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Regulation Across Scales: Data Points Icebreaker Jigsaw

By Kristine Grayson

University of Richmond

Students examine regulation at cellular, physiological, and ecological scales in a data-based jigsaw to explore how double-negative logic operates across biological systems. This was used as a first day of class activity in Introductory...

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Version 1.0 - published on 02 Jan 2019 doi:10.25334/Q4PB00 - cite this

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Adapted from: Regulation Across Scales: Data Points on How Life Works v 1.0

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On the first day of class, students are placed in groups of 3 - 4 students to introduce themselves, examine one of the figure sets provided, and answer the guiding questions. They are given index cards to write down the answers to their icebreaker questions, and each card has a number for the students to regroup after completing the first task. The second group should contain at least one person from each figure, and the students compare the data and share the conclusions made by their previous group. In doing so, they should realize that the pathways are similar for each of the data sets, despite the differences in scale. The powerpoint is used to guide the timing and discussion of the activity. The cards are collected at the end to provide the instructor information about each student. 


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