Book Title: An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed.

Author: Andrea Bierema

Book Description: This "textbook" is interactive, meaning that although each chapter has text, they also have interactive HTML5 content, such as quizzes, simulations, interactive videos, and images with clickable hotspots. Students receive instant feedback when they complete the interactive content, and therefore, can learn and check their understanding all in one place. The first unit introduces students to the nature of science, including scientific controversies, and information literacy, including how to analyze literature and identify stakeholders. Unit 2 is organismal biology, including carbon cycling and population growth, and unit 3 is molecular biology with a focus on gene expression.

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Book Description

This “textbook” is interactive, meaning that although each chapter has text, they also have interactive HTML5 content, such as quizzes, simulations, interactive videos, and images with clickable hotspots. Students receive instant feedback when they complete the interactive content, and therefore, can learn and check their understanding all in one place. I still consider this textbook to be fairly text-heavy and will continue to make it even more interactive content!

The image on the cover represents the creation of this book. I pulled most of the content from open resources, modified them, added questions, and now offer them for you to use!

I chose the content to align with two courses that I teach: environmental and organismal applications and biomedical applications. Unit 1 introduces students to science, which both courses use. Unit 2 covers content necessary for understanding conservation implications (the underlying theme of the course is de-extinction), and Unit 3 focuses on proteins so that students can understand the implications of modifying DNA (the underlying theme is CRISPR).

Please use this book as you see fit for your classes. I look forward to hearing how to make this book even more useful in the future!

Book Source

This book is a cloned version of An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed. by Andrea Bierema, published using Pressbooks by Michigan State University Libraries under a CC BY-NC-SA (Attribution NonCommercial ShareAlike) license. It may differ from the original.

Author

Andrea Bierema

Subject

Biology, life sciences

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Title
An Interactive Introduction to Organismal and Molecular Biology, 2nd ed.
Author
Andrea Bierema
Contributor
Sara Miller
Primary Subject
Biology, life sciences
Additional Subject(s)
Cellular biology (cytology), Molecular biology, Applied ecology, Impact of science and technology on society, Ethical issues: scientific, technological and medical developments, Zoology and animal sciences, Bibliographies, catalogues, The environment, Conservation of the environment, Biotechnology
Publisher
Michigan State University Libraries
Publication Date
August 1, 2021