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Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
03 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Nicholas Lorusso2
1. Kean University 2. Kean Univeristy
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...
By Anton E Weisstein
Truman State University
An introduction to epidemiological models using interactive Excel worksheets
Following the Data
02 Apr 2020 | 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.
Searching for disability as biodiversity in digitized natural history collections
27 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
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.
Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales
24 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Natasha Vitek1, Christopher Baker2
1. Stony Brook University 2. Exceptional Student Education Department, Alachua County Public Schools
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...
23 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils
Central Michigan University
This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.
Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets
13 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carlos Christopher Goller1, Kaitlyn Casimo
North Carolina State University
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...
Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE)
18 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Hage
Oxford College of Emory University
This multi-part activity allows students to discover the relationships between CO2 and temperature and how these variables have changed over time using real-world data.
Water Quality Investigation (Project EDDIE)
This multi-part module aims to help you learn about water quality implications by understanding the variability of concentrations of nitrate in stream water through the evaluation of real-time data...
Responses to Climate Change in California Chipmunks: Move, Adapt, or Die
10 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Talisin Hammond1, Rachel E. Walsh2, Eileen Lacey3
1. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research 2. University of California, Berkeley 3. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
A series of three modules using data from natural history museum collections to examine responses to climate change in multiple chipmunk species. Elevation and morphological data, beginner skills...
27 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel1, Alycia Lackey2
1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2. Binghamton University
The students will practice identifying the appropriate basic statistical tests when given a scenario and learn how to run and interpret those statistical tests in R.
Exploring the evolution of caffeine biosynthesis enzymes
22 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shuchismita Dutta
RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
Caffeine is a very common stimulant consume worldwide as tea, coffee, mate, cocoa, and chocolate. Ever wondered why plants make caffeine? Do all caffeine producing plants have the same enzymes for...
Checking Normality in R with swirl
13 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bill Morgan
The College of Wooster
How to use the "three-prong" approach to check for normality
Following the Data - PowerPoint Addition to Module
10 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
This PowerPoint presentation guides instructors and students through the key background information for the module.
BLAST Exercises for Analyzing Cloning Results
09 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin R. Morris
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. These activities have modified Lesson 1: Introduction to Genome...
01 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Daniel Lauer1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will practice the basic code to test MacArthur and Wilson’s (1967) Island Biogeography model, focusing on how island size, distance, and perturbation affect species numbers.
Data Analysis and Cancer
18 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lynn Marie Diener
Mount Mary University
This is a flipped classroom approach, students will learn the basic content about cell-signaling, p53, and transcription factors before class. During class students will focus on data analysis...
Analyzing current and past climate data (Project EDDIE)
By Sarah Beth Cadieux
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue
Students analyze current and past temperature and CO2 data to relate current climate change to climate of the past 450,000 years.Objectives: Are global temperatures and CO2 levels rising? How are...
Mosquito Vector Ecology of the East Coast using NEON
16 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany1, David Kang2
1. Shepherd University 2. Cornell University
This data module examines the relationship between mosquito vector ecology and climate across the east coast of the United States. The module is designed to merge core concepts in ecology with...
Teaching Population Dynamics with Data and HHMI BioInteractive
16 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abby Kula1, Kristine Grayson2
1. Mount St. Mary’s University 2. University of Richmond
Presented at NABT 2019, we demonstrate how the Population Dynamics Click & Learn resource can be customized for any organism - using the Lionfish invasion as an example