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Chimpanzee Droppings Lead Scientists to Evolutionary Discovery
This case study looks at the research of Dr. Beatrice Hahn, who used DNA sequences in chimpanzee droppings to find the origins of HIV. The material is appropriate for introductory biology courses for both science and...
Cell Phone Use and Cancer
This case study identifies the basic elements of a scientific research study. Students will learn to compare the accuracy of information offered to the public in a news article with the information presented in a...
Cooking Under Pressure
This case study aims to connect basic chemistry concepts with real world examples in daily life. The topics covered include boiling point, chemical reaction rate, and the conservation of energy. The lesson is intended...
Do You Really Know What You're Eating?: Genetically Modified Foods
This case study uses the example of genetically modified corn to examine concepts of modern molecular genetics and microbiology. Students will read a fictional news report about consumers having an allergic reaction to...
Eating PCBs from Lake Ontario - Is There an Effect or Not?
This case study examines how the media reports news stories related to science. It is based on an actual news story which reported research on the effects of eating fish from Lake Ontario, which may be contaminated with...
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