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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. Mosquito Surveys Along Anthropogenic Impact Gradients: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Mosquito Surveys Along Anthropogenic Impact Gradients: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2020-08-18 20:30:09 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Allison T Parker | doi:10.25334/9S4H-DG39

    This project explores the role of human land use and other environmental factors that affect native and invasive mosquito species distributions and the diseases that they can vector.

  8. Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2020-08-18 20:17:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Stack Whitney | doi:10.25334/94M4-MR72

    Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their sites compare to those in a range of landscapes.

  9. Plants We Eat: Learning Form and Function from Fruits and Vegetables

    Plants We Eat: Learning Form and Function from Fruits and Vegetables

    2020-08-10 23:10:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Katie Pearson | doi:10.25334/QCCF-Q880

    This high school or undergraduate lab consists of four activities that guide students through learning about plant parts from the fruits and vegetables with which they are already familiar. In-person and remote options are provided.

  10. 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.

  11. A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists

    A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists

    2020-08-07 01:56:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Conant, Tom D'Elia, Arturo Diaz, Denise L Monti, Richard Pollenz, Vassie Ware, Kathy Takayama, Viknesh Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/CBP1-T733

    This activity is designed to prompt students to reflect on and recognize their own growth as scientists and, consequently, may help develop student self-efficacy and science identity.

  12. Elevator Pitch: An Activity to Help Students Communicate Their Research

    Elevator Pitch: An Activity to Help Students Communicate Their Research

    2020-08-07 01:54:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Conant, Tom D'Elia, Arturo Diaz, Denise L Monti, Richard Pollenz, Vassie Ware, Kathy Takayama, Viknesh Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/T9X4-SQ93

    In this activity, students and the research mentor co-develop an elevator pitch that students can use to communicate their research.

  13. 5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations

    5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations

    2020-08-07 01:53:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Conant, Tom D'Elia, Arturo Diaz, Denise Monti, Richard Pollenz, Vassie Ware, Kathy Takayama, Viknesh Sivanathan | doi:10.25334/YGQ4-5977

    5Qs (five questions) is a simple pedagogy tool research mentors can use to help students think through their observations systematically, to draw supported conclusions, and to decide on next steps, all of which can be done independently by students.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. Phage Discovery Videos

    Phage Discovery Videos

    2020-08-05 04:22:02 | 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.

  17. Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively

    Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively

    2020-08-05 04:09:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Arturo Diaz, Julia Lee-Soety, Shima Chaudhary, Richard Pollenz | doi:10.25334/DFVG-BG93

    This resources provides a framework for students to write a Genome Annoucement, collaboratively.

  18. Setting Up Nonparametric Tests

    Setting Up Nonparametric Tests

    2020-08-02 20:44:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Romi L Burks | doi:10.25334/PFE8-D888

    This swirl lesson will show you how to rearrange your data within R from one that shows a multiple factor design (2 x 2) to a single factor (4 levels) to allow for data analyses that require non-parametric statistics.

  19. 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

  20. Build-a-Genome Lab Manual for RFP Synthesis

    Build-a-Genome Lab Manual for RFP Synthesis

    2020-07-28 16:49:29 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lisa Scheifele | doi:10.25334/AN0R-BS96

    This lab manual describes a multi-week lab project for the design, assembly from oliognucleotides, cloning, and sequencing of the RFP gene. This resource was developed as part of NSF Award #1827204, RCN-UBE: The Build-a-Genome Network.