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Mosquito Invasion! A Lotka-Volterra Competition Case Study
24 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
In this instructor-led interrupted case study, students practice interpreting Lotka-Volterra competition model parameters using data on an invasive and native mosquito species.
Optimal Foraging in Swirl
15 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Elizabeth McWhirt1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
This lesson centers around the marginal value theorem (MVT, Charnov 1976), which describes how animals should forage in patches. It serves as a pre-lab to teach MVT basics, vectors, ANOVA, and...
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data using Serenity
13 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant...
Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods
12 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo
This lesson focuses on ways that scientists identify and use data to understand ecological disturbance events using data from five public datasets. The main lesson focused on interpretation of...
Cells of the Immune System
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This tutorial provides an overview of the immune system, concentrating on the roles played by B and T lymphocytes, and on the antigen-presentation system.
The p53 Gene and Cancer
This tutorial describes the structure and function of the p53 protein, how its activity is regulated in cells, and how mutant versions of p53 can lead to cancer.
Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment
This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop...
Conference-based Undergraduate Experiences: Lowering the Barrier for Learning about Computational Biology
By Anna Ritz
Presentation on how attending conferences can enhance computational biology training for undergraduates at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
Electrical Activity of Neurons
This tutorial describes how neurons generate action potentials, and how scientists measure neuronal activity and record the firing of individual neurons.
Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE): Building standards and resources for using collections data in the classroom
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Molly Phillips1, Debra Linton2, Libby Ellwood3, Natalie Douglas2, Lisa White4, Anna Monfils2
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. Central Michigan University 3. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 4. University of California Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley
Abstract for poster on using collections data presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop
Predator-Prey Interactions: Selective foraging by wolf spiders
20 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Bennington
This interactive case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) chapter entitled Predation, Herbivory and Parasitism.
Sequence Similarity in Developmental Biology - A Bioinformatics Exercise Using Myostatin
19 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Barbara Murdoch
Eastern Connecticut State University
This exercise leads upper level biology majors in an inquiry-based excursion to determine how similar the signaling molecule, myostatin, is between humans and mice, using a basic set of...
11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.
This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.
Adaptation of Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
10 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Sughrue Etter
Cape Cod Community College
TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
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...
Frayer model growth mindset
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
Figure of the Week (Non-major's Biology)
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
Intro to BIOMAAP - Highlander teacher notes
31 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hannah Callender Highlander
University of Portland
How I implemented these materials
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jillian K. Decker
State University of New York - Rockland Community College
This activity was developed for an undergraduate upper level ecology course for Environmental or Biological Science majors. Classes of ~20 students work best for the activity.