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  1. Maternal transmission of microbiome

    Maternal transmission of microbiome

    2018-02-21 04:14:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Tamar Goulet, Sharon Maureen Homer-Drummond | doi:10.25334/Q4CH5T

    Understanding the cascading effects of the transfer of maternal microbiome during a vaginal birth (vs. a c-section) to the well-being of a newborn.

  2. Exploring the Ecology of Gorongosa

    Exploring the Ecology of Gorongosa

    2018-02-21 03:36:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jennifer Carmichael | doi:10.25334/Q4N09N

    Students learn about bottleneck events, population demographics and growth, ecological niches and competition, food chains/webs and ecological disturbances through past and current data on Gorongosa National Park.

  3. Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods

    Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods

    2018-02-19 20:09:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Leah Wasser, Megan A. Jones | doi:10.25334/Q4P09Z

    This lesson focuses on ways that scientists identify and use data to understand ecological disturbance events using data from five public datasets. The main lesson focused on interpretation of figures, while optional coding extensions teach R skills.

  4. Disease Spread Simulation with M&M's and Information on the wider SIMIODE community

    Disease Spread Simulation with M&M's and Information on the wider SIMIODE community

    2018-02-13 18:16:35 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Brian Winkel | doi:10.25334/Q4709X

    This is a Student Version of a Modeling Scenario from the community, SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations at www.simiode.org

  5. E. coli Citrate Use

    E. coli Citrate Use

    2018-02-09 17:07:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Peter White, Alexa Warwick, Louise Mead, Merle Heidemann, Jim Smith | doi:10.25334/Q47X0T

    EvoEd module on citrate use in E.coli

  6. Monkey Opsins

    Monkey Opsins

    2018-02-09 16:58:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Peter White, Alexa Warwick, Louise Mead, Merle Heidemann, Jim Smith | doi:10.25334/Q4HD51

    This case will examine the evolution of trichromatic vision in old world monkeys.

  7. Quantitative Reasoning Learning Progression

    Quantitative Reasoning Learning Progression

    2018-02-08 15:05:32 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robert Lee Mayes | doi:10.25334/Q48X04

    Three articles about the work of a project on quantitative reasoning in the context of environmental literacy.

  8. Populus: Simulations of Population Biology

    Populus: Simulations of Population Biology

    2018-02-08 14:12:45 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): D. N. Alstad | doi:10.25334/Q4JD6Q

    Link to Populus Software

  9. Datasets for Whitlock & Schluter's "The Analysis of Biological Data"

    Datasets for Whitlock & Schluter's "The Analysis of Biological Data"

    2018-02-08 14:00:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Michael Whitlock, Dolph Schluter | doi:10.25334/Q4SX15

    Link to data sets used in The Analysis of Biological Data . All data are in CSV format.

  10. Modeling: A Primer - The crafty art of making, exploring, extending, transforming, tweaking, bending, disassembling, questioning, and breaking models

    Modeling: A Primer - The crafty art of making, exploring, extending, transforming, tweaking, bending, disassembling, questioning, and breaking models

    2018-01-30 00:05:09 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): William Wimsatt, Jeff Schank | doi:10.25334/Q4CT1D

    Explore how to use, analyze, and criticize some important and historically influential models in biology in this text only module.

  11. Visual Datasets

    Visual Datasets

    2018-01-29 14:13:24 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ethel Stanley | doi:10.25334/Q4P96X

    This downloadable module features imaginary animals and plants, and is meant to aid students in thinking about questions of evolution, classification, and phylogeny.

  12. Teacher Guide: Math and Statistics

    Teacher Guide: Math and Statistics

    2018-01-23 18:50:19 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/Q4FT3S

    Topics include measures of average (mean, median, and mode), variability (range and standard deviation), uncertainty (standard error and 95% confidence interval), Chi-square analysis, student t-test, Hardy-Weinberg equation, and frequency calculations.

  13. Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

    Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

    2018-01-23 18:36:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/Q4Q967

    A lesson that requires students to work through a series of questions pertaining to the genetics of sickle cell disease and its relationship to malaria.

  14. Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

    Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

    2018-01-23 18:30:46 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): HHMI BioInteractive | doi:10.25334/Q4ZT22

    A lesson that uses real rock pocket mouse data collected by Dr. Michael Nachman and his colleagues to illustrate the Hardy-Weinberg principle.

  15. AIM-UP! Reading scientific literature module

    AIM-UP! Reading scientific literature module

    2018-01-22 20:13:49 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Galen Rask | doi:10.25334/Q4R69N

    Designed to span 4 one-hour lectures, this module focuses upon developing the skill of thorough and critical reading of scientific literature.

  16. AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson

    AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson

    2018-01-22 18:51:42 | Teaching Materials | doi:10.25334/Q40Q2B

    This lesson introduces the use of GIS (geographic information systems) in the study of biological questions, using bats as the model organism. This activity requires access to GIS software.

  17. AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson

    AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson

    2018-01-22 18:45:22 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Monte Garroutte, Jordan Metzgar, Hirotsugu Mori | doi:10.25334/Q4868X

    In this activity, students learn about ancient plant life and climate change by examining coal balls. In addition to the lesson itself, information is provided on where to purchase coal ball peel kits for hands-on experience.

  18. Teaching Notes for Implementation of Gene Expression in Stem Cells

    Teaching Notes for Implementation of Gene Expression in Stem Cells

    2018-01-20 22:48:46 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): R Deborah Overath | doi:10.25334/Q4JQ29

    Teaching notes for implementing Data Nugget: Gene Expression in Stem Cells in a introductory biology lab.

  19. Using: "Winter Is Coming! Can you Handle the Freeze?" In an Intro BIO lecture

    Using: "Winter Is Coming! Can you Handle the Freeze?" In an Intro BIO lecture

    2018-01-19 20:19:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Denice Robertson | doi:10.25334/Q4T68W

    I use Team Based Learning in this course, students are in permanent groups and work together on Challenge Questions each class after I give a short lecture. This Nugget was used in place of regular Challenge Questions.

  20. Integrating Natural History Collections into Undergraduate Education: Creating the Resources and Growing the Community

    Integrating Natural History Collections into Undergraduate Education: Creating the Resources and Growing the Community

    2018-01-19 19:46:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Libby Ellwood, Debra Linton, Molly Phillips, Joseph Cook, Joseph Kerski, Karen Powers, Tracy Barbaro, Sam S Donovan, Robert Guralnick, L. Alan Prather | doi:10.25334/Q42Q3B

    Presentation given at SPNHC