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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (5): 323–327.
Published: 01 May 2020
... populations or communities is also important. I developed a simulation that allows participants to actively explore the value of herd immunity in controlling the spread of infectious disease, first by considering how quickly an entire population may become ill if no one has immunity, and then after...
The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (5): 385–389.
Published: 01 May 2018
... developed a hands-on, discussion-based activity for the middle school science classroom to demonstrate biomagnification and connect it to food webs and trophic pyramids. Each student represents an aquatic organism, and together students simulate the consumption and excretion processes in an aquatic food...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (8): 635–643.
Published: 01 October 2017
... those explanations, or develop a more mechanistic intuition for inheritance and change in the world they see around themselves. Here we put forth all the tools necessary for a class to build a simulation of an evolving population experiencing natural selection from scratch in a Google Docs spreadsheet...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (7): 552–561.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lace A. Svec Undergraduate introductory biology students at the university level often struggle to trace movement of matter and energy through catabolic and anabolic processes in biological systems. A sequential guided simulation of cellular respiration and photosynthesis provides students an...
The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (2): 128–134.
Published: 01 February 2017
... alleviate this problem. In this guided investigation of evolutionary mechanisms, students use LEGO bricks to simulate how mutation, migration, genetic drift, and natural selection can affect the evolution of a population. This exercise was undertaken and assessed with college introductory biology students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (6): 445–451.
Published: 01 August 2015
... students to “develop a cumulative, coherent, and usable understanding of science and engineering.” DNA, proteins, enzymes, genetics, and human disease are taught together through the story of patients with Pompe disease as students engage in a simulated clinical assay and genetic analysis and present their...
The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (4): 274–279.
Published: 01 April 2013
... Simulation logistic growth model integration biology mathematics In the August 2010 issue of the Notices of the American Mathematical Society , Friedman wrote that he believed “the coming decade will demonstrate very clearly that mathematics is the future frontier of biology and biology is the...
The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (1): 47–51.
Published: 01 January 2012
...Aaron J. Sickel; Patricia J. Friedrichsen Engaging students in a predator–prey simulation to teach natural selection is a common activity in secondary biology classrooms. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how the authors have changed their approach to teaching this activity from a...
The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (5): 305–307.
Published: 01 May 2010
... dilutions without using reagents, bacterial cultures, or viral cultures, while being able to visualize the process. 3 e-mail: email@example.com © 2010 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2010 Serial dilution simulation reagents Many laboratory exercises and experiments...