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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. The Power of Data Standards

    The Power of Data Standards

    2020-05-23 02:00:08 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michaeleen Gerken Golay, Darlene Panvini, Molly Phillips, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo | doi:10.25334/WXTJ-B280

    Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.

  9. Antigen presentation and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs): elucidating a common roadblock for students

    Antigen presentation and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs): elucidating a common roadblock for students

    2020-05-21 15:11:09 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Marcia Hesser | doi:10.25334/HVJM-JW96

    Active learning resource for pre-Nursing anatomy and physiology lecture explaining antigen presentation to CTLs and how the CTLs recognize and destroy the pathogen using Biointeractive animations and clicker questions.

  10. Sickle Cell Disease Case Study

    Sickle Cell Disease Case Study

    2020-05-06 13:45:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Co | doi:10.25334/G6MX-3Q88

    A short film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia. The animation explores the genetic causes and biological effects of sickle cell disease.

  11. Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales

    Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales

    2020-03-24 18:53:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Natasha Vitek, Christopher Baker | doi:10.25334/PECK-4J20

    How wide is the size range of living beings, from "big" to "too small to see"? Students will collect and compare measurements from 3D specimens within the metric system by multiplying or dividing numbers by powers of ten to solve word problems.

  12. Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources

    Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources

    2020-03-22 23:57:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/ETFQ-MD77

    Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.

  13. Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data

    Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data

    2020-03-22 23:43:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/4H38-8A18

    Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.

  14. 21st Century STEM Workforce Skills

    21st Century STEM Workforce Skills

    2020-03-22 22:01:10 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/C0BA-ZP79

    This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.

  15. GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    2020-03-19 10:46:27 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Libby Ellwood | doi:10.25334/YC3J-TQ78

    A user guide and video instructions for GBIF

  16. iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    2020-03-19 10:41:46 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Molly Phillips | doi:10.25334/YKDA-YC79

    A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio

  17. Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    2020-03-19 10:35:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Erica Krimmel | doi:10.25334/72ZK-CK13

    A user guide and video instructions for Arctos

  18. Data Ethics

    Data Ethics

    2020-03-19 09:06:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rebecca Renirie | doi:10.25334/ZKY1-6C12

    Data ethics and the use of digital data

  19. SEIR simulation activity for flattening the curve

    SEIR simulation activity for flattening the curve

    2020-03-12 18:13:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/70ER-7992

    This is a short exploration activity to introduce SIR and SEIR models without explicitly introducing differential equations. It utilizes the R package EpiDynamics and students can run the simulations themselves to observe flattening the curve.

  20. Online, 10-minute adaptation of Biobyte 1 – Where are we in the data science landscape?

    Online, 10-minute adaptation of Biobyte 1 – Where are we in the data science landscape?

    2019-12-11 01:19:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Megan A. Jones | doi:10.25334/D20F-P060

    Adaptation for 10 minute activity in an online meeting to introduce the NAS Data Science For Undergraduates report's definition of data acumen and engage participants in a self assessment of how they connect with those 10 data science concepts.