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When did I lose my legs? A limbless lizard tale
11 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Patrick Kelly
Leesburg High School
Using oVERT project models students examine examples of extant traditional lizards, snakes and limbless lizards and create phylogenies based on trait and genetic data.
What Moves You?
09 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tamiko Iansiti
Palm Springs Community Middle
Using various bone segments to create joints that will explain planar movement and then develop a mechanical model of different joint types that will allow certain movement in a robotic unit.
Wing Aspect Ratio and Morphological Measurement Analysis Relating to Bird Flight and Natural History
04 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Richard Hunter
Brown-Barge Middle School
This activity simulates analysis and identification of bird specimens based on the relationship of the natural history of bird species with the morphographic measurements and ratios compared to...
Origin and Diversity of Armor in Girdled Lizards
15 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Broo
Mariemont High School
The girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are a family of distinctively armored lizards endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Students examine lizards in this family to classify the lizards based on morphological...
That Vertebrate Ate What Exactly?
By Jason Horner
Coral Glades High School
During the course of this lesson, students will analyze CT scan data and observe bycatch (or an unknown discovery) captured during the scanning process of vertebrates.
Evidence of Evolution Homologous Structures
14 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bridget Armstrong
Okeeheelee Middle School
Using CT (Computed Tomography) scans of vertebrate forelimbs, both as 3D models and as shapefiles, to enhance and illustrate the concepts of homologous structures, and the evolution of anatomical...
Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales
24 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Natasha Vitek1, Christopher Baker2
1. Stony Brook University 2. Exceptional Student Education Department, Alachua County Public Schools
How wide is the size range of living beings, from "big" to "too small to see"? Students will collect and compare measurements from 3D specimens within the metric system by multiplying or dividing...
Learning with All Your Senses: Mathematical Manipulatives Enhance Student Comprehension of Biological Models
21 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Holly D Gaff1, John R Jungck2, Jeremy M Wojdak3
1. Old Dominion University 2. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware 3. Radford University
Handout for a session presentation on kinesthetic learning at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop