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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (3): 167–169.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Sophie K. Hill; Rhesa N. Ledbetter Many biology students eventually pursue careers in the health sciences. To create explicit links between introductory biology content and the health sciences, we implemented Context Breaks—a series of seven mini-lectures linking course content to lactase...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (3): 130–136.
Published: 01 March 2022
...Stacey Kiser; Lori J. Kayes; Erin Baumgartner; Anne Kruchten; Stasinos Stavrianeas Barriers to transfer students include lost credit caused by lack of curricular alignment across institutions of higher learning. This is particularly evident in series courses like introductory biology. We propose...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 191–194.
Published: 01 March 2021
... of Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium (HWE) to detect natural and sexual selection acting on a trait, the HWP is a staple of the introductory biology undergraduate curriculum in the United States. Introductory courses often cover a wide range of topics in ecology and evolution, and it is important that students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 January 2021
... SciComm undergraduate introductory biology Around the world, having scientists communicate science with nonscientific audiences (herein abbreviated as SciComm) is vital. The public benefits by learning about scientific advances that may influence their public policy and personal decisions...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 150–155.
Published: 01 March 2020
...). scaffolds introductory biology undergraduate students life science metacognition At the undergraduate level, the Vision and Change report ( AAAS, 2011 ) outlines five core concepts and six core competencies of disciplinary practice that students should learn and be able to do. These core...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 729–737.
Published: 01 November 2017
... and bracket phylogenetic trees in the context of an introductory biology course and by expanding the style comparison to include construction tasks. Students performed significantly better with bracket phylogenetic trees for some, but not all, interpretation tasks. In addition, students who constructed...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 450–454.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Anna Aguilera; Jesse Schreier; Cassandra Saitow In this study, we examined two types of group presentation assignments for use in a large, introductory biology course. Students were placed into groups of 6 to 8 members, and tasked with researching a topic and preparing a 10-minute in-class...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (1): 23–27.
Published: 01 January 2017
... they were taking. The Biomentors program is a relatively low-cost program because all participants are volunteers, and the program has the potential to reach a substantial number of students. In this study, we sought to assess its effectiveness across two different introductory biology courses...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 41–47.
Published: 01 January 2015
..., for the Introductory Biology Laboratory course at Brandeis University. Ptpmeg is a protein involved in axon formation in Drosophila melanogaster . In order to better understand Ptpmeg’s functionality, students sought to find Ptpmeg’s enhancers and suppressors by engaging in either a 4- or a 7-week modular research...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (2): 101–108.
Published: 01 February 2014
...Kathrin F. Stanger-Hall; Julianne A. Wenner We assessed the performance of students with a self-reported conflict between their religious belief and the theory of evolution in two sections of a large introductory biology course (N = 373 students). Student performance was measured through pretest...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (8): 544–549.
Published: 01 October 2013
... introductory biology courses may serve to direct student interest toward particular biological categories such as ecology, time devoted to topics in these categories within introductory biology courses may be crucial for captivating student interest. In a 2009 survey, members of the National Association...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (8): 587–588.
Published: 01 October 2012
.../reprintinfo.asp . 2012 Introductory biology inquiry-based learning classroom demonstrations Some of the most pivotal experimental discoveries in biology have resulted when scientists used new data to disprove previous assumptions. Would DNA replication be understood if Watson and Crick had...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (1): 16–21.
Published: 01 January 2011
...Eileen Gregory; Jane P. Ellis; Amanda N. Orenstein A common complaint among instructors of introductory biology is that the courses cover too much material. Without a national consensus specifying which topics are essential, instructors are leery of excluding material. A survey was administered...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (3): 186–188.
Published: 01 March 2010
.... This experimental analysis is commonly done in introductory biology labs. 2 e-mail: lkamin@ben.edu © 2010 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2010 Five-step procedure statistical inference chi-square goodness-of-fit dihybrid cross introductory biology Inferential statistics...