“Study of chromosome structure, organization, aberrations, and behavior. Multiple Eukaryotic systems will be considered with links to human disease.”
-Professor Le Paliulis
Project Description: Create a narrated, stop-motion video that animates a chromosome process, structure, or seminal experiment in Cytogenetics. The video should be at least 2 minutes long, and must be based on at least 3 references from the literature (refer to project description).
Course: Biology 326: Cytogenetics
Instructor: Associate Professor of Biology
Project: 2 minute stop motion animation
Semester: Spring 2015
Duration of Assignment: Entire Semester, 15 weeks
Technology: MacBook Pro, LED Lights, WebCam, Tripod, iStopMotion, iMovie
Class Blog: http://stopmotion.blogs.bucknell.edu/
- Explain how the behavior of chromosomes during cell division determines heredity (Ia, Ic).
- Describe how chromosome behavior is controlled by chromosome structure (Ia, Ic).
- Assess how changes in chromosome structure, both on the molecular and microscopic level affect chromosome behavior (Ic, Id).
- Examine how errors in chromosome distribution lead to human disease (Ia, Ic).
- Describe how chromosome manipulation can lead to massive changes in the organism and can be exploited in agriculture and plant breeding (Ia, Ic).
- Design and conduct experiments to study chromosome behavior and distribution (Ib, Id, IIIa).
- Evaluate and critique primary literature on cytogenetics topics in oral presentations (Ia, IIb).
- Synthesize multiple different types of resources on chromosome-based diseases to write papers aimed at many different audiences (Ic, IIb).
- critical thinking
- digital literacy
- time management
- group collaboration
- multimodal storytelling
Biology 326: Cytogenetics Scaffolded Semester Calendar
Wed, Jan 28th-Intro to Stop Motion, examples, create a short stop motion film, discuss pre-assignment questions.
Mon, Feb, 2nd-Review pre-assignment questions, discuss treatment
Mon, Feb 9th-Script writing
Wed, Feb 11th-Storyboarding
Mon, Feb 16th-Script due
Wed, Feb 18th-Script feedback returned, continue storyboarding
Wed, Feb 25th-Storyboards due, peer review
Mon, March 16th-Audio Booth training
Mon March 23rd-Recorded narrations due, peer review
Mon, March 30th-iMovie training, Stop Motion begins
Mon, April 20th-Peer review stop motion films, 1 week of editing corrections
Mon, April 27th-Final films due, presentations