PatternMaster HowTo, rubric files

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How-To text How to operate the software Web link
How-To video #1 Walk through of basic operations

As .swf    as .mp4
(Initial steps are for indirect launch; software below will load to PatternMaster itself)

How-To video #2 Checking your hypothesis As .swf    as .mp4
Tips and tricks Conveniences and hints for success Video as="" .swf<="" a=""> or as .mp4
Teacher guide Images and insights Requires account
Rubric Not currently part of the assignment as we deliver it .pdfWord
PatternMaster Programs
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Mac version Download a folder with the Mac executable Download Mac
Windows version Download a folder with the Windows executable Download Win
Patterns in nature: Examples
Our inclusion of PatternMaster in curriculum sometimes surprises Bio students. Here are some examples where observing a pattern (or violating one) lead to a major scientific breakthrough
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John Snow and Cholera Plotting deaths on a map highlighted their relationship to a water pump... and the absence of a brewery Article with map
the Periodic Table There's nothing bigger in Chemistry, and it all came from patterns--in numbers and in properties Discussion
Semmelweis and hand washing Observations about midwife vs. physicians/med students indicated something was wrong with the latter Storyline
Neptune Predicted on the basis of unexplained perturbations of Uranus' orbit Storyline
Helium Missing bands in sunlight suggest an element not yet accounted for Storyline
Theory of Evolution Parallels between breeding successes in cattle, pigeons, crops and the natural world lead to Darwin's Big Idea Storyline
Mendel's laws non-random outcomes in pea traits provide the basis for suggesting there are heritable particles determining traits Storyline
DNA structure Repeated interactions amongst the constituents tells us how information is held, exchanged, shared  
Death of soldiers in wartime  
Sickle cell anemia and malaria