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Using “Diet and the Evolution of Salivary Amylase” to explore pivot tables, graphing, and basic statistics in Google Sheets

This adaptation was used to help non-majors (first year, second semester) students gain familiarity with Google Sheets and learn new quantitative skills using a data set illustrating an engaging and personally relevant biological phenomenon.
  • Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
  • Evolution
  • Data-Based Activity
  • Worksheet
  • High School — General
  • High School — AP/IB
  • College
Modification of Diet and the Evolution of Salivary Amylase by BioInteractive

A Desktop Tide Pool - Discovering Keystone Species

Students simulate Robert Paine's experiment by "removing" different organisms from their "desktop" tide pool ( strips of paper represent each species in the tide pool food web) and "hypothesizing" what the effect of the removal would be.
  • Ecology
  • Science Practices
  • Game/Card Activity
  • High School — General
  • High School — AP/IB
  • College

Exploring Lizards Phylogenies With Storyboards - Original Activity Explored Phylogenies With DNA Sequences - Modification Simplifies This Activity To Explore Student Misconceptions

Students will group lizard cards based the visible traits. Afterwards, students can consider whose diagram is correct. Lastly, they storyboard how they think the lizard populations change in response to a disturbance. This helps elicit student ideas.
  • Evolution
  • Discussion Activity
  • Game/Card Activity
  • Worksheet
  • High School — General
Modification of Using DNA to Explore Lizard Phylogeny by BioInteractive