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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (4): 192–196.
Published: 01 April 2023
..., and enables students to collect information from simple, easy-to-understand observations, allowing for student-led experimental design, data collection, analysis, and discussions on the scientific process. In these ways Fish Cam removes the cost and time-intensive aspects of doing this sort of work...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (9): 551–554.
Published: 01 December 2022
... experimental design nature of science March in New England is what I refer to as the doldrums of the school year. It is a month teachers and students look at with a mixture of hope and dread: while we gain much-needed sunlight, all 31 days of the month stretch before us unbroken by a single holiday...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (8): 545–552.
Published: 17 November 2020
.... Students will hone their grant writing, presentation skills, experimental design, data analysis, ability to prepare for failed experiments, and ability to understand the big picture of their research. Senior undergraduate biology students are split into small groups that represent distinct laboratories...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 March 2018
... mechanistic hypothesis experimental design hypothetico-deductivism NGSS Scientific literacy, as a central goal of science education, encompasses an understanding of the nature of science and of the practice of scientific inquiry ( Lawson, 2009 ; Campanile et al., 2015 ; McComas, 2015a ; Johnson...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 542–548.
Published: 01 September 2015
... variables. Students should consider how they will measure the dependent and independent variables. It can be useful to require students to have their experimental designs approved before proceeding to the experiment. This can be done by short presentations (if time allows), or the instructor can approve...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (9): 595–600.
Published: 01 November 2014
.... These experiments encourage student involvement in the formulation of experimental design, promoting engagement in the learning process. These activities are suitable for both postsecondary education and high school classroom settings and highlight National Science Education Standards, particularly by promoting...
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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 (5): 328–332.
Published: 01 May 2014
... experimental design scientific practices It can be challenging for students to apply material learned in Anatomy and Physiology to real-world situations. To help rectify this problem, the Next Generation Science Standards ( NGSS ; NGSS Lead States, 2013 ) focus on the practices of science...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 265–269.
Published: 01 April 2014
... experimental design science skills “Why are you weighing that beaker?” I once asked a student in my Human Physiology course. I’ve never forgotten his reply: “Because that’s what scientists do, they weigh stuff.” The student had no idea what he was doing, or why he was doing it, only that he thought...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (8): 583–586.
Published: 01 October 2013
... map taste senses tasting experimental design hypotheses testing In 1901, German scientist D. P. Hänig published a paper describing the relative taste sensitivities of different parts of the human tongue, testing sweet, salty, bitter, and sour ( Hänig, 1901 ). He reported that each section...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (7): 470–475.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... Hypothesis testing experimental design marine biology sound amplitude wavelength animal behavior The interdisciplinary field of bioacoustics combines concepts in biology and physics as well as methodologies in the field and laboratory, making it broadly suitable to students with diverse interests...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (1): 36–39.
Published: 01 January 2013
... activities to encourage learning laboratory skills and experimental design or as motivation for learning nerve and muscle physiology. © 2013 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (7): 396–400.
Published: 01 September 2011
... testing, experimental design, and scientific writing. Students collect data, analyze and interpret results, and write a formal report; this experiment is one of several we use as models to prepare students for designing and performing their own follow-up studies. During each 3-minute trial, students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (4): 238–241.
Published: 01 April 2011
...P. L. Schwagmeyer; Stephanie A. Strickler We describe a simple field study that we have found useful in introducing students to experimental design. Students manipulate the nutritive gain available from flowers to test the hypothesis that the foraging behavior of nectarivorous insects maximizes...
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