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  1. Obesity - An Epidemic with Unexpected Causes, Consequences, and Complexity

    Obesity - An Epidemic with Unexpected Causes, Consequences, and Complexity

    2020-08-08 02:45:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Edward Freeman | doi:10.25334/AZ1T-J504

    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.

  2. Flatten the Curve Course Module

    Flatten the Curve Course Module

    2020-08-07 21:32:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joanna Wares, Marcella Torres | doi:10.25334/1ENM-PZ03

    JavaScript isn't enabled in your browser, so this file can't be opened. Enable and reload.Some Word features can't be displayed in Google Docs and will be dropped if you make changesView detailsInstructor's Guide Flatten the...

  3. Pre-lesson:  Introduction to BLAST

    Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST

    2020-08-05 21:58:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur | doi:10.25334/TY8V-G541

    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.

  4. Lesson VII - Synteny

    Lesson VII - Synteny

    2020-08-05 21:26:34 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Gaurav Arora, Anne Rosenwald, Vinayak Mathur | doi:10.25334/SGQF-1W47

    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.

  5. Lesson III - Annotation

    Lesson III - Annotation

    2020-08-05 20:44:24 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur | doi:10.25334/JEY1-0927

    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.

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

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

    2020-07-30 08:58:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Aparna Anandkumar, Ariel Moline, Pascale S. Guiton | doi:10.25334/CEM2-HH58

    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.

  7. Graphing an Epidemic:  West Africa Ebola Epidemic

    Graphing an Epidemic: West Africa Ebola Epidemic

    2020-07-28 19:16:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lois Bartsch | doi:10.25334/YPQ6-ZV05

    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

  8. Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences

    Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences

    2020-07-22 19:22:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/8W85-BC15

    This interactive module shows how DNA sequences can be used to infer evolutionary relationships among organisms and represent them as phylogenetic trees.

  9. Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio

    Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio

    2020-07-16 15:13:59 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michelle Gaynor | doi:10.25334/DRGD-F069

    Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.

  10. Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine - Ethics supplement

    Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine - Ethics supplement

    2020-07-08 19:08:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Keith A. Johnson | doi:10.25334/K9GS-KJ30

    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.

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

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

    2020-07-04 12:17:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Heather Seitz, Jillian Marie Miller, Joseph Esquibel | doi:10.25334/Q46S-7P65

    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.

  12. My Twin Sister Case Study

    My Twin Sister Case Study

    2020-06-23 17:58:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Margaret Waterman, Ethel D Stanley | doi:10.25334/SWDW-W885

    A young boy wonders why his twin sister can roll his tongue, but he cannot. Case centers on meiosis.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Social Distancing Simulation in NetLogo

    Social Distancing Simulation in NetLogo

    2020-06-08 19:42:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anne Elizabeth Yust | doi:10.25334/VGNS-9N09

    A NetLogo simulation that shows the effects of social distancing on the spread of infectious disease.

  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. NELF Explorer: Drivers of Landscape Change

    NELF Explorer: Drivers of Landscape Change

    2020-05-28 19:25:04 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Meghan Graham MacLean | doi:10.25334/SAXJ-XC69

    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.