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  1. An Active Learning Workshop to Teach Active Learning Strategies

    An Active Learning Workshop to Teach Active Learning Strategies

    2021-11-23 17:50:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Eva Y. Ma, Karen Freisem, Salwa Al-Noori, Elaine R. Klein, Rebecca M. Price*

    College instructors who learn how to teach actively at the beginning of their careers do not have to modify deeply set habits that rely on lectures. Instead, they develop their teaching while they learn evidence-based practices. We developed a workshop for the Science Teaching Experience...

  2. BIRDD Presentation at NABT November 2021

    BIRDD Presentation at NABT November 2021

    2021-11-22 19:47:45 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan, John R Jungck | doi:10.25334/A5HS-G444

    This publication captures parts of the BIRDD workshop at NABT in November 2021. It contains the workshop slides and links to two hands-on BIRDD activities.

  3. Developing Decolonial Consciousness in Biology Students Through Critical Reflection Assignments

    Developing Decolonial Consciousness in Biology Students Through Critical Reflection Assignments

    2021-11-19 16:45:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lisa L. Walsh*

    There is a growing call to decolonize curricula in academia, including in scientific disciplines. In the biology classroom, this includes highlighting a diverse array of scientists and illuminating injustice and exploitation carried out by Eurocentric biologists and medical professionals....

  4. What’s the DEAL – The Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life and Digital Atlas Apps

    What’s the DEAL – The Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life and Digital Atlas Apps

    2021-11-10 13:27:29 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jonathan Hendricks, Bruce Lieberman | doi:10.25334/A3YC-XS25

    The Digital Encyclopedia of Ancient Life and Digital Atlas Apps -- identify fossils and explore diversity and history of life on earth.

  5. A Curious Display

    A Curious Display

    2021-11-05 15:34:08 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Margaret Waterman, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly, Kristin Jenkins, Sam Catherine Johnston, Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Viet Le, Hayley Orndorf, Melissa Skyer, Barbara Spiecker | doi:10.25334/VK96-DZ31

    Case study on genetically modified organisms provided in English and American Sign Language.

  6. Teaching Cancer Biology Through a Lens of Social Justice

    Teaching Cancer Biology Through a Lens of Social Justice

    2021-11-04 20:21:34 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Yarid A. Mera, Benjamin L. Wiggins*

    The biology classroom is not separate from the greater context of society; social issues can and should be presented in connection with the content. Here we present an example of antiracist teaching using the molecular/cellular biology of cancer in an introductory biology course as a topic...

  7. Moths and Frogs and <em>E. coli</em>, Oh My!: Agent-based Modeling of Evolutionary Systems

    Moths and Frogs and <em>E. coli</em>, Oh My!: Agent-based Modeling of Evolutionary Systems

    2021-11-03 19:58:54 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alexis Garretson*, Lorelei D. Crerar | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.35

    In evolution classrooms, introducing and reinforcing the idea of genetic drift and random selection can be challenging, as can be reinforcing appropriate mental models of evolution. Agent-based models offer students the opportunity to conduct a model-based inquiry into the impacts of different...

  8. How Do Kidneys Make Urine From Blood? Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Filtration, Secretion, Reabsorption, and Excretion

    How Do Kidneys Make Urine From Blood? Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches to Filtration, Secretion, Reabsorption, and Excretion

    2021-11-03 18:38:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gregory J. Crowther*

    The function of the kidneys is to help maintain a constant internal environment (homeostasis) by regulating the volume and chemical composition of the blood. This regulation occurs via three fundamental processes: filtration, secretion, and reabsorption. Because these three processes all...

  9. Designing an Asynchronous, Self-Led Aquatic Ecology Field Trip

    Designing an Asynchronous, Self-Led Aquatic Ecology Field Trip

    2021-11-03 18:20:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Susan E. Washko* | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.34

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increasing need to teach students online, aquatic scientists are looking for ways to give students field experiences virtually. Asynchronous, self-led field trips are emerging as a solution. However, due to the varying circumstances surrounding students and the...

  10. It's a Substrate... It's a Protein...No - It's an Enzyme! Teaching Using 3D Serine Protease Physical Modeling Activities to Confront Misconceptions.

    It's a Substrate... It's a Protein...No - It's an Enzyme! Teaching Using 3D Serine Protease Physical Modeling Activities to Confront Misconceptions.

    2021-11-03 17:59:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Cassidy R. Terrell*, Cassandra A. Kersten | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.33

    Reported misconceptions of enzyme-substrate interactions highlight the necessity for better, targeted instructional tools and assessments. A series of active learning activities with corresponding three-dimensional (3D) physical models were developed to target undergraduate biochemistry...

  11. Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R

    Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R

    2021-11-01 19:05:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alicia Caughman, Emily Weigel | doi:10.25334/NM9J-V662

    Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction

  12. Mystery box puzzle for model based reasoning

    Mystery box puzzle for model based reasoning

    2021-10-30 13:16:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan, Pravin Muthu | doi:10.25334/9CTV-1556

    This is a computer based problem solving activity that I use to engage introductory biology students with discussions about model based reasoning.

  13. UDL Mapping Activity

    UDL Mapping Activity

    2021-10-27 18:14:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/E9D6-YE29

    This activity guides faculty through analyzing a resource using the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines.

  14. SCORE-UBE Final Evaluation Report

    SCORE-UBE Final Evaluation Report

    2021-10-25 18:16:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robin Taylor | doi:10.25334/AVXP-MF74

    Final evaluation report for the NSF funded RCN-SCORE Network which aimed to support members tackle shared issues in sustaining OER and OEP. The growth of the network continued to grow through continued collaborations across SCORE members, the pursuit and receipt of initially funded initiatives,...

  15. From Dirt to <em>Streptomyces</em> DNA

    From Dirt to <em>Streptomyces</em> DNA

    2021-10-25 17:02:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marc A. Brodkin* | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.32

    The purpose of this semester-long Lesson is to give students an authentic, course-based undergraduate research experience during which they learn basic and advanced microbiological and molecular biology techniques. This project begins with the isolation of a suspected Streptomyces...

  16. Understanding Restriction Enzyme Digests

    Understanding Restriction Enzyme Digests

    2021-10-25 01:25:25 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Swati Agrawal, Sara Anderson, Dustin Edwards, Bryan Gibb, Matthew David Mastropaolo | doi:10.25334/8CXE-6883

    Prior to submitting genomic DNA for sequencing, SEA students perform a restriction endonuclease digest with several enzymes, which provides a fast and cost-effective way of quickly screening isolated phages. The pattern of bands on the gel should be unique except for very closely related or...

  17. Targeting Misconceptions in the Central Dogma by Examining Viral Infection

    Targeting Misconceptions in the Central Dogma by Examining Viral Infection

    2021-10-22 15:43:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stefanie R. DeVito* | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.31

    Understanding the central dogma and how changes in gene expression can impact cell function requires integration of several topics in molecular biology. Students often do not make the necessary connections between DNA structure, transcription, translation and how these processes work together...

  18. A Student-Led Hearing on the Use of HeLa Cells in Research

    A Student-Led Hearing on the Use of HeLa Cells in Research

    2021-10-20 20:04:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jocelyn Stearns, Kevin J. O'Donovan, Melissa Eslinger* | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.30

    In this role-playing case study, students will learn about the HeLa cell line and its origins while examining multiple perspectives surrounding the cell line and its uses. The goal of this case study is for students to use guided questions to analyze different points of view such as...

  19. Introduction to the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

    Introduction to the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

    2021-10-20 17:47:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/3MJJ-4D08

    Two activities for introducing Universal Design for Learning to a faculty audience

  20. Exploring Miracle Fruit: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise on Experimental Design

    Exploring Miracle Fruit: An Undergraduate Laboratory Exercise on Experimental Design

    2021-10-20 16:11:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Samantha J. Ganser, Justin K. Hines, Michael W. Butler* | doi:10.24918/cs.2021.29

    In recent years, undergraduate biology and biochemistry curricula have seen an increase in the use of course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs). CUREs maximize potential student gains when students take an active role in experimental design. Here we propose an activity that can...