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Teaching Materials (1-20 of 173)

  1. 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)....

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1955/?v=1

  2. Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation

    19 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Mary Heskel

    Macalester College

    Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is based on deep understanding of systems from observations made over hundreds to thousands of years. This resource connects TEK to modern conservation...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1939/?v=1

  3. (Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures

    18 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Robert E Furrow

    University of California, Davis

    Students use their number sense to make observations and explain or guess at patterns shown, discussing in a weekly online Q&A forum.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1937/?v=1

  4. COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection-ADAPTATION

    17 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Didem Vardar-Ulu

    This case was written in Spring 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on understanding the structure and interaction of the SARS-Cov-2 viral spike protein that facilitates infection in...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1936/?v=1

  5. Design of gRNA Target and Donor

    16 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Laurel Lorenz

    This adaptation is for an upper level molecular biology laboratory course. In this adaptation, students learn the content required to design a gRNA target sequence and single-strand donor template...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1935/?v=1

  6. Drugging SARS-CoV-2

    15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Mallory Bliss1, Alexzandria Khan1, Nandni Verma1, Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley1

    Rollins College

    This case study leads students through the process of proposing a drug for a novel protein. The Mpro protease of SARS-CoV-2 is explored in detail within the PDB. Aligns with first semester...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1928/?v=1

  7. Molecular Basis of Sickle Cell Disease

    15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Didem Vardar-Ulu

    This multi part case on hemoglobin structure as it relates to oxygen binding and sickle cell disease focuses on utilizing bioinformatics and molecular visualization tools to learn about the sickle...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1925/?v=1

  8. Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource

    14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Abigail E. Cahill

    Albion College

    Students will use swirl to understand Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The lesson starts with observed numbers of individuals for each genotype, and students will work through a number of steps to...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1920/?v=1

  9. The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin

    14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley1, Shuchismita Dutta2

    1. Rollins College 2. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University

    This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1924/?v=1

  10. COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine

    13 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Nik Tsotakos

    Penn State Harrisburg

    This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus origins, the molecular basis of the infection, the development and severity of symptoms, and treatment.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1918/?v=1

  11. How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.

    12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Courtney Campany

    This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1916/?v=1

  12. Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine

    12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Keith Johnson1, Didem Vardar-Ulu2, Shuchismita Dutta3

    1. Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2. Boston University 3. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University

    This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, replication, and treatment. Additional worksheets introduce students to bioinformatics tools of 3-D protein visualization...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1904/?v=1

  13. Vertebrate Clade Race

    11 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By David Baum1, Kristin Jenkins2

    1. University of Wisconsin 2. BioQUEST

    This activity introduces basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. It is designed as a short group activity. After completing this activity, students should be familiar with basic...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1906/?v=1

  14. Remote sensing data processing – NEON airborne data

    10 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Yingying Xie

    Northwestern University

    Concepts of remote sensing and data logistics, and NEON remote sensing data are introduced. Students learn how to apply spatial data processing and visualization skills using R coding program to...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1905/?v=1

  15. Analyzing Nutrient Simulation Experiments with a one-way ANOVA

    09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Rebecca North

    We discuss what tests are appropriate to analyze the data from nutrient simulation experiments. They will conduct one-way ANOVAs and a post hoc test using a dummy dataset and interpret the results.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1900/?v=1

  16. Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel

    09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2

    1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

    Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1899/?v=1

  17. Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life

    08 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jonathan Hendricks

    Paleontological Research Institution

    The Digital Atlas project include field guides to fossils (including a mobile app), an online paleontology textbook, and a collection of over 500 virtual 3D models of fossil specimens.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1893/?v=1

  18. Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Data Analysis - Draft (1)

    02 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Mirayda Torres-Avila

    University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley

    Students will be able to analyze real data to review basic statistics. Students will be able to work as a group to determine the best way to present their data.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1885/?v=1

  19. Too much of a good thing? Exploring nutrient pollution in streams using bioindicators

    02 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By J. Stephen Gosnell

    Baruch College, City University of New York and PhD Program in Biology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York

    Students use data on nitrogen and phosphorus levels in streams and macrobenthic insect biodiversity to consider issues of nutrient pollution and stream health while learning to filter, summarize,...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1883/?v=1

  20. Landscape Indicators:Nutrients and Macroinvertebrates

    31 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Stacy Cotey

    Michigan Technological University

    Modification of the Investigating Human Impacts on Stream Ecology Module to emphasize landscape indicators and incorporate inclusive practices.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1877/?v=1