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Follow the Sulfur: Using Yeast Mutants to Study a Metabolic Pathway
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Clare M O'Connor
Students are frequently overwhelmed by the complexity of metabolic pathways and they think they have "learned" the pathway when they have memorized the individual reactions. This...
Exploring Population Change without Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 4
21 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amy Lark, Cory Kohn1, Jim Smith1, Louise Mead2, Robert T Pennock1, Wendy Johnson
1. Michigan State University 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
An introductory activity exploring how a population changes without natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.
Exploring Fitness and Population Change under Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 3
17 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
An introductory activity exploring the process of natural selection in action using the Avida-ED simulation.
Exploring Random Mutation and Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 2
An introductory activity exploring the role of random mutation in natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.
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
Teaching Selection Mechanisms to 9th Graders using "Are You My Species?" Data Nugget
15 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Ising, Elizabeth H Schultheis1
Michigan State University, Data Nuggets
Teaching notes related to the use the of Data Nugget "Are You My Species?" to teach mechanisms of selection and quantitative skills in a 9th grade Biology classroom.
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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...