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Puttick, Gillian; Drayton, Brian; Cohen, Eliza – American Biology Teacher, 2015
We analyzed the practitioner literature on lab-based instruction in biology in "The American Biology Teacher" between 2007 and 2012. We investigated what laboratory learning looks like in biology classrooms, what topics are addressed, what instructional methods and activities are described, and what is being learned about student…
Descriptors: Biology, Laboratories, Laboratory Training, Literature Reviews
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McComas, William F. – American Biology Teacher, 2002
Examines the ideal ecology curriculum in terms of education rationale, goals, and content. Reviews available data sources with regard to environmental education. (KHR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Research, Ecology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Petersen, Robert C. – American Biology Teacher, 1979
Summarizes what is known about the effects of marijuana use on health. The topics included are its chemistry and the metabolism; the effects of acute intoxication on learning, memory, intellectual performance, driving, and other skilled performances; and effects on lungs, brain, heart, and other systems. (SA)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Biological Sciences, Drug Education, Educational Resources
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Mertens, Thomas R.; Polk, Nannett C. – American Biology Teacher, 1980
Reports a review of 13 genetics textbooks published from 1975 to 1979. Six tables present summaries of the significant data about the books, specific topics covered in the texts, and the number of pages devoted to each of 15 general topics in each textbook evaluated. (CS)
Descriptors: College Science, Genetics, Higher Education, Science Education
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Stronck, David R. – American Biology Teacher, 1980
Focuses on the effects of diet on personality and learning problems. Recent research in this area is discussed. (SA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Allergy, Behavior Problems, Dietetics
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Mulnix, Amy; Penhale, Sara J. – American Biology Teacher, 1997
Describes a project that enables students to emulate a scientist in the classroom setting through collaboration on research projects, use of research literature, and communication with scientific peers. Student groups focus on investigations of the cellular and molecular aspects of a disease. (DDR)
Descriptors: Biology, Data Analysis, Evolution, Higher Education
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Flannery, Maura C. – American Biology Teacher, 1997
Explores the meaning of DNA. Discusses histories of DNA, literature on DNA, the contributions of Max Delbruck and Barbara McClintock, life, views of control, current research, and the language of DNA. Contains 24 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Biology, DNA, Genetics, Higher Education
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Flannery, Maura C. – American Biology Teacher, 1997
Explores new research about bacteria. Discusses bacterial genomes, archaea, unusual environments, evolution, pathogens, bacterial movement, biofilms, bacteria in the body, and a bacterial obsession. Contains 29 references. (JRH)
Descriptors: Bacteria, Biology, Higher Education, Molecular Biology
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Bradley, Rosa M. – American Biology Teacher, 1997
Presents a discussion based on the premise that the entire educational system needs reassessment if there is to be an influx of women, particularly African-American women, in the quantitative sciences. Provides strategies focusing on science education that are based on a search of the literature and on the personal experience of a biology teacher.…
Descriptors: Blacks, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
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Bradley, Rosa M.; Biermann, Carol A. – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Describes the contributions of women who have served as role models in the fields of ecology and conservation. Women discussed include Ellen Richards, Maria Merian, Jane Colden, Mary Chase, Emma Braun, Ann Morgan, Rachel Carson, Eugenie Clark, Sylvia Earle, Wangari Maathai, Dian Fossey, Birute Galdikas, and Ruth Patrick. Contains 26 references.…
Descriptors: Activism, Biographies, Biology, Conservation (Environment)
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Describes the background and outcome of the McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education case heard in federal court in the early 1980s. The decision repealed a legislative act which called for "equal time" in science classrooms for presenting evolution and creationism. The decision also established that "creation science" had no scientific merit or…
Descriptors: Biology, Court Litigation, Creationism, Educational Policy
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Alters, Brian J. – American Biology Teacher, 1999
There are significant variances in both the religious and non-religious beliefs for rejecting evolution, and likewise diversity in the extent to which various creationists reject evolution. Describes the anti-evolution stances of literalists, progressives, and theists and addresses teaching concerns relative to anti-evolution positions. Contains…
Descriptors: Biology, Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education, Evolution
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Moore, Randy – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Summarizes the status of the evolution/creationism debate in contemporary society. Makes recommendations for scientists and science educators to advance the popular acceptance and understanding of evolution. Contains 74 references. (WRM)
Descriptors: Biology, Court Litigation, Creationism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Flannery, Maura C., Ed. – American Biology Teacher, 1999
Examines the history of the white lab coat in scientific and medical practice and discusses the recognition of it as a cultural symbol. Contains 11 references. (WRM)
Descriptors: Clothing, Cultural Images, Females, Laboratory Equipment
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Ogens, Eva M. – American Biology Teacher, 1991
The questions of how science should be taught and why science education is failing are addressed in this article. The science/technology/society (STS) perspective and the importance of students becoming scientifically literate are emphasized. The essential elements of a high quality science curriculum are listed. (KR)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary School Science, Elementary Secondary Education
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