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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.
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
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.
Intro to BIOMAAP - Highlander teacher notes
31 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hannah Callender Highlander
University of Portland
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Plant Defenses and Bioprospecting Mini-case Study
27 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Anthony Barone
Columbus State University
This narrative mini-case study for use in undergraduate ecology courses reviews plant defense theory within the context of bioprospecting. Students learn about factors affecting plant defenses and...
AVIDA exercise on the role of mutation in evolution
21 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Beachly
A tested exercise at the college freshmen level using AVIDA-Ed to generate and test a hypothesis about the relationship between mutation rate and the probability of evolving a useful function in...
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview
By Paige F.B. Ferguson
University of Alabama
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.
Investigating human impacts on local Hawaiian stream ecology
20 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By pamela scheffler
Students learn about stream ecology on the island of Hawaii using data available through USGS and University of Hawaii websites and develop an understanding for potential stream changes due to...
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data
17 May 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...
Working with Datasets in R swirl
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Caitlin Hicks Pries
The goal of this lesson is to learn how to import datasets into R, understand variable types, make adjustments to variables, perform basic calculations, and begin data visualization. The exercise...
Sampling Distributions and Null Distributions: two swirl lessons in R
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
There are two complementary lessons. The first covers how sampling distributions are made and ID's their key properties. The second covers how null distributions and how the test statistic of a...
By Susan Butts1, Talia Karim2, Chris Norris1
1. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 2. University of Colorado, Boulder
Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of...
Following the Data
09 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
Species Range Over Space and Time
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
Amylase Copy Number and Diet
10 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Orr1, Ruth Buskirk2, Kristin Harvey2
1. Collin College 2. University of Texas at Austin
An adapted module from HHMI Spreadsheet Tutorials using amylase data for students to gain data analysis and excel skills
28 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Cell Aggregation and Sphere Packing
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the calculation of packing density in the context of understanding cell aggregation and arrangement. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Exploring the functionality of R
23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Austin Happel
Colorado State University
Students work with example data to generate a length-weight plot and use lm() to obtain regression coefficients. Base plot functions are used to plot both the data and the regression line.
Evolutionary Ecophysiology swirl lesson
By Nadia Aubin-Horth
Uses swirl to walk students through how to use R and analyze their own data.
By Didem Ikis
In this lesson, students will learn the necessary statistical terms to understand two-way ANOVA, how to visualize their data, how to perform two-way ANOVA and interpret their results, and how to...