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  1. Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models

    Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models

    2020-09-17 03:08:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Parks Collins, Paul Strode | doi:10.25334/KKGC-W370

    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.

  2. When did I lose my legs? A limbless lizard tale

    When did I lose my legs? A limbless lizard tale

    2020-09-11 19:35:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Patrick Kelly | doi:10.25334/9E8R-CW58

    Using oVERT project models students examine examples of extant traditional lizards, snakes and limbless lizards and create phylogenies based on trait and genetic data.

  3. Anti-Racist Educator's Starting Guides

    Anti-Racist Educator's Starting Guides

    2020-09-10 20:27:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): CSUEB Alliance for the Black Community, Nicole Sumner, christina Chin-Newman, Nina Haft, Jessika Murphy, Shannon Coskran, Michael Lee, Ian Pollock, Nazzy Pakpour, Pascale Guiton | doi:10.25334/FDKH-1X80

    The Alliance for the Black Community (ABC) has worked diligently to create the attached anti-racist starting guides for our faculty and staff at CSUEB and on other higherEd campuses.

  4. The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use

    The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use

    2020-09-09 22:49:08 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Angela Consani, Duane Doyle, David L Jones, Bara Sarraj, Heather Seitz | doi:10.25334/NBAY-3Z78

    In this activity, students will explore the use of a hemocytometer for counting cells, demonstrate the relationship between the grid seen in the microscope with volume of liquid in suspension and count cells to determine concentration.

  5. What Moves You?

    What Moves You?

    2020-09-09 13:29:18 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamiko Iansiti | doi:10.25334/ENX6-MH76

    Using various bone segments to create joints that will explain planar movement and then develop a mechanical model of different joint types that will allow certain movement in a robotic unit.

  6. Wing Aspect Ratio and Morphological Measurement Analysis Relating to Bird Flight and Natural History

    Wing Aspect Ratio and Morphological Measurement Analysis Relating to Bird Flight and Natural History

    2020-09-04 13:32:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Richard Hunter | doi:10.25334/AWJ8-H220

    This activity simulates analysis and identification of bird specimens based on the relationship of the natural history of bird species with the morphographic measurements and ratios compared to graphs of the same types of measurements and ratios.

  7. Building Community-Based Approaches to Systemic Reform in Mathematical Biology Education

    Building Community-Based Approaches to Systemic Reform in Mathematical Biology Education

    2020-09-03 18:40:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Olcay Akman, Carrie Diaz Eaton, Dan Hrozencik, Kristin Jenkins, Kaci Thompson | doi:10.25334/SSBD-GF03

    This is an open access article from Bulletins in Math Bio.

  8. Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases

    Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases

    2020-09-02 15:19:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andy Adams, Jessica A Adams, John J. Bray, Tami Imbierowicz, Suzanne Lenhart, Breonna Martin | doi:10.25334/3Y6Y-4C52

    In this activity students will use linear regression to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental factors such as climate change or population density influence the transmission of these diseases.

  9. Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges:  Building a Community of Biology and Math Faculty to Develop and Disseminate Open Educational Resources

    Quantitative Biology at Community Colleges: Building a Community of Biology and Math Faculty to Develop and Disseminate Open Educational Resources

    2020-08-31 04:01:15 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Kristin Jenkins | doi:10.25334/F9SA-PH18

    This is a poster presented at the SABER West 2020 conference. We introduced the grant's goals and objectives, described the leadership team and disseminated the information about the first network launch meeting.

  10. Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

    Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

    2020-08-28 20:28:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Melissa Haswell | doi:10.25334/FKK8-WP23

    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.

  11. Nature’s Flying Machines:   The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function

    Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function

    2020-08-28 19:54:54 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Melissa Haswell | doi:10.25334/Y5J7-KZ49

    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.

  12. Ethics in Synthetic Biology

    Ethics in Synthetic Biology

    2020-08-28 16:55:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lisa Scheifele, Fran Sandmeier | doi:10.25334/TM6J-YT67

    This collection of five activities provide students with an introduction to thinking about ethical concerns in human genome synthesis, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and synthetic genomes.

  13. Mini-Workshop August 14, 2020

    Mini-Workshop August 14, 2020

    2020-08-28 15:22:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Vinayak Mathur, Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora | doi:10.25334/R22A-ZT05

    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.

  14. S-JEDI Learning Group Resource

    S-JEDI Learning Group Resource

    2020-08-27 13:20:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton, Jasmine Roberts, Pat Marsteller, Maggie Diamond-Stanic | doi:10.25334/XXGX-8192

    This resource provides a curriculum for a 6 week learning group centered on examining social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, specifically geared to organizational leaders in open education.

  15. Let's Talk About COVID-19

    Let's Talk About COVID-19

    2020-08-27 00:00:00 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): zeynep teymuroglu, E Cabral Balreira, Joanna Wares | doi:10.25334/CFQM-RE18

    This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19

  16. Biocalculus writing reflection prompts

    Biocalculus writing reflection prompts

    2020-08-25 17:06:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/TGCH-TZ24

    This is a list of writing prompts as well as a grading rubric last used in 2016 for biocalculus at Unity College (see Diaz Eaton and Highlander 2018 and Aikens, Highlander, and Diaz Eaton 2020).

  17. Using Dotplots for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    Using Dotplots for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    2020-08-24 20:26:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Kapinos, Canela Torres, Amanda Freise, Sean McClory, Kathleen Cornely | doi:10.25334/RR9F-HD75

    In this activity, students are introduced to dotplots as a tool for analyzing phage genomic similarity.

  18. Introduction to Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    Introduction to Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    2020-08-24 19:40:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Deborah Tobiason, William Davis | doi:10.25334/HWSZ-Q412

    In this activity, students are introduced to phylogenetic trees and networks as tools for analyzing evolutionary relationships.

  19. Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)

    Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)

    2020-08-20 17:27:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Katie Pearson, Natalie Love, Susan Mazer | doi:10.25334/YW7C-P170

    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.

  20. Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2020-08-18 20:39:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Danielle Garneau, Matthew Joshua Heard, Mary Beth Kolozsvary | doi:10.25334/74EK-GC54

    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