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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. 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.

  10. Understanding Global Climate Change: Present, Past, and Future

    Understanding Global Climate Change: Present, Past, and Future

    2020-06-29 01:32:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michelle Phillips | doi:10.25334/N2KW-4A47

    Understanding global climate change through the lenses of the present, past, and future, combining modern technology and indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  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. Molecular Basis of Sickle Cell Disease

    Molecular Basis of Sickle Cell Disease

    2020-06-15 13:59:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Didem Vardar-Ulu | doi:10.25334/98HE-H615

    This multi part case on hemoglobin structure as it relates to oxygen binding and sickle cell disease focuses on utilizing bioinformatics and molecular visualization tools to learn about the sickle cell disease, its cause, symptoms and possible cures.

  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. 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

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. Analyzing Nutrient Simulation Experiments with a one-way ANOVA

    Analyzing Nutrient Simulation Experiments with a one-way ANOVA

    2020-06-09 18:15:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rebecca North | doi:10.25334/SFP1-1C96

    We discuss what tests are appropriate to analyze the data from nutrient simulation experiments. They will conduct one-way ANOVAs and a post hoc test using a dummy dataset and interpret the results.