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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 161–164.
Published: 01 March 2021
... 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, or...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 138–146.
Published: 01 March 2021
... diminishing ecological niches of today and the fictitious ones in this lab. © 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...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (2): 118–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
... views of the National Science Foundation. Photo credits: Chris Wilson adaptation common ancestry evolution natural selection Next Generation Science Standards phylogeny science curricula science education Evolution by natural selection is of practical importance in medicine, public...
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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
... animal tree that only recently has become available and that can be used in a wide variety of biology classes to teach both diversity and evolution. Thanks to David Baum for teaching me phylogeny and inviting me to give a talk on which part of this paper is based. Thanks to Gonzalo Giribet for his...
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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
.../journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Student engagement evolution systematics phylogeny Educating high school and undergraduate students in the processes of evolution and confronting their misconceptions is one of the greatest challenges in American science education. Students often enter biology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (4): 274–283.
Published: 01 April 2015
.... 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 Tree thinking scientific argumentation phylogeny evolution science practices...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 198–204.
Published: 01 March 2015
... 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 a class” but as “interconnected parts of an evolutionary tree.” Evolutionary trees...
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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
... resulting cladograms can be compared with a published mammalian phylogeny. The exercise illustrates phylogenetics, the principle of parsimony, and hypothesis testing using morphological data. Phylogeny morphology parsimony clade cladistics polytomy synapomorphy Occam’s razor homoplasy homology...