What’s the DEAL – The Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life and Digital Atlas Apps
10 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jonathan Hendricks1, Bruce Lieberman2
1. Paleontological Research Institution 2. The University of Kansas
The Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life and Digital Atlas Apps -- identify fossils and explore diversity and history of life on earth.
Collections Education Coffee Break Series: oVert TCN Resources for Education
24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jaimi Gray
Florida Museum of Natural History
Dr. Jaimi Gray gives a brief introduction into educational resources associated with the oVert project. ...
Bird Beak Adaptations
11 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Miguel Morales
Lake Worth Community Middle School
Students will navigate through different stations experiencing simulations of adaptations, manipulations of 3D examples, and making connections to the standards to formulate hypotheses about...
Will You Find This Humerus? Homology Lab
By Cassondra McHugh-Lowther
Buchholz High School
Students will compare and contrast the morphology of vertebrate forelimbs, and will use this knowledge to draw conclusions about their common ancestor and descent with modification.
Venom: To Kill or Cure?
By Valerie Ledford
Columbia High School
In this case study, students will explore concepts of evolution, protein structure and function, taxonomy, and methods of scientific inquiry in a real-world way.
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.
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