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The American Biology Teacher (2018) 80 (2): 144–151.
Published: 01 February 2018
...Sophia Huang; Justen B. Whittall The tree of life provides a fundamental roadmap to understanding biodiversity, yet requires integration across scales of the biological hierarchy and a unique set of tree thinking skills. This combination can be challenging for undergraduates at the introductory...
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The American Biology Teacher (2017) 79 (9): 729–737.
Published: 01 November 2017
... after instruction that balances the use of diagonal and bracket phylogenetic trees. phylogenetic trees tree thinking evolution introductory biology Phylogenetic trees are essential in nearly all disciplines of biology ( Baum et al., 2005 ; Omland et al., 2008 ), and consequently, learning...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (4): 274–283.
Published: 01 April 2015
... in “Investigating Tree Thinking & Ancestry with Cladograms” (in the previous issue of ABT ) to lead students to uncover the idea of common ancestry and develop skills in reading phylogenetic trees. A more thorough review of the body of research related to teaching and learning about evolutionary relationships...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 198–204.
Published: 01 March 2015
...KD Davenport; Kirstin Jane Milks; Rebecca Van Tassell Interpreting cladograms is a key skill for biological literacy. In this lesson, students interpret cladograms based on familial relationships and language relationships to build their understanding of tree thinking and to construct a definition...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (2): 106–108.
Published: 01 February 2011
... of Biology Teachers 2011 Evolution phylogenetics tree thinking estimating species divergence times software 1. If you were to compare a human, a fish, and a frog, how would you determine which species were most closely alike? What kind of data would you use? 2. When thinking about...
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The American Biology Teacher (2010) 72 (4): 223–224.
Published: 01 April 2010
... evolution phylogenetics tree thinking Many students, teachers, and even some scientists struggle to make sense of phylogenetic trees ( Baum et al., 2005 ), which are commonly used in both textbooks and classroom instruction. Rather than ignore student struggles, it is time to address the challenge...