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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (1): 52–54.
Published: 01 January 2023
... describe a flipped classroom activity that simulates cloning using donuts as models of plasmids. Students noted in semistructured interviews that the interactive nature of this activity made it an engaging introduction to molecular cloning. Authors KEVIN TU and ANGELA SUN are co-first authors...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (9): 607–610.
Published: 01 December 2021
... of the University of California 2021 measurement microorganisms modeling proportion quantitative reasoning scale Biologists investigate phenomena that encompass a wide range of scales from molecules and cells up to the entire biosphere. It can be challenging for students to comprehend phenomena...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (7): 441–450.
Published: 01 September 2021
...David C. Owens; Gillian E. McCall; Kimi Jaikaran; Nedra Cossa; Thomas R. Koballa, Jr. We investigated pre-service elementary teachers’ engagement in science and English language arts (ELA) instruction integrated in the context of a children’s book. Teachers developed models and conducted a compare...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (6): 382–386.
Published: 01 August 2021
... into biology with a limited understanding of the law of conservation of matter as it relates to chemical reactions. These problems compound to create a great deal of misconceptions about these two important processes. In these lessons, I implemented the use of modeling to overcome these misconceptions and give...
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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...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 373–376.
Published: 01 May 2019
..., 1974 ). Membrane potential anions modeling A course in human or animal physiology for biology majors typically includes a discussion of neuronal physiology, beginning with an introduction to the concept of membrane potential. In the textbooks I have adopted for my courses, cellular membrane...
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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...
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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...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (5): 365–374.
Published: 01 May 2017
... and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2017 modeling microorganism transmission Madagascar hissing cockroach inquiry activity Microorganisms are organisms too small to be visible by the naked eye, but visible through the use of a microscope. The world...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (9): 748–754.
Published: 01 November 2016
.... In the 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...
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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...
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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...
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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...