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  1. Developing Quantitative Skills Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources

    Developing Quantitative Skills Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources

    2019-02-26 18:49:24 | Contributor(s): Robin Bulleri, Kristine Grayson, Melissa Csikari | doi:10.25334/Q42F26

    A workshop on using HHMI BioInteractive data activities to teach science content and quantitative skills

  2. Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools

    Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools

    2019-02-22 07:27:59 | Contributor(s): Nadia Bukach, Todd Lookingbill, Andrew Davidson, James R Vonesh, Kristine Grayson | doi:10.25334/Q43F14

    Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape attributes, and perform introductory spatial analysis.

  3. Getting students to reason with data: QUBES tools and teaching resources built for introductory biology

    Getting students to reason with data: QUBES tools and teaching resources built for introductory biology

    2019-02-21 21:36:03 | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan | doi:10.25334/Q49X5B

    Workshop presented at the 2019 Biology Learning Community Conference

  4. Pre-lesson:  Introduction to BLAST

    Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST

    2019-02-21 16:40:27 | Contributor(s): Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur | doi:10.25334/Q4ZQ89

    Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.

  5. Antibody Binding

    Antibody Binding

    2019-02-15 07:19:29 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4774F

    This module introduces the Scatchard equation in the context of understanding antigen binding and the properties of antigens. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  6. Body Size Constraints in Xylem Feeding Insects: Allometric Relationships

    Body Size Constraints in Xylem Feeding Insects: Allometric Relationships

    2019-02-15 07:19:24 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4BX5N

    This module introduces body size constraints of xylem-feeding insects in the context of understanding allometric relationships. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  7. Cardiac Output

    Cardiac Output

    2019-02-15 07:19:19 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4GQ8Z

    This module introduces Fick's principle in the context of understanding the cardiac output. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  8. Cell Aggregation and Sphere Packing

    Cell Aggregation and Sphere Packing

    2019-02-15 07:19:15 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4MF1S

    This module introduces the calculation of packing density in the context of understanding cell aggregation and arrangement. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  9. Cell Division and the Presence of a Growth Factor

    Cell Division and the Presence of a Growth Factor

    2019-02-15 07:19:11 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4R43P

    This module introduces exponential growth, the Michaelis-Menten, and Lineweaver-Burk equations in the context of understanding how growth factors influence cell division. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  10. Chemoreception

    Chemoreception

    2019-02-15 07:19:06 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4VX59

    This module introduces the probability of cell and molecule collisions in the context of understanding chemoreception. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  11. Coordinating Photosynthetic Activity: Circadian Rhythms

    Coordinating Photosynthetic Activity: Circadian Rhythms

    2019-02-15 07:19:02 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q40N0W

    This module introduces circadian rhythms in the context of understanding the ability of organisms to measure time. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  12. Diffusion Through a Cell Membrane

    Diffusion Through a Cell Membrane

    2019-02-15 07:18:58 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q44F1F

    This module introduces rates of diffusion in the context of understanding simple and facilitated diffusion through the cell membrane. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  13. Diversity Indices: Shannon's H and E

    Diversity Indices: Shannon's H and E

    2019-02-15 07:18:52 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4844Q

    This module introduces Shannon's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  14. Diversity Indices: Simpson's D and E

    Diversity Indices: Simpson's D and E

    2019-02-15 07:18:48 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4CX5Z

    This module introduces Simpson's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  15. DNA and Knot Theory

    DNA and Knot Theory

    2019-02-15 07:18:42 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4HM9M

    This module introduces knot theory in the context of understanding the packing of DNA. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  16. Enzymes and the Rate of Chemical Reactions

    Enzymes and the Rate of Chemical Reactions

    2019-02-15 07:18:38 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4NF2G

    This module introduces rates of reactions in the context of understanding how enzymes affect chemical reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  17. Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

    Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

    2019-02-15 07:18:32 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4S430

    This module introduces basic trigonometry calculations in the context of understanding tree height calculations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  18. Half Life of mRNA

    Half Life of mRNA

    2019-02-15 07:18:27 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q4WX60

    This module introduces exponential growth and decay in the context of understanding the stability of mRNA. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  19. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

    Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

    2019-02-15 07:18:23 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q41M98

    This module introduces the Hardy-Weinberg model in the context of understanding the population's genotype and allele frequencies. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.

  20. Hemoglobin Evolution

    Hemoglobin Evolution

    2019-02-15 07:18:18 | Contributor(s): Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell | doi:10.25334/Q45F1R

    This module introduces equations describing blood viscosity and oxygen transport in the context of understanding the evolution of red blood cells. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.