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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (4): 241–246.
Published: 01 April 2020
... these can be difficult to differentiate from mechanical damage and decomposition in older fallen leaves. I developed an exercise in which students collect fallen leaves and observe several different types of damage to the leaves. I provide images and descriptions of different types of damage and practices...
The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (3): 142–148.
Published: 01 March 2020
.... The Decomposition in Aquatic and Terrestrial Invaded Systems (DATIS) project within the Ecological Research as Education Network (EREN) offers a good model for examining how to minimize challenges and maximize opportunities associated with classroom use of long-term, collaborative research projects. Eleven key...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (8): 600–605.
Published: 01 October 2015
...Sarah L. Bennett This exercise utilizes nightcrawler decomposition to guide students through the methods of science, including forming hypotheses, conducting an experiment, statistically analyzing data, and writing a lab report in the style of a scientific journal article. Additionally, students...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (8): 506–512.
Published: 01 October 2010
... with a simple question: What happens to the multitude of leaves that drop each autumn? This inquiry brings students from the outdoors to the laboratory, where they observe differences in leaf decomposition rates and the natural abundance of bacteria and tannin concentrations in leaf tissues of red oak, white...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (3): 153–155.
Published: 01 March 2010
... entomology teaching ecology succession decomposition One of the challenges in science education is making complicated topics interesting and relevant to student' experiences, particularly in the case of concepts that span large geographic or temporal scales. One such topic that I cover...