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Developing Data Literacy Skills and Connecting the Student Experience in the Classroom to the Community Through Biodiversity Projects
Undergraduate education and long-term science literacy are enhanced by integrating data projects with public datasets and creating analysis summaries. Underutilized public datasets are often generated by community-based or citizen science projects...

Courses: EcologyEcology

species richness Biodiversity disturbance Habitat range Population abundance
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Exploring the Lytic and Lysogenic Life Cycles of Bacteriophages
The goal of this lesson is to introduce students to the lytic and lysogenic cycles of T4 and lambda bacteriophages, respectively, using student-centered pedagogies. Bacteriophages are viruses that infect bacteria and are either virulent or...

Courses: MicrobiologyMicrobiology

bacteriophages Lysogenic cycle Lysogeny Lytic cycle
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Ain't No Mountain Pine Enough: A Case Study of How Mountain Pine Beetles are Affecting Ecosystem Processes
This case study engages students in generating hypotheses and predictions, analyzing and interpreting data, critically evaluating contrasting results in science, and thinking about feedbacks between biota and abiotic ecosystem dynamics. To address...

Courses: EcologyEcology

population biology carbon cycling Species-habitat interactions
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Adaptation and Facilitation of Small Group Activities in an Online Introductory Biology Class
In spring 2020, the sudden mid-semester closure of my campus in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic necessitated a rapid transition to emergency online learning. Consequently, I adapted the small group activities and facilitation methods of...
Cellular communication Neuronal function Neuronal structure
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A Quick and Simple Natural Selection Role Play
Teaching evolution remains a challenging task in biology education. Students enter the classroom with stubborn misconceptions and many traditional examples of the process of evolution may not resonate with students. This short role play activity...

Courses: EvolutionEvolution

Evolution fitness Natural Selection heritability
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Biodiversity Show and Tell: An Accessible Activity to Encourage Students to Explore the Tree of Life
An appreciation of organismal diversity is a requirement for understanding evolution and ecology, and can serve as a source of amazement and wonder that inspires students to enjoy biology. However, biodiversity can be a challenging subject to...
Evolution ecology Biodiversity
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Generating Biological Hypotheses in a "Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience"(CURE) Course
Hypotheses are often incorrectly defined as educated guesses or if/then statements. Further confusion arises from the fact that not all disciplines define hypotheses similarly. The difficulty in distinguishing between statistical and biological...
scientific method HPT axis Neural stem cells
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Engaging Undergraduates in Mechanisms of Tubular Reabsorption and Secretion in the Mammalian Kidney
If students fail to see the connections among physiological systems, they can become overwhelmed with the amount of information they need to learn. Some students have particular difficulty with the renal system for this reason. This lesson was...
Osmosis Active transport Mass flow Renal reabsorption Renal secretion Transport across membranes
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Exploring Primary Scientific Literature through the Lens of the 5 Core Concepts of Biology
Biology students at the undergraduate level usually excel in knowing biological facts; however, they often struggle with connecting these facts to specific biological principles. In parallel, undergraduate students often struggle to read primary...
5 core concepts connecting facts to principles reading primary scientific literature
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Nanoparticles and Shrimp: An Interdisciplinary Lab Series in Chemistry and Biology for Undergraduate Engineering Students
The parallels between engineering and science are vast, as both disciplines apply theory and inquiry to solve complex problems. In order to prepare students for interdisciplinary careers in STEM, we have developed a lab project in which...
microscopy chemistry applications in biology toxicity
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Harnessing the Power of the Immune System: Influenza Vaccines
Because most people have been infected by and/or immunized against influenza, students should know how the immune system responds to the infection and how vaccines protect against disease. Vaccines have played an instrumental role in disease...
Vaccines Influenza Immunization Vaccine efficacy
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Understanding Host-Pathogen Interactions With the Use of Galleria mellonella
The Galleria mellonella; the larvae of the Greater Wax Moth, is a safe and effective means to study host-pathogen interactions in the undergraduate setting. The use of animal models in the teaching classroom provides an opportunity to discuss...
innate immunity bacterial pathogenesis Host-pathogen interactions Galleria mellonella Virulence
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Mapping a Mutation to its Gene: The "Fly Lab" as a Modern Research Experience
Although genetics is an invaluable part of the undergraduate biology curriculum, it can be intimidating to students as well as instructors: Students must reduce their reliance on memorization and dive deep into quantitative analysis, and...
genetics bioinformatics drosophila chi-square analysis complementation mapping mode of inheritance three-point mapping
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Data Analysis Recitation Activities Support Better Understanding in SEA-PHAGES CURE
Course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are widely known to improve student learning outcomes in the sciences. Undergraduate students have a particularly difficult time interpreting the scientific data that they generate in these...
bacteriophage DNA extraction Gel analysis Phage purification Titer calculation Viral replicative growth
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Doctor in the House: Improving Undergraduate Critical Thinking Skills Through Diagnosing Medical Case Studies
Students in undergraduate anatomy and physiology courses are not often exposed to clinical examples of homeostatic imbalances, particularly ones that provide an opportunity to diagnose a medical case. We designed a set of medical cases...
medicine diagnosis cardiovascular deductive reasoning digestive Endocrine homeostatic imbalance hypothetico-deductive model urinary