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The American Biology Teacher (2024) 86 (3): 161–166.
Published: 01 March 2024
...Holly A. Miller Traditional microbiology laboratory activities tend to focus solely on skill development, leaving untapped the great potential for students’ deep understanding of underlying fundamental microbiology concepts. To address this issue, I present an inquiry-based instructional sequence...
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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (9): 500–506.
Published: 01 December 2023
.... [email protected] [email protected] © 2023 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2023 nutrient cycling inquiry climate change Nutrient cycling is included within the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Life Science and Earth & Space Science disciplinary core...
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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (5): 245–251.
Published: 01 May 2023
... prepared an online inquiry activity based on authentic gross characteristics of a gazelle data set. These included gazelle’s weight, location (longitude and latitude), collection date, and measured lengths of body parts. In constructing the activity, we considered the following design principles: use...
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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (4): 203–206.
Published: 01 April 2023
... of the University of California 2023 inquiry statistical analysis ornithology university R programming GAISE Engaging laboratory activities are vital to students’ academic success and retention within STEM fields ( Gasper & Gardner, 2013 ; Thiry et al., 2012 ), especially for students from...
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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (4): 207–213.
Published: 01 April 2023
... hindered by a lack of materials that support direct observation by students in both rural and urban areas. An inquiry-based approach incorporating phenology offers a possible solution to the problem, giving students the ability to observe climate change firsthand. Phenology is the practice of observing...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (9): 551–554.
Published: 01 December 2022
..., and inquiry. This project required my students to use all the scientific practices they learned throughout the year to launch their own unique experiments related to sugar production . © 2022 by The Regents of the University of California 2022 inquiry maple syrup place-based learning...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (4): 219–222.
Published: 01 April 2022
... could have implications across all levels of the ecosystem, including the availability of food and water in human systems. Yet, there remains a dearth of observations that track both winter and spring indicators at the same location. Here, we present an inquiry-based, low-cost approach for elementary...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (4): 229–235.
Published: 01 April 2022
... ecological succession is just as important and allows for many connections to be made with other ecological concepts. Succession initiated by beavers ( Castor canadensis ) in particular links both aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems over time. We present a guide to an inquiry-based lesson for AP Environmental...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (1): 33–37.
Published: 01 January 2022
...Cynthia Bujanda; Nadja Anderson The Central Dogma is a crucial concept needed to understand biotechnology and molecular biology. High school students often struggle with a meaningful understanding of this abstract concept. This paper presents an inquiry-based approach to increase critical thinking...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (9): 589–593.
Published: 01 December 2021
...? Come to class tomorrow with a written idea for how we could expand upon our models to accomplish such a motion.” © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 inquiry nature of science scientific models physiology musculoskeletal system Students move their bodies...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (8): 537–541.
Published: 01 October 2021
... activity provides students the opportunity to learn about species interactions, sterile technique, plant development, data presentation and interpretation, and scientific communication. © 2021 by The Regents of the University of California 2021 ecological restoration germination inquiry...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (7): 428–435.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Emily K. Mohl; Bethany M. Tritz; Ella B. Doud; Emilia G. Galchutt; Michele J. Koomen We use the population decline of the monarch butterfly as a central phenomenon to support data analysis and scientific argumentation skills and to motivate inquiry and content learning in intermediate college-level...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (8): 542–544.
Published: 17 November 2020
..., students will reflect on the content of the claims, why the misinformation matters, and the process of evaluating the material to draw appropriate conclusions. © 2020 by The Regents of the University of California 2020 media literacy pseudoscience inquiry nature of science climate change...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (8): 553–559.
Published: 17 November 2020
... into an inquiry-based lesson that takes place intermittently over a seven-week span, allowing the teacher to fill the gaps with other lessons as the plants grow (see Supplemental Material: Resource 1; a numbered key to the Supplemental Material is provided at the end of this article; hereafter they are referred...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (7): 463–469.
Published: 01 September 2020
.... We describe a three-week, hands-on, inquiry-based unit on TTD microscopy for middle and high school students. © 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 328–332.
Published: 01 May 2020
... on student answers to prompts to guide the method development until the students were left with two questions that were left open to inquiry and investigation: (1) What kind of milk should be used? (2) How much time does the culturing take? For question 1, the instructor asked them to predict what would...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 333–337.
Published: 01 May 2020
...-permissions . 2020 National Association of Biology Teachers tree-thinking cladogram DNA sequences evolution bioinformatics inquiry Understanding the evolutionary relationships among organisms is a central goal of biology ( Darwin, 1859 ; Dobzhansky, 1973 ; Schluter, 2000 ; Grant...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 442–448.
Published: 01 August 2019
... reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 Project-based learning inquiry genetics cell biology...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (6): 416–422.
Published: 01 August 2018
... Teachers. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2018 science education art education inquiry John Dewey...