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The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814287–290 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.287
Published: 01 April 2019
...Michael E. Van Nuland; Miranda Chen; Benjamin J. England Interactions are at the core of many ecological and evolutionary forces in nature. Plant–soil interactions provide a rich example of the interconnectedness of living systems, but they are hidden from everyday view and overshadowed in the...
The American Biology Teacher. 2019; 814256–268 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2019.81.4.256
Published: 01 April 2019
... effects of biochar on plant growth and soil respiration. Biochar is a carbon-rich material, produced by heating organic matter under limited oxygen, that is added to soils to improve fertility, to promote plant growth, and as one possible strategy to help mitigate climate change. The experiments offer an...
The American Biology Teacher. 2018; 805359–364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2018.80.5.359
Published: 01 May 2018
... data, and apply their findings to pertinent conservation issues. This four-day activity uses a simplified approach, called the meter stick random sampling method, to measure plant biodiversity of different local habitats. Time-efficient and not reliant on species identification, this method is designed...
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The American Biology Teacher. 2017; 793241–244 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2017.79.3.241
Published: 01 March 2017
...J. Phil Gibson; Joshua T. Cooper Students often have limited understanding of the major innovations in plant evolution. We developed a card sorting activity based on tree thinking that is suitable for students with a wide range of abilities and experience. Through this activity, students learn how...
The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 767444–448 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.7.5
Published: 01 September 2014
...Ava R. Howard Use of real specimens brings the study of biology to life. This activity brings easily acquired plant specimens into the classroom to tackle common alternative conceptions regarding life, size, complexity, the nature of science, and plants as multicellular organisms. The activity...
The American Biology Teacher. 2014; 765352–353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2014.76.5.11
Published: 01 May 2014
...Kim Spaccarotella; Roxie James Measuring plant stem growth over time is a simple activity commonly used to introduce concepts in growth and development in plant biology ( Reid & Pu, 2007 ). This Quick Fix updates the activity and incorporates a real-world application: students consider possible...
The American Biology Teacher. 2013; 753194–201 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2013.75.3.8
Published: 01 March 2013
... assume the characteristics of select native or introduced plants and experience first hand the influences of species interactions and changing environmental conditions on community composition as they advance across a game board. Through game play, students learn about ways in which species can interact...
The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 747521–524 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.7.17
Published: 01 September 2012
... article content at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2012 Terrarium exhibit pet filtration plants Silicone sealant Pea gravel Cypress mulch Sphagnum moss Soil Glass Plastic egg-crate...
The American Biology Teacher. 2012; 743172–177 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2012.74.3.8
Published: 01 March 2012
... plants in one’s own environment – leading to (a) the inability to recognize the importance of plants in the biosphere, and in human affairs; (b) the inability to appreciate the aesthetic and unique biological features of the life forms belonging to the Plant Kingdom; and (c) the misguided...
The American Biology Teacher. 2011; 733137–142 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/abt.2011.73.3.4
Published: 01 March 2011
...ERIC BROOKS; ERIN DOLAN; FRANS TAX A partnership between scientists, high school teachers, and their students provides authentic research experiences to help students understand the nature and processes of science. The Partnership for Research and Education in Plants (PREP) engages students in a...