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Felzien, Lisa; Salem, Laura – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Service learning involves providing service to the community while requiring students to meet learning goals in a specific course. A service learning project was implemented in a general biology course at Rockhurst University to involve students in promoting scientific education in conjunction with community partner educators. Students were…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Biology, Learning Experience, Program Implementation
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Bauer-Dantoin, Angela C. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Service learning projects were incorporated into the curriculum of an undergraduate course entitled "Biology of Women". The goals of the service learning projects were: 1) to provide students with the opportunity to consider issues pertaining to human biology in real-world settings; 2) to foster student engagement with the community; and…
Descriptors: Community Needs, Females, Student Reaction, Service Learning
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Honda, Jeffrey Y. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Forensic entomologists utilize insects (particularly flies) to establish the time interval between death and body discovery. This important piece of information may answer questions as to the circumstances of the individual's death and insects are now routinely utilized and recognized as being important forensic indicators. Of extreme importance…
Descriptors: Identification, Entomology, Genetics, Databases
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Rutledge, Michael L. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Students enrolled in a large-lecture, non-majors biology course employing a diversified instructional approach featuring both instructor-centered and student-centered techniques evaluated the effectiveness of each approach in fostering course goals. Students perceived both approaches to be effective to some extent. Students indicated that the…
Descriptors: Scientific Principles, Biology, Introductory Courses, Large Group Instruction
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Palombi, Peggy Shadduck; Jagger, Kathleen Snell – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2008
Using cultured fibroblast cells, undergraduate students explore cell division and the responses of cultured cells to a variety of environmental changes. The students learn new research techniques and carry out a self-designed experiment. Through this project, students enhance their creative approach to scientific inquiry, learn time-management and…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Cytology, Inquiry
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Kreiser, Brian; Hairston, Rosalina – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
Understanding mitosis and meiosis is fundamental to understanding the basics of Mendelian inheritance, yet many students find these concepts challenging or confusing. Here we present a visually and physically stimulating activity using minimal supplies to supplement traditional instruction in order to engage the students and facilitate…
Descriptors: Genetics, Scientific Concepts, Science Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Stover, Shawn K.; Mabry, Michelle L. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
Previous research has demonstrated creationist, Lamarckian, and teleological reasoning in high school and college students. These lines of thinking conflict with the Darwinian notion of natural selection, which serves as the primary catalyst for biological evolution. The current study assessed evolutionary conceptions in non-science majors,…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Evolution, Biology, Liberal Arts
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Moore, Randy – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
In a study spanning several years and including more than 1600 students, lab attendance was strongly correlated with lab grades (r = 0.64), lecture attendance (r = 0.49), and course grades (r = 0.60) in an introductory biology course. Regardless of the semester, lab attendance was lowest during the first week of the semester, and students who…
Descriptors: Grades (Scholastic), Biology, Lecture Method, Student Behavior
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Nicholson, Barbara J.; Halkin, Sylvia L. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
A laboratory exercise is presented in which students determine where metabolic heat is primarily generated in blooming eastern skunk cabbage ("Symplocarpus foetidus") plants. Students consider how color, shape, and orientation of spathes, and stage of flower maturation, may affect metabolic heat production and retention of both metabolic and solar…
Descriptors: Science Experiments, Science Laboratories, Color, Geometric Concepts
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Darling, Randi A. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
This field exercise examines the feeding preferences of Gray Squirrels ("Sciurus carolinensis"). Students present squirrels with a variety of food types in a cafeteria-style arrangement in order to test hypotheses about foraging preferences. This exercise, which is appropriate for introductory biology, ecology, and animal behavior classes, is…
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Ecology, Science Instruction, Food
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Kremer, Angelika; Walker, Mark; Schluter, Kirsten – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2007
We developed a course in inquiry-based science for students training to become primary school teachers. The emphasis of the course was teaching students to do inquiry-based science activities themselves, as this is the best way of learning how to teach using inquiry-based methods. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Science Activities, Teaching Methods, Science Education, Inquiry
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Tikekar, Rahul – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2006
A tool for teaching bioinformatics concepts to information systems majors is described. Biological data are available from numerous sources and a good knowledge of biology is needed to understand much of these data. As the subject of bioinformatics gains popularity among computer and information science course offerings, it will become essential…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Information Systems, Computer Science, Databases
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McMaster, Robert T. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2006
Peer-reviewed literature is the single most important forum in which research findings are presented for critical review. College biology students can benefit a great deal from early exposure to this resource, but insufficient background information, technical jargon, and complex statistical analyses often present considerable obstacles to…
Descriptors: Diseases, Biology, Scientific Research, Introductory Courses
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Holmes, Raquell M.; Qureshi, Maryam M. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2006
The project described in this article is less about the content area, computational cell biology, and more about the educational practice of the students and faculty involved. Over the course of the past four years, Dr. Raquell Holmes has worked to create curricular resources that support the integration of modeling methods in biology education.…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Student Research, Figurative Language, Educational Practices
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Elwess, Nancy L.; Edwards, Felecia; Latourelle, Sandra M. – Bioscene: Journal of College Biology Teaching, 2006
Up until a short time ago the Y chromosome played the role of the juvenile delinquent within human chromosomes. It was considered to be rich in junk, short on genes, and rapidly degenerating. Now the Y chromosome is growing up by providing a means for investigating human migration. Through the use of genetic markers on the Y chromosomes, students…
Descriptors: Genetics, Migration, Males, Biology
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