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Decoding, Critiquing, and Creating a Graph from the Ground Up

By Kiersten Newtoff

Montgomery College

Students decipher a published graph with little supplemental information and are given more details in pieces before producing a new graph that displays the data more effectively and is easier to digest.

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Stem Cells in Planaria Regeneration and Wound Healing

By Aylin Marz, Jennifer Buntz, and Susan Meiers

Discussion questions to help guide students examining a graph of number of mitoses vs time for planaria injured or had amputations of their tails.

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Maternal transmission of microbiome

By Tamar Goulet and Sharon Maureen Homer-Drummond

Understanding the cascading effects of the transfer of maternal microbiome during a vaginal birth (vs. a c-section) to the well-being of a newborn.

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Exploring the Ecology of Gorongosa

By Jennifer Carmichael

San Diego Mesa College

Students learn about bottleneck events, population demographics and growth, ecological niches and competition, food chains/webs and ecological disturbances through past and current data on Gorongosa National Park.

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Science in the Classroom Annotated Papers

Science in the Classroom (SitC) is a collection of freely available annotated research papers from the Science family of journals. Annotations include vocabulary, methods, descriptions of prior research, and explanations of major conclusions. Each paper has an educator's guide outlining connections to science competencies within STEM learning frameworks and standards, as well as suggested activities and resources for further exploration of the subject.

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UVA Evolution Ed

Teaching evolution using the Anole research system and HHMI BioInteractive resources

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Biology Students Math Attitudes and Anxiety Program

BIOMAAP aims to help undergraduate biology majors improve their attitudes and decrease their anxiety towards mathematics, and thus to help faculty teach quantitative topics in biology

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Teaching quantitative biology: goals, assessments, and resources

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The Essential Elements of Team-Based Learning

This resource provides more information Team-Based Learning (TBL), a student-centered learning resource referenced in Vision & Change. The paper provides an overview of TBL implementation and elaborates on the use of IF-AT cards as assessment instruments for college and university faculty.

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Science in the Classroom Main Site

Browse the full collection of papers 

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CSI Africa: Tracking ivory poachers

HHMI partner paper, connects with CSI Wildlife activities

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Take the heat

HHMI partner paper, connects with Coral Bleaching activities

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Arrested development: When cells make mistakes

HHMI partner paper, connects with Cancer Discovery activities

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There's a new kid in town

HHMI partner paper, connects with several Anole resources

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Metabolic middle ground

HHMI partner paper, connects with thermoregulation and Origin of Birds resources

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A golden fish reveals pigmentation loss in Europeans

HHMI partner paper, connects with Human Skin Color resources

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Virus Hunters Extension Activity

Phylogenetic tree activity to supplement the Virus Hunters: Epidemiology of Nipah Virus" worksheet.

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Basta Lab Exercise: Metabolism

This lab activity merges the HHMI Biointeractive lactase resources with additional data analysis opportunities for a 300-level Anatomy and Physiology lab (2 hours).

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Holly Basta onto Lactase & Amylase

People profiles to be used to discuss global lactase persistence. 

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