This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST Summer 2008 Faculty Workshop Problem Solving in Biology: Data, Tools and Resources from Plant Science at Southeast Missouri State University in June 2008. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium is committed to the reform of undergraduate biology instruction through an emphasis on engaging students in realistic scientific practices. This approach is sometimes characterized as an inquiry driven approach and is captured in BioQUEST's three P's (problem-posing, problem-solving, and peer-persuasion). As part of this workshop groups of faculty were encouraged to initiate innovative curricular projects. We are sharing these works in progress in the hope that they will stimulate further exploration, collaboration and development. Please see the following links for additional information:

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Brief Overview:

Blueberry Blues is a case which can be used/modified to educate students about pollen, honeybees, coevolution, allergies, flower and bee anatomy, and paleontology.  


Project Materials:

You will need the case/story and depending on which activities you choose you may need the following: computer with Internet access, "BeeVisit", flower building materials, microscope, microscope slides, doulble sided tape, flowers, metric ruler, and poster paper.  


Resources and References:

See attached PowerPoint and worksheets/lessons where references and resources are provided.  


Future Directions:

A variety of lessons can be created to enhance or extend the story and lessons already provided. We would like to continue working on a pollen identifcation lesson as well as a pollen and weather lesson.