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Making the Case

Using Case Studies to Increase Quantitative Biology Skills

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Goals

  • learn how to use data-driven modules in undergraduate life science courses
  • customize and implement newly designed educational modules from a wide range of biological topics
  • participate in biweekly virtual sessions to collaborate with and support others in the network and receive mentoring

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Final Products

Selection and the Blond Beach Mouse

Jay Owen Sandal

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Selection and the Blond Beach Mouse v1.0

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this "clicker" case study explores ultimate and proximate explanations for cryptic coloration in animals.
introductory, Teaching material, Undergraduate
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08.08.2019

How Many More Thymes & Herbivore Defense

Sheryl Konrad, Angela Dassow

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: How Many More Thymes? A Case of Phytochemical Defense v1.0

Adaptations to the How Many More Thymes? case study featuring terpene-based herbivore defense and pollinator attraction in Nicotiana plants.
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05.15.2019
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- In the adaptation exercise, students explore connections between saltmarsh sparrow declines and declining populations of local species that live on or near their campus.
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05.13.2019
Teaching Notes on the Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
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05.09.2019

The Evolution of Human Skin Color

Katie Northcutt

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: The Evolution of Human Skin Color v1.0

My teaching notes for the Evolution of Human Skin Color case study.
videos, module, sustainability, Evolution, plant physiology, Excel, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, Numbers, rates, textbook, NetLogo, agent-based modeling, Exponents, Logarithms, Ratios, exponential equations, assessment, Individual & Agent Based Modeling, Activity, climate change, bioinformatics, Algebra, genomics, global change, Interpreting Data, abiotic environment, in-class activity, problem set, molecular evolution, youtube, Sequences, Worksheet, Lesson Plan, interdisciplinary education, Natural Selection, DNA, Introduction to Modeling, Probability & Statistics, uniprot, Primary, Upper Primary, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Possible Tasks, Proper Fractions, Whole Numbers & Place Value, Trigonometry, Representing Data, Estimate, Infer, Summer Workshop 2018, Resources @ ESTEEM, Skin pigmentation, skin color, vitamin D, vitamin B folate, ultraviolet light, UV light, Cell Structure, OpenStax, Cell Growth, geometric equations, sine waves, introductory, Study guide, Poster, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Abstract, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, Workshop material
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05.09.2019