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  1. Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models

    Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models

    2020-09-17 03:08:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Parks Collins, Paul Strode | doi:10.25334/KKGC-W370

    In this activity students use the HHMI Population Growth Models interactive to explore R0 for diseases and discuss the importance of connecting population ecology to current events like the COVID-19 global pandemic.

  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. 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.

  4. Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

    Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

    2020-08-28 20:28:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Melissa Haswell | doi:10.25334/FKK8-WP23

    This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.

  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. Let's Talk About COVID-19

    Let's Talk About COVID-19

    2020-08-27 00:00:00 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): zeynep teymuroglu, E Cabral Balreira, Joanna Wares | doi:10.25334/CFQM-RE18

    This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19

  8. Using Dotplots for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    Using Dotplots for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    2020-08-24 20:26:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Kapinos, Canela Torres, Amanda Freise, Sean McClory, Kathleen Cornely | doi:10.25334/RR9F-HD75

    In this activity, students are introduced to dotplots as a tool for analyzing phage genomic similarity.

  9. Introduction to Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    Introduction to Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    2020-08-24 19:40:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Deborah Tobiason, William Davis | doi:10.25334/HWSZ-Q412

    In this activity, students are introduced to phylogenetic trees and networks as tools for analyzing evolutionary relationships.

  10. Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)

    Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)

    2020-08-20 17:27:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Katie Pearson, Natalie Love, Susan Mazer | doi:10.25334/YW7C-P170

    This exercise introduces herbarium specimens and how they are used for research. Students contribute to specimen "digitization" using the citizen science platform Notes from Nature, and they work with the California specimen database, CCH2.

  11. Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2020-08-18 20:39:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Danielle Garneau, Matthew Joshua Heard, Mary Beth Kolozsvary | doi:10.25334/74EK-GC54

    This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only

    BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only

    2020-08-17 20:14:35 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nicole Anthony | doi:10.25334/Q4QX52

    National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection

  15. 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.

  16. Flatten the Curve Course Module

    Flatten the Curve Course Module

    2020-08-11 16:28:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joanna Wares, Marcella Torres | doi:10.25334/1ENM-PZ03

    JavaScript isn't enabled in your browser, so this file can't be opened. Enable and reload.Some Word features can't be displayed in Google Docs and will be dropped if you make changesView detailsInstructor's Guide Flatten the...

  17. Multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics

    Multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics

    2020-08-10 23:34:27 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Skylar Hopkins, Jeremy M Wojdak | doi:10.25334/SYXN-W519

    A set of 157 multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics courses, organized and searchable by 18 concepts/skills.

  18. 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.

  19. Introducing PHAGES Students to Primary Literature

    Introducing PHAGES Students to Primary Literature

    2020-08-10 18:59:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sean McClory, Rivka Glaser, Denise L Monti, Adam Rudner | doi:10.25334/PEVT-VM04

    The ‘Introducing PHAGES Students to Primary Literature’ set of teaching resources offers faculty 2 distinct sets of teaching resources for introducing students to scientific literature in the classroom.

  20. 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.