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The American Biology Teacher (2024) 86 (4): 233–241.
Published: 01 April 2024
... with the opportunity to learn about the scientific method, biological collections, linear regressions, the R programming language, and scientific communication. Changes to flowering time are one of the most conspicuous effects of climate change, thus presenting an ideal topic for engaging students in biological...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 387–394.
Published: 01 August 2019
... on CFS that we have used in our biology classrooms to increase students' critical-thinking skills and understanding of scientific method. Three general categories of potential pathogens – virus, vaccine, and microbiome – are discussed during multiple classroom sessions. We found that our students were...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 334–339.
Published: 01 May 2019
... “in the field” and integrate scientific practices, such as the scientific method and inquiry, in an authentic research experience. Participants develop their scientific reasoning skills through creation of research questions and interpretation of results. They learn experimental technique, build field skills...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 242–247.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the scientific method to formulate and test a hypothesis. The experiment is based on a case study involving an insect used as a biological control agent that targets an invasive weed, and the rigor of the experiment can easily be tailored to different grade levels. Using ~1 m 2 arenas set up in the classroom...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Russell C. Wyeth; Marjorie J. Wonham The scientific method is a core element of all science. Yet, its different implementations are remarkably diverse, based on the varied concepts and protocols required in each specific instance of science. For experienced scientists, coping with this diversity...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (3): 200–206.
Published: 01 March 2017
... introductory-level biology laboratory scientific method Many students fail to recognize how creative and nonlinear the scientific process is, not questioning how the information in textbooks and lectures was obtained. Science can seem closed, and the process of research mysterious and elite. Further...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 664–668.
Published: 01 October 2016
... heterogeneity habitat preference analogous habitat urban ecology scientific method If decorative water fountains are unavailable for sampling, diatoms are often abundant in other campus and urban settings. Our exploratory sampling revealed that diatoms are present on leaking water valves, rooftop...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 681–688.
Published: 01 November 2015
... article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Behavior ecology scientific method inquiry-based learning pollution monitoring macroinvertebrates Recent educational reform in the STEM...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 542–548.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Astrology horoscope scientific method experimental design pseudoscience Pseudoscience is a broad category of activities and claims with similarities to scientific activities but lacking specific aspects of scientific work...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (5): 357–362.
Published: 01 May 2015
... spectrophotometry scientific method I have taught this laboratory exercise for 6 years. The classes are usually composed of biology majors in their junior year, with an occasional sophomore or a few seniors. The students have always enjoyed it, and they frequently say in evaluations that it was the best...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 551–555.
Published: 01 October 2014
... 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 . 2014 Scientific writing lab report scientific method undergraduate biology Competency in writing is essential...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 518–523.
Published: 01 October 2014
... of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Active learning experimental design inquiry instruction misconceptions process of science scientific method The production of a scientifically aware populace is a central goal...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 525–534.
Published: 01 October 2014
... understanding of the scientific method. Specifically, our activity highlights the general utility of the scientific method and uses this method to examine ant social behavior, with emphasis on generating and testing hypotheses. Furthermore, this activity introduces the idea of animal societies and encourages...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 259–264.
Published: 01 April 2014
... at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Evolution natural selection inquiry scientific method Evolution is a unifying theory in biology, a lens through which we can view the living world ( Dobzhansky, 1972...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 189–193.
Published: 01 March 2014
... that exhibit five observable trait differences between the two populations. Students “breed” members of the two populations and observe the retention or loss of traits among first-generation heterozygotes. Using the scientific method, students then hypothesize what happened to these traits and design...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 160–170.
Published: 01 March 2014
... a topic. In my courses, each semester begins with thorough treatment of the scientific method, followed by the multiple Darwinian theories of evolution. To reinforce these two important themes, the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker’s ecology, evolution, conservation, and probable extirpation has been...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (5): 355–356.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Laura K. Palmer; Carolyn G. Mahan We describe a short (<50 minutes) activity using news articles from sources such as Science Daily to teach students the steps of the scientific method and the difference between primary and secondary literature sources. The flexibility in choosing news articles...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 186–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... of organisms in natural communities. For example, in this exercise, students test whether the presence of a secondary consumer affects the abundance of the primary producer. Students can gain critical insights into the scientific method and the practice of ecological research if they are challenged to consider...