Evidence-Based Tips and Tools for Your Science Classroom

Jan. 18, 2017

Educators teaching physiology, evolution, climate change, basic scientific/research literacy and other science topics can find resources in ASM’s open-access Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education (JMBE) as our scope extends beyond microbiology.  JMBE can also help you find ways to integrate more mathematical concepts into your biology courses. Below are some articles to get you started. 

A Cross-Course Investigation of Integrative Cases for Evolution Education

P.J.T. White et al.; Level: Undergraduate

Teaching evolution using micro-scale (genetic and molecular) along with macro-scale (population and ecosystem) case studies improves students’ understanding of evolution. 

Controversy in Biology Classrooms—Citizen Science Approaches to Evolution and Applications to Climate Change Discussions

R.A. Yoho and B.H. Vanmali; Level: K-12, Undergraduate

Ideas for using citizen science to increase student engagement with scientific processes and teach socioscientific issues like evolution and climate change. 

Enhancing Scientific Literacy in the Undergraduate Cell Biology Laboratory Classroom

H. Woodham et al.; Level: Undergraduate

Incorporate the reading and discussion of primary literature into hands-on and collaborative practical exercises by using the Scientific Literacy in Cell Biology (SLCB) curriculum to promote scientific literacy skills such as writing, reading, data processing, and oral presentation. 

A Cost-Effective Approach to Producing Animated Infographics for Immunology Teaching

M. Bellei et al.; Level: Undergraduate

How to produce low-cost animations to aid in teaching immunology. 

Group Active Engagements Using Quantitative Modeling of Physiology Concepts in Large-Enrollment Biology Classes

K.L. Carleton et al.; Level: Undergraduate

Use group active engagement activities that reinforce quantitative concepts in large-enrollment, lecture hall-taught biology classes. 

The Impact of an Interactive Statistics Module on Novices’ Development of Scientific Process Skills and Attitudes in a First-Semester Research Foundations Course

L.A. Marsan et al.; Level: Undergraduate

Improve both introductory students’ scientific reasoning skills and their confidence in understanding statistical concepts with an active learning statistics module.

Author: Bethany Adamec

Bethany Adamec
Bethany Adamec is a Science Education Specialist at ASM, where she communicates about ASM’s work in student and faculty professional development, supports the ASM Education Board, and works with colleagues to promote evidence-based education reform.