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Resources: Teaching Materials

  1. BioSkills Guide

    2019-06-13 21:06:50 | Contributor(s): Alexa Clemmons, Jerry Timbrook, Jon Herron, Alison Crowe | doi:10.25334/Q4FT92

    The BioSkills Guide comprises program- and course-level learning outcomes that elaborate what general biology majors should be able to do by the time they graduate.
  2. Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets

    2019-06-12 18:36:07 | Contributor(s): Carlos Christopher Goller, Kaitlyn Casimo | doi:10.25334/Q4RB3R

    The morphology and localization of structures inside the cell are often assumed to fit the ideal images found in biology textbooks. This interrupted case study using high-throughput microscopy data from the Allen Institute addresses this...
  3. Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE): Recent Activities

    2019-06-11 22:24:19 | Contributor(s): William Morgan | doi:10.25334/Q4J45K

    Presentation on NIBLSE at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
  4. Mars Colony

    2019-06-11 18:02:00 | Contributor(s): James Burton Deemy | doi:10.25334/Q4W462

    In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.
  5. Island Frogs

    2019-06-11 17:09:07 | Contributor(s): James Burton Deemy | doi:10.25334/Q40T8N

    This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.
  6. Adaptation of Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally

    2019-06-11 01:43:26 | Contributor(s): Catherine Sughrue Etter | doi:10.25334/Q44J2V

    TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
  7. A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!

    2019-06-07 20:09:22 | Contributor(s): Rachael St. Jacques, Max Maza, Sabrina Robertson, Guoqing Lu, Andrew Lonsdale, Ray A Enke | doi:10.25334/Q4D172

    This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
  8. Measuring Success for Collections: Educational Products and Outcomes

    2019-06-07 16:40:52 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood, Debra Linton, Lisa White, Natalie Douglas, Shari Ellis, Sam S Donovan | doi:10.25334/Q4HT89

    Presentation at the 34th Annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
  9. Answer Checking - Modified for Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Course

    2019-06-07 01:14:01 | Contributor(s): Jennifer Prairie | doi:10.25334/Q4NJ14

    Modified answer checking worksheet from original BIOMAAP resource to include two additional questions relating to probability/P-values.
  10. Figure of the Week: Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Version

    2019-06-07 01:05:24 | Contributor(s): Jennifer Prairie | doi:10.25334/Q4SB4F

    Adaptation of Figure of the Day activity used on a weekly basis in an environmental data analysis/statistics course.
  11. Growth Mindset Prompt

    2019-06-07 00:50:54 | Contributor(s): Arietta Fleming-Davies, Jennifer Prairie | doi:10.25334/Q4X16B

    Before giving an introduction to growth mindset, these prompts can be given to students so they can brainstorm activities they associate with long hours of practice (growth mindset) vs. natural talent (fixed mindset). Developed by Arietta Fleming-Davies.
  12. Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics

    2019-06-06 19:44:39 | Contributor(s): Wendy Clement, Kathleen Prudic, Jeffrey Oliver | doi:10.25334/Q41T9B

    This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of climate change on butterfly-host plant interactions.
  13. Expanding Undergraduate Participation in Computational Biology: Resources and Lessons Learned from a Hands-on Workshop

    2019-06-05 04:12:45 | Contributor(s): Layla Oesper | doi:10.25334/Q46J13

    Presentation on computational biology in undergraduate education at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
  14. Spatial Justice, Marginal Populations, and Data Integrity

    2019-06-04 20:22:29 | Contributor(s): Melinda Laituri | doi:10.25334/Q4B75R

    Spatial justice refers to the consequential geography of a place where spaces are socially produced. Understanding how spatial injustice is created at different spatial scales is an essential part of participatory practices to collect community data.
  15. Passion-Driven Statistics

    2019-06-03 17:53:23 | Contributor(s): Lisa Dierker | doi:10.25334/Q4MQ9K

    E-book in .pdf format and customizable .iba format
  16. Investigating Primary Productivity

    2019-06-03 17:10:27 | Contributor(s): Heather Olins | doi:10.25334/Q42X7X

    In this 3-part investigation, students discuss, make predictions, and work with data about global scale net primary productivity.
  17. The ml4bio Workshop: Machine Learning Literacy for Biologists

    2019-06-03 02:59:00 | Contributor(s): Fangzhou Mu, Chris Magnano, Debora Treu, Anthony Gitter | doi:10.25334/Q44Q97

    Presentation on machine learning literacy for biologists at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
  18. Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    2019-06-01 23:03:59 | Contributor(s): Kate S Boersma | doi:10.25334/Q48F3F

    Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.
  19. Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    2019-06-01 22:59:26 | Contributor(s): Kate S Boersma | doi:10.25334/Q4D740

    Teaching notes from my application of the BIOMAAP math anxiety materials in my BIOL305 Ecology course for biology majors.
  20. Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes - Boersma

    2019-06-01 22:52:23 | Contributor(s): Kate S Boersma | doi:10.25334/Q4HX8B

    Teaching notes from my use of BIOMAAP Growth Mindset teaching materials in my 300 level Ecology class for majors.