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Animals at the Extremes: Polar Biology
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The extreme challenges of life in the polar regions require the animals who make their habitat there to make many adaptations. This unit explores the polar climate and how animals like reindeer, polar bears, penguins, sea life and even humans manage to survive there. It looks at the adaptations to physiological proceses, the environmental effects on diet, activity and fecundity, and contrasts the strategies of aquatic and land-based animals in surviving in this extreme habitat. This unit builds on and develops ideas from two other 'Animals at the extreme' units: The desert environment (S324_1) and Hibernation and torpor (S324_2).

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Biology
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Syllabus
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Date Added:
09/06/2007
Canvas Course Shell for Concepts of Biology
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This module contains a link to download the Canvas Course shell for this entire course. The link will allow instructors from institutions that use the Canvas LMS to download the entire Canvas course for use.

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Biology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concept of Biology Study Guides
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This module contains study guides for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 in the Concepts of Biology textbook. The study guides are a list of questions that Instructors can give to students to help them prepare for tests. They can also be used for homework or in-class assignments.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Student Guide
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Course Information
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This module includes information about the course, information on how to obtain the textbook, a suggested course schedule, a course description and a list of learning outcomes.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Syllabus
Textbook
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology Lecture PowerPoints
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This module contains lecture PowerPoint slides in pptx format for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 for the Concepts of Biology book by Rice University. These slides contain tables, illustrations and text and are suitable for use in face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. They contain extensive text and could be utilized as instructor notes as well. The Concepts of Biology book can be downloaded on the following website: https://openstax.org/.

Subject:
Biology
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Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Lecture
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Concepts of Biology PowerPoints (pdf for ADA)
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This module contains lecture PowerPoint slides in pdf format for chapters 11-15 and 19-21 for the Concepts of Biology book by Rice University. They have been modified for ADA compliance for use with screen readers. These slides contain tables, illustrations and text and are suitable for use in face-to-face, hybrid and online classes. They contain extensive text and could be utilized as instructor notes as well. The Concepts of Biology book can be downloaded on the following website: https://openstax.org/.

Subject:
Biology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Lecture Notes
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Unit of Study
Provider:
LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network
Author:
Amanda Brammer
Date Added:
03/11/2021
Modularity, Domain-specificity, and the Organization of Knowledge, Fall 2001
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This course will consider the degree and nature of the modular organization of the mind and brain. We will focus in detail on the domains of objects, number, places, and people, drawing on evidence from behavioral studies in human infants, children, normal adults, neurological patients, and animals, as well as from studies using neural measures such as functional brain imaging and ERPs. With these domains as examples, we will address broader questions about the role of domain-general and domain-specific processing systems in mature human performance, the innateness vs. plasticity of encapsulated cognitive systems, the nature of the evidence for such systems, and the processes by which people link information flexibly across domains.

Subject:
Psychology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Kanwisher, Nancy
Date Added:
01/01/2001
Myth, Ritual, and Symbolism, Spring 2004
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How people make sense of their worlds symbolically through myth, ritual, metaphor, and cosmology. The structure of symbols, the natural and social elements they draw on, their social use, and the messages they convey. Students learn to record and analyze myth and ritual.

Subject:
World Cultures
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Howe, James
Date Added:
01/01/2004
Oesophagus - Anatomy & Physiology
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The oesophagus (or gullet) is a muscular tube which transports food from the pharynx to the stomach. A bolus of food is passed down the oesophagus by peristalsis. The oesophagus is divided into cervical, thoracic and abdominal sections.

Subject:
Natural Science
Anatomy/Physiology
Material Type:
Diagram/Illustration
Reading
Provider:
WikiVet
Provider Set:
Anatomy & Physiology
Date Added:
12/27/2018
Oral Cavity Overview - Anatomy & Physiology
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The oral cavity is the first section of the alimentary tract that receives food. It provides the digestive functions of prehension, mastication and in salivation and also plays a role in the respiratory system through oral breathing when the nasopharynx is impaired. The oral cavity or mouth, consists of accessory structures (the salivary glands), projecting structures, (the teeth and the tongue) and the walls enclosing the oral cavity.

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Natural Science
Anatomy/Physiology
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Diagram/Illustration
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Provider:
WikiVet
Provider Set:
Anatomy & Physiology
Date Added:
12/27/2018
People and Other Animals, Fall 2013
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This class provides a historical survey of the ways that people have interacted with their closest animal relatives, for example: hunting, domestication of livestock, exploitation of animal labor, scientific study of animals, display of exotic and performing animals, and pet keeping. Themes include changing ideas about animal agency and intelligence, our moral obligations to animals, and the limits imposed on the use of animals.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Ritvo, Harriet
Date Added:
01/01/2013
"Special Topics: Social Animals, Fall 2009"
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" Humans are social animals; social demands, both cooperative and competitive, structure our development, our brain and our mind. This course covers social development, social behaviour, social cognition and social neuroscience, in both human and non-human social animals. Topics include altruism, empathy, communication, theory of mind, aggression, power, groups, mating, and morality. Methods include evolutionary biology, neuroscience, cognitive science, social psychology and anthropology."

Subject:
World Cultures
Anthropology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
M.I.T.
Provider Set:
M.I.T. OpenCourseWare
Author:
Saxe, Rebecca
Date Added:
01/02/2013
Zoology
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In this course, the student will gain a broad understanding of zoology. The course will begin with an introduction to and definition of zoology, followed by a look at the history and evolution of animals. This course will also cover taxonomy, comparative anatomy, and the physiology of animals, as well as animal ecology: the interaction of animals with one another and with their environment. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: have a comprehensive knowledge of zoology and its relationship with other fields of biology; compare and contrast anatomical and physiological characteristics of vertebrates and invertebrates; answer specific questions about zoogeography, geologic time scale, animal evolution, and paleontology; define, identify, and describe the different body systems; apply this knowledge for further study in any biological fields that involves animals. (Biology 309)

Subject:
Zoology
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
The Saylor Foundation
Date Added:
04/04/2019
eSkeletons
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This interactive site allows participants to learn about skeletal anatomy by viewing the bones of a human, chimpanzee, and baboon. The Comparative Anatomy section enables users to make direct comparisons of bones. The material is appropriate for science teacher education as it illustrates how careful observation leads one to wonder about the dizzying beauty of a planet that works by bringing us one different creature after another.

Subject:
Anatomy/Physiology
Anthropology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Interactive
Provider:
University of Texas at Austin
Author:
Dr. John Kappelman
University of Texas at Austin
Date Added:
11/12/2019