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  1. Phage Discovery Videos

    Phage Discovery Videos

    2020-08-03 20:42:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Billy Biederman, Vic Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/5KQF-3J02

    A compilation of videos to support teaching the concepts and protocols for discovering and working with phage.

  2. Conservation and ethics of using synthetic genetics

    Conservation and ethics of using synthetic genetics

    2020-08-03 19:07:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Fran Sandmeier | doi:10.25334/D2FN-GW02

    This contains teaching material - powerpoints and handouts that can be adapted for lectures and/or discussion groups.

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays

    Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays

    2020-07-28 14:56:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Julia Robinson | doi:10.25334/E3QW-KM91

    Nature provides science content for teacher preparation certification programs and the backdrop for puppet plays used as a springboard for teaching the NAEYC's four goals of Anti-bias Education-Identity, Diversity, Justice and Activism.

  6. Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies

    Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies

    2020-07-17 21:17:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Coyle | doi:10.25334/5QDG-2930

    A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly available data.

  7. 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.

  8. CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template

    CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template

    2020-07-15 18:28:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Laurel Lorenz | doi:10.25334/09G0-AS56

    In this adaptation, students learn how CRISPR/Cas9 is used in bacterial immunity and gene editing. Students create both a gRNA target and a donor template to edit a gene. Mutations can be from the case study, Piwi Matter, or designed by the instructor.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. Drugging SARS-CoV-2

    Drugging SARS-CoV-2

    2020-06-15 22:12:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Mallory Bliss, Alexzandria Khan, Nandni Verma, Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley | doi:10.25334/71Q1-0B05

    This case study leads students through the process of proposing a drug for a novel protein. The Mpro protease of SARS-CoV-2 is explored in detail within the PDB. Aligns with first semester biochemistry objectives.

  13. 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.

  14. Why does Blood Flow Change?  Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics

    Why does Blood Flow Change? Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics

    2020-06-15 18:43:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Amy Troyer, Brandi Morgante Handzlik, Mary Phillips | doi:10.25334/KBHH-CC94

    This collection of activities explores the relationship between blood flow, pressure, and the factors of resistance through graphs and modeling direct and inverse variation.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.