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  1. Following the Data

    Following the Data

    2020-05-05 00:38:49 | 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.

  2. Answer Checking - Modified for Practice Applying UDL

    Answer Checking - Modified for Practice Applying UDL

    2020-05-04 19:42:05 | 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

  3. NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Mid-Survey Findings

    NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Mid-Survey Findings

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

    Network findings for the SCORE Network Mid-Survey.

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

    NSF RCN-UBE SCORE Pre-Data Summary Report

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

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

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

    Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio

    2020-04-30 18:34:34 | 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.

  6. Diving into Deep Sea Data

    Diving into Deep Sea Data

    2020-04-23 19:39:26 | 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!

  7. 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 | 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.

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

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

    2020-04-22 23:45:47 | 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.

  9. Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection

    Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection

    2020-04-22 23:01:59 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/JAWH-MZ69

    This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.

  10. Louse and Human Coevolution

    Louse and Human Coevolution

    2020-04-22 21:55:31 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad Goodner, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/JJBH-SG27

    This module examines the complicated co-evolution of Lice, Humans, and Great Apes

  11. Coding Club: A Positive Peer-Learning Community

    Coding Club: A Positive Peer-Learning Community

    2020-04-22 17:10:05 | Contributor(s): Gergana Daskalova, Sandra Angers-Blondin, John Godlee, Izzy Rich, Beverly Tan, Declan Valters, Haydn Thomas, Pedro Miranda, Gabriela Hajduk, Kat Keogan, Isla Myers-Smith, Kyle Dexter, Christina Coakley | doi:10.25334/YWP9-S402

    Free and self-paced tutorials and courses for learning to code out of the University of Edinburgh

  12. Needleman - Wunsch Algorithm Exercise

    Needleman - Wunsch Algorithm Exercise

    2020-04-22 13:05:22 | Contributor(s): Michael Sierk, Sam S Donovan, Neal Grandgenett, Bill Morgan, Mark A. Pauley, Elizabeth F Ryder | doi:10.25334/H7KQ-F202

    This exercise is used in a sophomore-junior level bioinformatics course. The algorithm is introduced to the students who then complete the exercise.

  13. Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Teaching in Uncertain Times

    Trauma-Informed Pedagogy: Teaching in Uncertain Times

    2020-04-21 17:36:19 | Contributor(s): Mays Imda | doi:10.25334/Y2TM-AZ69

    This free online seminar is designed for educators who are interested in learning about how they can teach their students despite the presence of trauma related to CoVID-19. Tuesday, April 28, 2020 | 1:00 PM Central | 60 Minutes

  14. COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics

    COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics

    2020-04-09 22:27:19 | Contributor(s): Glenn Ledder | doi:10.25334/TGBN-2943

    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. Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    2020-04-03 19:18:28 | Contributor(s): Maria Shumskaya, Nicholas Lorusso | doi:10.25334/NC3X-TW70

    Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5 hours. Level: undergraduate students majoring in biology.

  16. SIR BuildIt

    SIR BuildIt

    2020-04-03 12:45:27 | Contributor(s): Anton E Weisstein | doi:10.25334/MF1T-WV05

    An introduction to epidemiological models using interactive Excel worksheets

  17. Searching for disability as biodiversity in digitized natural history collections

    Searching for disability as biodiversity in digitized natural history collections

    2020-03-27 20:56:54 | Contributor(s): Kaitlin Stack Whitney | doi:10.25334/BC3C-BK60

    This module uses digitized natural history and biodiversity collections to explore if, how, and whether disability can be studied in nonhumans as a form of biodiversity.

  18. Transpiration- Adapted for online

    Transpiration- Adapted for online

    2020-03-27 12:43:37 | Contributor(s): J. Phil Gibson | doi:10.25334/AYEG-7B84

    In this adaptation, the lab is completed remotely.

  19. Movement: Nature's Flying Machines (Online)

    Movement: Nature's Flying Machines (Online)

    2020-03-25 16:01:16 | Contributor(s): Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/9CMG-Q484

    Adapted for online learning: In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.

  20. Diseasebots HEXBUG Lab

    Diseasebots HEXBUG Lab

    2020-03-24 23:18:18 | Contributor(s): Skylar Hopkins | doi:10.25334/9JR0-DV86

    This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens using a hands-on experiment with HEXBUG robots.