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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (9): 626–635.
Published: 01 December 2019
...Cory T. Forbes; Dante Cisterna; Devarati Bhattacharya; Ranu Roy Learning about heredity is important across the K–12 continuum. However, these ideas may be challenging for students. We examined third-grade students' ideas about heredity in the context of a new, six-week, model-based science unit...
The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 373–376.
Published: 01 May 2019
... Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2019 Membrane potential anions modeling References Barrett, K.E. , Barman, S.M. , Boitano, S. & Brooks, H.L. ( 2012 ). Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology , 24th ed . (pp. 8 – 9 ). New York, NY...
The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 98–109.
Published: 01 February 2019
... compares two active-learning approaches to teaching meiosis through modeling in an introductory undergraduate biology course for health sciences majors. Items from the published, validated Meiosis Concept Inventory were used for pre- and post-instruction assessment. In addition, we collected data regarding...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 774–777.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Sun Mi Yun; Shinyoung Lee; Heui-Baik Kim Students have little opportunity to observe or experiment with blood filtration in the nephron. Thus, we have developed a modeling activity on the blood filtration in the nephron for middle school students. The students present their mental models of the...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (6): 482–491.
Published: 01 August 2017
...Natalia B. Hubbs; Kristin N. Parent; Jon R. Stoltzfus National STEM education reform efforts call for increased emphasis on science practices, such as modeling. We describe an activity where students read a scientific blog post relating human gametogenesis to disease and then during class develop a...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 365–374.
Published: 01 May 2017
... ( 3 ), 483 – 490 . Heyborne, W. H. , Fast, M. , & Goodding, D. D. ( 2012 ). The Madagascar Hissing Cockroach: A New Model for Learning Insect Anatomy . American Biology Teacher , 74 ( 3 ), 185 – 189 . doi: 10.1525/abt.2012.74.3.11 Parada, Jorge . ( 2012 ). The Truth about...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 748–754.
Published: 01 November 2016
... game, the class models the biomagnification of mercury in a simple aquatic food chain as they play the roles of anchovies, tuna, and humans. While playing, the class generates data, which they analyze after the game to graphically visualize the buildup of toxicants. Students also read and discuss two...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 755–763.
Published: 01 November 2016
... about honey bees that incorporates scientific evidence on how genetic and environmental factors influence variations of traits and social behavior and requires students to collaboratively examine and use a system model. Furthermore, we show how students used and evaluated the game as a model in...
The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (7): 549–559.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Ying-Chih Chen; Mathew J. Benus; Morgan B. Yarker Scientists use models to represent their imagination and conceptualization of a particular phenomenon. They then use models to develop an argument to debate, defend, and debunk ideas in their peer community. Modeling is an essential practice of...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (5): 313–314.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Carina Endres Howell; James Endres Howell Clay models have proved to be useful teaching aids for many topics in biology that depend on three-dimensional reasoning. Students studying embryonic development struggle to mentally reconstruct the three-dimensional structure of embryos and larvae by...