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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. Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally

    Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally

    2020-07-30 16:50:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Emily C Pollina | doi:10.25334/ZJ6E-D163

    TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally? This is an adaptation of the module that includes statistical testing and links sections to a lab report writing.

  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. Comparing Primary and Secondary Forest in a Preserve in Plano Texas: A Forest Ecology Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) for Non-Majors and Lower-Level Majors

    Comparing Primary and Secondary Forest in a Preserve in Plano Texas: A Forest Ecology Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) for Non-Majors and Lower-Level Majors

    2020-07-21 16:46:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamara Basham | doi:10.25334/ND72-R068

    An activity that can be conducted as an online or field exercise in which students develop and test their hypotheses about how forest stand characteristics differ between two forest types.

  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. 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.

  9. Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story

    Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story

    2020-06-25 14:23:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sharon Cisneros | doi:10.25334/Z773-JS90

    The goal of this exercise is to introduce students to 3-D structures of biological molecules, visualize and manipulate them to understand their functions. The exercise also helps them see the effect of changing an amino acid.

  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. (Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures

    (Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures

    2020-06-18 23:05:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robert E Furrow | doi:10.25334/RAD2-4638

    Students use their number sense to make observations and explain or guess at patterns shown, discussing in a weekly online Q&A forum.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

    Intro to Data Types and Graphing Lab

    2020-06-09 19:58:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Spera | doi:10.25334/JK60-TQ48

    This is the third lab in an Introductory Physical Geography/Environmental Studies course. It introduces students to different data types (qualitative vs quantitative), basic statistical analyses (correlation analysis s, t-test), and graphing techniques.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.