Jolene Pappas

I am Jolene Pappas, a biology teacher at Batavia High School in Batavia, OH. B.S. Genetic Biology, Purdue University M.A.T. Life Science Education, Miami University

Location

OH

Affiliation

Batavia High School

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Recent Posts by Jolene

Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:41 PM in new evolution simulation
I have not used it in my classes yet (I do my evolution unit early in the year, and I didn't complete the simulation until recently). I intend to use it with freshmen as a review of natural selection/adaptations and to get them thinking about change over time and the effect of environment/random events. I think it can also be good for middle school initial teaching of natural selection and evolut...

Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:05 AM in new evolution simulation
Here is a new evolution simulation . It tracks the evolution of a fictional species through 10,000 years. Students can select the starting population and starting environment. It is html5, so it should work on any device with internet access (however it is not optimized for mobile).  Also, the Teacher Guide post has been updated to include the newest simulation additions. The guide includes...

Fri Feb 21, 2020 9:55 AM in Photosynthesis
Online photosynthesis simulation may be useful depending on the target grade level.





Recent Public Collections by Jolene


Heredity

3 Resources

Heredity Simulations (https://www.biologysimulations.com/heredity) used for analysis of inheritance patterns.



Monohybrid_Cross_Practice.docx
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Testing_Independent_Assortment.docx
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Ecology Simulations

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Ecology simulations available on www.biologysimulations.com to test predator/prey population dynamics, test competitive exclusion principle, and quantify biodiversity.



Population Dynamics Inquiry Simulation
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Competition.docx
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Evolution Simulations

7 Resources

Evolution simulations on www.biologysimulations.com, focusing on natural selection, sexual selection, genetic drift, and mutation.



Population Genetics Inquiry Simulation
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Heterozygote Advantage
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