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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.
In this article, see a learning sequence where students explore symbiotic relationships and cell communication in bacteria (quorum sensing) by connecting their prior knowledge regarding ocean ecosystems to their understanding of symbiotic relationships.
Planarians can be used to investigate a variety of biological phenomena like animal behavior, mitosis, taxonomy, and more. In this article from professor Karen Avery, see how she uses this unassuming model organism to teach concepts in cellular biology and genetics.