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27 Jul 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Louise Mead, James Smith, Wendy Johnson, Michael Wiser, Robert Pennock, Amy Lark
We present an inquiry-based curriculum based on the digital evolution platform Avida-ED (http://avida-ed.msu.edu). We designed an instructional sequence and lab book consisting of an introduction to Avida-ED and a set of three lessons focused on specific evolutionary concepts. These served to...
Avida-ED Lab Book Summer 2017
27 Jul 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Wendy Johnson, Cory Kohn, Amy Lark, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Jim Smith, Michael James Wiser
The Summer 2017 version of the Avida-ED Lab Manual includes the addition of an exercise that covers genetic drift (Exercise 4: Exploring Population Change Without Selection)
Modernizing Statistics Education via Biology Applications
21 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Olcay Akman
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/254In most traditional statistics courses, instructors use data from different fields in an effort to give the courses an interdisciplinary flavor. They generally fail because these attempts...
Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel - Crash Course Biology
03 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: CrashCourse
This Youtube video talks about population genetics, which helps to explain the evolution of populations over time by combing the principles of Mendel and Darwin, and by means of the Hardy-Weinberg equation, all in an upbeat, modern and somewhat zany manner.
Using Evolutionary Data in Developing Phylogenetic Trees: A Scaffolded Approach with Authentic Data
01 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kd Davenport, Kirsten Jane Milks, Rebecca Van Tassell
Analyzing evolutionary relationships requires that students have a thorough understanding of evidence and of how scientists use evidence to develop these relationships. In this lesson sequence, students work in groups to process many different lines of evidence of evolutionary relationships...
Quantitative Evolutionary Biology on the QUBESHub
27 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kristin Jenkins
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/227Welcome to QUBESHub - a virtual meeting space, resource center and collaborative environment for you to enhance quantitative biology in your undergraduate courses. This space is highly...
A Walk Through the Woods
09 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jerome Chave, David Coomes, Steven Jansen, Simon L. Lewis, Nathan G. Swenson, Amy E. Zanne, Gaby Lopez-gonzales, J Illic, RB Miller, MC Wiemann, Samantha Swauger
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/274/Wood density data used in this activity are derived from: Zanne AE, Lopez-Gonzalez G, Coomes DA, Ilic J, Jansen S, Lewis SL, Miller RB, Swenson NG, Wiemann MC, Chave J (2009) Data from:...
Joel E. Greengiant Learns About Peas: From Nucleotides to Selection
17 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Merle Heidemann, Peter J.T. White, Jim Smith
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/845This 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...
Avida-ED User Manual
07 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Diane Blackwood
Basic User manual to use Avida-ED
ModelSim Population Biology Unit
18 May 2015 |
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/902This resource provides rich student modeling activities and materials, teacher resources, and much more, in the realm of agent based models applied to population biology....
Taking a Second Look: Investigating Biology with Visual Datasets
13 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Ethel Stanley
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/831An article exploring the use of visual datasets as an educational aid for biology students. Article abstract: Have you considered the use of biological...
BioQUEST: Visual Datasets
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/345This downloadable module features imaginary animals and plants, and is meant to aid students in thinking about questions of evolution, classification, and phylogeny.
Measuring the Health of the Earth Using the Theory of Island Biography
11 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jana Eggleston, Stephanie Renee Campau, Farshid Ahrestani, Holly D Gaff
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/868Biodiversity has been shown to be a good measure of the health of the planet system (McGrady-Steed et al. 1997). The more species and genetic diversity, the more stable the...
Data Nuggets - Bringing Real Data into the Classroom to Unearth Students' Quantitative & Inquiry Skills
22 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: MK Kjelvik, EH Schultheis
Data Nuggets are narratives about real research, featuring the principal scientist, that include data students can analyze. Right now they are aimed at K-12 students, but many topics covered are taught in college courses, and there is no limit to what mathematical or statistical concepts...