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Altruism Simulation Activity
04 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Chodkowski
An altruism activity that uses a NetLogo altruism simulation.
Avida-ED Lab Book
24 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert T Pennock1, Louise Mead2, Wendy Johnson3, Amy Lark3, Jim Smith1, Cory Kohn4
1. Michigan State University 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 3. Avida-ED 4. Keck Science Department, The Claremont Colleges
Avida-ED activities, modified for the Argentina 2019 Avida-ED Workshop, presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Susan Butts1, Talia Karim2, Chris Norris1
1. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 2. University of Colorado, Boulder
Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of...
Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
09 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Northcutt
Teaching Notes on the Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
The Evolution of Human Skin Color
My teaching notes for the Evolution of Human Skin Color case study.
12 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this interrupted case focuses on sexual selection in widowbirds.
By Annie Prud’homme-Genereux
Quest University Canada
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- while the concept of evolution by natural selection is very simple, it is often misunderstood by students.
Selection and the Blond Beach Mouse
By Joan Sharp
Simon Fraser University
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this "clicker" case study explores ultimate and proximate explanations for cryptic coloration in animals.
ModelSim Population Biology Unit
30 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Uri Wilensky1, Paulo Blikstein2, Corey Brady3, David Figlio1, Pratim Sengupta4, Jason Bertsche1, Yu (Bryan) Guo1, Nathan Holbert1, Michael Novak1, Firat Soylu1, Aditi Wagh1, Gokul Krishnan4, Brogan Miller2, Shima Salehi2
1. Northwestern University 2. Stanford University 3. Inquire Learning 4. Vanderbilt University
This resource provides rich student modeling activities and materials, teacher resources, and much more, in the realm of agent based models applied to population biology.
26 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Louise Mead1, Jim Smith2, Wendy Johnson, Michael James Wiser2, Robert T Pennock2, Amy Lark
1. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 2. Michigan State University
Published Avida-Ed article
Avida-ED User Manual
By Diane Blackwood
Michigan State University
Basic User manual to use Avida-ED
25 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert T Pennock1, Diane Blackwood1
Avida-ED is an award-winning educational application developed at Michigan State University for undergraduate biology courses to help students learn about evolution and scientific method.
Measuring the Health of the Earth Using the Theory of Island Biography
By Jana Eggleston, Stephanie Renee Campau, Farshid Ahrestani, Holly D Gaff1
Old Dominion University
This module uses a variety of available datasets to explore methods of calculating biodiversity and measuring landscape as well as the relationship between those.
Joel E. Greengiant Learns About Peas: From Nucleotides to Selection
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Merle Heidemann1, Peter J.T. White1, Jim Smith1
This case study follows purveyors of peas, Joel E. and Jolene Greengiant, as they learn about the origin, biochemistry, genetics and eventual artificial selection of sweet (wrinkled) peas, all in...
Taking a Second Look: Investigating Biology with Visual Datasets
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ethel Stanley
An article exploring the use of visual datasets as an educational aid for biology students.
11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tony Weisstein1, John R Jungck2
1. Truman State University 2. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware
An Excel worksheet that simulates the molecular evolution of DNA sequences.
24 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelly O'Donnell
This video explores the way evolution happens via natural selection in the context of the microbial world. Viruses and bacteria are discussed. We will see how evolution can be simulated in a...
An evolution curriculum designed around understanding the rise and spread of drug-resistant pathogens
07 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Aditi Pai1, Amanda Gibson2
1. Spelman College 2. Emory University
Poster on teaching concepts in evolution and data science skills in an upper level Biology elective at Spelman College presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop
Phylogenetic analysis using collections material: interpreting trait evolution by comparison of morphological and molecular genetic hypotheses
30 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher Ivey
California State University, Chico
Exercise spans two weeks, includes homework, and involves some groups of animals as well as plants. Emphasizes re-interpretation of morphological trait evolution following molecular genetic...
Decoding, Critiquing, and Creating a Graph from the Ground Up
28 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, HHMI BioInteractive
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...