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The American Biology Teacher (2024) 86 (4): 205–212.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Linda Hämmerle; Daniela Hlavka; Michael Kiehn; Peter Pany; Peter Lampert Especially within the light of the current loss of biodiversity, we want our students to gain a better understanding of the issues at stake in order to take action and support plants and their pollinators. Many educational...
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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (4): 207–213.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Jeffrey Baker; Angela Hammond; Lindsay Rist In biology class, climate change is relevant because of its impact on biodiversity. While the subject of climate change should be taught in science classes, problems with teaching it involve preconceived ideas that can create barriers. Instruction is also...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (9): 555–561.
Published: 01 December 2022
... ( Frederick et al., 2000 ), a substrate that results in rapid biofilm colonization and further colonization by other aquatic organisms, which we have demonstrated with aluminum discs as well. For more advice see the websites of Biofilms and Biodiversity ( https://www.mdseagrant.org/interactive_lessons/biofilm...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (8): 456–458.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Boža Janžekovič The loss of biodiversity is a global and local problem and challenge. The problem is solvable only with changed behavior, which can be achieved through education. In the literature, there are no criteria for achieving biodiversity literacy despite internationally binding documents...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (8): 503–505.
Published: 01 October 2022
... be useful in ecological monitoring. We suggest recommendations on how this program can be utilized in different settings and across disciplines. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 amphibian biodiversity ecology experiential learning remote learning As many courses...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (4): 238–241.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Maxwell S. Helmberger; Matthew J. Grieshop Soils contain a vast biodiversity of organisms with critical roles in maintaining ecosystem health, which remains unknown to many students. Soils are also a system well-suited to introduce broader ecological concepts such as ecosystem services...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (6): 387–394.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Joel I. Cohen; Hailey Mark NGSS guidance indicates that a life science curriculum’s unit on evolution must include the concepts of geologic ages, endangered species, Anthropocene extinction, and biodiversity. Enrichment lessons and labs deepen student understanding of key standards. This lesson...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (9): 606–613.
Published: 02 December 2020
...Sonja T. Fiedler; Thomas Heyne; Franz X. Bogner Biodiversity and sustainability are key words of modern nature-of-science teaching. While most studies use rather abstract examples for biodiversity loss, we focused on habitats that students are familiar with. Our module was developed to deepen...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 417–422.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Biodiversity diversity gradients postsecondary education scientific modeling A commonly acknowledged central feature of science is its production of evidence-based explanations of the natural world ( Giere, 1999 ). Scientific models help organize data and aid in the process of identifying patterns...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 234–241.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., 2001 ). Thus, the study of edges has become progressively more important to the field of conservation biology, particularly with regard to the preservation of biodiversity. The goal of the activities described below is to authentically and effectively expose biology students to a multitude...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 359–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... data, and apply their findings to pertinent conservation issues. This four-day activity uses a simplified approach, called the meter stick random sampling method, to measure plant biodiversity of different local habitats. Time-efficient and not reliant on species identification, this method is designed...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 372–378.
Published: 01 May 2018
... an interactive version of a biodiversity laboratory that explores Simpson's Diversity Index. Students are walked through sample calculations with a small data set, and then analyze a larger data set, which is presented as a set of interactive graphs and automatic calculations so that they can explore the data...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 626–633.
Published: 01 October 2016
... insects that are likely to be collected in all seasons, facilitating implementation in the classroom throughout the academic year. Insects dichotomous key biodiversity Wolbachia Educators and students recognize that insects are ubiquitous animals that are ecologically essential as well...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 575–579.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jeffrey A. Baker The interdependence of living organisms and related ecology concepts are often difficult for students to grasp if they only study them from textbooks. To really understand how habitat fragmentation affects biodiversity, it is best to allow students to study it in the field...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 293–299.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Joel I. Cohen The importance of extant biodiversity, concerns regarding the rising Anthropocene extinction rates, and commitments made by signatories to biodiversity conventions each increase demands for timely data. However, as species and conservation indicators become more complex, the less...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 93–98.
Published: 01 February 2016
... ideas in biology equally and structured around an accurate depiction of biodiversity as a branching history of evolution, can improve student comprehension of difficult biological concepts. In the end, I found that students improved significantly in their understanding of biology and were much less...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 338–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Genetics PCR gel electrophoresis conservation genetics hellbender salamander biodiversity Teachers face many challenges in today’s high school science classrooms. Many students are disengaged, find science difficult...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (7): 462–467.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Nancy M. Trautmann; James G. MaKinster; Michael Batek Using an interactive map-based PDF, students learn key concepts related to biodiversity while developing data-analysis and critical-thinking skills. The Bird Island lesson provides students with experience in translating geospatial data into bar...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 194–201.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer L. Hopwood; Susan K. Flowers; Katie J. Seidler; Erica L. Hopwood Invasive species are a substantial threat to biodiversity. Educating students about invasive species introduces fundamental concepts in biology, ecology, and environmental science. In the Race to Displace game, students...