Rock Pocket Mouse Resources
Ann Brokaw presents three BioInteractive resources she uses to support the short film Natural Selection and Adaptation. The activities focus on the Mc1r gene, protein, and receptor. They teach valuable lessons on mutation, selection, and convergent evolution, and tie together biochemistry, cell communication, and molecular genetics.
In this blog post, hear how North Carolina educator Robin Bulleri uses BioInteractive materials in Spanish to support her English Learner students and how she structures her classes to empower her students to learn both academic and technical vocabulary.
Bob Kuhn describes two BioInteractive resources focused on human evolution and Mendelian genetics. The short film Natural Selection in Humans explores the discovery of the genetic basis of sickle cell disease — an example of recent human evolution.
Why don’t we have a cure for cancer? In this blog post, higher ed instructor Holly Basta discusses how she sequences BioInteractive cancer resources to get her students to think about big questions in how cell division is regulated — and how understanding regulation can guide drug design.