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Moths and Frogs and E. coli, Oh My!: Agent-based Modeling of Evolutionary Systems
03 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alexis Garretson*1, Lorelei D. Crerar1
George Mason University
In evolution classrooms, introducing and reinforcing the idea of genetic drift and random selection can be challenging, as can be reinforcing appropriate mental models of evolution. Agent-based...
A Quick and Simple Natural Selection Role Play
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katelyn J. Butler
Teaching evolution remains a challenging task in biology education. Students enter the classroom with stubborn misconceptions and many traditional examples of the process of evolution may not...
Life Is Just a Game: An Active Learning Activity to Teach Life History Evolution
By Clinton T. Laidlaw*1, Jamie L. Jensen**1
Brigham Young University
A novel activity was designed to introduce students to the concepts of natural selection and life history using an active-learning, constructivist format. It consisted of two parts: 1) a brief...
What is Speciation, How Does It Occur, and Why Is It Important for Conservation?
By Lauren A. Genova1, Benjamin B. Johnson1, Frank R. Castelli1, Lina M. Arcila Hernández1, David A. Chang van Oordt1, Amelia-Juliette Demery1, Nicholas K. Fletcher1, Ellie M. Goud1, Katherine D. Holmes1, Jennifer L. Houtz1, Mia M. Howard1, Jonathan J. Hughes1, Kelsey H. Jensen1, Henry D. Kunerth1, Eugene P. Law1, Elizabeth Lombardi1, Anyi Mazo-Vargas1, Cait A. McDonald1, Cinnamon S. Mittan1, Thomas A. Ryan1, Allison M. Tracy1, Jennifer J. Uehling1, Amelia K. Weiss1, Michelle K. Smith1
Speciation provides a framework for classifying biodiversity on Earth and is a central concept in evolutionary biology. To help undergraduate students learn about speciation, we designed a...
Knowing your own: A classroom case study using the scientific method to investigate how birds learn to recognize their offspring
27 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joanna Kay Hubbard1, Daizaburo Shizuka1, Brian A Couch1
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Understanding the scientific method provides students with a necessary foundation for careers in science-related fields. Moreover, students can apply scientific inquiry skills in many aspects of...
"Boost your evolution IQ": An evolution misconceptions game
23 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mariëlle Hoefnagels1, Matthew Scott Taylor1
University of Oklahoma
Students often enter introductory biology courses with misconceptions about evolution. For example, many students believe that traits arise when a species needs them or that evolutionary processes...
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...
Lizard cold tolerance and extreme weather events: a scientist spotlight featuring Dr. Shane Campbell-Staton
26 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Apple
Students interpret experimental and observational data about patterns in cold tolerance in the green anole. They reflect on the experience and identity of the lead researcher based on a video...
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
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.
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bob Sheehy
A Hardy-Weinberg simulation program.
Megan L Van Etten
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...
SimBio Webinar this Friday (Feb. 16th): Natural Selection Case Study
15 Feb 2018 |
Posted by Elia Crisucci
Many of SimBio's customers are interested in making their classroom time more active, but it can be a lot of work! As you may recall, last year we sponsored a QUBES...
Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
23 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
A lesson that uses real rock pocket mouse data collected by Dr. Michael Nachman and his colleagues to illustrate the Hardy-Weinberg principle.
18 Jul 2017 |
Posted by Cory Kohn
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11 Jun 2017 | | Contributor(s):: Bob Sheehy
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/842A Hardy-Weinberg based population genetics simulator. This program assumes a single gene and two alleles. Simulation of allele frequency changes similar to...