Written by Bethany Adamec
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.
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.
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.
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.
M. Bellei et al.; Level: Undergraduate
How to produce low-cost animations to aid in teaching immunology.
K.L. Carleton et al.; Level: Undergraduate
Use group active engagement activities that reinforce quantitative concepts in large-enrollment, lecture hall-taught biology classes.
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.
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.