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Tuesday July 13, 2010

Online Resources

8:30-10:00

Using Molecular Data

 

Bioinformatics Activity

Genetic Science Learning Center - Utah

National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI)

Evolution of Fibers

stanleye_Alignment_8195.txt

stanleye_Alignment_8310.txt

10:00-10:15

Break

 

10:15-11:45

Fiber analysis

Process evidence

Image capture

Measurement and Identification

Textile Samples

Online Textile Dictionary

Fabrics

Recognizing Materials

Image J Software

Image J Documentation

Introduction to Image J  (Word doc)

image1 (Sheep)

image2 (Wool fiber)

Wool fibers classroom project

Modified cross-sectional wool

Textiles and Clothing: Wool p.37

QX3 Intel Digital Microscope  
(Alternative to QX3 in your classroom)

Guide to Fibers 

Microscopy: Fibers

11:45-1:00

Lunch

 

1:00-2:30

 

 

2:30-2:45

Break  

2:45-4:15

Archaeology Field Trip

Dr. C. Wayne Smith

Cameras

4:15-4:45

Blogging The Plant IT Blog is an online commentary for Plant IT workshop participants and staff to talk about plant biology, technology, career and case-based learning topics using text, images, links to other blogs, websites, and other media related to the topic.

4:45-5:00

Daily Feedback  

Day Overview

  • Fiber analysis is introduced.
  • Molecular sequence data analysis using Blast.
  • Participants make conclusions about source of unknowns based on research and analysis.

Homework

Case Investigation Oil Spill Crisis Response - Use image J to compare the areas for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill by BP on two different dates

PM

OPEN  

July 13th Summary

Case Learning

Plant Science

Technology

Careers

  • Investigative cases require learners to pose their own questions as well as present their own conclusions.
  • Cases should be done collaboratively.
  • Images and image analysis tools are useful for fiber identification.
  • Sequence data help us identify the biological source of unknown sequences.
  • Cotton has a well described evolutionary history.
  • Image capturing and analysis tools like Image J allow us to compare fibers more easily.
  • Online images and fiber descriptions are available to help us identify unknown fibers.
  • Sequence data and data analysis tools are available.
  • Computational Biologist
  • Textile Scientist
  • Forensics Technologist
  • Ethnobotanist