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  1. Principles of Biology BI212, Portland State University

    28 Mar 2018 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Daniel J. Ballhorn

    The uploaded document is the official of the second section of Principles of Biology (BI212, Winter 2018), Portland State University

  2. Introduction to Genome Browser: What is a Gene?

    21 Feb 2018 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Joyce Stamm

    Genes encode information that our cells use to carry out their functions. In particular, protein-coding genes provide the cell with the information to make messenger RNAs...

  3. Original Lab Book Docs with Answer Keys

    24 Jan 2018 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Cory Kohn, Wendy Johnson, Amy Lark, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Jim Smith, Michael James Wiser

    Here are links to Google Docs/Sheets/Forms for each of the activities and their answer keys in the Lab Book.  If you want to use any of these, including having students enter or display data, please copy the document to your Google Drive by selecting "Make a copy..." in the File...

  4. Earth Analytics in R - A Earth Data Science Course at University of Colorado, Boulder

    24 Jan 2018 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Leah Wasser

    Earth analytics is an advanced, multidisciplinary course that addresses major questions in Earth science and teaches students to use the analytical tools necessary to undertake exploration of heterogeneous ‘big scientific data.’Throughout the course you will use computationally...

  5. Facial Bones

    29 Sep 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Katherine Poole

    There are 14 beautiful facial bones six of them are paired and two of them are unpaired, for a grand total of 14 facial bones. The facial bones are: the unpaired mandible, the paired maxillae, the paired zygomatic bones, the paired nasal bones, the paired lacrimal bones, the paired palatine...

  6. Citations

    27 Jul 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Louise Mead, James Smith, Wendy Johnson, Michael Wiser, Robert Pennock, Amy Lark

  7. Avida-ED Lab Book Summer 2017

    27 Jul 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Wendy Johnson, Cory Kohn, Amy Lark, Louise Mead, Robert T Pennock, Jim Smith, Michael James Wiser

    The Summer 2017 version of the Avida-ED Lab Manual includes the addition of an exercise that covers genetic drift (Exercise 4: Exploring Population Change Without Selection) 

  8. IMMERSION Video

    27 Jul 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Alondra Torres-Navarro

    A video describing Project IMMERSION. 

  9. Project IMMERSION

    27 Jul 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Laurel Newman

  10. IMMERSION Video

    27 Jul 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Alondra Torres-Navarro

  11. Local Food Literature

    11 Jun 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Josh Nease

  12. Test Resource (Trails Task)

    23 May 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Mathew Felton-Koestler

    Develop a model for determining the difficulty of hiking trails using a topographical map. Used with prospective and current middle grades teachers (grades 4-9).

  13. QUBES – A virtual synthesis center catalyzing change in undergraduate quantitative biology education

    06 Apr 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/198Presentation about QUBES given at HHMI Constellation Meeting: Advancing science students mastery of quantitative skills. 

  14. Design, Implementation, and Evaluation of Faculty Mentoring Networks: A Model for Promoting Faculty Teaching Scholarship

    06 Apr 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan, Kristin Jenkins, Alison N Hale, Gabriela Hamerlinck

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/199NGSS, AP Biology, and Vision & Change all highlight the importance of quantitative skills to understanding biology. The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES,...

  15. Faculty Mentoring Networks: A Model for Promoting Teaching Scholarship in Quantitative Biology Education

    06 Apr 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan, Alison N Hale, Arietta Fleming-Davies, Gabriela Hamerlinck, Jeremy M Wojdak, Kristin Jenkins

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/205/Faculty Mentoring Networks (FMNs) are designed to support the development of teaching scholarship by promoting teacher identity, self-efficacy, and knowledge/experience via four core design...

  16. Reimagining professional development: Faculty mentoring networks as a model for connecting projects and teachers

    13 Mar 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Sam S Donovan

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/206The Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis (QUBES) project is working to design, implement, and assess online collaborative communities that promote teaching scholarship....

  17. Pokemon Go and Ecology

    17 Feb 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Elizabeth C Davis-Berg, Joshua Drew, Stephanie Sardelis <stephanie.sardelis@gmail.com>

    These are resources associated with using Pokemon Go to teach concepts in Ecology.  They can be used from Introductory non-majors classes up through graduate classes.

  18. Mathematical models and theorems

    01 Feb 2017 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Winfried Just

    In this module we introduce and compare various types of deterministic and stochastic mathematical models of disease transmission. We then illustrate how one can derive predictions of these models in the form of mathematical theorems.Level: Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of...

  19. Bringing Real Ecological Data into the Classroom: DryadLab on QUBESHub

    09 Dec 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Gabriela Hamerlinck, Kristin Jenkins

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/207Bringing Real Ecological Data into the Classroom: DryadLab on QUBESHub was presented at the annual meeting of the Association of College & University Biology Educators in 2016. 

  20. The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants

    02 Dec 2016 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/277In this laboratory exercise, students will explore the diversity of flower and fruit adaptations that have evolved to accomplish pollination and seed dispersal and investigate the...

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