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Protein Evolution part of Examples
In this activity students explore the evolution of proteins by comparing 2D and 3D alignments of orthologs and paralogs.

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Molecular Biology

Long Term Ecological Resources part of Examples
Students analyze data on temperature and precipitation collected from 26 different Long Term Ecological Research sites and compare them with annual net primary productivity. The students then form an ecological rule to explain their results.

Subject: Biology:Ecology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems

Plant Pest Control part of Examples
This learning experience introduces participants to scientific inquiry, hypothesis formation, experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Subject: Biology

Searching Genbank part of Examples
An active problem-based assignment that uses the Genbank database to teach the basics of molecular biology and molecular evolution

Subject: Biology:Genetics, Molecular Biology, Evolution

Writing a Wikipedia Genetic Disease Article part of Examples
Writing a Wikipedia article about a genetic disease is a good culminating activity for a genetics course or module, as it requires synthesizing and interpreting a wide range of genetic information. This assignment also includes a potential service component, which is normally very difficult in genetics.

Subject: Biology:Genetics

Ocean Circulation part of Examples
Students view and analyze buoy, satellite, temperature vs. depth data to learn about ocean circulation and how is related to atmospheric circulation.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Atmospheric and oceanic circulation, Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical , Ocean-Climate Interactions, Chemical

Comparing Sunscreens part of Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to an ultra-violet sensor to compare the relative blocking power of different SPF sunscreens for the UVB region of the solar spectrum.

Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Solar and terrestrial radiation, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Ozone depletion, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology :Solar radiation

Where is North? part of Examples
Students use a microcomputer connected to a magnetic field sensor to measure the magnitude and direction of their local Earth's magnetic field .

Subject: Geography:Physical, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Annotating Change in Satellite Images part of Examples
During this exercise, students compare a series of satellite images taken 3-4 years apart to investigate the effects of human land use and annotate the images using ImageJ software.

Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Physical, Environmental Science:Land Use and Planning

Estimating Primary Production in the Oceans from Satellite Data part of Examples

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Chemical, Geoscience:Oceanography



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