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A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology book cover

A Mixed Course-Based Research Approach to Human Physiology

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Subject(s): Physiology, Scientific research

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 21/03/2022

The Biology 256 Fundamentals of Human Physiology Laboratory course was designed to provide students with hands-on access to modern techniques in human physiological analyses using the course-based research pedagogical approach. In this course, students will learn how to perform literature searches; generate research questions and hypotheses; design experiments; collect, analyze, visualize and interpret data; and present scientific findings to others. The Biol 256L curriculum offers a high-impact human physiology experience that fosters the critical thinking skills required to be a successful citizen in a modern world filled with misinformation.

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Genetics, Agriculture, and Biotechnology

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Author(s): Walter Suza, Donald Lee

Subject(s): Genetic engineering, Technology, Engineering, Agriculture, Industrial processes

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 03/03/2022

This textbook provides an introduction to plant genetics and biotechnology for the advancement of agriculture. A clear and structured introduction to the topic for learners new to the field of genetics, the book includes: an introduction to the life cycle of the cell, DNA and how it relates to genes and chromosomes, DNA analysis, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, and transmission genetics.

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Teaching Math for Emergent Bilinguals: Building on Culture, Language, and Identity

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Subject(s): Teacher training, Language learning for specific purposes, Educational: Mathematics, science and technology, general

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 16/02/2022

This book is designed for pre-service/in-service teachers and others who will work or work with K–12 students who have linguistically and culturally diverse backgrounds, especially students of other languages (English language learners/Emergent bilingual/multilingual). The core concept of this course is helping teachers understand the needs of various Emergent Bilinguals (a.k.a. English language learners (ELLs)/English Learners (ELs), learn to use their language and culture as a resource in mathematics classrooms and implement research-based instructional strategies that are effective to teach mathematics for Emergent Bilinguals.

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Food Product Development Lab Manual

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Subject(s): Product design, Food and drink service industries

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 21/10/2021

A practical how-to illustrating the process of developing a new food product from ideation and formulation to processing and lastly commercialization. This book highlights the overall process and gives instructions for each of the steps along the way.

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Humanizing Science through STEAM Challenges

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Author(s): E.J. Bahng, John M. Hauptman

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 15/10/2021

In a science methods course during the Covid19 pandemic, 51 future elementary teachers authored children’s books and then read them aloud as part of a giving-back, service-learning activity as Open Educational Resources (OER). The 51 children’s stories and their accompanying audiobooks aim to integrate STEM and the Arts to humanize science and scientific inquiry with history and philosophy of science in mind.

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Chemical Engineering Separations: A Handbook for Students

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Author(s): Monica Lamm, Laura Jarboe

Subject(s): Industrial chemistry and chemical engineering

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 26/08/2021

The purpose of this handbook is to introduce students to chemical engineering separations in a way that most closely aligns with what most entry-level chemical engineers will do in the workplace.  Most newly hired chemical engineers will be responsible for monitoring and troubleshooting existing processes and proposing modifications to improve process performance. For this reason, we have written the handbook to emphasize how to optimize process conditions, how to retrofit an existing unit to meet a given separation objective while not exceeding operating capacity, or how to select the best existing or pre-fabricated unit to meet a separation objective while maintaining safe operation at a reasonable cost.

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Queer Fashion and Style: Stories from the Heartland

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Author(s): Kelly L. Reddy-Best, Dana Goodin, Eulanda Sanders

Subject(s): Cultural studies: dress and society, Fashion and textile design

Last updated: 26/08/2021

Queer Fashion & Style: Stories from the Heartland—An Exhibition Catalog analyzes the recent history of fashion through a queer lens by examining how queer identities are negotiated in everyday styles by women in the Midwest part of the United States from the late twentieth century to the present. This exhibition builds on the body of work on how queer identities, both personal and collective, are negotiated through dress and appearance practices. The catalog focuses on everyday styles and identity negotiations of queer women living in more rural areas where there is a lack of visible queer community.

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The OER Starter Kit

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Author(s): Abbey Elder

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 21/08/2021

This starter kit has been created to provide instructors with an introduction to the use and creation of open educational resources (OER). The text is broken into five sections: Getting Started, Copyright, Finding OER, Teaching with OER, and Creating OER. Each chapter is accompanied with learning objectives and most chapters feature interactive elements and opportunities for readers to engage with the text. Although some chapters contain more advanced content, the starter kit is primarily intended for users who are entirely new to Open Education.

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Veterinary Medical Libraries in the 21st Century

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Author(s): Nancy L. Pelzer, William H. Wiese

Subject(s): Library, archive and information management

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 18/02/2021

Written in 2006 by Iowa State University librarians Nancy L. Pelzer and William H. Wiese, Veterinary Medical Libraries in the 21st Century provides an in-depth introduction to managing an academic veterinary medical library at the turn of the 21st century, with overviews of selected libraries; discussions of collection development, technical services, and reference services; and a comprehensive list of resources on academic veterinary medical libraries.
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Online Learning Toolbox

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Author(s): Evrim Baran

Editor(s): Evrim Baran

Subject(s): Open learning, distance education

Publisher: Iowa State University Digital Press

Last updated: 03/12/2020