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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (6): 314–316.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Maia Bailey; Natasha Sherman Genotyping real alleles in real people is an excellent way to connect abstract genetics concepts to human variation in the classroom; however, these activities can inadvertently promote misconceptions of the power of genetics to determine individual and group traits...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (6): 353–357.
Published: 01 August 2022
... enrolled in an environmental biology (EnvBio) and a genetics (Gen) course. EnvBio is a small-enrollment course (24 students per semester) intended for first- or second-year nonbiology majors. The course is a lecture-only course, but we designed it to be laboratory heavy (i.e., a field course) so students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (5): 267–272.
Published: 01 May 2022
... opportunities can result in the perpetuation of racial stereotypes that fuel systemic racism . © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 race genetics 5E secondary biology lesson argumentation The year 2020 was quite a historic year for several reasons. This was the year...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (2): 60–67.
Published: 01 February 2022
... structure, genetics, phylogenetics, electrical signaling, evolution, and the process of science. A more parsimonious hypothesis is that TTX is manufactured by a relatively small number of bacterial species and then bioaccumulates through food webs or is acquired directly via bacterial symbionts ( Chau et...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (1): 14–15.
Published: 01 January 2022
..., with various outcomes. The case is still of interest today as it offers an interesting example of how science is done. © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 history of science (biology) scientific competition heredity genetics Gregor Mendel Hugo de Vries Carl Correns Erich...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (1): 8–13.
Published: 01 January 2022
...James P. Evans Although unrecognized for his scientific achievements during his life, Gregor Mendel pioneered our modern understanding of the gene, work that shaped the field of genetics and advances in biology and medicine. The field that he set in motion 200 years ago lies at the center...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (1): 45–49.
Published: 01 January 2022
... on the course) as inspiration for others © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 molecular biology nature of science philosophy of biology history of science history of biology genetics heredity molecular genetics Molecular biology was presented in our science courses...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (7): 474–478.
Published: 01 September 2021
... ( Genné-Bacon & Bascom-Slack, 2018 ). This particular CURE is accessible to students and instructors at large public institutions as well as two-year colleges ( Genné-Bacon et al., 2020 ) and can take approximately three two-hour lab sessions to complete. antibiotic resistance genetics genomics...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 442–448.
Published: 01 August 2019
... on their way to becoming the stethoscopes of the 21st century and are being used by physicians, nurses, sonographers, physician assistants, emergency medicine technicians, and medics. The case of Marcus can be adapted to focus on different diseases and biology content (body systems, genetics, cell...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 291–300.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Courtney G. Price; Emma M. Knee; Julie A. Miller; Diana Shin; James Mann; Deborah K. Crist; Erich Grotewold; Jelena Brkljacic Arabidopsis thaliana , a model system for plant research, serves as the ideal organism for teaching a variety of basic genetic concepts including inheritance, genetic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 January 2018
... the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2018 computational thinking genetics heredity molecular genetics protein synthesis The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) call for engaging students in science...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 525–537.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jonathan Beckwith; Kostia Bergman; Michael Carson; Tobias Doerr; Lisa Geller; Robin Pierce; Sheldon Krimsky; Carol Martin; Marina Santiago; Amy Vashlishan Murray; Celestine Warren; Chad Zichterman Teaching the topic of genetics in relationship to ancestry and race generates many questions...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 288–293.
Published: 01 April 2017
...?p=reprints . 2017 Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium populations genetics In an earlier paper ( Smith & Baldwin, 2015 ), we identified nine shortcomings common to available Hardy-Weinberg exercises. These exercises often: (1) fail to focus on understanding; (2) are unclear about which...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 272–279.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., general genetics course. This included lengthening the time for the experiment, incorporating new technology for data analyses, and generating new assessments. These changes led to a more collaborative and interactive environment. Students were given the challenge of inducing a phenotypic change within...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 257–271.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Brett Malas Traditional transcription-translation exercises are instructionally incomplete by failing to link prescriptive genetic information with protein structure and function. The T3 Method solves this problem by adding a conceptually powerful yet easily learned third step where students use...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 471–479.
Published: 01 August 2016
... by comparing two sections of sophomore-level college genetics. One section was flipped and the other taught traditionally, but with extensive active learning included as homework. Student satisfaction, performance on quizzes and exams, and overall achievement of course learning goals were compared...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 62–66.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Matthew M. Graziose Research into human eating behavior is complex. Innate preferences for sweet and aversions to bitter tastes may explain why we choose certain foods. Some segments of the population, called “supertasters,” are more sensitive to bitter-tasting foods because of a genetic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 15–21.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Madelene Loftin; Kelly East; Adam Hott; Neil Lamb Life science classrooms often emphasize the exception to the rule when it comes to teaching genetics, focusing heavily on rare single-gene and Mendelian traits. By contrast, the vast majority of human traits and diseases are caused by more...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 492–499.
Published: 01 September 2015
... pea plants. The unit introduces students to Mendel’s background and the questions he sought to address. Students then conduct their own investigation, using Virtual Genetics Lab II (VGLII) software to attempt to confirm Mendel’s results. In the course of completing their investigations, students learn...