Initial Publication Date: November 9, 2021

Using Project EDDIE modules in Biochemistry for Science Majors

Niangoran Koissi, Morgan State University

About this Course

Biochemistry for Science Majors

Lecture and Lab

Upper Level Undergraduate

students in the course

EDDIE Module Developed

The largest and at one-time most productive estuary in the United States, the Chesapeake Bay is an integral part of our natural and national history.  Home to more than 18 million people and 3,600 species of plants and animals, the Chesapeake Bay watershed stretches across six states and the District of Columbia, it never ceases to amaze with its rich history, vital economic importance, and astounding beauty.  Nevertheless, these facts can only be preserved through monitoring the nutrients that are pouring into it.

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Relationship of EDDIE Module(s) to my Course

In my course curriculum, I have a module on water importance and quality. Therefore, this the lecture presents the chemistry/biochemistry/biology of water, and this lab session give them a more practical view of the discussion. To be prepared, we had a discussion about water quality with the APA policy on nutrient levels.

Teaching Details

What key suggestions would you give to a colleague before they used the activity in their teaching?

  • Be sure that the students have a knowledge in using Excel, and effect of nutrients on the environment.

How did you address challenges in teaching with the module?

  • You need to give to the students the possibility to resubmit their work after feedback.

Student Outcomes

  • The option to choose the areas and knowing that they are in "control" raised their reasoning.
  • It has help many especially these who were not too familiar with such data availability.