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Applying phylogenetic tree building in MEGA X to forensic applications for identifying unknown specimens
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicholas Lorusso1, Denise Gemmellaro2
1. University of North Texas at Dallas 2. Kean University
This exercise is designed to guide a learner through the construction of phylogenetic trees as a means of addressing research questions in forensic science such as the identification of previously...
CURE-all: Large Scale Implementation of Authentic DNA Barcoding Research into First-Year Biology Curriculum
28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Oliver Hyman*1, Elizabeth Doyle1, Joseph Harsh1, Joanna Mott2, Andrea Pesce1, Bejan Rasoul1, Kyle Seifert1, Ray Enke1
1. James Madison University 2. California State University
Growing calls in science education reform have emphasized wide-scale engagement of first-year undergraduate students in authentic research experiences; however, large course enrollments, inadequate...
Venom: To Kill or Cure?
11 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Valerie Ledford
Columbia High School
In this case study, students will explore concepts of evolution, protein structure and function, taxonomy, and methods of scientific inquiry in a real-world way.
Science of Sorting
22 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Robinson1, Margaret t Liechty2, Ashley Kramer3
1. Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University 2. Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education, Hefner Museum of Natural History,Miami University 3. Cecilia Berg Center of Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Children possess an innate curiosity about the natural world. This Discovery Trunk explores the topic of sorting, or classification, in the study of life science.
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life
08 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jonathan Hendricks
Paleontological Research Institution
The Digital Atlas project include field guides to fossils (including a mobile app), an online paleontology textbook, and a collection of over 500 virtual 3D models of fossil specimens.