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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
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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
Date Added:
07/10/2017
Enzymatic Proteins - How They Regulate Life
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In this seminar students will explore the hacking of glue! You will inquire about the way in which enzymes are a part of chemical reactions in the biological sense through simulations.  Experimental investigations will lead to the understanding of the denaturing process of enzymes.StandardsBIO.A.2.2.2 Describe how biological macromolecules form from monomers.BIO.A.2.2.3 Compare and contrast the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in organisms.

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Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Bonnie Waltz
Date Added:
10/08/2017
The Formation of Polymers
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In this seminar your will experience how the use of polymers is a daily occurrence and compare the processes of how polymers are built for biological systems.  You will create a field guide to the biological macromolecules and their respective monomers.StandardsBIO.A.2.2.2 Describe how biological macromolecules form from monomers.BIO.A.2.2.3 Compare and contrast the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in organisms.

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Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Bonnie Waltz
Date Added:
10/08/2017
Function Follows Structure
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In this seminar students construct graphic organizers to make sense of the profuse amount of concept specific vocabulary terms as they relate to the structure and function of the 4 biomacromolecules.  They will collect data as they test common foods for the presence of these 4 organic molecules in a virtual lab.StandardsBIO.A.2.2.2 Describe how biological macromolecules form from monomers.BIO.A.2.2.3 Compare and contrast the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids in organisms.

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Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Bonnie Waltz
Date Added:
10/08/2017
Intro to Macromolecules
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This exercise is designed to help undergraduates understand cellular macromolecules and the monomer/polymer relationships important for cells. The exercise is designed to be performed in class, and includes a guided note-taking table and some short-answer questions that students complete independently to evaluate the structures of sugars and DNA.

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Biology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Author:
Emily Meredith
Date Added:
07/12/2019
LIFE OF PROTEINS (2014)
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Proteins are an essential ingredient of each and every cell and constitute most of its dry mass. This Mini Lecture explores the chemical structures of the macromolecules and introduces to the specific, three-dimensional constitution of the amino-acid-chain, the buildup and degradation of proteins with lecture snippets of Nobel Laureates Christian Anfinsen and Johann Deisenhofer.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Provider Set:
Mini Lectures
Date Added:
04/13/2018
Macromelecules in the Biological System
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Module Developer Writing Tip., Module Developers should specify the prerequisite courses or knowledge required in order for learners (preservice teachers) to start the module. The student must possess knowledge of the basic contents covered in chemistry curriculum and, in particular topics concerning modules 5, 6, 7, mainly.

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Chemistry
Material Type:
Module
Provider:
African Virtual University
Provider Set:
OER@AVU
Author:
Elias Narciso Matos
Date Added:
03/10/2018
The Online Macromolecular Museum
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The Online Macromolecular Museum (OMM) is a site for the display and study of macromolecules. Macromolecular structures, as discovered by crystallographic or NMR methods, are scientific objects in much the same sense as fossil bones or dried specimens: they can be archived, studied, and displayed in aesthetically pleasing, educational exhibits. Hence, a museum seems an appropriate designation for the collection of displays that we are assembling. The OMM's exhibits are interactive tutorials on individual molecules in which hypertextual explanations of important biochemical features are linked to illustrative renderings of the molecule at hand.

Why devote a site to detailed visualizations of different macromolecules? In learning about the intricacies of life processes at the molecular level, it is important to understand how natural selection has fashioned the structure and chemistry of macromolecular machines to suit them for particular functions. This understanding is greatly facilitated by the visualization of 3-dimensional structure, when known. So, if static views of molecules (even in stereo) are worth a thousand words, then interactive animations of molecules should be worth much more. Indeed, we have found the types of displays represented here invaluable in gaining an appreciation for the details of key biochemical processes.

As Carl Brandon and John Tooze stated in their classic text, Introduction to Protein Structure:
"Molecular biology began some 40 years ago with the realization that structure was crucial for a proper understanding of function. Paradoxically, the dazzling achievements of molecular genetics and biochemistry led to the eclipse of structural studies. We believe the wheel has now come full circle, and those very achievements have increased the need for structural analysis at the same time that they have provided the means for it."

It is our opinion that structural analysis should extend into the classroom: as students learn about cellular mechanisms it is important that they study the chemistry of the molecular machines involved. These considerations have motivated the construction of the OMM.

The OMM is part of a collaborative effort by faculty and students interested in macromolecular structure-function relationships. The primary authors of some tutorials are students of David Marcey and he serves as author, co-author and site editor, and assumes all responsibility for content. Any criticisms, suggestions, comments, or questions should be sent to him at: marcey@callutheran.edu. All tutorials are copyrighted.

The OMM was started in 1996 for a Molecular Biology class at Kenyon College, where DM was a professor in the Biology Department (1990-1999). The OMM is now developed and housed at California Lutheran University, where DM has been a professor since 1999.

Subject:
Life Science
Chemistry
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
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Interactive
Lesson
Author:
David Marcey
Date Added:
09/28/2017
Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules
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Chemistry 538 - Organic Chemistry of Macromolecules covers the preparation, reactions, and properties of high molecular weight polymeric materials of both natural and synthetic origin. As a part of this course, U-M students collaboratively created and edited€÷Wikipediaarticles. Student contributions can be found below, within the "Wikipedia Articles" section.

Subject:
Chemistry
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
University of Michigan
Provider Set:
Open.Michigan
Author:
Anne McNeil
Date Added:
11/05/2012
Problem Based Module: What is SAD About Your Food?
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In this project, you will explore a real-world problem, and then work through a series of steps to analyze that problem, research ways the problem could be solved, then propose a possible solution to that problem. Often, there is no specific right or wrong solutions, but sometimes one particular solution may be better than others. The key is making sure you fully understand the problem, have researched some possible solutions, and have proposed the solution that you can support with information / evidence.Begin by reading the problem statement in Step 1. Take the time to review all of the information provided in the statement, including exploring the websites, videos and / or and articles that are linked. Then work on steps 2 through 8 to complete this problem-based learning experience.

Subject:
Life Science
Biology
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Bonnie Waltz
Date Added:
10/08/2017
Systems and Synthetic Biology:  How the Cell Solves Problems, Fall 2010
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A millennial challenge in biology is to decipher how vast arrays of molecular interactions inside the cell work in concert to produce a cellular function. Systems biology, a new interdisciplinary field of science, brings together biologists and physicists to tackle this grand challenge through quantitative experiments and models. In this course, we will discuss the unifying principles that all organisms use to perform cellular functions. We will also discuss key challenges faced by a cell in both single and multi-cellular organisms. Finally, we will discuss how researchers in the field of synthetic biology are using the new knowledge gained from studying naturally-occurring biological systems to create artificial gene networks capable of performing new functions. This course is one of many Advanced Undergraduate Seminars offered by the Biology Department at MIT. These seminars are tailored for students with an interest in using primary research literature to discuss and learn about current biological research in a highly interactive setting. Many instructors of the Advanced Undergraduate Seminars are postdoctoral scientists with a strong interest in teaching.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
MIT
Provider Set:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Author:
Youk, Hyun
Date Added:
01/01/2010