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Bowling Green State University, Ohio (2004)
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The Phylum Masquerade and Other Games
These games are used at the end of our first semester introductory Biology course that focuses on diversity. Their purpose is to help students review the concepts and terminology of the animal phyla ...
Exploring Weight Regulation using Stella Modeling Software
Weight loss is a high-interest subject among most students. This exercise is used in introductory biology laboratories at Clemson University. It asks students to determine their Body Mass Index, and...
The bioMovies Project: Developing interactive digital video for active learning environments
This paper introduces an effort to develop and distribute high quality digital video with interactive features for enhancement of learning in biology. The bioMovies project is supported by an Academ...
Combining Inquiry- and Service-Learning Activities
The following section summarizes a combined inquiry- and service-learning activity, the diabetes project, we have developed at New Mexico State University (Preszler et al. 2005). Although the combin...
Using Herps (snakes, lizards, frogs) to Demonstrate Genetic Principals in the Classroom
Reptiles and amphibians (aka "herps") seem to intrigue most students and thus can be used to engage students in a variety of biological principals, especially genetics. Bringing animals into the cla...
Building an Ecosystem with a Semester-Long Lab Writing Project
One goal of our freshman ecology and evolution course is that students learn how external forces and inter–specific interactions form and shape ecosystems. Unfortunately, students may focus so much ...
Can't Jump; or could it? A biomechanical inquiry lab
Students in Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology courses struggle with mathematical formulas, but can be encouraged to adopt mathematical reasoning when an engaging problem is posed. This lab challenges...
Fishery Simulation: Growth, harvest, and management of a hypothetical fish population
The main objectives are to teach students about the logistic model of population growth, and at the same time raise their awareness of the dire consequences of overexploiting a renewable biological ...
A lesson in prairie conservation: An example of collaborative science outreach to local community schools through cooperation between local industry and undergraduate students at a local university
Eli Lilly Company provided supplies for undergraduate students to plan and deliver lessons in prairie conservation to local elementary school students. The resulting lesson and laboratory experiment...
The ESA21 Project: Environmental science activities for the 21st century
With its emphasis on interdisciplinary science and real-world relevance, environmental science has gained popularity as an alternative to courses in the traditional science disciplines in non-majors ...
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