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Phenylketonuira part of Teaching with Data:Examples

In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate ...

Monohybrid Fruit Fly Crosses: A Simulation part of Teaching with Data:Examples

This assignment uses a computer simulation of fruit fly genetics to have students design and interpret monohybrid crosses of a trait with simple dominant and recessive alleles. Detailed instructions with animated ...

Evolution, Natural Selection and Speciation part of Conceptual Models:Conceptual Models Examples

In this out of class tutorial, students explore several examples of natural selection and speciation.

Genetic Drift part of Mathematical and Statistical Models:Mathematical and Statistical Models Examples

In this biology simulation, students use a mathematical simulation of genetic drift to answer questions about the factors that influence this evolutionary process. Students run a series of simulations varying ...

Timeline of the Early Earth part of Cutting Edge:Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online

Students assemble timelines of the early evolution of Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere by examining data from Archean rocks and minerals.

Discussing Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

Students are invited to hour-long discussions of controversial geologic topics on Sunday afternoons. Those who attend (about half the class) submit page-long essays through Vista for comments and assessment. A ...

Homework assignments for Intro Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities

These homework assignments consist of vocabulary and questions used as the basis for classroom discussion, guided reading, and as the basis for exams. Testing on these assignments rewards students for work already ...

Evolution of antibiotic resistance in bacteria part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities

This activity is intended to guide students to apply principles of evolution by natural selection to explain a real world biological phenomenon (the evolution of bacteria populations resistant to common ...

Phylogenetics problems part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Coached Problem Solving:Examples

Students receive information about cladistics and apply this phylogenetic approach to two problems, collecting data, determining whether traits are ancestral or derived, and using this information to select the most parsimonious tree.

Human Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Determination part of Teaching Genomics at Small Colleges:Genomics Instructional Units Minicollection

In this laboratory exercise, students determine which allelic form of a particular single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) they have (one located in an intron, and not associated with any known phenotype). Students ...