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Protein Evolution
Scott Cooper, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
In this activity students explore the evolution of proteins by comparing 2D and 3D alignments of orthologs and paralogs.

Evolution, Natural Selection and Speciation
Scott Cooper, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
In this out of class tutorial, students explore several examples of natural selection and speciation.

Reconstructing the Evolution of Cauliflower and Broccoli
Sarah Deel, Carleton College; Susan Singer, Carleton College; Debby Walser-Kuntz
This laboratory exercise focuses on the connections between plant genetics and morphology.

Modeling Molecular Evolution
Jodi Schwarz, Vassar College
Biology and Computer Science majors collaborate to model the process of mutation at the DNA level, and examine the consequences at the protein level.

Landscape Models
David Marchetti, Western State College of Colorado
An introduction to using WILSIM, an on-line lanscape evolution model.

Searching Genbank
Jeff Bell, California State University-Chico
An active problem-based assignment that uses the Genbank database to teach the basics of molecular biology and molecular evolution

Teaching Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics
Nathan Lents
This activity uses DNA sequences, protein sequence, and chromosome-density maps to re-trace the ancestry of humans and some of their closest relatives.

Molecular evolution of gene families
Cara Constance, Hiram College (formerly at Holy Cross College)
Bioinformatics lab on concepts of orthologs and paralogs, sequence conservation at genomic DNA, mRNA and amino acid levels, and molecular phylogenetics. Wet-lab using RT-PCR to determine gene expression patterns in distinct tissues.

The Evolution of Pearson’s Correlation Coefficient/Exploring Relationships between Two Quantitative Variables
Gary Kader, Appalachian State University
The evolution of ideas is often ignored in the teaching of statistics. It is important to show students how definitions and formulas evolve. This activity describes a fairly straightforward activity of how measures of association can evolve.

Geomorphology in the news
Nicole Gasparini, Tulane University of Louisiana
The activity requires students to present a current news story that has a geomorphic component. The students must relate course material to current events and society.

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