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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 242–247.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Ashley B. C. Goode; Dale Halbritter Biological experiments involving animals in K–12 classrooms can be time consuming or logistically difficult. Insects are small and easy to obtain, making them suitable for classroom use. We provide an experiment using insects that will teach students how to use...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 626–633.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Jennifer A. Zettler; Scott C. Mateer; Melanie Link-Pérez; Jennifer Brofft Bailey; Geneva DeMars; Traci Ness Insects have extraordinary species richness: over a million species have been identified, and even more await discovery and classification. Given their abundance and diversity, insects...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (4): 300–309.
Published: 01 April 2016
... with the basic principles of competition. We engaged students through a video, Parasitic Wasps and Aphids ( National Geographic, 2008 ). Most likely this will be students’ first exposure to these unique organisms. Parasitic wasps lay their eggs in or on other insect species, after which the wasp larvae feed...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 707–709.
Published: 01 November 2015
...?p=reprints . 2015 Their relatively small size allows insects to be less affected by gravity, giving them proportionally greater strength and ability to survive the forces generated by propelling their bodies over relatively large distances. Modern insects range in size from <1 mm (0.04...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 517–525.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Rebecca Sammet; Daniel Dreesmann Acorn ants (genus Temnothorax ) are a powerful model organism for illustrating the variety of interactions in an ecosystem. We developed five teaching units with acorn ants as the exemplary insect. The aim of this study was to provide a quantitative and qualitative...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (5): 323–331.
Published: 01 May 2015
... and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2015 Arthropods insects arachnids bacteria symbionts culturable microbes The maintenance of biological diversity provides a wide variety of ecosystem services, the measurable value of which, globally, far exceeds...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 536–541.
Published: 01 October 2014
...Tara L. Bal “Forest health” is an important concept often not covered in tree, forest, insect, or fungal ecology and biology. With minimal, inexpensive equipment, students can investigate and conduct their own forest health survey to assess the percentage of trees with natural or artificial wounds...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (5): 341–343.
Published: 01 May 2013
.... Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2013 Insects bees misconceptions popular media movies media literacy Most students love watching...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (7): 503–508.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Macroinvertebrates aquatic insects inquiry quality Macroinvertebrates are small animals, usually >1 mm long, that do not have backbones and live on the bottom of a pond, lake, stream, or river for at least part of their lives ( Feminella & Flynn, 1999 ). They can be found in crevices between...