This project was prepared as part of a BioQUEST faculty development workshop entitled BioQUEST 2004 Summer Workshop for Undergraduate Faculty: Systems Biology at Beloit College in June 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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Campus Evolution
 
 
Authors          Audiences          Overview           Materials          Resources           Future Directions
 

 


Authors


John Chiment
Cornell University


Peter Wilkin
Purdue University North Central


David Ely
Champlain Valley Union High School

 
   
 


Possible Audiences:

high school and introductory college classes in biology, geology, paleontology  

 
 


Brief Overview:

A discussion of change thru time, using a series of maps of campus, described by metophors from biology. In this PowerPoint presentation maps of the Beloit campus are used, however any series of maps showing development thru time would be appropriate: eg. an urban downtown, a college campus, etc.  

 
   
 


Project Materials:

PowerPoint presentation using data from published maps, gps, digital camera images, and historic archives. Links are possible to ecn.purdue.edu website relating to runoff in evolving landscapes.  

 
 


Resources and References:

http://www.beloit.edu/~libhome/Archives/beloit/timeline/html
http://www.ecn.purdue.edu/runoff/Index
Effigy Mounds Grand Tour,Cultural
Landscape Legacies, Inc., n.d.
Effigy Mounds at Beloit College, n.d. Certain Bluff Mounds of Western Jersey County, Illinois, P.F. Titterington, American Antiquity, 1(1):6-46
The Mississippian Presence and Cahokia Interaction at Trempealeau, Wisconsin, W. Green and R.L. Rodell, 1994, American Antiquity, 59(2):334-359
Investigations in the Cahokia Site Grand Plaza, G.R. Holley, R.A. Dalan, and P.A. Smith, 1993, American antiquity, 58(2):306-319
burwellf@beloit.edu http://www.beloit.edu/~cmp/beloit/CampusEvolution.swf  

 
   
 


Future Directions:

map series from other campuses, towns, etc. vocabulaty list of biologic terms: eg. punctuated equilibrium, mesoderm, vascular, etc.  

 
 


Attachments


- campus_evolution.ppt
- imageOTC.JPG
- 145947.JPG
- 150225geol.jpg
- ICEAGE.html
- J026surficial.jpeg
- SM_BDRK.JPG
- SM_GWMAP.JPG
- 150459aquif.jpg