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Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
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.
The Evolution of Human Skin Color
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.