The American Biology Teacher

The American Biology Teacher is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 3, March

Augmenting the Traditional Bacterial Transformation Lab
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Using plasmid DNA to transform competent E. coli is a standard laboratory in many biology curriculum, including the AP Curriculum (Laboratory 6, Molecular Biology) and many general biology laboratory and genetics lab curricula...
Bodies in Florence
Sometimes it's nice to have a second chance. In 2007, I spent several days in Florence, but never got around to visiting the Zoological Museum. I have to admit to getting sidetracked by the art, of which there is a great deal in Florence, to say the...
Constructing & Using Case Studies in Genetics to Engage Students in Active Learning
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the national goals in science education is to teach science in a way that mirrors the process of science as inquiry, described by the National Science Education Standards (NSES) Science Teaching Standard B and Content...
Educational Games-The Nobel Prize in Medicine
The Nobel Foundation offers free educational games at its official Web site (www. nobelprize.org) and the games for the Nobel Prize in Medicine (at http://nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/) are very applicable for high school biology. The...
Evaluation of Bacterial & Fungal Culture Practices in School Classrooms
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A wide range of activities may be undertaken in elementary and secondary school science laboratories as part of regular curricular activities or optional classroom activities, including science fair projects. Among these is...
Exploring the Diversity of Life with the Phylogenetic Collection Lab
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] An awareness of the extensive diversity of living organisms is an essential component of a complete biology education. It is important for students to explore the spectacular variety of living things as well as to understand...
In Tribute to My Mentors
I have been thinking a lot these days about my career as a biology professor. Why I spend endless hours caring about pedagogical methods, frontiers in assessment, delivering cutting-edge scientific information, and pushing students to critically think...
Investigating Contemporary Evolution Via Size-Selective Harvest
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Evolution is commonly taught as a slow process that changes gene frequencies over long time periods. These genotypes are changed through natural selection on phenotypes with the fittest individuals spreading more genes into...
Teaching Cellular Respiration & Alternate Energy Sources with a Laboratory Exercise Developed by a Scientist-Teacher Partnership
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Students often resort to memorization and recall when learning about cellular respiration. The concepts of glycolysis, Krebs cycle, and the electron transfer chain are abstract with multiple steps that are difficult...
The Mystery Organism of the Day
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Do you ever wish that you could cover more material in your class but you run out of time? Then this quick fix can help! The "mystery organism of the day" can be used in any course that includes biology. In my Marine Biology...
We Need More Mr. PS in Biology Education: Strong in Biology, Strong in Science, and in Science Education, a True Professional!
The academic year is flying by and there are still things needing to be done before we can put the books to rest on this year's classes. For those in the midland of the USA, you have about 10 more weeks of classes while those in the East and Canada...
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