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  1. Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story

    Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story

    2020-06-25 14:23:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sharon Cisneros | doi:10.25334/Z773-JS90

    The goal of this exercise is to introduce students to 3-D structures of biological molecules, visualize and manipulate them to understand their functions. The exercise also helps them see the effect of changing an amino acid.

  2. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation

    Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation

    2020-06-19 17:51:31 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mary Heskel | doi:10.25334/FG1D-9A58

    Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is based on deep understanding of systems from observations made over hundreds to thousands of years. This resource connects TEK to modern conservation through media and primary literature interpretation.

  3. Redlining and Climate Change

    Redlining and Climate Change

    2020-06-19 15:54:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mary Heskel | doi:10.25334/XPSD-GK49

    Redlining was a racist, legal practice and its impacts are measurable in terms of environmental variables in US cities today. This resource examines redlining, urban environments, and climate change.

  4. (Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures

    (Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures

    2020-06-18 23:05:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robert E Furrow | doi:10.25334/RAD2-4638

    Students use their number sense to make observations and explain or guess at patterns shown, discussing in a weekly online Q&A forum.

  5. An introduction to population matrix models: a swirl lesson

    An introduction to population matrix models: a swirl lesson

    2020-06-15 18:46:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jennifer Apple | doi:10.25334/X2D5-YG13

    Students will learn how to set up a population matrix model in R and use it for demographic analysis of a population, including projecting population growth, determining lambda and the stable age distribution, and conducting an elasticity analysis.

  6. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource

    Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource

    2020-06-15 01:58:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Abigail E. Cahill | doi:10.25334/ZQSM-5S44

    Students will use swirl to understand Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The lesson starts with observed numbers of individuals for each genotype, and students will work through a number of steps to assess whether or not the population is in equilibrium.

  7. Materials for Teaching the SIR Epidemic Model

    Materials for Teaching the SIR Epidemic Model

    2020-06-14 17:36:08 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Glenn Ledder, Michelle Homp | doi:10.25334/4H67-PT17

    This web page contains materials created by faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mathematics to teach basic fundamentals of mathematical epidemiology.

  8. COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics

    COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics

    2020-06-14 17:04:35 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Glenn Ledder | doi:10.25334/AV62-AV86

    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.

  9. COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine

    COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine

    2020-06-13 18:56:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nik Tsotakos | doi:10.25334/R16F-A553

    This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus origins, the molecular basis of the infection, the development and severity of symptoms, and treatment.

  10. A tale of two globins: hemoglobin and myoglobin and oxygen transport

    A tale of two globins: hemoglobin and myoglobin and oxygen transport

    2020-06-13 13:26:28 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alice Tarun | doi:10.25334/1X7A-AY06

    Hemoglobin and myoglobin are two related proteins important in oxygen binding and transport to cells. However, unlike myoglobin, hemoglobin exhibits positive cooperativity in oxygen binding. Oxygen saturation curves and cooperative binding by hemoglobin i

  11. How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.

    How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.

    2020-06-12 20:28:27 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Courtney Campany | doi:10.25334/408M-CC06

    This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles and plant-fungal relationships to complete the assignment.

  12. Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

    Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

    2020-06-12 18:13:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Keith Johnson, Didem Vardar-Ulu, Shuchismita Dutta | doi:10.25334/DNC7-8581

    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.

  13. Vertebrate Clade Race

    Vertebrate Clade Race

    2020-06-11 20:36:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David Baum, Kristin Jenkins | doi:10.25334/D9GX-PC46

    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.

  14. Remote sensing data processing – NEON airborne data

    Remote sensing data processing – NEON airborne data

    2020-06-10 20:20:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Yingying Xie | doi:10.25334/CPFG-B331

    Concepts of remote sensing and data logistics, and NEON remote sensing data are introduced. Students learn how to apply spatial data processing and visualization skills using R coding program to process NEON airborne data to address scientific questions.

  15. Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

    Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

    2020-06-09 19:58:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Spera | doi:10.25334/JK60-TQ48

    This is the third lab in an Introductory Physical Geography/Environmental Studies course. It introduces students to different data types (qualitative vs quantitative), basic statistical analyses (correlation analysis s, t-test), and graphing techniques.

  16. Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl

    Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl

    2020-06-09 16:22:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rachel Hartnett | doi:10.25334/SKPR-CB95

    The overall goal is to help students learn common data cleaning procedures on a dataset once they’ve collected measurements and before they are able to start their analysis. This swirl lesson is designed specifically to deal with missing data.

  17. Genome Sequence Data in R using Biostrings (Swirl Lesson)

    Genome Sequence Data in R using Biostrings (Swirl Lesson)

    2020-06-09 12:58:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robert E Furrow | doi:10.25334/ADJT-CH40

    By the end of this lesson, students should be able to load FASTA files into R as DNAStringSets and use width() and alphabetFrequency(), combined with other functions like sum() and mean(), to evaluate genome assembly quality and nucleotide frequencies. 

  18. Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel

    Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel

    2020-06-09 09:54:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Debra Linton, Molly Phillips | doi:10.25334/BASF-A951

    Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.

  19. Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life

    Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life

    2020-06-08 13:21:32 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jonathan Hendricks | doi:10.25334/A0TE-XY09

    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.

  20. Hemoglobin cooperativity and adaptations to high altitude living

    Hemoglobin cooperativity and adaptations to high altitude living

    2020-06-06 00:26:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alida Janmaat | doi:10.25334/695C-Q843

    This resource accompanies the "How does blood carry oxygen?" chapter in the Integrating Concepts in Biology etext. Students evaluate the cooperativity of hemoglobin and adaptations to high altitude living.