Assignments with Samples

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The assignments in this course are openly licensed, and are available as-is, or can be modified to suit your students’ needs.

This course provides 10 prompts and grading rubrics for written assignments, designed to align with course outcomes.

If you import this course into your learning management (Blackboard, Canvas, etc.), the assignments will automatically be loaded into the assignment tool. You can view them below or throughout the course.

Assignment Files Module Alignment
Biological Astronaut (download the .docx, .rtf) After both Module 1: Introduction to Biology and Module 2: Chemistry of Life
Nutritionist for a Day (download the .docx, .rtf)
Example completed assignment to distribute to students
After Module 3: Important Biological Macromolecules
Cell Builder (download the .docx, .rtf)
Here is an example of what students might create
After Module 4: Cellular Structure
Membranes Alive! (download the .docx, .rtf)
Example completed assignment to distribute to students
After Module 5: Cell Membranes
Observing Energy Transactions (download the .docx, .rtf)
Here is an example of what students might create
After Module 6: Metabolic Pathways
Mitosis and Meiosis Internet Quests (download the .docx, .rtf)
See this example of what students might submit
After Module 7: Cell Division
Which Has More DNA? (download the .docx, .rtf)
See the examples contained here
After Module 8: DNA Structure and Replication
How Mutations Work (download the .docx, .rtf)
This document shows an example submission
Please note that it only includes answers to a few questions and a single snapshot to give you an idea of how to complete this assignment.
After both Module 9: DNA Transcription, Module 10: Translation, and Module 11: Gene Expression
Dragon Genetics (download the .docx, .rtf)
Here is a worked example showing a screenshot and required text explanation
Module 12: After Trait Inheritance
When Jabberjays Attack! (download the .docx, .rtf)
Hints document to distribute to students
After both Module 13: Theory of Evolution and Module 14: Modern Biology