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  1. Exploring Fitness and Population Change  under Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 3

    Exploring Fitness and Population Change under Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 3

    2020-05-17 19:54:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Amy Lark, Cory Kohn, Jim Smith, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Wendy Johnson | doi:10.25334/N8QM-MS64

    An introductory activity exploring the process of natural selection in action using the Avida-ED simulation.

  2. Exploring Random Mutation and Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 2

    Exploring Random Mutation and Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 2

    2020-05-17 19:05:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Amy Lark, Cory Kohn, Jim Smith, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Wendy Johnson | doi:10.25334/M8XE-KM10

    An introductory activity exploring the role of random mutation in natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.

  3. Exploring the Introduction of Genetic Variation by Random Mutation: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 1

    Exploring the Introduction of Genetic Variation by Random Mutation: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 1

    2020-05-17 18:15:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Cory Kohn, Amy Lark, Jim Smith, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Wendy Johnson | doi:10.25334/6JBZ-2B07

    An introductory activity introducing the role of random mutation in generating genetic variation using the Avida-ED simulation.

  4. Origin and Diversity of Armor in Girdled Lizards

    Origin and Diversity of Armor in Girdled Lizards

    2020-05-15 19:52:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jennifer Broo | doi:10.25334/RHVA-VZ96

    The girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are a family of distinctively armored lizards endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Students examine lizards in this family to classify the lizards based on morphological characteristics.

  5. That Vertebrate Ate What Exactly?

    That Vertebrate Ate What Exactly?

    2020-05-15 14:10:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jason Horner | doi:10.25334/2H9P-7225

    During the course of this lesson, students will analyze CT scan data and observe bycatch (or an unknown discovery) captured during the scanning process of vertebrates.

  6. Yeti or not: Do they exist?

    Yeti or not: Do they exist?

    2020-05-14 17:59:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Keith Johnson | doi:10.25334/6QTG-RQ39

    Through this 2-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.

  7. Evidence of Evolution Homologous Structures

    Evidence of Evolution Homologous Structures

    2020-05-14 17:39:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Bridget Armstrong | doi:10.25334/VZBJ-7297

    Using CT (Computed Tomography) scans of vertebrate forelimbs, both as 3D models and as shapefiles, to enhance and illustrate the concepts of homologous structures, and the evolution of anatomical structures as a function of their use.

  8. STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning

    STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning

    2020-05-12 16:54:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/R29S-8433

    Slides and materials for the STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning

  9. Modules Ready or Adaptable for Online Learning: Google Sheet

    Modules Ready or Adaptable for Online Learning: Google Sheet

    2020-05-11 22:58:35 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Skylar Hopkins, Jeremy M Wojdak | doi:10.25334/NVM6-TH15

    A dynamic database of modules discoverable on QUBES that are ready or adaptable for online learning. Anyone can use or contribute to this database.

  10. A Tough Choice in Watershed Management

    A Tough Choice in Watershed Management

    2020-05-08 14:16:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ann E Russell | doi:10.25334/K3ST-QW48

    In this Team-based activity, students work in teams, playing the role of natural resource managers who must decide in which region to invest limited funding for nutrient reduction in streams. Students base their decision on data analyses, other info.

  11. UDL Guidelines Workbook

    UDL Guidelines Workbook

    2020-05-07 14:26:04 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/FJDE-KT82

    A tool for analyzing a resource's alignment to CAST's Universal Design for Learning Guidelines

  12. 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.

  13. Following the Data

    Following the Data

    2020-05-05 00:38:49 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood | doi:10.25334/Q4WF18

    The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.

  14. Answer Checking - Modified for Practice Applying UDL

    Answer Checking - Modified for Practice Applying UDL

    2020-05-04 19:42:05 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Osborne Hasley, Hayley Orndorf | doi:10.25334/6AKC-DJ62

    This shortened BIOMAAP activity on answer checking strategies was used as an example activity to practice applying Universal Design for Learning

  15. NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Mid-Survey Findings

    NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Mid-Survey Findings

    2020-05-02 02:53:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robin Taylor | doi:10.25334/R0VC-N068

    Network findings for the SCORE Network Mid-Survey.

  16. NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Pre-Data Summary Report

    NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Pre-Data Summary Report

    2020-05-02 02:26:29 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robin Taylor | doi:10.25334/PC2Z-8346

    Evaluation findings of the SCORE Pre-Summit Survey with participant demographics.

  17. Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio

    Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio

    2020-04-30 18:34:34 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): John Howard Starnes, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma, Jennifer Glee Buntz, Sondra Marie LoRe, Vedham Karpakakunjaram | doi:10.25334/4B1G-D309

    This module explores surface area to volume ratios in a cube and sphere in relation to cell size.

  18. Diving into Deep Sea Data

    Diving into Deep Sea Data

    2020-04-23 19:39:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Adania Flemming, Randy Singer, Molly Phillips | doi:10.25334/VRHA-DA79

    A module that combines NOAA's Okeanos Explorer and the iDigBio Portal to explore the deep sea!

  19. Using Digitized Collections-Based Data in Research: A Hands-On Crash Course in Ecological Niche Modeling

    Using Digitized Collections-Based Data in Research: A Hands-On Crash Course in Ecological Niche Modeling

    2020-04-23 15:37:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Blaine Marchant | doi:10.25334/50DG-QX17

    Step-by-step, hands-on instruction on ways to access and download these specimen data, how to process climate layer data, and how to apply Maxent software to construct ecological niche models.

  20. Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!

    Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!

    2020-04-22 23:45:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/WR1H-KA33

    In this module, students will be investigating a louse gene with an unknown function to determine if it might be important in the evolution of the louse ecomorphs.