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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. What Moves You?

    What Moves You?

    2020-09-09 13:29:18 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamiko Iansiti | doi:10.25334/ENX6-MH76

    Using various bone segments to create joints that will explain planar movement and then develop a mechanical model of different joint types that will allow certain movement in a robotic unit.

  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. 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.

  5. The Hidden Kingdom: Island Biogeography with Fungi

    The Hidden Kingdom: Island Biogeography with Fungi

    2020-08-12 15:44:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Erica F Kosal | doi:10.25334/FGQX-7040

    In this activity, students will explore a dataset of fungi dispersal capabilities and colonizing success to test the predictions of island biogeography theory.

  6. 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.

  7. Opioid crisis: exploring the neurophysiology of opioid receptor signaling

    Opioid crisis: exploring the neurophysiology of opioid receptor signaling

    2020-08-10 02:59:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jason Chan | doi:10.25334/8H2A-9J29

    Using this dataset, we explore how opioids affect the electrical activity of neurons when exposed to different opioid receptor agonists and antagonists.

  8. 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.

  9. Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    2020-07-18 20:22:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Maria Shumskaya, Nicholas Lorusso | doi:10.25334/37N4-SW29

    Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5 hours. Level: undergraduate students majoring in biology.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection-ADAPTATION

    COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection-ADAPTATION

    2020-06-17 08:01:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Didem Vardar-Ulu | doi:10.25334/QZ6S-2Q56

    This case was written in Spring 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on understanding the structure and interaction of the SARS-Cov-2 viral spike protein that facilitates infection in human cells.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.