Math Modeling for High School Students

The Math Modeling Challenge offers resources for high-school students and teachers.

Sample problems, ranging in difficulty, can be found here. The following is the Challenge Problem for 2017, which can be found online.

Resources for High School Students

MiniWorkshop Follow-Up October 2, 2020

Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 1.0

A follow up to our mini workshop of August 14, 2020. Further information about the python pipeline for HGT and the new cytoscape lesson.
Bioinformatics Education, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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10.2020
In this activity students use the HHMI Population Growth Models interactive to explore R0 for diseases and discuss the importance of connecting population ecology to current events like the COVID-19 global pandemic.
introductory, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, Developing Empathy, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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09.2020
Using oVERT project models students examine examples of extant traditional lizards, snakes and limbless lizards and create phylogenies based on trait and genetic data.
phylogenetics, evolutionary biology, Herpetology, natural history collections, 3D models, #NGSS, digitized natural history collections, oVert, Convergent Evolution, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, More than 1 hour
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09.2020
This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.
Evolution, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Website, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Developing Self-awareness, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks, Accessibility, Universal Design, Usability
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08.2020
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian form and function.
evolutionary ecology, Community Ecology, Website, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Reference sheet, Manual, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks, Accessibility, Usability
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08.2020

Mini-Workshop August 14, 2020

Vinayak Mathur, Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora

Version: 1.0

We reviewed the materials available on Genome Solver (other lessons here) and described our new python pipeline for examining horizontal gene transfer and a new synteny lesson in detail.
Bioinformatics Education, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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08.2020

Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)

Katie Pearson, Natalie Love, Susan Mazer

Version: 1.0

This exercise introduces herbarium specimens and how they are used for research. Students contribute to specimen "digitization" using the citizen science platform Notes from Nature, and they work with the California specimen database, CCH2.
introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks
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08.2020

Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

Danielle Garneau, Matthew Joshua Heard, Mary Beth Kolozsvary

Version: 1.0

This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes
NEON, National Ecological Observatory Network, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, Advanced, Majors
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08.2020
This project explores the role of human land use and other environmental factors that affect native and invasive mosquito species distributions and the diseases that they can vector.
NEON, National Ecological Observatory Network, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, Advanced, Majors
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08.2020
Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their sites compare to those in a range of landscapes.
NEON, National Ecological Observatory Network, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Extended Project, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks, Accessibility
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08.2020

BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only

Nicole Anthony

Version: 1.0

National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
infectious disease, experimental design, bioinformatics, Ebola, NIBLSE, Case It!, PCR, BLAST, multiple sequence alignment, Published in National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, polymerase chain reaction, febrile illness, virus, ELISA, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay, filovirus, Africa, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Extended Project, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C9. Implications, Recommended by NIBLSE
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08.2020
In this activity, students will explore a dataset of fungi dispersal capabilities and colonizing success to test the predictions of island biogeography theory.
Island biogeography, fungi, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
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08.2020

Flatten the Curve Course Module

Joanna Wares, Marcella Torres

Version: 1.0

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introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Non-majors
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08.2020
This high school or undergraduate lab consists of four activities that guide students through learning about plant parts from the fruits and vegetables with which they are already familiar. In-person and remote options are provided.
introductory, Lab, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Less than 1 hour, More than 1 hour
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08.2020
This dataset was collected from interviews conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State by state data are provided to explore the interactions of education, income, and race/ethnicity with obesity.
Obesity, Socioeconomic Status, Food Swamp, Food Desert, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Raw, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
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08.2020

Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors
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08.2020

Lesson VII - Synteny

Gaurav Arora, Anne Rosenwald, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 3.0

The lesson teaches about synteny or the order of genes along a chromosome, which is useful for looking at orthologous genes between two species or strains.
Bioinformatics Education, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
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08.2020

Lesson III - Annotation

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 3.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all the A's, C's, T's, and G's.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
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08.2020

Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I

Aparna Anandkumar, Ariel Moline, Pascale S. Guiton

Version: 1.0

The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry educators integrate Black scientists' work in their curricula.
BLACK SCIENTISTS IN STEM, RACIALLY-RESPONSIVE PEDAGOGY, BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY EDUCATION, DIVERSITY IN STEM CURRICULUM, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Reference sheet, Manual, Undergraduate, Dataset, Publication, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Workshop material, Developing Self-awareness, Classroom Climate, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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07.2020
In this activity, students will explore how the Ebola virus outbreak occurred in West Africa through graphing prevalence, incidence and mortality data from the three major countries that were affected by the Ebola virus in 2014 - 2016
epidemiology, epidemics, Ebola, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Cleaned, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
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07.2020

Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences

HHMI BioInteractive

Version: 1.0

This interactive module shows how DNA sequences can be used to infer evolutionary relationships among organisms and represent them as phylogenetic trees.
Evolution, HHMI BioInteractive, phylogenetic tree, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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07.2020
Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.
Excel, data in the classroom, RStudio, biodiversity informatics, natural history collections, Herbaria, Data cleaning, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Raw, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
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07.2020
The adaptation to Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine entails two ethics supplements. The first supplement addresses the use of off-label drugs in the pandemic (or other situation). The second supplement addresses wet markets.
bioethics, BLAST, protein structure modeling, molecular visualization and analysis, ethics, COVID19, PDB, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour, Developing Self-awareness
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07.2020

Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types

Heather Seitz, Jillian Marie Miller, Joseph Esquibel

Version: 1.0

This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.
Exponents, Ratios, Cells, qbcc, manipulate equations, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Visual Accommodations, converting units, changing scales, introductory, Article, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Publication, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour, Accessibility
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07.2020

My Twin Sister Case Study

Margaret Waterman, Ethel D Stanley

Version: 1.0

A young boy wonders why his twin sister can roll his tongue, but he cannot. Case centers on meiosis.
case study, meiosis, twins, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
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06.2020

Materials for Teaching the SIR Epidemic Model

Glenn Ledder, Michelle Homp

Version: 1.0

This web page contains materials created by faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mathematics to teach basic fundamentals of mathematical epidemiology.
introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Universal Design
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06.2020
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed experiments.
introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Universal Design
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06.2020

Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

Keith Johnson, Didem Vardar-Ulu, Shuchismita Dutta

Version: 1.0

This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, replication, and treatment. Additional worksheets introduce students to bioinformatics tools of 3-D protein visualization and BLAST searches.
BLAST, protein structure modeling, molecular visualization and analysis, COVID19, PDB, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Extended Project
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06.2020

Vertebrate Clade Race

David Baum, Kristin Jenkins

Version: 1.0

This activity introduces basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. It is designed as a short group activity. After completing this activity, students should be familiar with basic terminology and how to "read" a phylogenetic tree.
phylogenetics, evolutionary biology, tree reading, vertebrates, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
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06.2020

Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel

Debra Linton, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, Data cleaning, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Raw, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
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06.2020

Social Distancing Simulation in NetLogo

Anne Elizabeth Yust

Version: 1.0

A NetLogo simulation that shows the effects of social distancing on the spread of infectious disease.
Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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06.2020
The Digital Atlas project include field guides to fossils (including a mobile app), an online paleontology textbook, and a collection of over 500 virtual 3D models of fossil specimens.
Evolution, biology, idigbio, paleontology, taxonomy, natural history collections, geology, SPNHC2020, Website, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors
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06.2020

NELF Explorer: Drivers of Landscape Change

Meghan Graham MacLean

Version: 1.0

Students explore the connections between land use decisions and land cover change, as well as how to predict the possible impacts of land use decisions into the future.
landscape ecology, scenario analysis, land systems science, LULCC, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour, Developing Self-awareness, Classroom Climate, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks, Accessibility, Usability
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05.2020

Value of Mistakes. Making Mistakes Using R

Staci Neas Johnson

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Value of Mistakes v1.0

This module allows students to frame mistakes and frustrations during their first introduction to R in terms of improved learning and growth mindset.
growth mindset, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, mistakes, value of mistakes, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, 1 Hour, Developing Self-awareness, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
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05.2020

Exploring Population Change without Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 4

Amy Lark, Cory Kohn, Jim Smith, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Wendy Johnson

Version: 1.0

An introductory activity exploring how a population changes without natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.
population genetics, Evolution, avida-ed, software simulations, Selection, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.2020

Figure of the Day: Identifying Ambiguity and Biases in Data Figures

Raisa Hernández-Pacheco

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

The adaptation focuses on presenting figures with all the information in their axes. However, such figures present a medium level of quality to encourage students to discuss conceptually in groups and come up with suggestions on how to improve them.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
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05.2020

Exploring Fitness and Population Change under Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 3

Amy Lark, Cory Kohn, Jim Smith, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Wendy Johnson

Version: 1.0

An introductory activity exploring the process of natural selection in action using the Avida-ED simulation.
population genetics, fitness, avida-ed, software simulations, Selection, evolutionary fitness, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.2020

Exploring Random Mutation and Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 2

Amy Lark, Cory Kohn, Jim Smith, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Wendy Johnson

Version: 1.0

An introductory activity exploring the role of random mutation in natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.
avida-ed, mutation, software simulations, Selection, variation, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.2020

Exploring the Introduction of Genetic Variation by Random Mutation: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 1

Cory Kohn, Amy Lark, Jim Smith, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Wendy Johnson

Version: 1.0

An introductory activity introducing the role of random mutation in generating genetic variation using the Avida-ED simulation.
genetics, Evolution, avida-ed, mutation, software simulations, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
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05.2020
The girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are a family of distinctively armored lizards endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Students examine lizards in this family to classify the lizards based on morphological characteristics.
Evolution, phylogenetic analysis, Herpetology, natural history collections, 3D models, Vertebrate Morphology, CT scan, oVert, Convergent Evolution, Lab, Teaching material, High School, More than 1 hour
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05.2020

That Vertebrate Ate What Exactly?

Jason Horner

Version: 1.0

During the course of this lesson, students will analyze CT scan data and observe bycatch (or an unknown discovery) captured during the scanning process of vertebrates.
Evolution, idigbio, AP Biology, natural history collections, 3D models, anatomy and physiology, #NGSS, Vertebrate Morphology, CT scan, oVert, Lab, Teaching material, High School, More than 1 hour
238
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05.2020

Yeti or not: Do they exist?

Keith Johnson

Version: 1.0

Through this 2-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.
case study, bioinformatics, NIBLSE, BLAST, 12S sequencing, Yeti, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour, C2. Computational concepts, C4. Bioinformatics tools, Reviewed at NIBLSE
205
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05.2020
A short film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia. The animation explores the genetic causes and biological effects of sickle cell disease.
HHMI BioInteractive, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Less than 1 hour
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05.2020

Following the Data

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
data in the classroom, process of science, biodiversity informatics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
1.2K
367
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05.2020

Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio

John Howard Starnes, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma, Jennifer Glee Buntz, Sondra Marie LoRe, Vedham Karpakakunjaram

Version: 1.0

This module explores surface area to volume ratios in a cube and sphere in relation to cell size.
introductory biology, graphing, Ratios, OpenStax, qbcc, manipulate equations, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Use elementary functions, Create graphs, Interpret graphs, Rates and Proportions, Solving Equations and Inequalities, interpret tables, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour
369
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04.2020

Diving into Deep Sea Data

Adania Flemming, Randy Singer, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

A module that combines NOAA's Okeanos Explorer and the iDigBio Portal to explore the deep sea!
Querying databases, remote sensing, natural history collections, fishes, scientific name, 5E, Species, ichthyology, deep sea, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, 1 Hour
242
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04.2020

SIR BuildIt

Anton E Weisstein

Version: 1.0

An introduction to epidemiological models using interactive Excel worksheets
epidemiology, modeling, Teaching Material @ BioQUEST_ESTEEM, Excel, infectious disease, Infectious Disease Modeling, SIR models, SIR, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, 1 Hour
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506
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04.2020

21st Century STEM Workforce Skills

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
collaboration, team science, leadership skills, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Classroom Climate, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
319
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03.2020

COVID-19 Simulator (ISEE) Module

Sarah Hews

Version: 1.0

This accessible module guides students through exploring the COVID-19 Simulator developed by ISEE. Students dig into the four scenarios provided (including the parameters and the graphs), construct their own scenarios, and interpret their results.
mathematical modeling, STELLA, Infectious Disease Modeling, Interpreting Graphs, interpreting models, COVID19, coronavirus, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors
1.1K
359
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03.2020

GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
Querying databases, database, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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03.2020

iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
databases, Querying databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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03.2020

Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Erica Krimmel

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for Arctos
databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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03.2020

Data Ethics

Rebecca Renirie

Version: 1.0

Data ethics and the use of digital data
data science, research ethics, data ethics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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03.2020

SEIR simulation activity for flattening the curve

Carrie Diaz Eaton

Version: 1.0

This is a short exploration activity to introduce SIR and SEIR models without explicitly introducing differential equations. It utilizes the R package EpiDynamics and students can run the simulations themselves to observe flattening the curve.
R, RStudio, Infectious Disease Modeling, SIR models, SIR, seir, covid, coronavirus, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
759
188
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03.2020
Caffeine is a very common stimulant consume worldwide as tea, coffee, mate, cocoa, and chocolate. Ever wondered why plants make caffeine? Do all caffeine producing plants have the same enzymes for caffeine biosynthesis?
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
617
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01.2020

Sickle Cell Disease and Natural Selection in Humans

HHMI BioInteractive

Version: 2.0

A short film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia. The animation explores the genetic causes and biological effects of sickle cell disease.
HHMI BioInteractive, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
361
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01.2020

Bacteria Transformation

Matthew Zelisko, Kimberly Anderson

Version: 1.0

TeachEngineering resource in which students construct paper recombinant plasmids to simulate the methods genetic engineers use to create modified bacteria.
bacteria, engineering, GMOs, bacterial transformation, plasmids, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour
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12.2019
Activity that demonstrates how nucleotide changes can affect phenotypes
amino acids, nucleotides, RNA, DNA, genotype, phenotype, central dogma, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
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12.2019
Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Less than 1 hour
224
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11.2019

Lesson VI - The Community Science Project

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 1.1

Genome Solver's Community Science Project was developed as a way to use the skills taught in the previous lessons. We're asking members of the community to provide instances of potential phage genes embedded in bacterial genomes.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Extended Project
441
238
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11.2019

Teaching Population Dynamics with Data and HHMI BioInteractive

Abby Kula, Kristine Grayson

Version: 1.0

Presented at NABT 2019, we demonstrate how the Population Dynamics Click & Learn resource can be customized for any organism - using the Lionfish invasion as an example
population growth, HHMI BioInteractive, introductory, Presentation, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, 1 Hour, Workshop material
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230
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11.2019

A Curious Display

Margaret Waterman, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly, Kristin Jenkins, Sam Catherine Johnston, Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Viet Le, Hayley Orndorf, Melissa Skyer, Barbara Spiecker

Version: 1.0

Case study on genetically modified organisms
genetics, case study, agriculture, Biotechnology, environmental science, DNA, Universal Design for Learning, GMO, American Sign Language, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
372
173
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10.2019
Compiled resources around GMOs and protein production including vocabulary, animations, videos, and games
genetics, agriculture, plants, transcription, genomes, GMO, translation, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors
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10.2019

Gelin’: Gel Electrophoresis Simulation

Beyond Benign

Version: 1.0

Students will understand how DNA is separated into a fingerprint by using a chromatography activity to simulate gel electrophoresis.
DNA, gel electrophoresis, dna fingerprint, chromatography, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, 1 Hour
354
110
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10.2019

Genome Solver: Complete Set of Lessons

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with an authentic community research project.
bioinformatics, NIBLSE, Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C6. Models, C8. Data types, C9. Implications, Recommended by NIBLSE, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Extended Project
548
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10.2019

Lesson V - Phylogenetics

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson V is an introduction to Phylogenetics.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
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Lesson IV - Comparative Genomics

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson IV, Comparative Genomics, discusses some of the tools available for looking at genes across different genomes.