This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled Modeling in Bioinformatics at Lane Community College in October 2004. 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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Student Exploration of Water Transport
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Gail Baker
Lane Community College

Jerry Hall
Lane Community College

Kathleen Morrison-Graham
Lane Community College

Gary Mort
Lane Community College


Possible Audiences:

A range of biology and chemistry students from introductory to majors.  


Brief Overview:

What was life trying to solve with aquaporins? Have student groups consider questions about the bilayer structure of the membrane, advantages and limitations of the lipid bilayer and other questions. Students pose questions that can be addressed by analyzing sequence data.  



- aquafastawplnts.txt