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Online Toolkits

Biology - Toolkit

The following toolkit resources are activities geared for use in General Biology, Human Physiology,  Microbiology, and an Introduction to Marine Science. They were created by community college faculty for community college faculty and students. There are five activities geared for different biology courses.

General Biology for Majors: Metabolism and Bioinformatics

Human Physiology: Metabolism and Bioinformatics

Microbiology: Microbes, Research and Model Environment

Introduction to Marine Science:
       a. Hydrothermal Vents
       b. Sub-Seabottom Biosphere

 

 

 


General Biology for Majors: Metabolism and Bioinformatics

This activity is designed for General Biology (cell and molecular biology) for Majors. Students compare amino acid sequences of cytochrome C in metabolism for different species using bioinformatics.  (All content is downloadable to print or present. Right mouse click on each link and 'Save As', to save to your desktop. There are four PDF docs and one Powerpoint Presentation. You can also click the links to open the PDF in a browser.)

Developed by Angela Gee, (Los Angeles Trade Tech Community College, CA) and Marissa Pantastico-Caldas, Los Angeles Trade Tech Community College (CA) with data and guidance by John Kirkpatrick (University of Rhode Island, RI) and the support by the rest of the C-DEBI Collaborative Toolkit Team.

 

 


Human Physiology: Metabolism and Bioinformatics

This activity is designed for Human Physiology for Health Science Majors. Students compare the role of cytochrome C in metabolism for different species using bioinformatics. (All the content is downloadable to print or present. Right mouse click on each link and 'Save As', to save to your desktop. There are five PDF documents and one Powerpoint Presentation. You can also just click the links to open the PDF in a browser.)

Developed by Angela Gee, (Los Angeles Trade Tech Community College, CA) and Marissa Pantastico-Caldas, Los Angeles Trade Tech Community College (CA) with data and guidance by John Kirkpatrick (University of Rhode Island, RI) with and support by the rest of the C-DEBI Collaborative Toolkit Team.

 

 


Microbiology: Microbes, Research and Model Environment
(The Good, The Bad, and the Beautiful)

This activity is designed for Microbiology for Health Science Majors. Students understand beneficial and harmful roles of microbes in relation to humans, observe the research process and model a microbe ocean environment. (All the content is downloadable to print or present. Right mouse click on each link and 'Save As', to save to your desktop. There are seven PDF documents and one Powerpoint Presentation. You can also just click the links to open the PDF in a browser.)

Developed by Rebecca Kapley, (Cuyahoga Community College, OH), with support by the rest of the C-DEBI Collaborative Toolkit Team.

 


Introduction to Marine Science

Hydrothermal Vents:
This activity is designed for introduction to marine science. It introduces students to hydrothermal vents including its organisms, environment, uses and challenges through analyzing online resources. (All the content is downloadable to print or present. Right mouse click on each link and 'Save As', to save to your desktop. There are three PDF documents. You can also just click the links to open the PDF in a browser.)

Developed by Dale Stanley (Nassau Community College, NY) with support by the rest of the C-DEBI Collaborative Toolkit Team.

 

The Sub-Seabottom Biosphere:
This activity is designed for introduction to marine science. It introduces students to understanding life and how it is studied in the deep ocean. It also familiarizes the students with scientific papers and reading. (All the content is downloadable to print or present. Right mouse click on each link and 'Save As', to save to your desktop. There are two PDF documents and one Powerpoint Presentation. You can also just click the links to open the PDF in a browser.)

Developed by Esat Atikkan, (Montgomery College, MD) with support by the rest of the C-DEBI Collaborative Toolkit Team.