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Constructing Phylogenetic Trees: The Whippo Story
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An interactive lecture in which students use data on feeding habits and habitat, skeletons, and DNA sequences to draw phylogenetic trees.

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Life Science
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Activity/Lab
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Evolution, Natural Selection and Speciation
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In this out of class tutorial, students explore several examples of natural selection and speciation.

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Life Science
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
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Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Genetic Drift
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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.

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Education
Life Science
Mathematics
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Activity/Lab
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Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Human Demographics
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In this biology simulation students explore factors that change human population growth including age at which women begin to bear children, fertility rate and death rate.

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Environmental Science
Education
Life Science
Biology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Sociology
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Starting Point: Teaching Entry Level Geoscience
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
11/07/2014
Long Term Ecological Resources
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Students analyze data on temperature and precipitation collected from 26 different Long Term Ecological Research sites and compare them with annual net primary productivity. The students then form an ecological rule to explain their results.

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Ecology
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
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Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Membranes and Cell Structure
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A one page assignment that uses online tutorials to give students a first exposure to the components of a cell and membrane.

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Biology
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Obesity Epidemic
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A one page activity that takes students to several websites related to the obesity epidemic. First they can calculate BMI, then learn about national trends in the rate of obesity and finally use a tutorial on insulin and diabetes.

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Life Science
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Phenylketonuira
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In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate how this mutation may cause the disease phenylketonuria (PKU).

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Life Science
Genetics
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Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Translation Simulation
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This module introduces students to the basics behind translation of a messenger RNA sequence into protein. In addition to text and movies, there are interactive shockwave animations that allow students to move ribosomes and tRNAs to perform translation.

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Life Science
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Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
08/28/2012
What Determines Gender in Humans?
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In this activity students examine karyotypes from five individuals to try to identify which chromosomes determine gender in humans. This activity is also a good illustration of meiotic non-disjunction.

Subject:
Life Science
Genetics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Why is Chlorophyll Green?
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This is an out of class exercise that allows students to explore biological molecules that contain heme like molecules with metals bound in them. The properties of these molecules give them different colors and functions, but all are related evolutionarily.

Subject:
Biology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Simulation
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
08/28/2012