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  1. Got Milk? Biome 2021 Lightning Talk

    Got Milk? Biome 2021 Lightning Talk

    2021-12-04 19:10:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Glenna Malcolm, Lauren C. McCarthy, Jim Smith, Adrianne Vasey, Denise Woodward | doi:10.25334/GXP3-NZ11

    The Got Milk? working group plans to use lactase persistence evolution as a case study to teach genetics in large introductory biology courses. While developing these resources, we will be mindful of how we will approach teaching and learning to avoid racial bias. Our mission is to improve our...

  2. Linear Regression (Excel) and Cellular Respiration for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

    Linear Regression (Excel) and Cellular Respiration for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

    2021-12-04 04:11:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Irene Corriette, Beatriz Gonzalez, Daniela Kitanska, Henriette Mozsolits, Sheela Vemu | doi:10.25334/5PX5-H796

    Students typically find linear regression analysis of data sets in a biology classroom challenging. These activities could be used in a Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Statistics course. The collection provides student activity files with Excel instructions and Instructor Activity files with...

  3. Undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science Community (µRAMS) lighning talk BIOME Institute 2021

    Undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science Community (µRAMS) lighning talk BIOME Institute 2021

    2021-12-03 23:33:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Grace Borlee, Traci Kinkel, Ashley Kaye McGrew, Katriana A Popichak, Carolina Mehaffy | doi:10.25334/3S4B-R064

    The uRAMS (undergraduate Research and Microbiology Science community) was created by faculty and researchers at Colorado State University as part of our engagement with the 2021 BIOME Institute. Our group focused on the development of resourcers that undergraduate researchers may find helpful...

  4. Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints

    Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints

    2021-12-03 17:27:28 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tonya Bates, Carlos Christopher Goller, Lynda Gonzales, Jennifer Kovacs, Anne Rea, Crystal Schalmo, Alice Tarun | doi:10.25334/V7C0-XJ78

    Our BIOME Fall Working Group, Scientists Offering Solutions through Sprints, explains the process of putting together a Science sprint in your community. A science sprint is a one-day event in which participants gather and analyze data to address real-life problems. They are a wonderful way to...

  5. Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts

    Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts

    2021-12-03 15:19:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): J. Phil Gibson, Carlos Christopher Goller, Stefanie Kring, Darlene Panvini, Justin Pruneski, Ellen Wisner | doi:10.25334/C0QB-AN62

    Our team met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop resources around podcasts. We created lists of podcast episodes for several courses, learned about listening guides, shared assignment guidelines and education research on multimedia use, and planned future lessons that include podcasts....

  6. Failing to Succeed Lightning Talk - YouTube

    Failing to Succeed Lightning Talk - YouTube

    2021-12-03 11:57:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): R Diotti, Janice Friend, Robert E Furrow, Alida Janmaat, Kristen Reynolds, Alexandria Tress, Nancy Barsic Tress, Jennifer Wade | doi:10.25334/N1Q1-1R51

    Project summary for our Working Group, which sought to develop a toolbox of interventions for students struggling in introductory Biology courses

  7. Webinar: Getting Started with QUBES Educational Library Resources - YouTube

    Webinar: Getting Started with QUBES Educational Library Resources - YouTube

    2021-11-30 23:36:31 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan | doi:10.25334/PH4D-AT03

    Follow the link to the webinar video, "Getting Started with QUBES Educational Library Resources". This webinar is intended to help individuals find and use STEM education resources available on the QUBES platform.

  8. A 360˚ View of COVID-19

    A 360˚ View of COVID-19

    2021-11-30 22:14:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nikolaos Tsotakos, Victoria Del Gaizo Moore, Lisa Z. Scheifele, Michael J. Wolyniak, Joseph W. Chihade, Joseph J. Provost, Jennifer A. Roecklein-Canfield*

    In March 2020, institutions underwent a massive transition to distance learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so little time to devise new materials to maximize learning in the new virtual environment, instructors devised a variety of innovative strategies for completing the...

  9. Wenxiang 3.0

    Wenxiang 3.0

    2021-11-30 19:43:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): John R. Jungck, Metehan Cebeci | doi:10.25334/JTAZ-VH82

    Wenxiang diagrams illustrate protein helices as spirals on a plane and thus have the advantage over helical wheels of being planar graphs. Wenxiang 3.0 extends the original version by adding three major features: (1) individual amino acid residues can be colored according to their...

  10. Microbiome Analysis with Oxford Nanopore 16S amplicon sequencing data

    Microbiome Analysis with Oxford Nanopore 16S amplicon sequencing data

    2021-11-30 11:26:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alice Tarun, Mao-Lun Weng | doi:10.25334/TM6S-JE24

    The resource is a brief description of an analysis pipeline for microbiome analysis of Oxford Nanopore 16S amplicon sequence data. We tested the Kraken 2 and Krona pipeline from nanogalaxy with data obtained from nanopore sequencing of 16S DNA extracted from dog feces, conducted by an...

  11. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - Toxicology MSDT

    SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - Toxicology MSDT

    2021-11-29 19:23:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Pia van Benthem | doi:10.25334/4RDZ-DB06

    On this website you can find 6 learning modules on various topics in toxicology. These are self-paced student-centered online learning modules. You will receive a certificate of completion at the successful completion of each course. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT ...

  12. 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...

  13. 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.

  14. 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....

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...