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Advanced Animal Behavior, Spring 2000
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Reviews selected issues including learning, cognition, perception, foraging and feeding, migration and navigation, defense, and social activities including conflict, collaboration, courtship and reproduction, and communication. The interacting contributions of environment and heredity are examined and the approaches of psychology, ethology, and ecology to this area of study are treated. The relation of human behavior patterns to those of nonhuman animals is explored. Additional readings and a paper are required for graduate credit.

Subject:
Biology
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Schneider, Gerald
Date Added:
01/01/2000
Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

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Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
Date Added:
08/22/2012
Biology, Preface to Biology, Preface to Biology
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Biology is designed for multi-semester biology courses for science majors. It is grounded on an evolutionary basis and includes exciting features that highlight careers in the biological sciences and everyday applications of the concepts at hand. To meet the needs of today’s instructors and students, some content has been strategically condensed while maintaining the overall scope and coverage of traditional texts for this course. Instructors can customize the book, adapting it to the approach that works best in their classroom. Biology also includes an innovative art program that incorporates critical thinking and clicker questions to help students understand—and apply—key concepts.

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Applied Science
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
Rice University
Provider Set:
OpenStax College
CK-12 Biology (CA Textbook)
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Submitted as part of the California Learning Resource Network (CLRN) Phase 3 Digital Textbook Initiative (CA DTI3), CK-12 Foundation’s high school Biology FlexBook covers cell biology, genetics, evolution, ecology, botany, zoology, and physiology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

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Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Douglas Wilkin Ph.D.
Date Added:
02/16/2011
CK-12 Life Science Concepts for Middle School
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CK-12’s Life Science delivers a full course of study in the life sciences for the middle school student, relating an understanding of the history, disciplines, tools, and modern techniques of science to the exploration of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, evolution, prokaryotes, protists,fungi, plants, animals, invertebrates, vertebrates, human biology, and ecology. This digital textbook was reviewed for its alignment with California content standards.

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Biology
Ecology
Genetics
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Date Added:
11/29/2012
CreatureCast – Anurida
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To many, Anurida maritima are the clusters of blue specks in rocky tide pools. Upon closer inspection, these specks are intertidal arthropods, with the ability to survive periods of high-tide submersion thanks to their hydrophobic hair and cuticle.

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Zoology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Dunn Lab at Brown University
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CreatureCast
Author:
Pablo Ortiz
Date Added:
03/18/2016
CreatureCast – Doliolids
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Robert Sandler tells the story of doliolid reproduction. The video was made with paper puppets and hand-drawn animations. Robert made this episode with support from the Society of Royce Fellows.

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Biology
Zoology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Dunn Lab at Brown University
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CreatureCast
Author:
Robert Sandler
Date Added:
09/08/2012
CreatureCast – Foraminifera
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Connor McGuigan, an invertebrate zoology student, describes Astrammina rara: a giant, carnivorous cell that lives in Antarctic waters. This foraminiferan is a unicellular organism that can capture and eat animals much larger than it.

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Zoology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Dunn Lab at Brown University
Provider Set:
CreatureCast
Author:
Connor McGuigan
Date Added:
01/22/2016
CreatureCast - Mating When You are Stuck to a Rock
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If you are stuck to a rock it is tricky to get close enough to a partner to mate. One solution to this problem would be to release eggs or sperm into the open water, which is what many animals in this situation do. Acorn barnacles (Semibalanus balanoides), however, found a different solution. They have evolved the longest penis relative to their body size of any animal. In this video the penises of several barnacles are probing the neighborhood for mates. The penis is re-grown each mating season.

Subject:
Biology
Zoology
Material Type:
Lecture
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Provider:
Dunn Lab at Brown University
Provider Set:
CreatureCast
Date Added:
11/06/2009
CreatureCast – Narcomedusae
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Riley Thompson made this animation about the fascinating lifecycle of narco babies. We usually don’t think of babies that grow inside their mothers as parasites, but sometimes the lines get very blurry. This is especially true in Narcomedusae, a group of poorly known jellyfish found throughout the world’s oceans.

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Lecture
Provider:
Dunn Lab at Brown University
Provider Set:
CreatureCast
Author:
Riley Thompson
Date Added:
09/26/2013
CreatureCast – PhyloTree
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This video demonstrates some of the features of PhyloTree. It then shows the early explosive discovery of mammal species (most major mammal groups were discovered early on), and then shows the slow and steady discovery of cnidarians (many cnidarians remain to be described). The tool can also be used to quickly find the first species that was described in a group. The first siphonophore to be described, for example, was Physalia physalis (the Portuguese man o’ war).

Subject:
Biology
Zoology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Dunn Lab at Brown University
Provider Set:
CreatureCast
Author:
Casey Dunn
Date Added:
09/26/2013
CreatureCast - Six Tips for Achieving Invisibility
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Here is a semi-interactive video (with the option of a single, non-interactive video here) from CreatureCast alum Sophia Tintori, featuring tips from a handful of ocean-dwellers that each have drastically different approaches to being invisible.

Subject:
Biology
Zoology
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Dunn Lab at Brown University
Provider Set:
CreatureCast
Author:
Sophia Tintori
Date Added:
04/15/2013
Garden Science: Compost Lab
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In this 6th grade Science class, students learn how to build a compost pile, learn about organisms needed for decomposition, and begin to understand the purpose of compost in the garden.

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Activity/Lab
Author:
Kyle Cornforth
Date Added:
01/28/2016
General Biology II
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An integrated course stressing the principles of biology. Life processes are examined primarily at the organismal and population levels. Intended for students majoring in biology or for non-majors who wish to take advanced biology courses.

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Anatomy/Physiology
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Lecture
Syllabus
Provider:
UMass Boston
Provider Set:
UMass Boston OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ph.D.
Professor Brian White
Date Added:
02/16/2011