• ter also contains several biological research articles illustrating the power of differential equations and analysis in gaining a deeper understanding of biological questions. These papers deal with topics such as Scope of the AIDS Epidemic in the United States, Experimentally Induced Transitions in the Dynamic Behavior of Insect Populations, and Thresholds in Development.

  • Vogel, S., 1998. Cats’ Paws and Catapults: Mechanical Worlds of Nature and People. Norton. An introduction to biomechanics. Compares nature’s solutions with those arising from human technology.

It should be noted here that preparation of such modules is no small task and will require a major commitment of time and effort. The collaborating faculty do not all need to teach at the same institution, especially if financial support is provided by foundations, agencies, or societies. Because of the huge commitment, it is efficient for two or more faculty to collaborate in development, and for the results to be widely disseminated. This is only possible if they receive adequate support from their own institution and other organizations that fund biology education. Issues related to the creation of additional teaching materials and the design of new approaches are further discussed in Chapter 6: Implementation.



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