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Genetic Drift
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In this biology simulation, students use a mathematical simulation of genetic drift ... More

In this biology simulation, students use a mathematical simulation of genetic drift to answer questions about the factors that influence this evolutionary process. Students run a series of simulations varying allele frequency and population size and then analyze their data and propose a model to explain their results. Less

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Mathematics
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
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Scott Cooper
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Genetics Book List
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This OLogy reference list has seven kid-friendly books on genetics. A short ... More

This OLogy reference list has seven kid-friendly books on genetics. A short description is given for each title, along with author name and publisher. The list includes: illustrated looks at cells, genes, and DNA, hands-on activities and solve-it-yourself mysteries, and easy-to-understand and thought-provoking explorations of cloning and genetic engineering. Less

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Biology
Genetics
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
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A Genetics Lab in a Very Unusual Place
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This online article, from the museum's Musings newsletter for educators, looks at ... More

This online article, from the museum's Musings newsletter for educators, looks at the fully functional Genetics Laboratory that was part of the exhibition The Genomic Revolution. It discusses: the significance of the recent sequencing of the human genome in a historical perspective the process visitors underwent during their hour-and-a-half visit to the lab, where they extracted, isolated, visualized, and sequenced their DNA the follow-up activities for visitors on the AMNH Web site. Less

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Biology
Genetics
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American Museum of Natural History
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American Museum of Natural History
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Genomic DNA Isolation From Human Cheek Cells
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In this lab activity students isolate genomic DNA from their cheek cells ... More

In this lab activity students isolate genomic DNA from their cheek cells on the inside of their mouths. Students then remove the DNA from those cheek cells. It shows the DNA is in every cell in the body and can be extracted easily. Students use their DNA necklace which they proudly wear around school the rest of the day. Less

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Life Science
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
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Guthmiller, Jim
Jim Guthmiller
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Genomics  (Interactive Animation)
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The sum total of all genes of an individual organism is known ... More

The sum total of all genes of an individual organism is known as the genome and the study of the genome of an entire organism, which involves sequencing, genome mapping and data storage, is referred to as genomics. Less

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Engineering
Biology
Chemistry
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Interactive
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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
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Project OSCAR
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Harini Chandra,Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava
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Genomics to Proteomics  (Interactive Animation)
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The genome represents only the starting point towards understanding complexity of biological ... More

The genome represents only the starting point towards understanding complexity of biological functions. The products of gene expression, proteins, provide a much more meaningful insight into the mysteries of essential biological processes. Less

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Engineering
Biology
Chemistry
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Interactive
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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
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Project OSCAR
Author:
Harini Chandra,Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava
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Gleevec and the Cell Cycle Problem
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Students are given a problem about a relatively new treatment for cancer, ... More

Students are given a problem about a relatively new treatment for cancer, Gleevec, and asked to apply and synthesize what they have learned about cell signaling and the eukaryotic cell cycle to explain why this targeted treatment works to prevent cell division with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapeutic agents. Less

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Education
Life Science
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Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
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Debby Walser-Kuntz
Sarah Deel
Susan Singer
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Golden Rice: An Intimate Debate Case
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In this intimate debate case, students consider whether to support the development ... More

In this intimate debate case, students consider whether to support the development and use of Golden Rice as a means to alleviate vitamin A deficiency in the developing world. Since many of the arguments typically raised against genetically modified organisms (GMOs) do not apply to this particular GM crop, students are forced to analyze the facts rather than rely on what they have heard in the media. Developed for an introductory molecular biology undergraduate course, the case could also be used at more senior levels. Less

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Education
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Nutrition
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Case Study
Instructional Material
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National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
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Case Study Collection
Author:
Annie PrudĽË_homme Genereux
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Hemoglobin  (Interactive Animation)
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Hemoglobin (Hb) is an iron-containing metalloprotein that functions to transport oxygen in ... More

Hemoglobin (Hb) is an iron-containing metalloprotein that functions to transport oxygen in the red blood cells of vertebrates. The protein, which accounts for 97% of the RBCs dry content is responsible for delivering oxygen from the lungs to all other tissues in the body where it is taken up for cell use. Less

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Engineering
Biology
Chemistry
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Interactive
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Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
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Project OSCAR
Author:
Deepa John, Harini Chandra,Prof. Sanjeeva Srivastava
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How Enzymes Work: Investigating Their Specificity and Susceptibility to Environmental Factors Using Jell-O
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This activity is a lab investigation in which students design and conduct ... More

This activity is a lab investigation in which students design and conduct experiments using pineapple juice containing the enzyme bromelain and its affect on the substrate gelatin found in Jell-O. The focus of student driven investigations are on enzyme specificity, activity and the impact of environmental factors on enzyme functioning. Based on the original activities from School Improvement in Maryland; "Pineapple/Jell-O Lab," Access Excellence Activities Exchange; "Enzyme Labs Using Jell-O" by Anne McDonald and Michael O'Hare, and AP & Regents Biology; "Lab 8: Pineapple Enzymes and Jell-O Molds" by Kim B. Foglia. Less

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Education
Life Science
Biology
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Pedagogy in Action (SERC)
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Heather Netland, Jefferson High School, Alexandria, MN, based on the original activities from School Improvement in Maryland; "Pineapple/Jell-O Lab," Access Excellence Activities Exchange; "Enzyme Labs Using Jell-O" by Anne McDonald and Michael O'Hare, and AP & Regents Biology; "Lab 8: Pineapple Enzymes and Jell-O Molds" by Kim B. Foglia.
Netland, Heather
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Human DNA Fingerprinting by Polymerase Chain Reaction
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This experiment uses polymerase chain reaction to demonstrate the polymorphic nature of ... More

This experiment uses polymerase chain reaction to demonstrate the polymorphic nature of human DNA. Students obtain samples of their own DNA using a simple mouthwash procedure. PCR is used to amplify a noncoding region of chromosome 1 that contains a repeated DNA sequence. The number of times the sequence repeats can vary from person to person, resulting in a polymorphism. Following amplification, student samples are electrophoresed, stained, and photographed. Each student will see one or two bands in their gel lane, indicating whether they are homozygous or heterozygous for that region of chromosome 1. This experiment is adapted from Advanced DNA Science: An Introduction to Methods of Genome Analysis by Mark V. Bloom, Greg A. Freyer, and David A. Micklos (copyright 1993 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Carolina Biological Supply Company); polymerase chain reaction is covered by patents owned by Hoffman La Roche. Less

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Biology
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Lesson Plans
Provider:
Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Mark Bloom
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Immunocytochemical Analysis of Sperm Cytoskeleton
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Monoclonal antitubulin antibodies produced in mice will be used to label bull ... More

Monoclonal antitubulin antibodies produced in mice will be used to label bull sperm microtubules and the location of these antibodies will be determined by use of a peroxidase conjugated secondary antibody and the DAB staining reaction. Protocols are presented for use in a second-year student laboratory class given in a multi-section (repeated) format. These protocols include those for preparation of poly-L-lysine coated slides and of bull sperm, as well as those for immunocytochemistry, using the DAB reaction. Less

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Biology
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Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Beth Retallack
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Incorporating Original Genomics Research into Genetics and Molecular Biology Courses
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Genomics and bioinformatics have revolutionized biology over the past few years, but ... More

Genomics and bioinformatics have revolutionized biology over the past few years, but their impact on education has lagged. A new revolution is possible in the undergraduate curriculum. We have found novel ways to incorporate genomics research into the laboratory components of several courses. In this chapter, we show how we accomplish the typical skill development goals in a genetics or molecular biology course while accomplishing novel research, and provide the protocols for three such research projects that can be modified to suit the course goals or the instructor's research interests. Less

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Biology
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
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Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Brad Goodner
Kathy Wheeler
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Introducing Students to Conservation Genetics Using Sturgeon Caviar and Other Fish Eggs
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In this laboratory exercise students will learn how to: (a) Isolate DNA ... More

In this laboratory exercise students will learn how to: (a) Isolate DNA from individual sturgeon and other fish eggs (available at any local deli that sells caviar) using the DNAzol method, (b) Set up control and species-specific PCR reactions using primers that have been developed for DNA from sturgeon species and (c) Use electrophoresis and methylene blue and/or ethidium bromide staining to visualize the PCR products. This laboratory exercise would allow students to contribute to a growing DNA database on endangered species. Less

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Biology
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Activities and Labs
Lesson Plans
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Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Claire Leonard
Kathleen A. Nolan
Nancy J. Rosenbaum
Phaedra Doukakis
Rob DeSalle
Tony Catalano
Vadim Birstein
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Introduction to Biology, Fall 2004
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The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover ... More

The MIT Biology Department core courses, 7.012, 7.013, and 7.014, all cover the same core material, which includes the fundamental principles of biochemistry, genetics, molecular biology, and cell biology. Biological function at the molecular level is particularly emphasized and covers the structure and regulation of genes, as well as, the structure and synthesis of proteins, how these molecules are integrated into cells, and how these cells are integrated into multicellular systems and organisms. In addition, each version of the subject has its own distinctive material. Less

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Life Science
Biology
Genetics
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Internet Scout Project
M.I.T.
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Internet Scout Project
MIT OpenCourseWare
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An Introduction to DNA: Spectrophotometry, Degradation, and the 'Frankengel' Experiment
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In this laboratory students perform three exercises as an introduction to the ... More

In this laboratory students perform three exercises as an introduction to the basics of handling and analyzing DNA. In the first, they expose circular plasmid, linear phage, and high molecular weight genomic DNA samples to a variety of physical, thermal, chemical, and enzymatic conditions that might be expected to affect DNA integrity. The DNA's are analyzed by electrophoresis on a group agarose gel. In the second, they pour and reconstruct a "Frankengel" (a gel containing sections with three different agarose concentrations) on which they run a DNA ladder in order to investigate the effect of gel pore size on DNA fragment mobility. In the third, they perform an UV spectrophotometric analysis of DNA from which they learn to make purity and concentration estimates. Less

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Biology
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Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE)
Author:
Kimberley Christopher
William Clark
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Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
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Though biology as we know it today is a relatively new field, ... More

Though biology as we know it today is a relatively new field, we have been studying living things since the beginning of recorded history. This introductory course in biology starts at the microscopic level, with molecules and cells, then moves into the specifics of cell structure and behavior. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: Describe in general terms how life began on Earth; Identify early scientists that played important roles in furthering our understanding of cellular life; Describe the characteristics that define life; List the inorganic and organic molecules that are necessary for life; List the structure and function of organelles in animal and plant cells; List the similarities and differences between animal and plant cells; Describe the reactions in photosynthesis; Explain how the different photosynthetic reactions are found in different parts of the chloroplast; Describe the sequence of photosynthetic reactions; Explain the use of products and the synthesis of reactants in photosynthesis; Explain how protein is synthesized in eukaryotic cells; Describe the similarities and differences between photosynthesis and aerobic respiration; List the reactions in aerobic respiration; Explain the use of products and the synthesis of reactants in aerobic respiration; Describe the similarities and differences between anaerobic and aerobic respiration. (Biology 101; See also: Psychology 203) Less

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Biology
Genetics
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Audio Lectures
Full Course
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The Saylor Foundation
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Saylor Foundation
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Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology - Laboratory
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This lab course supplements Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology. Although it ... More

This lab course supplements Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology. Although it does not replicate a true lab experience, it does enable further exploration of some key principles of molecular and cellular biology. In each unit, the student will work through tutorials related to important scientific concepts, and then will be asked to think creatively about how those concepts can be put to practical or experimental use. This lab course also contains activities devoted to learning important techniques in scientific study such as microscope use, DNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction, and examination of DNA microarrays. Upon successful completion of this lab supplement, students will be able to: Identify the important components of scientific experiments and create their own experiments; Identify the molecular differences between proteins, fats, and carbohydrates, and explain the molecular behavior of water; Describe the process of photosynthesis; Describe the process of cellular respiration; Identify the differences between DNA and RNA; Describe the entire transcription/translation process, from gene to protein; Explain how recombinant genomes are formed; Use critical thinking to find ways that any of the above natural processes might be altered or manipulated; Explain how to use a compound light microscope for data collection; Explain how to conduct and use various experimental techniques, including DNA extraction, PCR, and DNA microarrays. (Biology 101 Laboratory) Less

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Biology
Genetics
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Full Course
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Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Provider Set:
Saylor Foundation
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