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Jensen, Murray; Moore, Randy; Hatch, Jay; Hsu, Leon – American Biology Teacher, 2007
The call to teach students Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection has been made by a variety of professional organizations. In addition to these national organizations, almost every state has science education guidelines calling for the teaching of evolution. Many administrators and policymakers believe that evolution is being taught,…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Evolution, Biology, Science Instruction
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Jensen, Murray; Duranczyk, Irene; Staats, Susan; Moore, Randy; Hatch, Jay; Somdahl, Chas – American Biology Teacher, 2006
This paper describes and evaluates a new type of multiple-choice test question that is relatively easy to construct and that challenges students' understandings of biological concepts. The questions involve a small narrative of scientific text that students must evaluate for accuracy. These are termed "You are the Teacher" questions because the…
Descriptors: Reciprocal Teaching, Multiple Choice Tests, Biology, Evaluation
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Moore, Randy; Jensen, Murray; Hsu, Leon; Hatch, Jay – American Biology Teacher, 2003
Explains that although ethical aspects of science are rarely discussed, they are of interest to the public. Identifies Americans' concerns about science-related issues and how religion influences the issues. (Contains 21 references.) (Author/YDS)
Descriptors: Ethics, Religion, Science and Society, Science Education
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Moore, Randy; Jensen, Murray; Hatch, Jay; Duranczyk, Irene; Staats, Susan; Koch, Laura – American Biology Teacher, 2003
In order for students to succeed academically, they need to be motivated, and the simplest expression of student motivation is class attendance. Displays data on how student grades are associated with class attendance in a variety of introductory science courses. (SOE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Biology, College Freshmen
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Jensen, Murray; Moore, Randy; Hatch, Jay – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Introduces the Electronic Cooperative Quiz (ECQ) program which aims to investigate the implementation of cooperative quizzes to the World Wide Web. Describes the creation and design of the program and evaluates the two different methods used with students. (YDS)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education
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Jensen, Murray; Moore, Randy; Hatch, Jay – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Lists and discusses the functions that cooperative quizzes can serve if structured correctly. The quizzes can facilitate a greater understanding of the subject, promote better test-taking skills, and be used as a mechanism to foster cooperative groups. (DDR)
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Group Activities, Learning Strategies
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Jensen, Murray; Moore, Randy; Hatch, Jay – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Presents student-created web pages as an alternative to writing a research paper wherein students research a topic in depth and write a project paper on the subject. (YDS)
Descriptors: Biology, Computers, Educational Technology, Evaluation Methods
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Moore, Randy; Jensen, Murray; Hatch, Jay – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Criticizes the education system and its multiculturalism approach to science education to inspire African American and disabled students who face unequal academic opportunities and are underrepresented in science. (Contains 30 references.) (YDS)
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Pluralism, Disabilities, Diversity (Student)
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Jensen, Murray; Moore, Randy; Hatch, Jay – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Presents three science activities for the first week of class that use the cooperative learning approach and computers. Requires students to create a web page to introduce group members. (YDS)
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Dissection, Educational Technology