Text Search:
Keywords:
Courses
Article Type
Course Level
Bloom's Cognitive Level
Vision and Change Core Competencies
Vision and Change Core Concepts
Class Type
Class Size
Audience
Lesson Length
Key Scientific Process Skills
Pedagogical Approaches
Principles of How People Learn
Assessment Type
Lesson
60

views

11

downloads

0

comments

A CURE-based approach to teaching genomics using mitochondrial genomes
There is an abundance (currently over 1016 DNA bases) of publicly available genetic sequence data and a dearth of trained genomicists to process and interpret it, necessitating more trained bioinformaticians with biological expertise. For...
proteins Mitochondrial Genomes Nuclear Genomes rRNA tRNA
Teaching Tools and Strategies
81

views

32

downloads

0

comments

The Pipeline CURE: An Iterative Approach to Introduce All Students to Research Throughout a Biology Curriculum
Participation in research provides personal and professional benefits for undergraduates. However, some students face institutional barriers that prevent their entry into research, particularly those from underrepresented groups who may stand to...
epigenetics undergraduate research mendelian inheritance Self-Efficacy CUREs nature of science Resilience curriculum strategies reprogramming
Lesson
99

views

12

downloads

0

comments

Training future faculty in 30 minutes a week: A modular framework to provide just-in-time professional development to graduate teaching assistants
Despite increasing recognition of the need to train the teaching assistants (TAs) teaching the majority of STEM lab sections, very few programs report offering sustained teaching professional development opportunities. Here we present a year-long,...
professional development TA Training Teaching Assistants
Lesson
51

views

24

downloads

0

comments

The Inside and Outside the Body
The Inside and Outside the Body activity helps students develop a conceptual understanding of anatomical barriers such as skin and mucus membranes that separate internal cells and fluids from the external environment. This short exercise prepares...
structure Anatomy barriers
Lesson
83

views

9

downloads

0

comments

Teaching the Biological Relevance of Chemical Kinetics Using Cold-Blooded Animal Biology
This lesson plan was created to support non-chemistry major students in making connections between chemical kinetics and biological systems. Chemical kinetics is often viewed by students as an abstract topic, and one that is limited only to...
kinetics Metabolism Ectotherm Poikilotherm
Lesson
28

views

2

downloads

0

comments

What do Bone and Silly Putty® have in Common?: A Lesson on Bone Viscoelasticity
Without the use of real-life examples and models, actively instructing and engaging students in complex physiology topics related to bone biomechanics can be challenging. In our large-enrollment Human Physiology & Anatomy courses at the...
structure-function injury Anisotropy Hysteresis Skeletal System Viscoelasticity
Science Behind the Lesson
50

views

3

downloads

0

comments

A Short Bone Biomechanics Primer: Background for a Lesson on Bone Viscoelasticity
The skeletal system is the first of the body systems that we discuss in-depth in our Physiology & Anatomy courses (PNB 2264/2265 and PNB 2274/2275) in the Department of Physiology and Neurobiology (PNB) at the University of Connecticut. As the...
structure-function biomechanics Anisotropy Viscoelasticity
Lesson
94

views

53

downloads

0

comments

A Short Laboratory Module to Help Infuse Metacognition during an Introductory Course-based Research Experience
A core competency identified in Vision and Change for undergraduate biology students is the Ability to Apply the Process of Science. Here, we describe a three-week laboratory module for students in an Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology...
metacognition gene expression Scientific Process Experimenal Design Hypothesis Generation model organisms
Lesson
73

views

59

downloads

0

comments

CRISPR/Cas9 in yeast: a multi-week laboratory exercise for undergraduate students
Providing undergraduate life-science students with a course-based research experience that utilizes cutting-edge technology, is tractable for students, and is manageable as an instructor is a challenge. Here, I describe a multi-week lesson plan...
bioinformatics PCR phenotyping CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing cloning Genotyping Restriction enzyme
Lesson
36

views

24

downloads

0

comments

Mice, Acorns, and Lyme Disease: a Case Study to Teach the Ecology of Emerging Infectious Diseases.
Ebola, Zika, the recall of contaminated lettuce - these are just a few recent outbreaks making headlines. Students should be able to connect what they learn in their biology courses to explain these events happening around them. Unfortunately,...

Courses: MicrobiologyMicrobiology

epidemiology Ecological change Infectious disease ecology Reservoirs Transmission cycle
Lesson
40

views

4

downloads

0

comments

Using Structured Decision Making to Explore Complex Environmental Issues
Environmental issues are inherently complex, often requiring multiple interested parties to come together before agreeing on a solution. Structured decision making is a tool used by federal and state management agencies to find solutions that...

Courses: EcologyEcology

interdisciplinary socio-ecological systems science policy stakeholder structured decision making
Lesson
91

views

49

downloads

0

comments

Furry with a chance of evolution: Exploring genetic drift with tuco-tucos
Genetic drift is an important mechanism of evolution, yet undergraduates often fail to understand how it leads to evolutionary change due in part to its random nature. This lesson plan describes a simulation-based activity that allows students to...

Courses: EvolutionEvolution

Evolution Genetic Drift Bottle neck Founder effect Random evolutionary processes
Lesson
69

views

18

downloads

0

comments

Forensic Phylogenetics: Implementing Tree-thinking in a Court of Law
Here we describe an in-class activity developed for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity (BioEE1780) at Cornell University, an introductory course required of all biology majors. This activity offers instructors an engaging and real-life...

Courses: MicrobiologyMicrobiology

phylogenetics Tree thinking paraphyly
Lesson
498

views

147

downloads

0

comments

A virtual laboratory on cell division using a publicly-available image database
Cell division is a key concept in cell biology. While there are many popular activities to teach students the stages of mitosis, most make use of simple schematics, cartoons, or textbook diagrams. Others engage students in acting out the stages,...
image analysis microscopy mitosis Cellular Processes
Lesson
57

views

11

downloads

0

comments

Make It Stick: Teaching Gene Targeting with Ribbons and Fasteners
Manipulating gene expression is a commonly used tool to study the effect of a single gene or the hierarchy of gene networks in many different biological disciplines. When working with mice, the most commonly used techniques to manipulate genes...
mathematical model homologous recombination Cre/lox gene targeting