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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (8): 545–552.
Published: 17 November 2020
.... Students will hone their grant writing, presentation skills, experimental design, data analysis, ability to prepare for failed experiments, and ability to understand the big picture of their research. Senior undergraduate biology students are split into small groups that represent distinct laboratories...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 308–314.
Published: 01 May 2020
... “game the system,” at the very least, they aren't winning. © 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, https...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (7): 536–539.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Douglas A. Bernstein Consistent and accurate manipulation of liquids is essential for many biology experiments. Teaching these skills is challenging in the laboratory. I have developed Training Tips, a homemade teaching tool to train students to use micropipettes in the classroom and laboratory...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 359–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
..., teachers are limited by their access to natural habitats, time, and field expertise. To address both of these issues, I present an inquiry-based activity for both Advanced Placement and general high school biology that requires students to spend time in nature, use authentic field methods for collecting...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 628–634.
Published: 01 October 2017
...Chrissy J. Cross Traditionally, science and art are not combined as an instructional method in the undergraduate biology laboratory. This research examined the differences in the construction of biology content knowledge in student work in an inquiry-based lab and in an inquiry- and arts-based lab...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 442–449.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Karla Fuller Success rates in non-majors introductory biology courses tend to be lower than those in courses for majors. The use of student learning ePortfolios correlates with increased retention and improved learning. Additionally, when ePortfolios are used for periodic formative assessment, they...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 91–94.
Published: 01 February 2017
...Morgan L. Presley; Rebecca Gehringer; Deborah L. Hanuscin The purpose of this study was to investigate how assessment instruments could be used in the college biology classroom for purposes other than researching instructional strategies (as they have been used in the past). Through participatory...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 81–90.
Published: 01 February 2017
... Phylogenetic Biology . Englewood, CO : Roberts and Company Publishers . Baum, D. , DeWitt Smith, S. & Donovan, S. ( 2005 ). The tree-thinking challenge . Science , 310 , 979 . Bergstrom, C. T. , & Dugatkin, L.,A. ( 2011 ). Evolution . New York : W. W. Norton & Company...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 644–650.
Published: 01 October 2016
... creativity and innovation. We propose a curriculum strategy and lesson plan that employs a “reading across the curriculum” approach to enhance literacy skills in biology students while simultaneously encouraging scientific discourse and creativity. “Sophie explains her feelings about Congo...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 591–598.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Daniel N. Weber; Renee A. Hesselbach; David H. Petering; Louise P. Petering; Craig A. Berg We have developed an experimental module that introduces high school students to guided scientific inquiry. It is designed to incorporate environmental health and ecological concepts into the basic biology or...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 512–514.
Published: 01 August 2016
... Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 Analogy analogies teaching biology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 404–409.
Published: 01 May 2016
...Catherine L. Quinlan Biology is often taught as disconnected facts, even though the subject itself provides a holistic approach to the study of life, particularly through the overarching frame of evolution. The Framework for K–12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards promote a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 659–668.
Published: 01 November 2015
... counterpart to our human genome. With new information about the human microbiome comes the challenge of shifting biology students’ focus from casting microbes as pathogens toward appreciating microbes as symbionts. “The Human Microbiome,” a curriculum supplement produced by the Genetic Science Learning Center...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 624–627.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Steven J. Lysne; Brant G. Miller We used personal mobile electronic devices (PMEDs) to engage students in a lesson to support evolutionary thinking in an undergraduate biology course. Community-college students enrolled in Biodiversity & Evolution, a core majors biology course, met for an...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 567–574.
Published: 01 October 2015
..., www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Astrobiology biology evolution extremophiles extreme environments microbes nature of science origin of life project-based learning Figure 1. Alien life on Earth: Yellowstone National Park's extreme environments (photos by the author, August 2012...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 19–29.
Published: 01 January 2015
...). © 2015 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2015 Data Nuggets inquiry quantitative...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 544–549.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Joel I. Cohen A standard part of biology curricula is a project-based assessment of cell structure and function. However, these are often individual assignments that promote little problem-solving or group learning and avoid the subject of organelle chemical interactions. I evaluate a model-based...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (7): 438–441.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Elizabeth Unsworth Identification of macromolecules in food is a standard introductory high school biology lab. The intent of this article is to describe the conversion of this standard cookbook lab into an inquiry investigation. Instead of verifying the macromolecules found in food, students use...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (6): 379–383.
Published: 01 August 2014
... are far more common in the population than chromosomal or single-gene disorders; many are potentially preventable or modifiable. As such, they are targets for personalized medical approaches. The limited discussion in biology textbooks of the genetic basis of multifactorial conditions and the role of...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (4): 274–279.
Published: 01 April 2013
...Garrett M. Street; Timothy A. Laubach We provide a 5E structured-inquiry lesson so that students can learn more of the mathematics behind the logistic model of population biology. By using models and mathematics, students understand how population dynamics can be influenced by relatively simple...