The American Biology Teacher

The American Biology Teacher is a magazine focusing on Education

Articles from Vol. 69, No. 5, May

Analogy & Demonstration: Polarity & Antiparallel Orientation in DNA
After learning about the superficial features of DNA structure, including nucleotide components' structures, base pairing rules, and double helical coiling of the complementary strands, introduce your students to the polar nature of a single strand....
Explaining the Role of Vocabulary in the Biology Classroom
I teach future biology teachers at the university level. They have stars in their eyes, visions of perfect students dance in their heads, nary a troubled adolescent comes their way. You see, my students are all dedicated students who didn't have trouble...
From the President
Dear Biology Educator, Summer is upon us. What a great feeling! Another year of successes, another group of students to send out of your classroom with a better understanding of the living world. For many of my colleagues, this is a time to do some...
Investigating the Use of Inquiry & Web-Based Activities with Inclusive Biology Learners
Recent data from the National Center for Education Statistics (2002) noted that students with disabilities make up 13.2% of the student population in public schools. Due to recent federal government legislation that includes the Individuals with Disabilities...
Mendel Meets CSI: Forensic Genotyping as a Method to Teach Genetics & DNA Science
The popularity of crime scene dramas provides an opportunity for educators to engage students in science. Solving mock crimes helps students develop critical thinking skills and reinforces the importance of the scientific method. The expertise required...
The Differing Perceptions of Teachers & Students regarding Teachers' Emphasis on Evolution in High School Biology Classrooms
In 1973, Theodosius Dobzhansky--one of the leading contributors to the Neo-Darwinian Synthesis--wrote in The American Biology Teacher that "... nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution" (Dobzhansky, 1973). Since then, a variety...

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