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Let's Talk About COVID-19
26 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By zeynep teymuroglu1, E Cabral Balreira2, Joanna Wares3
1. Rollins College 2. Trinity University 3. University of Richmond
This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19
Introduction to Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Genomic Analysis
24 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Deborah Tobiason1, William Davis2
1. Carthage College 2. Washington State University
In this activity, students are introduced to phylogenetic trees and networks as tools for analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)
20 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Natalie Love2, Susan Mazer2
1. Cal Poly State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara
This exercise introduces herbarium specimens and how they are used for research. Students contribute to specimen "digitization" using the citizen science platform Notes from Nature, and they work...
Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Danielle Garneau1, Matthew Joshua Heard2, Mary Beth Kolozsvary
1. SUNY Plattsburgh 2. Winthrop University
This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field...
Mosquito Surveys Along Anthropogenic Impact Gradients: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
By Allison T Parker
Northern Kentucky University
This project explores the role of human land use and other environmental factors that affect native and invasive mosquito species distributions and the diseases that they can vector.
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their...
Multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics
10 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins1, Jeremy M Wojdak1
A set of 157 multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics courses, organized and searchable by 18 concepts/skills.
Introducing PHAGES Students to Primary Literature
By Sean McClory1, Rivka Glaser2, Denise L Monti3, Adam Rudner4
1. La Salle University 2. Stevenson University 3. University of Alabama at Birmingham 4. University of Ottawa
The ‘Introducing PHAGES Students to Primary Literature’ set of teaching resources offers faculty 2 distinct sets of teaching resources for introducing students to scientific literature in the...
Exploring Phage Immunity Systems with a Scientific Reading and Communication Activity
05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sean Coleman1, Natasha Dean2, Karen Klyczek3, Kirk R Anders4, Sumali Pandey5
1. Wartburg College 2. La Sierra University 3. University of Wisconsin-River Falls 4. Gonzaga University 5. Minnesota State University Moorhead
This jigsaw assignment is designed to increase students’ understanding of phage immunity systems, through reading primary literature and communicating key aspects.
Exploring Fundamental Concepts of Phage Immunity Systems: A jigsaw activity
By Sean Coleman1, Nathasha Dean2, Karen Klyczek3, Kirk R Anders4, Sumali Pandey5
This jigsaw assignment is designed to increase students’ understanding of phage immunity systems
Phage Discovery Videos
By Billy Biederman, Vic Sivanathan1
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A compilation of videos to support teaching the concepts and protocols for discovering and working with phage.
Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively
By Arturo Diaz1, Julia Lee-Soety2, Shima Chaudhary3, Richard Pollenz4
1. La Sierra University 2. Saint Joseph’s University 3. South Texas College 4. University of South Florida
This resources provides a framework for students to write a Genome Annoucement, collaboratively.
Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I
30 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Aparna Anandkumar1, Ariel Moline2, Pascale S. Guiton2
1. Castro Valley High School & California State University East Bay 2. California State University East Bay
The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry...
Build-a-Genome Lab Manual for RFP Synthesis
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Scheifele
Loyola University Maryland
This lab manual describes a multi-week lab project for the design, assembly from oliognucleotides, cloning, and sequencing of the RFP gene. This resource was developed as part of NSF Award...
Yeast Scramble Lab Manual
By Mark Jones, Lisa Scheifele1
This laboratory manual includes protocols for SCRaMbling of yeast cells as well as phenotypic characterization. Appropriate student exercises are also included. This resource was developed as part...
GEA Introductory lesson on RNA-Seq
25 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jason Williams1, Judy Brusslan2, Ray Enke3, Matthew Escobar4, Vince Buonaccorsi5
1. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 2. California State University Long Beach 3. James Madison University 4. California State University San Marcos 5. Juniata College
This RNA-Seq lesson uses the CyVerse VICE Platform and Jupyter notebooks to examine the expression of the leptin gene in samples from a mouse experimental design evaluating diet (high-fat vs....
NEON Data in the Classroom: Quantifying Spatial Patterns
23 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kusum Naithani
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR 72701
Students build on fundamental concepts of spatial patterns and combine this knowledge with the open-data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to quantify spatial autocorrelation and...
Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio
16 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michelle Gaynor
University of Florida
Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.
CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template
15 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Lorenz
In this adaptation, students learn how CRISPR/Cas9 is used in bacterial immunity and gene editing. Students create both a gRNA target and a donor template to edit a gene. Mutations can be from the...
Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine - Ethics supplement
08 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The adaptation to Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine entails two ethics supplements. The first supplement addresses the use of off-label drugs in the pandemic (or other situation)....