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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (5): 308–311.
Published: 01 May 2022
... 2022 evolutionary tree tree-thinking evolution There is a kind of tradition of teaching modern concepts of evolution using fictitious creatures, and probably most well-known are the Caminalcules ( Gendron, 2000 ), but there are also activities including aliens ( Cruz, 2013 ) or other...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (2): 68–74.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Paul Beardsley; Melissa Csikari; Ashley Ertzman; Meghan Jeffus Teachers are eager for professional development on teaching evolution, especially if it includes direct ties to relevant curricula and detailed lesson plans. Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s BioInteractive Online Professional Learning...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (2): 88–93.
Published: 01 February 2022
...Douglas Allchin This classroom activity highlights how evolution by natural selection is nonteleological —that is, not guided by need, by organismal intent, by inherent progress, by an external ideal, or by any observable purposive agent. Rather, it is driven by chance opportunity, environmental...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 147–153.
Published: 01 March 2021
... factor in the evolution of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains – a strong public health issue nowadays. This article informs readers what viruses are, how they are distinct from bacteria, how they may have evolved, and how diseases they cause may be prevented. Additionally, insights from studies...
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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): 191–194.
Published: 01 March 2021
...Robert J. Driver; Susan B. McRae The Hardy-Weinberg principle (HWP) is an application of the binomial expansion theorem that is foundational to the field of population genetics. Because of the important history of the HWP in answering how variation is preserved during evolution, and the ability...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (2): 118–119.
Published: 01 February 2021
... of the University of California 2021 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 health, biotechnology, resource management...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (2): 96–103.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Gregory F. Grether Evolution by natural selection is key to understanding life and of considerable practical importance in public health, medicine, biotechnology, and agriculture. The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) include natural selection among several evolutionary concepts that all...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (2): 89–95.
Published: 01 February 2021
...Randy Moore Although John Scopes and his famous “Monkey Trial” strongly influenced the ongoing evolution-creationism controversy, relatively little is known about Scopes’s post-trial life. Moreover, many questions about his trial remain unanswered (e.g., did he actually teach evolution in Dayton...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (2): 104–111.
Published: 01 February 2021
...-reasoning (CER) argumentation framework that is embedded within a new eight-week, freely available curriculum unit developed by the Genetic Science Learning Center – Evolution: DNA and the Unity of Life . The scaffold provides high school students with practice in both developing and evaluating written...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (9): 586–595.
Published: 02 December 2020
...Caryn Babaian; Sudhir Kumar Evolutionary evidence is important scientific background for appreciating the theory of evolution. We describe a STEAM-based lesson plan that uses paleontological drawings and a modern evolutionary database to explore and understand fossil, morphological, and molecular...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 333–337.
Published: 01 May 2020
...Erin L. McCullough; Lauren Verdeflor; Alaina Weinsztok; Jason R. Wiles; Steve Dorus Evolution explains both the unity and the diversity of all organisms, and developing students' ability to represent and communicate evolutionary relationships is an important component of a complete biology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 86–92.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Ronald S. Hermann; Joseph W. Shane; Lee Meadows; Ian C. Binns Despite frequent litigious interactions between science and religion, when it comes to the teaching of evolution, relatively little is known about public school teachers' understanding of the associated legal issues. The present study...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 104–112.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Shabnam Mohammadi; Nicholas M. Kiriazis; Lorin A. Neuman-Lee Teaching evolution in high school and in entry-level college courses can be challenging due to the inherent misinformation, misunderstanding, and biases with which students approach the topic. In this setting, it is critical to both teach...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 114–119.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Delbert S. Abi Abdallah; Christopher W. Fonner; Neil C. Lax; Matthew R. Babeji; Fatimata A. Palé The concepts of evolution and natural selection remain as some of the most challenging topics to teach. The difficulty in teaching these topics arises from the fact that evolution is difficult...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 120–122.
Published: 01 February 2020
... and the role of adaptation in vertebrate evolution. The projects are inevitably varied, interesting, and imaginative ( Figure 4 ). We hold a celebratory anatomy zoo in which students review and learn from each other's work. A basic checklist/rubric is used for each student to both evaluate and learn from...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 123–126.
Published: 01 February 2020
...Daniel Z. Grunspan; Randolph M. Nesse; Sara E. Brownell Teaching evolution using medical examples can be a particularly effective strategy for motivating students to learn evolutionary principles, especially students interested in pursuing medical and allied health careers. Research in the area...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 93–101.
Published: 01 February 2020
... creationist beliefs. Category Before Genetics Course After Genetics Course Stayed with Theistic Evolutionism Mia: “Many people I know think [evolution] is wrong, and if you have the slightest interest in evolution you are a bad Christian. I strongly disagree.” Mia: “I strongly believe...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 81–84.
Published: 01 February 2020
..., Office of the University Registrar , University of Chicago . Editorial ( 1989 ). A man (and woman) of courage: Paducah teacher shared brother's convictions on evolution . Paducah Sun (Kentucky) , January 25 , 1989 . Moore, R. ( 2016 ). A Field Guide to the Scopes Trial . Dayton, TN...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 543–552.
Published: 01 October 2019
... Tardigrada storytelling TimeTree speciation divergence tree-thinking adaptive radiation evolution art scientific drawing Evolution is the unifying principle of biology, and understanding the core concepts of evolutionary process is critical to understanding all biological systems ( Mayr...