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Drits-Esser, Dina; Malone, Molly; Barber, Nicola C.; Stark, Louisa A. – American Biology Teacher, 2014
Epigenetics is the study of how external factors and internal cellular signals can lead to changes in the packaging and processing of DNA sequences, thereby altering the expression of genes and traits. Exploring the epigenome introduces students to environmental influences on our genes and the complexities of gene expression. A supplemental…
Descriptors: Genetics, Biology, Environmental Influences, High School Students
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Chuang, Helen C. – American Biology Teacher, 2003
Across the country, significant percentages of high school teachers are not convinced that evolution is a central concept to biology and/or are of the opinion that creation should be taught in public school science classes. Are these attitudes transferred from educators to their students? Unless educators address this kind of question, they will…
Descriptors: Evolution, Biology, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Bunderson, Eileen D.; Cooper, Janet G. – American Biology Teacher, 1997
Describes an education-government-community environmental partnership program that set aside permanent environmental study sites where students and teachers can conduct meaningful, service-oriented environmental research. Highlights a project where students prepared a comprehensive plant species inventory of a section of the wilderness area.…
Descriptors: Biology, Environmental Education, Partnerships in Education, Plants (Botany)