2nd Biannual NGSS STEM Education Conference Download the conference schedule and a map Session 1 Arms & Arteries: Adventures in Biomechanical Engineering Looking for ways to integrate engineering into your life science and biology classes? Try biomechanical engineering! Download Session PDFs Session 2 Environmental Engineering: Life in the Bay Water Together we’ll design and build tools for exploring bay water. Session 3 Seismic Engineering Feeling a little shaky on how to teach engineering in your earth science unit? Session 4 Build a Battery of Batteries Come explore the physics and chemistry of simple batteries! Session 5 Build a Better Motor We’ll start by taking apart a spring-powered motor to see how it stores and releases energy, and then we’ll take apart a small electric motor to see how the magnets, wire coils, and electrical connections are arranged. Session 6 Wire It Up! Using a shoebox, discarded holiday lights, and some simple tools, you and your students can create and wire a model building complete with switches.
The Biology Corner Overview of Blackett Family DNA Activity Overview DNA Analyst Bob Blackett has graciously provided The Biology Project with sample data from his own work. In this activity, you will learn the concepts and techniques behind DNA profiling of the 13 core CODIS "Short Tandem Repeat" loci used for the national DNA databank. How is STR data used in a DNA Paternity Test? Alternatively, you may wish to create your own activities, based on some suggestions for open-ended inquiry that are offered below. This activity is aimed at students with a basic knowledge of DNA structure, Mendelian genetics, and human pedigree analysis. The Science of STR DNA Profile Analysis Structured Inquiry Activities for Students Some representative activities involving data collection, interpretation, and analysis using Bob Blackett's data. Open Ended Activities for Students Here we suggest some starting points for in depth exploration of the topic of STR DNA profiling. Introduction : Overview | STR P | CODIS | Analysis | Inheritance | Frequency Calc.
Anatomy and Physiology Learning Modules - CEHD - U of M Quiz Bowl and Timed Test were retired at the end of summer 2013. Quiz Bowl had always been buggy, as many people had pointed out, and it had become difficult to maintain. It also used technology that doesn’t work on a lot of newer computers or tablets. Timed test depended on a browser add-on that both Microsoft and Apple have encouraged users to remove for security concerns. For these reasons, we took these two quizzes down at the end of the month. Looking for the Image Bank? Conference for High School Anatomy and Physiology Instructors - October 17 and 18, 2014 - Minneapolis, MN. Tree of Life Web Project The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort of biologists and nature enthusiasts from around the world. On more than 10,000 World Wide Web pages, the project provides information about biodiversity, the characteristics of different groups of organisms, and their evolutionary history (phylogeny). Each page contains information about a particular group, e.g., salamanders, segmented worms, phlox flowers, tyrannosaurs, euglenids, Heliconius butterflies, club fungi, or the vampire squid. ToL pages are linked one to another hierarchically, in the form of the evolutionary tree of life.
: BioMath Quorum Sensing: Organisms Communicating and Coordinating We live in an ever-changing world. Many people crave information about those changes. As a result, new means of communicating are continually evolving. People originally relied on word of mouth. With the invention of the printer, newspapers spread information to more people, more quickly. Topics Biology: This unit discusses bacterial growth and communication. Prerequisites Biology: A basic understanding of cell structure and functions along with the Central Dogma would be helpful, but is not necessary. Length This unit consists of 5 lessons and will take 4-6 class periods (45 minutes each) if the majority of the work is done during class.
Holiday Lectures on Science Each autumn, leading scientists come to HHMI headquarters, where they speak to an audience of high school students from around the greater Washington, D.C., region. The annual two-day event is an energetic celebration of science, with hands-on activities, lectures, discussion, and lively exchanges between students, teachers, and scientists. The live event is the foundation for a whole range of resources that are nationally distributed to teachers, reaching an audience of millions of students. Over the more than 15-year history of the program, Holiday Lectures have covered evolution, earth science, virology, and biodiversity, among other topics. The lectures are broadcast live and also made freely available online at BioInteractive.org and on DVD, which can be ordered for free through HHMI’s Order Materials page.
Physiology | Life Sciences Outreach Program The following resources were developed for classroom use by high school biology teachers who participated in MCB-HHMI Outreach's Summer 2009 "Experimental Biology and Multimedia Workshop". This year's topic was "Physiology". Keep in mind that lesson formats vary greatly because each was developed with a particular classroom in mind. Understanding Your BMI and Making Healthy Choices Catherine Erickson (Introductory Biology) Brain Development Cheryl Wilson (Advanced Biology) Histology: Morphology and Function Erica Browne (Advanced Biology) Enzymes Malinda Pires (Introductory and Advanced Biology) Animal Nutrition Todd Ryan (Advanced Biology) How different diseases affect various body systems Ann LaBrode (Introductory Biology) Enzymes, pH, and the Chemistry of Life Beth Mick (Introductory Biology) Physiology of Flagella in Bacterial Movement Daniel Smith (Introductory or Advanced Biology) Evolution of Human Walking and Running Danny Fain (Introductory Biology) Photosynthesis Classroom Activity