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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (6): 387–394.
Published: 01 August 2019
... on 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
... “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 field skills...
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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 classroom...
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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...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (3): 200–206.
Published: 01 March 2017
... ( Viburnum spp .). Other specimens that would be appropriate include bird feet, bills, wings or feathers, snail shells, beetles, and fish bones, especially skulls and jaws. The goals of the project were presented to the students in an early handout: Introduce students to the scientific method...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (8): 664–668.
Published: 01 October 2016
... heterogeneity habitat preference analogous habitat urban ecology scientific method The teaching recommendations outlined in Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education ( AAAS, 2011 ) call for stronger emphasis on applying the process of science, developing quantitative reasoning...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (9): 681–688.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of weekly lab exercises scaffolds the skills needed by students to successfully complete their own scientific experiments. The first lab exercise reviews the scientific method as well as how scientific discoveries are communicated and built upon (week 1). Skills for locating high-quality information about...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (7): 542–548.
Published: 01 September 2015
... born under the other 10 astrological signs are not predicted to be either patient or impatient. Worksheet 1 ( Table 2 ) is provided to help students articulate their ideas and shows an example experiment. Astrology horoscope scientific method experimental design pseudoscience...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (5): 357–362.
Published: 01 May 2015
... spectrophotometry scientific method The biology department at Chestnut Hill College has endeavored to incorporate the research process into all of its undergraduate biology courses, beginning long before the recommendations in Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education ( AAAS, 2011 ). In most...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (8): 551–555.
Published: 01 October 2014
... 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 Scientific writing lab report scientific method undergraduate biology Competency...
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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): 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...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (4): 259–264.
Published: 01 April 2014
... at the University of California Press’s Rights and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Evolution natural selection inquiry scientific method Evolution is a unifying theory in biology, a lens through which we can view the living world ( Dobzhansky, 1972...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 189–193.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and Permissions Web site at http://www.ucpressjournals.com/reprintinfo.asp . 2014 Genetics inheritance scientific method hands-on Punnett squares Mendel laws of genetics Current pedagogy in the biological sciences is focused on inquiry-based STEM activities, which encourage students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (3): 178–182.
Published: 01 March 2014
... groups, using equipment to answer scientific questions in their regular classroom. Routinely, the students start inquiry-based activities with a focus question that leads them through the scientific method. We had three opportunities to engage the students in this process at CSU Fullerton. On the first...
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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 been...
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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): 186–192.
Published: 01 March 2013
... testing statistical analysis scientific method quantitative reasoning The resilience of Earth’s ecosystems and the services they provide to humanity (e.g., clean water, fertile soils, food, and other bioproducts) are currently threatened by myriad anthropogenic influences, including pollution...
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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. © 2013 by National Association of Biology Teachers. All rights reserved. Request...
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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 Teachers. All rights...