Assignments

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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. Answer keys are available to faculty who adopt Waymaker, OHM, or Candela courses with paid support from Lumen Learning. This approach helps us protect the academic integrity of these materials by ensuring they are shared only with authorized and institution-affiliated faculty and staff.

Assignment prompts are provided with this course for instructors to use at their discretion. This course provides 10 prompts and grading rubrics for written assignments, designed to align with course outcomes. You can view them by clicking on the assignment links in course modules.

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) After Module 3: Important Biological Macromolecules
Cell Builder (download the .docx, .rtf) After Module 4: Cellular Structure
Membranes Alive! (download the .docx, .rtf) After Module 5: Cell Membranes
Observing Energy Transactions (download the .docx, .rtf) After Module 6: Metabolic Pathways
Mitosis and Meiosis Internet Quests (download the .docx, .rtf) After Module 7: Cell Division
Which Has More DNA? (download the .docx, .rtf) After Module 8: DNA Structure and Replication
How Mutations Work (download the .docx, .rtf) After both Module 9: DNA Transcription and Translation, and Module 10: Gene Expression
Dragon Genetics (download the .docx, .rtf) Module 11: After Trait Inheritance
When Jabberjays Attack! (download the .docx, .rtf) After both Module 12: Theory of Evolution and Module 13: Modern Biology