point Likert scale and included four dimensions of attitudes toward plants: importance, urban trees, interest, and utilization. Our results indicate that instruction via...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 234–240.
Published: 01 April 2020
... scenario – about a forester in 2050, whose tree monoculture is mostly destroyed as a result of drought, storms, and bark beetle calamities, all caused by climate change – and answer the question of which problems occurred naturally within the fictitious forest and which were due to mistakes or wrong...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 247–255.
Published: 01 April 2020
... ( Yang et al., 2015 ). Climate-induced variation in leaf morphology is particularly pronounced and detectable among woody dicotyledonous plants (trees and shrubs; hereafter referred to as “woody dicots”). In this research project, students will collect leaves from woody dicot plants across a range of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 186.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Ecomorphs module, students examine pictures of eight lizards in their natural habitats (tree, twig, grass, and bush), four from Puerto Rico and four from Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic, for the uninitiated), and group them according to appearance. Students then can gather phenotypic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 72–79.
Published: 01 February 2020
... often contains calcite and other carbonates that were not part of the original tree ( Jiang et al., 2018 ; Kuczumow et al., 2019 ). Because all those factors introduce new 14 C into such fossils, attempts to determine the ages of petrified wood by using radiocarbon are useless. Similarly, carbon...