Scale, Probability, Causation, and Correlation

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This assignment requires students to consider data related to how meteor impacts and volcanism may relate to mass extinction events. Students will apply their understanding of climate change and geophysics to answer questions based on published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation, doing back of the envelope calculations and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as a student handout; an answer key is provided in an accompanying document.

Scale, Probability, Causation, and Correlation

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This assignment requires students to consider data related to how meteor impacts and volcanism may relate to mass extinction events. Students will apply their understanding of climate change and geophysics to answer questions based on published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation, doing back of the envelope calculations and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as an answer key; a student handout is provided in an accompanying document.

Climate Change, Human Evolution, and Encephalization

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This assignment requires students to consider data related to how climate change may relate to processes in human evolution. Students will apply their understanding of climate change, archaeology, anthropology, and human biology to answer questions based on several different published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as a student handout; an answer key is provided in an accompanying document.

Climate Change, Human Evolution, and Encephalization

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This assignment requires students to consider data related to how climate change may relate to processes in human evolution. Students will apply their understanding of climate change, archaeology, anthropology, and human biology to answer questions based on several different published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as an answer key; a student handout is provided in an accompanying document.

Evolution of Language

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Language areas: Broca’s and Wernicke’s areas overlap with areas for imitation (orange).

This assignment requires students to consider data related to the evolution of language in several different models: human dyslexia, the songs of finches, and the cries of non-human primates. Students will apply their understanding of language evaluation techniques as well as neurobiology to answer questions based on several different published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as an answer key; a student handout is provided in an accompanying document.

Evolution of Language

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Comparison of the blood-oxygen-level-dependent neural activity from Chinese dyslexic and non-dyslexic subjects.

This assignment requires students to consider data related to the evolution of language in several different models: human dyslexia, the songs of finches, and the cries of non-human primates. Students will apply their understanding of language evaluation techniques as well as neurobiology to answer questions based on several different published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as a student handout; an answer key is provided in an accompanying document.

Experiments and Observations with Xenopus laevis

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Oscillogram of Xenopus laevis ticking sounds and extracellular recording of action potentials in the laryngeal nerve of Xenopus laevis

This assignment requires students to consider data related to the sexual differentiation of vocal behavior in the frog. Students will apply their understandings of experimental technique and neurobiology to answer questions based on several different published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as an answer key; a student handout is provided in an accompanying document.

Experiments and Observations with Xenopus laevis

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Changes in laryngeal muscle fiber numbers through post metamorphic development.

This assignment requires students to consider data related to the sexual differentiation of vocal behavior in the frog. Students will apply their understandings of experimental technique and neurobiology to answer questions based on several different published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as a student handout; an answer key is provided in an accompanying document.

Hearing and the Human Brain

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The cochlea and basilar membrane.The cochlea and basilar membrane.

This assignment requires students to consider data related to the development of hearing in the human brain. Students will apply their understanding of the physics of sound as well as neurobiology to answer questions based on several different published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as a student handout; an answer key is provided in an accompanying document.

Hearing and the Human Brain

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Purkinje and granule cells from pigeon cerebellum.

This assignment requires students to consider data related to the development of hearing in the human brain. Students will apply their understanding of the physics of sound as well as neurobiology to answer questions based on several different published studies. They will also practice working with scientific notation and understanding scientific assumptions. This document serves as an answer key; a student handout is provided in an accompanying document.