BioQUEST Library, Volume V The BioQUEST Library is an annual peer-reviewed publication of computer-based curricular materials that brings together more than 60 software simulations, tools, datasets, and other support materials, including manuals for most modules, in ecology, evolution, genetics, molecular biology, physiology, developmental biology, botany, and neurobiology. The modules in The BioQUEST Library have been designed to provide a flexible problem-solving space for investigations that can range from the simple to the sophisticated and challenging. In each of the modules, the students are expected to craft a research question, to pursue solutions to their question, and to decide on criteria for closure and publication, just as academic and professional scientists do. The materials included in The BioQUEST Library are designed to provide a robust problem space in which students can pursue multiple hypotheses simultaneously and generate and analyze large datasets. The modules are open-ended and enable students to evaluate their problem-solving endeavors as well as the validity and utility of their solutions. BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium The BioQUEST Library is a publication of the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium (bioquest.org), a community of more than 5000 bioscience educators and researchers who are interested in undergraduate science curriculum reform. The BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium offers a framework for thinking about curricular issues in science education from the viewpoint that students learn science most effectively when they are provided with opportunities to solve complex problems using the same methodologies and reasoning skills that research scientists use. The BioQUEST Library provides students with the opportunity to develop the long-term strategies of inquiry that sustain and guide practicing scientists. This philosophical framework has become known as BioQUEST's three Ps of science education: problem posing, problem solving, and peer persuasion. Site licenses for the BioQUEST Library are available to universities, college libraries and departments, high-school districts, and individual high schools. For more information about The BioQUEST Library or the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium, please see our website at www.academicpress.com/bioquest. Major funding for the BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium has been provided by: [insert icon] The Annenberg/CPB Project Additional support has been provided by: The National Science Foundation's Division of Undergraduate Education The Foundation for Microbiology Apple Computer, Inc. The Howard Hughes Medical Institute General System Requirements for BioQUEST Library, Volume V For modules that run on Macintosh-compatible platforms (59 of the 67 modules): · Mac OS 6.0.5 or higher · 2.5 MB of RAM (4 MB recommended) for most modules; 4 MB (at least 5 MB recommended) if running System 7 or higher · CD-ROM drive · math coprocessor for older machines For modules that run on IBM-compatible platforms (23 of the 67 modules): · DOS 5.0 or higher or Windows 3.1 or higher (Win32s 1.2 or higher for some modules) · 4 MB of RAM · CD-ROM drive · 80386 processor or faster (80486 or a Pentium recommended) See specific module descriptions for specific information. Support documents, including manuals, are available on the CD-ROM in both Adobe Acrobat and MicroSoft Word formats. Manuals can be edited and adapted for individual classroom purposes. Adobe Acrobat Reader has been provided on the CD-ROM. ISSN 1520-2798 > The BioQUEST Collection *Introduction to BioQUESTthe three Ps of science education Biometricsbasic analysis, experimental design, hypothesis testing, and error analysis BiotaNew features!a tool for simulation and modeling of species interactions in diversBioquest Curriculum Consortium Staff is the author of 'Bioquest Library 6' with ISBN 9780120994731 and ISBN 0120994739.