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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 668–672.
Published: 01 December 2019
... secondary biology teachers to elicit, interpret, and address students' misconceptions in a meaningful way. The activity provides a chance for students to discuss their nascent ideas about biology with their peers in a safe and nonthreatening environment. More importantly, the activity engages students in a...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 88–95.
Published: 01 February 2019
...Karen Lucci; Robert A. Cooper Many students have very robust misconceptions about natural selection, stemming from intuitive theories that form a child's earliest understandings of the natural world. For example, students often imagine that species evolve in response to environmental pressures that...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 552–561.
Published: 01 September 2017
...: Contrasting principle-based and informal reasoning . BioScience , 61 , 65 – 75 . Oliviera, G. A. , Sousa, C. B. , Da Polan, A. T. , & Luz, M.R.M.P. ( 2003 ). Students’ misconceptions about energy-yielding metabolism: Glucose as the sole metabolic fuel . Advances in Physiology Education , 27...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 676–678.
Published: 01 October 2016
... compilation that serves as a go-to resource on some of the most common oversimplified rules, incomplete or misleading vocabulary, and confusing diagrams promulgated in science teaching that could lead to enduring student misconceptions. There are only five senses (K) Although this is very...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 170–175.
Published: 01 March 2015
... site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2015 Biology education health education misconceptions science in daily life References Cavallo, A.M.L. & McCall, D. (2008). Seeing may not mean believing: examining students’ understandings & beliefs in evolution...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 518–523.
Published: 01 October 2014
... independent of the chosen content, allowing instructors to utilize the presented framework for classes of various disciplines and education levels. Figure 1. A visual representation of the lab activity. Students experience guided inquiry that helps them identify their own misconceptions, participate in...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (5): 341–343.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Heather Worsham; Lauren Diepenbrok An evaluation of the scientific content in a popular children’s movie about bees provides an opportunity for discussion about the sources and consequences of scientific misconceptions. © 2013 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (4): 208–212.
Published: 01 April 2011
... address the misconceptions they might have in their understanding of the concept of evolution by natural selection, such as the idea that evolutionary change is directive and purposeful ( Moore et al., 2002 ). Including the mathematics that underlie the biology in this exercise illustrates the inherent...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (9): 552–556.
Published: 01 November 2010
... misconceptions and offers countermeasures. Avoiding these misconceptions becomes increasingly important as concerns over carbon emissions grow. In addition, because an accurate understanding of biogeochemical cycles can transform deeply held beliefs, successfully teaching this topic can have the collateral...