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Science Behind the Lesson: It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Biomechanics!
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Danielle Ingle*1, Ryan Bruellman1, Erick Espana1, Katherine Galloway1, Tanner Anderson1, Tricia L. Meredith1, Marianne E. Porter1
Florida Atlantic University
Active flight is a specialized mode of movement found in insects, birds, and mammals. The anatomy, morphology, physiology, and ecology of flying taxa has changed over evolutionary time. Researchers...
A Short Bone Biomechanics Primer: Background for a Lesson on Bone Viscoelasticity
By John M. Redden1, Anastasios V. Tzingounis2, Geoffrey R. Tanner*2
1. University of Connecticut 2. University of Connecticut and the Connecticut Institute for Brain and Cognitive Sciences (IBaCS)
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...
Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area to Volume Ratio
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces surface area-volume ratio in the context of understanding the limits or constraints on organism size. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Spider Silk: Stress-Strain Curves and Young's Modulus
This module introduces the stress-strain curve in the context of understanding materials' mechanical behavior. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.