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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 170–175.
Published: 01 March 2020
... research project in which students worked in groups to investigate the prevalence of fish mislabeling in local restaurants and grocery stores using DNA barcoding. During the experimental process, students learned fundamental molecular techniques like DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction, gel...
The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (1): 49–51.
Published: 01 January 2020
...Ladislav Merta; Tomáš Pinkr; Vanda Janštová Molecular biology topics tend to be abstract and hard to visualize, and consequently pupils form many misconceptions about genetics and molecular biology. We describe how to make a hands-on educational set that provides visual and tactile modeling of DNA...
Includes: Multimedia, Supplementary data
The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (8): 600–607.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Dana Brown Haine “Investigating the Exposome: Vinyl Chloride Exposure, DNA Damage & Repair” is a data interpretation and graphing activity that provides students a relevant context in which to explore and refine what they know about DNA structure and function, mutation, DNA repair, and cancer...
The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 305–307.
Published: 01 April 2018
... research tool as well as a classic classroom laboratory activity that allows students to experience and reflect on core disciplinary ideas in biology. This technique provides a simple and effective demonstration of how DNA contains information for the production of proteins and how changes in DNA can alter...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 516–522.
Published: 01 August 2016
...Joseph E. Conley; Alex J. Meisel; James J. Smith This lesson is designed to facilitate student understanding of the molecular structure of DNA, the cellular processes involved in DNA replication, and how these principles were applied to develop a method to determine the nucleotide sequence of DNA...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (5): 376–379.
Published: 01 May 2016
... 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 Evolution phylogeny animal kingdom DNA Evolution is the central, unifying theme...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (3): 254–256.
Published: 01 March 2016
... that constitute them. The exercises presented here focus on DNA replication and the translation of mRNA into amino acid sequences, multistep processes that require specific series of events. The exercises help students appreciate the spatial and temporal frameworks of these essential cellular functions. They can...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (6): 452–457.
Published: 01 August 2015
... translation DNA gene expression heredity Biology courses often challenge students, from middle school through college, with complex interconnected ideas and unique vocabulary that may pose barriers to students’ understanding of biological processes. Students are frequently asked to simply identify...
The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (6): 365–369.
Published: 01 August 2014
...Dina Drits-Esser; Molly Malone; Nicola C. Barber; Louisa A. Stark Epigenetics is the study of how external factors and internal cellular signals can lead to changes in the packaging and processing of DNA sequences, thereby altering the expression of genes and traits. Exploring the epigenome...
The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (1): 22–24.
Published: 01 January 2012
... input alone does not address the ability to organize and create complex structures or explain life cycles – in particular, growth regulation and dying in the presence of adequate nutrients. Understanding the roles of macromolecules such as DNA, with their apparent information-processing capability...
The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (9): 548–552.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Teachers. 2011 Bacteria DNA mutation science experiment sunlight ultraviolet radiation Sunlight is essential for vital biological processes, such as photosynthesis and vitamin D synthesis. However, solar ultraviolet (UV) radiation can be detrimental to living beings: it is associated...
The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (7): 418.
Published: 01 September 2011
..." is provided as an example. I also provide instructions to expand this activity to include transcription of DNA into RNA. © 2011 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2011 Codon DNA mRNA polypeptide transcription translation Learning gene expression tends to be difficult for high school...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (8): 478–483.
Published: 01 October 2010
...@vanderbilt.edu . © 2010 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2010 Symbiosis microbiology DNA biotechnology Wolbachia Humans consist of approximately 10% human cells and 90% prokaryotic cells, yet the idea of studying the varied relationships between eukaryotic hosts and prokaryotic...