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Suwa, Tomomi; Williamson, Brad – American Biology Teacher, 2014
We present a guided-inquiry biology lesson, using the plant-rhizobium symbiosis as a model system. This system provides a rich environment for developing connections between the big ideas in biology as outlined in the College Board's new AP Biology Curriculum. Students gain experience with the practice of scientific investigation, from…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Biology, College Science, Science Experiments
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Machtinger, Erika T. – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Hands-on activities with live organisms allow students to actively explore scientific investigation. Here, I present activities that combine guided inquiry with direct instruction and relate how nutrition affects the physiology and behavior of the common housefly. These experiments encourage student involvement in the formulation of experimental…
Descriptors: Hands on Science, Science Instruction, Inquiry, Direct Instruction
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Bierema, Andrea M.-K.; Rudge, David W. – American Biology Teacher, 2014
One of the key aspects of natural selection is competition, yet the concept of competition is not necessarily emphasized in explanations of natural selection. Because of this, we developed an activity for our class that focuses on competition and provides an example of the effects of competition on natural selection. This hands-on activity models…
Descriptors: Evolution, Science Instruction, Animals, Teaching Methods
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Schauer, Alexandria; Cotner, Sehoya; Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Students regard evolutionary theory differently than science in general. Students' reported confidence in their ability to understand science in general (e.g., posing scientific questions, interpreting tables and graphs, and understanding the content of their biology course) significantly outweighed their confidence in understanding evolution. We…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Evolution, Concept Formation, Scientific Concepts