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Interactive Video Vignettes (IVVs) to Help Students Learn Genetics Concepts
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Dina L. Newman*1, Jean A. Cardinale2, L. Kate Wright1
1. Rochester Institute of Technology 2. Alfred University
Many video resources exist to teach Mendelian genetics, but most consist of passive delivery of information rather than active construction of knowledge by users. We have created two interactive...
DNA Detective: Genotype to Phenotype. A Bioinformatics Workshop for Middle School to College.
By Anne L. Sternberger*1, Sarah E. Wyatt1
Advances in high-throughput techniques have resulted in a rising demand for scientists with basic bioinformatics skills as well as workshops and curricula that teach students bioinformatics...
A clicker-based case study that untangles student thinking about the processes in the central dogma
27 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Karen Nicole Pelletreau1, Tessa Andrews2, Norris Armstrong2, Mary A Bedell2, Farahad Dastoor1, Neta Dean3, Susan Erster3, Cori Fata-Hartley4, Nancy Guild5, Hamish Greig1, David Hall2, Jennifer K Knight5, Donna Koslowsky4, Paula Lemons2, Jennifer Martin5, Jill McCourt2, John Merrill4, Rosa Moscarella4, Ross Nehm3, Robert Northington1, Brian Olsen1, Luanna Prevost6, Jon Stolzfus4, Mark Urban-Lurain4, Michelle K. Smith1
1. University of Maine 2. University of Georgia 3. Stony Brook University 4. Michigan State University 5. University of Colorado Boulder 6. University of South Florida
The central dogma of biology is a foundational concept that provides a scaffold to understand how genetic information flows in biological systems. Despite its importance, undergraduate students...
Teaching Genetic Linkage and Recombination through Mapping with Molecular Markers
25 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa M McDonnell1, Jennifer Klenz1
University of British Columbia
Most introductory genetics courses cover genetic linkage, a core concept in the CourseSource genetics learning outcome framework. Although it is a classical genetics topic, genetic linkage remains...
Building creatures with the central dogma of biology
02 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Skyer
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology
Activity that demonstrates how nucleotide changes can affect phenotypes
How Many More Thymes & Herbivore Defense
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sheryl Konrad1, Angela Dassow1
Adaptations to the How Many More Thymes? case study featuring terpene-based herbivore defense and pollinator attraction in Nicotiana plants.
Using computational molecular modeling software to demonstrate how DNA mutations cause phenotypes
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tara Phelps-Durr
This lesson is a five-week series of laboratory activities designed to help students transition from applying lower order thinking skills to the central dogma to applying higher-order thinking skills.
A Structured Inquiry Approach to Cotyledon Phenotyping
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan L Van Etten
Pennsylvania State University
In this lab, students will work with messy data to try to answer the question “How do plants inherit cotyledon color?”
How Many More Thymes? A Case of Phytochemical Defense
12 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this clicker case addresses several concepts related to the evolutionary ecology of herbivore defenses.
What the Mendel
16 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leah Dudley1, Lindsey Tuominen2
1. East Central University 2. Metropolitan State University
Students practice hypothesis testing using Mendelian genetics for monohybrid and dihybrid crosses. Both corn and Wisconsin Fast Plants are employed.
27 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lindsey Tuominen
Metropolitan State University