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  1. Teaching Data Viz and Communication as an Undergraduate Biology Course: Syllabus and Resources

    Teaching Data Viz and Communication as an Undergraduate Biology Course: Syllabus and Resources

    2021-06-23 18:02:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Angie Hilliker, Kristine Grayson | doi:10.25334/G5CQ-JK91

    Teaching materials co-developed for a new upper-level undergraduate biology course to teach data exploration and communication without requiring previous coding experience.

  2. Teaching Data Viz and Communication as an Undergraduate Biology Course: Assignments and Projects

    Teaching Data Viz and Communication as an Undergraduate Biology Course: Assignments and Projects

    2021-06-23 17:11:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristine Grayson, Angie Hilliker | doi:10.25334/5C87-YE71

    Teaching materials co-developed for a new upper-level undergraduate biology course to teach data exploration and communication without requiring previous coding experience.

  3. Choosing healthy data for healthy relationships: how to use 5-point summaries, box and whisker plots, and correlation to understand global health trends.

    Choosing healthy data for healthy relationships: how to use 5-point summaries, box and whisker plots, and correlation to understand global health trends.

    2021-06-21 16:40:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrea Huntoon, John Doudna, Pallavi Bhale, Thalita Abrahão, Alys Hugo, Jennifer Lyon Adler | doi:10.25334/7Q0Y-AD75

    This module utilizes a user-friendly database exploring data selection, box-and-whisker plot, and correlation analysis. It also guides students on how to make a poster of their data and conclusions.

  4. Statistics with epidemiology of COVID-19

    Statistics with epidemiology of COVID-19

    2021-06-20 15:16:38 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Maria Shumskaya, Shakira Benjamin, Matthew G Niepielko, Nicholas Lorusso | doi:10.25334/H1HE-5Z05

    Introduction into heat maps, non-parametric t-test and GIF (optional) in R using an original dataset on COVID-19 infections from different counties of New Jersey, USA. Suitable for students who have basic experience in R.

  5. Parabolas Everywhere?

    Parabolas Everywhere?

    2021-06-22 17:33:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Aleksandra Kaplon-Schilis | doi:10.25334/VK87-8V16

    In this lesson students will use mathematical models to describe real-world objects and to gain better understanding of quadratic functions.

  6. Exploring USGS streamflow data with dataRetrieval and Swirl

    Exploring USGS streamflow data with dataRetrieval and Swirl

    2021-06-18 14:34:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): David Manning | doi:10.25334/RC39-XZ24

    This Swirl lesson walks through how to retrieve, view, and visually analyze streamflow and water quality data from the National Water Information System (US Geological Survey).

  7. Inquiry-based hypothesis testing using phylogenetic trees in MEGA

    Inquiry-based hypothesis testing using phylogenetic trees in MEGA

    2021-06-18 00:00:00 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristin Hultgren | doi:10.25334/FYP1-0G44

    A key learning objective in biology is applying bioinformatics tools to test a real-life question. These inquiry-based modules have students assemble and align data, and construct simple phylogenies using the program MEGA, to test evolutionary hypotheses.

  8. Final Project for Calling Bull

    Final Project for Calling Bull

    2021-06-11 16:32:50 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/XJM4-V407

    This is the final project for the calling bull course & it is to find 3 pieces of misinformation/BS and debunk them. They have to re-do at least one visualization, use R in at least one debunking, and publicly refute at least one piece.

  9. Case Study — The Gender gap in 100-meter dash times

    Case Study — The Gender gap in 100-meter dash times

    2021-06-11 16:32:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/AB0F-0P83

    In 2004, the journal Nature published a short tongue-in-cheek paper by Tatem and colleagues meant to critique common abuses in linear modeling while fitting data from the Olympic gold medal times for men and women in the 100-meter dash.

  10. Test Pub DOI

    Test Pub DOI

    2021-06-11 15:43:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nathan Snodgrass | doi:10.25334/3TSC-3G76

    Testing DOI service

  11. Happy Blue Baby

    Happy Blue Baby

    2021-06-09 04:15:34 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Didem Vardar-Ulu | doi:10.25334/0T61-9383

    This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved on its own in a few months.

  12. COVID-19: Molecular Basis Infection Revisited One Year into the Pandemic

    COVID-19: Molecular Basis Infection Revisited One Year into the Pandemic

    2021-06-09 04:03:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Didem Vardar-Ulu | doi:10.25334/Y1QK-8G33

    This adaptation was written in Spring 2021 exactly one year after the original case and includes explorations of the emerging mutations within the spike protein

  13. The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use

    The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use

    2021-06-08 18:54:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Bridgette Kirkpatrick | doi:10.25334/1HPM-PV15

    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.

  14. Waking up Anna - Adaptations and Conversion to Mol*

    Waking up Anna - Adaptations and Conversion to Mol*

    2021-06-08 18:07:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Keith A. Johnson | doi:10.25334/T9X9-K122

    This case focuses on understanding the molecular basis of Anna's sleeping disorder and its treatment. The adaptations addressed question clarity and reformatting to use Mol*.

  15. BETTSI - Basic Evolutionary Tree-Thinking Skills Instrument

    BETTSI - Basic Evolutionary Tree-Thinking Skills Instrument

    2021-06-08 14:32:36 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristin Jenkins, Louise Mead, David Baum, Kristy L Daniel, Carrie Jo Bucklin, Austin Leone, J. Phil Gibson, Erin Naegle | doi:10.25334/ZQY1-W289

    A short, multiple choice diagnostic designed to provide instructors with a quick check on students’ understanding of and ability to read and interpret phylogenies.

  16. Hemoglobin bioinformatics

    Hemoglobin bioinformatics

    2021-06-07 20:30:26 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Keith A. Johnson | doi:10.25334/MMEY-8321

    This is an introduction to bioinformatics using hemoglobin as an example. The worksheets introduce students to resources to explore the DNA, RNA and polypeptide linear structure with a brief introduction to the quaternary structure of hemoglobin.

  17. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural History

    Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural History

    2021-06-06 22:55:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/N5ZV-7T79

    In this module, students will explore Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and review a case study of how the TEK of the Inuit provided a way of knowing and understanding the biology of the bowhead whale in the Alaskan arctic.

  18. Open Practices Learning Community Curriculum

    Open Practices Learning Community Curriculum

    2021-06-04 15:16:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Karen Cangialosi | doi:10.25334/G7V1-Y715

    This is a learning community curriculum designed to engage participants in discussions, short readings and mini-exercises to explore basic tools for Open Educational Practices (OEP)

  19. BioQUEST / QUBES Community Standards for Events

    BioQUEST / QUBES Community Standards for Events

    2021-06-04 13:55:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sarah Prescott, Nicole Chodkowski, Sam S Donovan, Adam Fagen, Kristin Jenkins, Drew LaMar, Hayley Orndorf, Deborah Rook, Jim Smith, Margaret Waterman | doi:10.25334/7T7E-QV52

    Community standards and expectations for in-person and online events hosted by BioQUEST and QUBES.

  20. Sequence Similarity: A Quick Introduction to Bioconductor

    Sequence Similarity: A Quick Introduction to Bioconductor

    2021-06-04 12:18:23 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Derek Edward Sollberger | doi:10.25334/WTAG-3Y84

    Following the Sequence Similarity exercises by Kleinschmit, et al., this tutorial will guide students in using the Bioconductor suite of R packages to likewise compute sequence similarity.