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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (2): 73–79.
Published: 01 February 2023
...Daniel G. Ferguson; Jamie L. Jensen The United States still has one of the lowest evolution acceptance rates in the world. Biology educators have been diligent in their methods to increase evolution acceptance and knowledge, with much success. However, misconceptions still arise through education...
The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (3): 147–153.
Published: 01 March 2021
... reasoning. virus evolution replication knowledge misconceptions school antibiotics To understand what makes viruses unique and why antibiotics do not work against them, one must understand their basic organization and the way they are replicated. In this respect, wording is decisive...
The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (1): 5–11.
Published: 01 January 2021
... that these misconceptions can serve as resources for learning, we developed a four-point plan to leverage knowledge of common misconceptions to improve classroom teaching by refining instructional focus, providing opportunities for reflective practice, applying evidence-based practices, and promoting exploration...
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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...
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...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 552–561.
Published: 01 September 2017
... Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2017 cellular respiration photosynthesis matter cycling energy transformation misconceptions active learning simulation Introductory biology student performance indicates that students struggle to accurately...
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. © 2016 National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved...
The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 170–175.
Published: 01 March 2015
..., biology knowledge, and thinking about health-related issues that are relevant to daily living. Biology education health education misconceptions science in daily life © 2015 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce...
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...
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 rights reserved...
The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (4): 208–212.
Published: 01 April 2011
... the students to explore evolutionary processes for themselves. In doing so, they can 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 American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (9): 552–556.
Published: 01 November 2010
... of such 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...