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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 352–359.
Published: 01 May 2019
... behavior fish inquiry-based science learning memory T-maze environmental chemical One T-maze unit for each group (for building instructions, see Supplemental Material) Clean containers to hold 4 L of dechlorinated water (to prevent adding any additional chemicals to the water, simply allow...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (8): 608–618.
Published: 01 October 2018
... coding languages and statistical analysis. The interdisciplinary and biophysical nature of this experiment engages students in concepts of electromagnetic induction, magnetism, animal behavior, and statistics. Figure 1. Wiring diagrams demonstrating how to build the pulse magnetizer circuit...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 661–667.
Published: 01 October 2017
... laboratory module, students make observations and develop their own research questions, then design, execute, analyze, and present the results of their hypothesis-driven experiments investigating the behavior of Caenorhabditis elegans , a relatively inexpensive and tractable model organism. Our experience...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (1): 41–48.
Published: 01 January 2017
... questions that could be addressed using this model (see Extensions below). Literature Cited – Cite a few research articles in the introduction and discussion using the format required by the journal Animal Behaviour . The References section should also use a consistent format for all references...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 591–598.
Published: 01 September 2016
... identify how red worms sense their environment and then apply that knowledge to understand the effects of chemical exposure on locomotor behavior. The activities are designed to generate critical thinking about neuromuscular processes and environmental pollutants that affect them...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 681–688.
Published: 01 November 2015
... process of science by asking them to develop behavioral bioassays to test the response of aquatic macroinvertebrates to various pollutants. Students begin with literature review and hypothesis generation on an open-ended question; continue through experimental design, data collection, and analysis; and...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (4): 289–293.
Published: 01 April 2015
... apply that equation to experimental behavioral data for Gambusia affinis (western mosquitofish). This activity can be adapted and conducted at the 9–16 grade levels. © 2015 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to...
The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (9): 595–600.
Published: 01 November 2014
...Erika T. Machtinger Hands-on activities with live organisms allow students to actively explore scientific investigation. Here, I present activities that combine guided inquiry with direct instruction and relate how nutrition affects the physiology and behavior of the common housefly. These...
The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (7): 460–465.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Emily G. Weigel; Michael DeNieu; Andrew J. Gall This lesson is designed to teach students that behavior is a trait shaped by both genes and the environment. Students will read a scientific paper, discuss and generate predictions based on the ideas and data therein, and model the relationships...
The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 196–200.
Published: 01 March 2014
...://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Behavior data analysis model organisms protists speed–accuracy tradeoffs Fine-tipped permanent markers Sterile scalpels Sterile forceps Disinfectant or ethanol lamp for sterilizing scalpels and forceps 90 × 25 mm plastic Petri dishes Printed...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 203–209.
Published: 01 March 2013
.... Students observe how Pb 2+ alters fish behaviors. Because many levels of biological organization are involved, this module has application for multiple units within general and advanced biology classes. Beginning with what is known about Pb 2+ toxicity, students develop testable hypotheses about how it may...
The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (7): 513–517.
Published: 01 September 2012
...Nicholas A. Barber I present a framework for ecology and evolution laboratory exercises using artificial caterpillars made from modeling clay. Students generate and test hypotheses about predation rates on caterpillars that differ in appearance or “behavior” to understand how natural selection by...