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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. Following the Data

    Following the Data

    2020-04-02 13:21:33 | 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales

    Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales

    2020-03-24 18:53:38 | Contributor(s): Natasha Vitek, Christopher Baker | doi:10.25334/PECK-4J20

    How wide is the size range of living beings, from "big" to "too small to see"? Students will collect and compare measurements from 3D specimens within the metric system by multiplying or dividing numbers by powers of ten to solve word problems.

  9. Data Visualization

    Data Visualization

    2020-03-23 21:11:44 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils | doi:10.25334/HKDN-NW05

    This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.

  10. Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources

    Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources

    2020-03-22 23:57:38 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/ETFQ-MD77

    Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.

  11. Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data

    Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data

    2020-03-22 23:43:41 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/4H38-8A18

    Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.

  12. 21st Century STEM Workforce Skills

    21st Century STEM Workforce Skills

    2020-03-22 22:01:10 | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/C0BA-ZP79

    This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.

  13. COVID-19 Simulator (ISEE) Module

    COVID-19 Simulator (ISEE) Module

    2020-03-20 14:56:05 | Contributor(s): Sarah Hews | doi:10.25334/GA88-NM81

    This accessible module guides students through exploring the COVID-19 Simulator developed by ISEE. Students dig into the four scenarios provided (including the parameters and the graphs), construct their own scenarios, and interpret their results.

  14. Coronavirus Epidemic Curves - Graphically Interpreting Derivatives

    Coronavirus Epidemic Curves - Graphically Interpreting Derivatives

    2020-03-19 19:01:34 | Contributor(s): Sarah Hews | doi:10.25334/7AN8-X409

    A set of exam questions or class activity related to 'flatten the curve' during the coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Content includes: notation, first derivative, second derivative, and interpreting results.

  15. GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    2020-03-19 10:46:27 | Contributor(s): Libby Ellwood | doi:10.25334/YC3J-TQ78

    A user guide and video instructions for GBIF

  16. iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    2020-03-19 10:41:46 | Contributor(s): Molly Phillips | doi:10.25334/YKDA-YC79

    A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio

  17. Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource

    2020-03-19 10:35:05 | Contributor(s): Erica Krimmel | doi:10.25334/72ZK-CK13

    A user guide and video instructions for Arctos

  18. Backward Design with Digital Data

    Backward Design with Digital Data

    2020-03-19 09:41:37 | Contributor(s): Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips, Erica Krimmel, Natalie Douglas, Anna Monfils | doi:10.25334/9SDG-5Z52

    Best practices for designing educational modules using biodiversity data

  19. Data Ethics

    Data Ethics

    2020-03-19 09:06:56 | Contributor(s): Rebecca Renirie | doi:10.25334/ZKY1-6C12

    Data ethics and the use of digital data

  20. Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets

    Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets

    2020-03-13 20:24:33 | Contributor(s): Carlos Christopher Goller, Kaitlyn Casimo | doi:10.25334/QJ2B-JW15

    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...