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Scott Cooper, UW-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, UW-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.
Teaching Molecular Evolution and Phylogenetics
This activity uses DNA sequences, protein sequence, and chromosome-density maps to re-trace the ancestry of humans and some of their closest relatives.
The Evolution of Pearsons Correlation Coefficient/Exploring Relationships between Two Quantitative Variables
Gary Kader, Appalachlian 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.
An active problem-based assignment that uses the Genbank database to teach the basics of molecular biology and molecular evolution
Timeline of the Early Earth
Selby Cull, Washington University in St. Louis
Students assemble timelines of the early evolution of Earth's atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere by examining data from Archean rocks and minerals.
Rates of Change and Deep Time in the Middle Grades Classroom
Fred Siewers, Western Kentucky University
The nature and scientific measurement of geological and cosmological time are among the most misunderstood and difficult to teach concepts in all of K-12 science education. To address this issue, a multi-disciplinary team of geologists, astronomers and education professionals at Western Kentucky University developed a series of professional development workshops for pre- and in-service middle grades teachers. The participants clearly advanced their content understanding of geological and cosmological time and the implementation plans received clearly show a desire to apply many of the activities learned in the workshop.
David Marchetti, Western State College of Colorado
An introduction to using WILSIM, an on-line lanscape evolution model.
Kathleen Nicoll, University of Utah
I use this "landscape interpretation" exercise to assess what students know coming into my classroom - so that I can pitch the lecture at the right level. I also use a similar structured assessment at the ...