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Introductory Biology

Promoting Climate Change Literacy for Nonmajors: Implementation of an atmospheric carbon dioxide modeling activity as...
Learning Objectives Students will be able to manipulate and produce data and graphs.
 Students will be able to design a simple mathematical model of atmospheric CO2 that can be used to make predictions.
 Students will be able to conduct simulations, analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions about atmospheric CO2 levels from their own computer generated simulated data.

Modeling the Research Process: Authentic human physiology research in a large nonmajors course
Learning ObjectivesStudents will be able to: Read current scientific literature
 Formulate testable hypotheses
 Design an experimental procedure to test their hypothesis
 Make scientific observations
 Analyze and interpret data
 Communicate results visually and orally

Dynamic Daphnia: An inquirybased research experience in ecology that teaches the scientific process to firstyear...
Learning ObjectivesStudents will be able to: Construct written predictions about 1 factor experiments.
 Interpret simple (2 variables) figures.
 Construct simple (2 variables) figures from data.
 Design simple 1 factor experiments with appropriate controls.
 Demonstrate proper use of standard laboratory items, including a twostop pipette, stereomicroscope, and laboratory notebook.
 Calculate means and standard deviations.
 Given some scaffolding (instructions), select the correct statistical test for a data set, be able to run a ttest, ANOVA, chisquared test, and linear regression in Microsoft Excel, and be able to correctly interpret their results.
 Construct and present a scientific poster.