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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 387–394.
Published: 01 August 2019
... CFS that we have used in our biology classrooms to increase students' critical-thinking skills and understanding of scientific method. Three general categories of potential pathogens – virus, vaccine, and microbiome – are discussed during multiple classroom sessions. We found that our students were...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (5): 334–339.
Published: 01 May 2019
... science “in the field” and integrate scientific practices, such as the scientific method and inquiry, in an authentic research experience. Participants develop their scientific reasoning skills through creation of research questions and interpretation of results. They learn experimental technique, build...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (4): 242–247.
Published: 01 April 2019
... the scientific method to formulate and test a hypothesis. The experiment is based on a case study involving an insect used as a biological control agent that targets an invasive weed, and the rigor of the experiment can easily be tailored to different grade levels. Using ~1 m 2 arenas set up in the...
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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (3): 203–213.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Russell C. Wyeth; Marjorie J. Wonham The scientific method is a core element of all science. Yet, its different implementations are remarkably diverse, based on the varied concepts and protocols required in each specific instance of science. For experienced scientists, coping with this diversity is...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (3): 200–206.
Published: 01 March 2017
...+Mammals/0_4c249dh1 Introduce students to the scientific method and ways of developing a project, including how to: (a) develop a scientific question; (b) find, read, and utilize primary and secondary literature (part of the information literacy learning goals for first semester biology students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 664–668.
Published: 01 October 2016
... page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2016 Diatoms habitat heterogeneity habitat preference analogous habitat urban ecology scientific method Figure 2. Fountain 1 on the Armstrong State University campus, Savannah, Georgia. Figure 2. Fountain 1 on the Armstrong State...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 681–688.
Published: 01 November 2015
... reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Behavior ecology scientific method inquiry-based learning pollution monitoring macroinvertebrates Figure 1. Leading worksheet used to...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 542–548.
Published: 01 September 2015
... University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct all requests for permission to photocopy or reproduce article content through the University of California Press's Reprints and Permissions web page, www.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p=reprints . 2015 Astrology horoscope scientific method...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (5): 357–362.
Published: 01 May 2015
... spectrophotometry scientific method To review and practice scientific inquiry. I walk the class through the steps of scientific inquiry. We discuss the terms “hypothesis” and “theory”; the difference between “discovery science” and “hypothetico-deductive science”; the importance of a clearly defined...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 518–523.
Published: 01 October 2014
... content at the University 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 Should you choose to have students study...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 525–534.
Published: 01 October 2014
... understanding of the scientific method. Specifically, our activity highlights the general utility of the scientific method and uses this method to examine ant social behavior, with emphasis on generating and testing hypotheses. Furthermore, this activity introduces the idea of animal societies and encourages...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 551–555.
Published: 01 October 2014
...://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Scientific writing lab report scientific method undergraduate biology Title. Here you will state the main question: what are you investigating? The title must be specific and allow the reader to know exactly what you are studying. Underneath the title you...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 259–264.
Published: 01 April 2014
... about evolution in undergraduate introductory biology courses. Evolution: Education and Outreach, 2 , 415–428. Evolution natural selection inquiry scientific method © 2014 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 178–182.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Egg cannibalism scientific method California grunion student inquiry beach spawning fish dissection follow-up survey References California Department of Education. (2000). Science Content...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 189–193.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Teachers. All rights reserved. Request permission to photocopy or reproduce article content at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Genetics inheritance scientific method hands-on Punnett squares Mendel...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 160–170.
Published: 01 March 2014
... a topic. In my courses, each semester begins with thorough treatment of the scientific method, followed by the multiple Darwinian theories of evolution. To reinforce these two important themes, the story of the ivory-billed woodpecker’s ecology, evolution, conservation, and probable extirpation has...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (5): 355–356.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Laura K. Palmer; Carolyn G. Mahan We describe a short (<50 minutes) activity using news articles from sources such as Science Daily to teach students the steps of the scientific method and the difference between primary and secondary literature sources. The flexibility in choosing news articles...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 214–218.
Published: 01 March 2013
... with real hands-on experiences and skills that reinforce their understanding of the scientific method and experimental design. This teaching method can easily be adapted to other test organisms or alternative themes. Observation (from Figure 2 ): It is claimed...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 186–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... pathways hypothesis testing statistical analysis scientific method quantitative reasoning Figure 1. Organisms used to populate the experimental microcosms. (A) The sea anemone Aiptasia , an example predator. (B) The brine shrimp, Artemia salina , a primary consumer or grazer. (C) The...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (1): 14–17.
Published: 01 January 2013
... scientific journal. Through this process, students learn the scientific method; concepts such as testability, falsifiability, and repeatability; and the requirements of communicating scientific findings through peer-reviewed publication. © 2013 by National Association of Biology...