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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (7): 464–471.
Published: 01 September 2021
... necessitates new vaccines every year. alignment bioinformatics COVID-19 online phylogeny SARS-CoV-2 spike protein The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic created a need for online high school instruction throughout the world. Major school districts, including San Diego Unified School District, Los Angeles...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 161–164.
Published: 01 March 2021
... by The Regents of the University of California 2021 hierarchical information ranking evolution diversity phylogeny taxonomy animals Concepts in biology are often hierarchical and require students to arrange categories based on size, increasing similarities, order within a pathway...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 138–146.
Published: 01 March 2021
..., and molecular evolution. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 genotype phenotype MEGA phylogeny drawing discovery plasticity predators ecology The concepts of genotypes (heritable, nonobservable sets of genes) and phenotypes (expression of genes) comprise...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (2): 118–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
.... Third-graders learning about evolutionary ancestry through a phylogeny-building activity. Evolutionary tree-building exercises are another common feature of the lesson plans (see Figure 1 ). For example, Lesson Plan 2 includes an activity in which the students construct a phylogenetic tree...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 544–551.
Published: 01 September 2017
... phylogeny systematics evolution characters parsimony Across myriad cultures, the reptilian creatures known as dragons have been iconic symbols of ancient power, wisdom, and even terror. Mythological texts and literature both classical and modern have greatly popularized the dragon and the myths...
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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...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 141–148.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Christopher G. Brown Evolution is a fundamental principle in biology, yet students, teachers, and the public at large all too often misunderstand the way it works. I introduce a hands-on exercise that emphasizes tree-thinking and phylogenies to organize biodiversity. During the activity, students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 587–599.
Published: 01 October 2015
.... Table 2. Transcribed responses of surveys given to Cohorts I & II. Each item was answered only by students who selected nonliving objects to draw a tree (n = 37). Item 1. Did developing this tree enhance your knowledge of phylogenies? (See Figure 2 for data.) “By using more...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (4): 274–283.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... & Hiebert, J. (2009). The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World’s Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom. New York, NY: Free Press. Tree thinking scientific argumentation phylogeny evolution science practices data analysis Follow-up questions or hints can allow scaffolding...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 198–204.
Published: 01 March 2015
... content at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2015 Tree thinking phylogeny evolution Tree thinking was defined by O’Hara (1997) as a way of understanding taxa not as “independent replicates within...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (2): 141–144.
Published: 01 February 2015
...Kathryn M. Flinn In this classroom activity, students build a phylogeny for woody plant species based on the morphology of their twigs. Using any available twigs, students can practice the process of cladistics to test evolutionary hypotheses for real organisms. They identify homologous characters...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (2): 127–131.
Published: 01 February 2014
... cladograms can be compared with a published mammalian phylogeny. The exercise illustrates phylogenetics, the principle of parsimony, and hypothesis testing using morphological data. Selecting the phylogenetic tree that requires the fewest steps illustrates the broader scientific principle of parsimony...