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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (6): 387–394.
Published: 01 August 2021
...Joel I. Cohen; Hailey Mark NGSS guidance indicates that a life science curriculum’s unit on evolution must include the concepts of geologic ages, endangered species, Anthropocene extinction, and biodiversity. Enrichment lessons and labs deepen student understanding of key standards. This lesson...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (9): 606–613.
Published: 02 December 2020
...Sonja T. Fiedler; Thomas Heyne; Franz X. Bogner Biodiversity and sustainability are key words of modern nature-of-science teaching. While most studies use rather abstract examples for biodiversity loss, we focused on habitats that students are familiar with. Our module was developed to deepen...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 417–422.
Published: 01 August 2019
... Biodiversity diversity gradients postsecondary education scientific modeling A commonly acknowledged central feature of science is its production of evidence-based explanations of the natural world ( Giere, 1999 ). Scientific models help organize data and aid in the process of identifying patterns...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 234–241.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 AP Biology biodiversity diversity index edge effect IB Biology NGSS pitfall trap quantitative reasoning quantitative reasoning within context QR-C Shannon's diversity index...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 346–352.
Published: 01 May 2018
...Carey R. Minteer; Melissa C. Smith; Ellen C. Lake; Eileen Pokorny Biodiversity encompasses the variety within and between species in an environment. Native communities host a diverse array of species and interactions among members. Invasions by non-native species reduce biodiversity...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 359–364.
Published: 01 May 2018
... data, and apply their findings to pertinent conservation issues. This four-day activity uses a simplified approach, called the meter stick random sampling method, to measure plant biodiversity of different local habitats. Time-efficient and not reliant on species identification, this method is designed...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 372–378.
Published: 01 May 2018
... an interactive version of a biodiversity laboratory that explores Simpson's Diversity Index. Students are walked through sample calculations with a small data set, and then analyze a larger data set, which is presented as a set of interactive graphs and automatic calculations so that they can explore the data...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 626–633.
Published: 01 October 2016
... the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 Insects dichotomous key biodiversity Wolbachia Educators and students recognize that insects are ubiquitous animals that are ecologically essential as well as medically...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 575–579.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Jeffrey A. Baker The interdependence of living organisms and related ecology concepts are often difficult for students to grasp if they only study them from textbooks. To really understand how habitat fragmentation affects biodiversity, it is best to allow students to study it in the field...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 293–299.
Published: 01 April 2016
...Joel I. Cohen The importance of extant biodiversity, concerns regarding the rising Anthropocene extinction rates, and commitments made by signatories to biodiversity conventions each increase demands for timely data. However, as species and conservation indicators become more complex, the less...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (2): 93–98.
Published: 01 February 2016
... ideas in biology equally and structured around an accurate depiction of biodiversity as a branching history of evolution, can improve student comprehension of difficult biological concepts. In the end, I found that students improved significantly in their understanding of biology and were much less...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 338–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Genetics PCR gel electrophoresis conservation genetics hellbender salamander biodiversity Teachers face many challenges in today’s high school science classrooms. Many students are disengaged, find science difficult...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (7): 462–467.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Nancy M. Trautmann; James G. MaKinster; Michael Batek Using an interactive map-based PDF, students learn key concepts related to biodiversity while developing data-analysis and critical-thinking skills. The Bird Island lesson provides students with experience in translating geospatial data into bar...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 194–201.
Published: 01 March 2013
...Jennifer L. Hopwood; Susan K. Flowers; Katie J. Seidler; Erica L. Hopwood Invasive species are a substantial threat to biodiversity. Educating students about invasive species introduces fundamental concepts in biology, ecology, and environmental science. In the Race to Displace game, students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (2): 114–116.
Published: 01 February 2012
...Brook Lauro Students discover the factors contributing to species losses worldwide by conducting a project about endangered species as a component of a larger classroom theme of biodiversity. Groups conduct research using online endangered- species databases and present results to the class using...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (5): 277–279.
Published: 01 May 2011
... approaches to use in your classroom. © 2011 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2011 Endangered species curriculum integration biodiversity ecology environmental science How does the conservation of endangered species fit into your biology curriculum? While it is a familiar topic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (5): 281–284.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Elizabeth C. Davis-Berg This one-session laboratory exercise teaches all the major invertebrate phyla in about 2 hours. © 2011 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2011 Invertebrate evolution biodiversity laboratory In many survey classes, such as general biology, marine...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (8): 506–512.
Published: 01 October 2010
... Association of Biology Teachers 2010 Tannins decomposition biodiversity bacteria antibiotics plant chemistry What happens to the millions of tons of leaves that drop from trees each fall? Why do oak leaves remain intact longer than other trees' leaves? We investigate these questions...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (5): 288–293.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Amirshokoohi Aidin; Kazempour Mahsa The Biodiversity Community Action Project is a stimulating and vigorous project that allows students to gain an in-depth understanding of the interconnection between organisms and their environments as well as the connection of science to their lives and society...