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Reddy, Christopher – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Interactive television is a type of distance education that uses streaming audio and video technology for real-time student-teacher interaction. Here, I discuss the design and logistics for developing a high school laboratory-based science course taught to students at a distance using interactive technologies. The goal is to share a successful…
Descriptors: Science Education, Distance Education, Synchronous Communication, Television
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Romero, Chris; Choun, James – American Biology Teacher, 2014
This activity provides students an interactive demonstration of the electron transport chain and chemiosmosis during aerobic respiration. Students use simple, everyday objects as hydrogen ions and electrons and play the roles of the various proteins embedded in the inner mitochondrial membrane to show how this specific process in cellular…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Simulation, Molecular Structure, Physiology
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Mazzatenta, Claudio – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Bronx Community College (CUNY) launched "Global Warming Campus Awareness and Action Days" in celebration of Earth Day, 2007. The purpose of this program was to raise awareness of environmental issues in the college population, especially students. To let more students have a grasp of what Environmental Education (EE) is all about, the author…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Climate, College Students, Consciousness Raising
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Polizzotto, Kristin; Ortiz, Mary T. – American Biology Teacher, 2008
Very often, some type of writing assignment is required in college entry-level Human Anatomy and Physiology courses. This assignment can be anything from an essay to a research paper on the literature, focusing on a faculty-approved topic of interest to the student. As educators who teach Human Anatomy and Physiology at an urban community college,…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Course Content, Physiology, Anatomy
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Salm, Sarah; Goodwyn, Lauren; van Loon, Nanette; Jayant, Lalitha; DeLeon, Patricia – American Biology Teacher, 2008
The authors recently conducted a Student Assessment of Learning Gains (SALG) survey at Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) among students who had participated in mentored research projects. In all ten categories examined, 80-90% of the students agreed that their research experience had been of great benefit, increasing their academic…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Research Projects, Molecular Biology, Community Colleges
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Wandersee, James H.; Clary, Renee M.; Guzman, Sandra M. – American Biology Teacher, 2006
Writing can be a powerful tool for learning biology. Writing assignments in biology could help students personalize and understand the biology knowledge they are studying. In this article, the authors present the "Botanical Sense of Place" (BSP), a convenient and easy-to-use writing template that they developed to elicit and probe students' prior…
Descriptors: Writing Assignments, Plants (Botany), Botany, Biology
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Audet, Richard H. – American Biology Teacher, 2006
In October 1981, an article appeared in "The American Biology Teacher" with the catchy title, "Bio-Bull." In it, author, Dale Carlson, described a powerful form of communication that he employed successfully in his community college classes. Each week students received what he called a "Bio-Bull" that included current biological topics,…
Descriptors: Biology, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship