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  1. Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel - Crash Course Biology

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This Youtube video talks about population genetics, which helps to explain the evolution of populations over time by combing the principles of Mendel and Darwin, and by means of the Hardy-Weinberg equation, all in an upbeat, modern and somewhat zany manner.

  2. Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/341In this classroom activity, students are introduced to the genetics of sickle cell disease by a short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans . A classroom handout...

  3. Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/341In this classroom activity, students are introduced to the genetics of sickle cell disease by a short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans . A classroom handout...

  4. Exponential Growth by Bozeman Science

    03 Oct 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

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  5. A Laboratory Class Exploring Microbial Diversity and Evolution Using Online Databases, the Biology Workbench, and Phylogenetics Software

    29 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    Students assemble and align bacterial datasets using DNA information downloaded from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website and Biology Workbench.  Specifically, they compare unknown original DNA sequences (from, in our case, hot spring communities) to a backbone of...

  6. Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biotechnology, Cell Biology, and Physiology

    27 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/906DescriptionThe course is a mathematical and computational exploration of five diverse areas of biology: human locomotion, gene sequence analysis, signal transduction...

  7. Performing a Population Viability Analysis from Data Students Collect on a Local Plant

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/264During two lab periods, students collect demographic data on perennial plants and then use these data in a matrix model to perform population viability analyses. During the first lab,...

  8. Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/263The Ecological QuestionHow might global temperature change during the 21st century?  How might these changes vary geographically, seasonally, and depending upon future human...

  9. Exploring the Population Dynamics of Wintering Bald Eagles Through Long-Term Data

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/265The Ecological QuestionHow does a bald eagle population change over time at a winter migratory stopover and which factors influence its abundance?This activity has two different aspects to...

  10. Changes in Lake Ice: Ecosystem Response to Global Change

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/266Ecological QuestionIs there evidence for global warming in long term data on changes in dates of ice cover in three Wisconsin Lakes?This activity uses ice cover records from three lakes in...

  11. Investigating the Footprint of Climate Change on Phenology and Ecological Interactions in North-Central North America

    23 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/267The Ecological QuestionHave long-term temperatures changed throughout Ohio? How will these temperature changes impact plant and animal phenology, ecological interactions, and, as a result,...

  12. EvolSeq

    14 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/776This worksheet simulates the molecular evolution of DNA sequences. The program begins with a single (random) sequence, then follows that sequence through time as it...

  13. Luria-Delbruck

    14 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/777These two workbooks model the evolution of phage resistance in a bacterial population under two alternative hypotheses. Under the hypothesis of acquired immunity, mutation...

  14. Michaelis-Menten Enzyme Kinetics

    14 Sep 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/778In this simulation equations used in enzyme kinetics (Michaelis-Menten, Eadie-Hofstee, Dixon, and Lineweaver-Burk) are modeled under various conditions. The equations are...

  15. Calculus, Zombies, Community, and QUBES

    25 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/225At the interface of mathematics and biology emerges not only new research, but also a resurging call for education to meet the demands of this research.  Reports suggest foundational...

  16. E. coli Citrate Use

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/357Bacteria are excellent model organisms for studying evolution.  They are easy to grow, maintain, and handle under very controlled conditions.  Even more importantly for evolution...

  17. 3D FractaL-Tree

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/775Artistid Lindemayer (1975, 1989, 1990) invented a mathematics based on graph grammar rewriting systems to describe iteratively branching structures; these were named in...

  18. Ferns are Everywhere

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/753Using spatial fern population data in hypothesis testing

  19. Environmental Justice and Fresh Water

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/276This module enables students to identify the freshwater components of the hydrologic cycle and connect them to the basic need of all human beings for equal access to clean freshwater. 

  20. Interactions Between Water, Earth's Surface, and Human Activity

    24 Aug 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/288This module focuses on water and its importance to humans using Google Earth images of stream profiles in different climates, and with real river flooding data sets.