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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (6): 336–342.
Published: 01 August 2023
...Stephen R. Burgin; Adam M. Siepielski Undergraduate science students who volunteer within a research laboratory group, or participate in funded research opportunities, in general are those who have the opportunity to engage in authentic research. In this article, we report the findings from two...
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The American Biology Teacher (2023) 85 (1): 38–44.
Published: 01 January 2023
... limitations. © 2023 by The Regents of the University of California 2023 undergraduate biology nutrition life expectancy Can what you eat be beneficial to your health? It is a question of common concern ( Willett et al., 2019 ). Since 2017, there have been about 250,000 nutrition-related...
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The American Biology Teacher (2022) 84 (7): 390–395.
Published: 01 September 2022
... into undergraduate biology programs and provide specific examples of curriculum efforts to improve undergraduates’ skills in this area. We review the literature about the importance of communicating scientific concepts to the public and previous efforts to integrate communication into biology curricula. Next, we...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (7): 474–478.
Published: 01 September 2021
...Bethany Lucas; Gena Nichols; Max Boeck Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) can have benefits for many students, especially those who lack access to traditional apprenticeships for research. As part of an effort to create more opportunities for students to have access to primary...
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The American Biology Teacher (2021) 83 (1): 17–25.
Published: 01 January 2021
..., what, and how of effectively communicating science with nonexperts. We applied the framework to a lesson for undergraduate biology students and assessed student outcomes. The lesson uses an introduction, assignment sheet, and worksheet to guide students through planning, producing, and describing...
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The American Biology Teacher (2020) 82 (2): 93–101.
Published: 01 February 2020
... undergraduate biology students' perceived conflict between religion and evolution. However, the impact on student populations who are particularly resistant to evolution is unknown. We explored the efficacy of culturally competent evolution education practices adapted for biology students in a genetics course...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (8): 554–560.
Published: 01 October 2019
...Sadie Hebert; Sehoya Cotner Recommendations for undergraduate biology education include integration of research experiences into the curriculum, regardless of major. While non-biology majors and biology majors differ in affective characteristics, it is not clear if they differ in their incoming...
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The American Biology Teacher (2019) 81 (2): 133–136.
Published: 01 February 2019
... to undergraduates and advanced high school students. None of us have time to read 400 papers to inform our teaching, so we provide tips to maximize your use of this collective knowledge in the time you have available. We have written these to be useful to instructors across career stages. © 2019 National...
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The American Biology Teacher (2016) 78 (6): 509–511.
Published: 01 August 2016
... children for tutoring or college preparation. We collaborated with one such program to bring local high school students who regularly participate in an after-school tutoring and mentoring program to campus. Under the guidance of undergraduate research students, these high school students explored college...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 178–183.
Published: 01 March 2015
... = 3.52 ± 0.30 [95% CI]) of respondents indicated that they would recommend Human Biology 125 to a peer. References AAAS. (2011). Vision and Change in Undergraduate Biology Education: A Call to Action. Washington DC: AAAS. Allen, D. & Tanner, K. (2006). Rubrics: tools for making...
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The American Biology Teacher (2015) 77 (3): 206–210.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Grant M. Casady Undergraduate biology labs often explore the techniques of data collection but neglect the statistical framework necessary to express findings. Students can be confused about how to use their statistical knowledge to address specific biological questions. Growth in the area...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (1): 34–41.
Published: 01 January 2014
...Stephanie R. Medina; Evan Ortlieb; Sandra Metoyer Science content knowledge is a concern for educators in the United States because performance has stagnated for the past decade. Investigators designed this study to determine the current levels of scientific literacy among undergraduate students...
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The American Biology Teacher (2014) 76 (1): 42–46.
Published: 01 January 2014
... in higher education, so the continuing challenge is to provide the undergraduate, pre-allied health-care student with dissection experience as budgetary constraints lead institutions away from this valuable and time-honored teaching tool. I present a teaching model that looks to address those concerns...
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The American Biology Teacher (2013) 75 (3): 170–175.
Published: 01 March 2013
... and drew from our experiences teaching middle–high school science and undergraduate majors and non-majors courses in biology departments. In previous studies, Balgopal (2007) found that students who were able to resolve conceptual confusion and were best able to demonstrate an understanding of complex...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (9): 648–651.
Published: 01 November 2012
... can differ dramatically. We present a classroom simulation that allows undergraduates to actively experience how differences in parental investment lead to differences in reproductive behavior. Students will understand why males generally compete for mates whereas females generally choose among mates...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (5): 318–322.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... Students completing this computational, inquiry-based module observed the value of computer-assisted analysis. The module gave students an understanding of how to read files in a biological database (GenBank) and how to use a software tool (BLAST) to mine the database. Bioinformatics undergraduate...
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The American Biology Teacher (2012) 74 (4): 232–236.
Published: 01 April 2012
... 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 . 2012 Technology digital photography undergraduate biotechnology lab equipment gel electrophoresis Teaching methods have become...
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The American Biology Teacher (2011) 73 (8): 454–461.
Published: 01 October 2011
... development and quantitative data analysis are important parts of biology. This study indicates that small changes to laboratory curricula can effect important changes in student learning and attitudes. © 2011 by National Association of Biology Teachers 2011 Undergraduate curriculum laboratory...
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