This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST Summer Workshop 2006: Exploring Complex Data Sets at Beloit College in June 2006. 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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Possible Audiences:

College introductory and advanced biology courses; also 9-12.  


Brief Overview:

We have developed resources that are tailored for our home institutions and for the particular courses and student audiences we teach. We are taking BioQUEST cases and adapting them to our local environments. In addition, an antelope problem space is being developed that will contain several modules for use in beginning and advanced biology courses. It will include modules on artiodactyl phylogeny, antelope energetics, and a module on the ecological disaster that is playing out in the Sahel of Africa.  


Project Materials:

Artiodactyl Phylogeny--utilizes Biology Workbench Antelope Energetics--utilizes Excel and is targeted for the Esteem Collection Nomads, Migrating Herds and Disaster in the Sahel of Africa  


Resources and References:

The KEEP Toolkit which Maura used for her website can be accessed at KEEP Toolkit. Her website of resources is available at Scientific Inquiry Resources.  


Future Directions:

We plan to continue work on our respective activities and also to share resources.