Integrative Studies in Biology
Michigan State University
Deriving Common Model Characteristics part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
In this activity, students brainstorm ideas about what models are (and are not) and what elements are common to most models of biological systems. Further, students derive the criteria that the learning community (instructor and student) will use to evaluate models, both those created by us and those created by others.
Biological Sciences 110: Organisms and Populations part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Biological Sciences 110: Organisms and Populations is a foundational biology course that focuses on principles of genetics, evolution, and ecology, as well as the critical connections among them. Students actively engage in their learning of biology by working collaboratively to use the tools and practices of the discipline to reason through problems, evaluate information, and construct new knowledge that can be shared with others.