Thursday, March 06, 2008

HIV Evolution for Kids!

WHOO!! The next issue of 'Evolution: Education and Outreach' is up! This issue includes two lesson plans for using HIV to understand evolution:

Molecular Evolution: The HIV Envelope Protein
Molecular Evolution: HIV Drug Targets and Resistance
Sweet! I approve! And if you have any specific Qs about HIV in those lesson plans, leave a comment!

I also strongly encourage students, teachers, Average Joes, non-biologists, everybody to check out other articles (they arent too long or scary!). Im lovin T.R. Gregorys explanation of how to understand phylogenetic trees!

5 comments:

Jay said...

Sorry to comment off topic, but did you see Alan Kay's criticism of Inner Life of a cell on Ted.com? I thought it was very good.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/228

(around the 8 min mark)

Binkyboy said...

Slightly off topic as well, but I think this guy should be a new target for all scientists that want respect brought back to our Universities:

http://www.ag.uidaho.edu/mmbb/minnich.asp

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William Wallace said...

Minor clarification: Microevolution was the key word in the first lesson plan I looked at. Maybe Behe would approve too?

Colin Purrington said...

Here's another teaching opportunity that focus on viral evolution:

http://www.swarthmore.edu/NatSci/cpurrin1/evolk12/h5n1/avianflu.htm