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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 442–448.
Published: 01 August 2019
... learning inquiry genetics cell biology Figure 2. On the left is an ECHO of a normal heart and on the right is an ECHO of Robert Brown's heart. Note the thickened walls of the left ventricle of Brown's heart and the small volume of blood in the ventricle (LV). Figure 2. On the left is an ECHO...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (4): 291–300.
Published: 01 April 2018
...Courtney G. Price; Emma M. Knee; Julie A. Miller; Diana Shin; James Mann; Deborah K. Crist; Erich Grotewold; Jelena Brkljacic Arabidopsis thaliana , a model system for plant research, serves as the ideal organism for teaching a variety of basic genetic concepts including inheritance, genetic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (1): 21–28.
Published: 01 January 2018
... or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2018 computational thinking genetics heredity molecular genetics protein synthesis Figure 2. Abstraction (left) and Iteration...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 525–537.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Jonathan Beckwith; Kostia Bergman; Michael Carson; Tobias Doerr; Lisa Geller; Robin Pierce; Sheldon Krimsky; Carol Martin; Marina Santiago; Amy Vashlishan Murray; Celestine Warren; Chad Zichterman Teaching the topic of genetics in relationship to ancestry and race generates many questions, and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 288–293.
Published: 01 April 2017
... instructional model: Origins, effectiveness, and applications. Available at http://bscs.org/sites/default/files/_legacy/BSCS_5E_Instructional_Model-Executive_Summary_0.pdf . Chudyk, S. , McMillan, A. , & Lange, C. ( 2014 ). Using the Eastern Hellbender salamander in a high school genetics...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 272–279.
Published: 01 April 2017
..., general genetics course. This included lengthening the time for the experiment, incorporating new technology for data analyses, and generating new assessments. These changes led to a more collaborative and interactive environment. Students were given the challenge of inducing a phenotypic change within...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (4): 257–271.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Brett Malas Traditional transcription-translation exercises are instructionally incomplete by failing to link prescriptive genetic information with protein structure and function. The T3 Method solves this problem by adding a conceptually powerful yet easily learned third step where students use...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 471–479.
Published: 01 August 2016
... question by comparing two sections of sophomore-level college genetics. One section was flipped and the other taught traditionally, but with extensive active learning included as homework. Student satisfaction, performance on quizzes and exams, and overall achievement of course learning goals were compared...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 62–66.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Matthew M. Graziose Research into human eating behavior is complex. Innate preferences for sweet and aversions to bitter tastes may explain why we choose certain foods. Some segments of the population, called “supertasters,” are more sensitive to bitter-tasting foods because of a genetic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (1): 15–21.
Published: 01 January 2016
...Madelene Loftin; Kelly East; Adam Hott; Neil Lamb Life science classrooms often emphasize the exception to the rule when it comes to teaching genetics, focusing heavily on rare single-gene and Mendelian traits. By contrast, the vast majority of human traits and diseases are caused by more...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 492–499.
Published: 01 September 2015
... pea plants. The unit introduces students to Mendel’s background and the questions he sought to address. Students then conduct their own investigation, using Virtual Genetics Lab II (VGLII) software to attempt to confirm Mendel’s results. In the course of completing their investigations, students learn...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (6): 405–412.
Published: 01 August 2015
... mesenchymal cells cellular biology molecular medicine genetics veterinarian medicine technology in veterinarian medicine autoimmune disease Figure 1. Embryonic stem cell development timeline. Figure 1. Embryonic stem cell development timeline. Figure 2. Capabilities of adipose-derived...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 211–214.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Betsy J. Briju; Sarah E. Wyatt Instructors often present Mendelian genetics and molecular biology separately. As a result, students often fail to connect the two topics in a tangible manner. We have adopted a simple experiment to help link these two important topics in a basic biology course, using...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (1): 50–54.
Published: 01 January 2015
...’ performance. The scenario-based problem-solving module presented here, “The Strawberry Caper,” not only meets but connects ecological and genetic concepts that are required standards in middle school. Here, students are required to provide expert witness for a patent-infringement claim against an organic...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (6): 365–369.
Published: 01 August 2014
... introduces students to environmental influences on our genes and the complexities of gene expression. A supplemental curriculum module developed by the Genetic Science Learning Center (GSLC) at the University of Utah brings epigenetics to high school and undergraduate classrooms through a range of online and...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (6): 379–383.
Published: 01 August 2014
... undertook a quantitative content analysis of commonly used high school textbooks to assess how frequently the genetic basis of common multifactorial diseases was discussed compared with the “classic” chromosomal–single gene disorders historically used to teach the concepts of genetics and heredity. We also...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 306–310.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Mike U. Smith In a companion article, I discussed recent developments in genetics and the inadequacies of eight common claims made by biology teachers, followed by suggested replacement language for those statements. In the present article, I address nine more claims, about such topics as whether...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (5): 338–344.
Published: 01 May 2014
...Sarah Chudyk; Amy McMillan; Catherine Lange This article contains an original 5E lesson plan developed from conservation genetics research on the giant North American hellbender salamander, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis . The lesson plan provides background information on the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 224–229.
Published: 01 April 2014
...Mike U. Smith Genetics is perhaps the most rapidly growing field of science today. Recent findings such as those of the Human Genome Project have led to new understandings of basic genetic phenomena and even to increased confusion about some basic genetic ideas, such as the nature of the gene...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 254–258.
Published: 01 April 2014
... Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, 151(Supplement) , S47–S53. Cystic fibrosis biotechnology technician genetics diagnosis © 2014 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California...