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Vision and Change Collections

    Renal System Reading and Lab Activities
    This reading and activities are intended to enhance undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology student understanding of the structure and function of the renal system as well as how kidney research is relevant to their lives.
    Interactive lectures and quizzes for Anatomy
    This collection is made out of: problem solving activities, anatomy quizzes, an interactive lecture format, and an alternative electronic practical examination. It's used as a supplement in anatomy classes for my nursing students.
    The Nervous System for a 200-level A&P course
    A collection of teaching tools for instructors and videos for students covering the human nervous system.
    Circulatory System
    A collection of readings, animations and quiz to explore more about the cardiovascular system. It also strengthens the basic knowledge of CVS gained through textbook.
    Renal Physiology
    This collection is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of the difficult concepts of renal physiology.
    Autonomic Nervous System and Homeostasis
    This collection introduces students to the autonomic nervous system and reflexes in the body that help to maintain homeostasis.
    Beginning The Process of Science
    This collection provides valuable resources to assist in having students complete undergraduate research projects.
    Endocrine system
    Resources to help teaching of endocrine system at UG level (pre-nursing anatomy & physiology). All resources are activities, which can be used as individual or group projects (in-class or for submission).
    Renal Physiology Resources
    This series of renal anatomy and physiology resources is designed for an upper level renal physiology section. Alternatively, selected resources could be incorporated into a lower level A&P course (in-class activities, case studies, articles).
    A cohesive histology collection for the undergraduate A&P classroom
    3 pedagogy resources to inspire instructors plus 2 histology sites for students to use when microscopes are not available
    Urinary System Collection
    This collection contains activities and articles that an instructor can use at undergraduate level, to supplement the Urinary System lecture.
    Mitochondria
    This collection has a number of resources that investigate the structure and function of the mitochondria. Within the collections there are basic reviews on mitochondria that are more teacher centered learning as well as student centered learning activities including case studies and modeling simulations.
    Environmental Epigenetics
    This is a collection of resources for teaching the effects of environmental epigenetics on pregnancy as consistent with the teaching recommendations of the Vision & Change in Undergraduate Education document. The items in the collection are meant to be used sequentially to help students understand the generational implications of certain toxins on gene expression. The first three resources give students the conceptual background needed to understand simple principles of environmental toxicology. Resources 4 through 6 explain the principles of epigenetics. The last two resources allow students to explore embryology and can use the resource, the Visible Embryo, to explore the short-term and possible epigenetic effects of toxins on difference stages of a fetus.
    Developmental Biology of Vertebrates
    The collection contains valuable resources for teaching an undergraduate course in Developmental Biology of Vertebrates. It contains laboratory activities, animations and videos, student-centered activities and literature reviews. This collection is designed to engage students in learning the concepts of Developmental Biology using simulations and laboratory interactive activities.

Six Star Science Collections

    Cellular Transport
    A collection of resources that help explain the processes of osmosis and diffusion, as well as allowing students to extend that knowledge outside the cell.
    Inheritance
    This is a collection that includes lesson plans, an excerpt from an online textbook, animations, and lesson plans to enrich a unit taught on Inheritance.
    Diffusion & Osmosis
    The items in this collection are a combination of lab activities that students can perform to learn and gain a better understanding of how diffusion and osmosis works.
    Muscles: The Art of Movement
    This collection will be used as a visual & kinesthetic means to understand muscle movement, as well as muscle location. The videos of dunking a basketball and swimming are great to use as an introduction to the muscular system. They get the students interested and ready to learn.
    Exploring Cell Processes
    This is a collection of interactive sites, resources, and lesson plans that will enrich lessons to help students increase their understanding of the structure and function of cells by focusing on processes from osmosis to meiosis.
    Immunology
    This collection augments the basics of the immune system. The activities and videos in this collections help students visualize and understand the components of the immune system in a fun, interactive, problem solving way.
    Bioinformatics
    This collection of resources will help to introduce the topic of Bioinformatics, from the start of DNA extraction to PCR to DNA sequencing. The collection includes an animation about DNA barcoding using the COI region of mtDNA, as well as resources about the Human Genome Project.

Teacher-Recommended Collections

    Interactive lecture
    This collection offers ideas and strategies for creating more student-centered lectures.
    Chick Morphogenesis
    A collection of resources to help students understand vertebrate morphogenesis and body folding.
    Clickers in the Classroom
    Ideas on how to use clicker questions for active learning and peer teaching.
    Microscopic Invaders
    Infectious Diseases can be caused by numerous different organisms. Some of these diseases are from antiquity others are new.
    The Skeletal System
    A collection of resources to help students understand the skeletal system and how the skeletal system interacts with the muscular system.
    Molecular Biology: DNA, PCR, and Electrophoresis
    The resources in this collection are intended to help students learn about molecular biology processes, including: DNA extraction, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), and Gel Electrophoresis. Using these techniques students can learn about phenotypes, genotypes, alleles, genes, inherited conditions, forensics, and many other topics dealing with molecular biology.
    Diabetes
    Students will start by learning about nutrition and food labels so that they first understand the use of glucose by the body. They will then discover what Diabetes is through a series of activities. Once students have gained a working knowledge of the disease, they will act as medical professionals and solve a case study. A teaching analogy will be used through direct instruction to highlight the relationship between glucose, insulin, and the cell. Students will then complete an interactive game as an informal assessment to check for understanding. The last resource of this collection will serve as a final assessment, where students will solve another case study by applying what they have learned.
    The Heart: Diseases and Disorders
    This is a collection of activities and lessons designed to aid second-year anatomy and physiology students in learning diseases and disorders of the heart. The resources will allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of the causes, symptoms, treatments, and prognosis of heart disease as well as preventive measures.
    DNA
    This collection provides ideas for teaching about the structure and function of DNA to high school biology students. This collection is appropriate for classrooms without biotechnology equipment.
    Genetics
    These resources provide ideas on how to teach students from the basics of DNA to the process of protein synthesis. The resources range from readings, to hands-on activities, to interactive activities on the Internet.
    Protein Synthesis for the 200-level college classroom
    These resources can be used to supplement text and lecture. Included is one tutorial, one supplemental reading, one paper to assign, and one activity for the classroom.
    Endocrine System
    A collection of a tutorial, a game, a video, few clicker questions and a basic understanding of the difference between endocrine system with nervous system.
    Neural physiology
    This collection is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of neural physiology for improved student outcomes.
    Head & Neck Anatomy and Development
    These resources can be used to supplement lectures on cranial nerve anatomy and head development.
    Cardiac Cycle and Cardiac Output
    A collection of tools related to electrical conduction in the heart, the cardiac cycle and cardiac output.
    Nervous system resources for a pre-nursing anatomy & physiology course
    This collection focuses on resources that can be used in addition to traditional lectures during teaching of anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.
    Problem Based Learning Applications in A&P
    This is a collection of resources on the effectiveness and application of problem-based learning in anatomy and physiology teaching.
    Obesity and Metabolism
    This is a collection of research papers, review articles, video clips, and online resources that will allow students to understand the role of hormones in the control of digestion, metabolism and the development of diabetes and obesity. Several papers give data obtained from small animals and human/student subjects. Thus students can review the experiments, analyze and interpret the data to understand the physiological mechanisms and generate concept maps to show the relationship between different biological systems.
    Cardiovascular physiology
    Students used this collection to learn about the heart, with a special focus on cardiac output and all of the factors that influence cardiac output.

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