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Phototropism and Gravitropism: Quantifying Stem Curvature in Plants Introduction
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces phototropism and gravitropism in the context of understanding how to quantify stem curvature of plants. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Agent-Based Modeling Course Materials
29 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin N. Bodine
Materials created for an upper level ABM course. Prerequisite: Students have taken either (a) another modeling course, or (b) the introductory computer science sequence.
Genes and Civil Liberties
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Philip L. Bereano
University of Washington, Seattle
This lesson focuses on examining civil liberties issues as they relate to genetic research. Students can choose to represent an organization, real or fictional, that will report to a task force on...
Finding Selection in All the Right Places
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Juliet F. K. Noor, Mohamed A. F. Noor
Lab introducing students to evolutionary genetics using bioinformatics and biocuration, published as GSA Learning Resource
Exploration of the Human Genome by Investigation of Personalized SNPs
By Lani C. Keller
To increase students' interest in their own genomes, this computer-based laboratory lesson is designed to be coupled with the opportunity for the students to be genotyped by the consumer sequencing...
Bioinformatics: An Interactive Introduction to NCBI
By Seth Bordenstein
Marine Biological Laboratory
Modules showing how the NCBI database classifies and organizes information on DNA sequences, evolutionary relationships, and scientific publications. And a module working to identify a nucleotide...
The Ames Test
By Nathan Goodson-Gregg, Elizabeth A. De Stasio
Introduction to the Ames Test, published as GSA Learning Resource
An Introduction to Statistical Learning: with Applications in R
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gareth James1, Daniela Witten2, Trevor Hastie3, Robert Tibshirani3
1. University of Southern California 2. University of Washington 3. Stanford University
This book provides an introduction to statistical learning methods and is aimed for upper level undergraduate students, masters students and Ph.D. students in the non-mathematical sciences.
Joel E. Greengiant Learns About Peas: From Nucleotides to Selection
By Merle Heidemann1, Peter J.T. White1, Jim Smith1
Michigan State University
This case study follows purveyors of peas, Joel E. and Jolene Greengiant, as they learn about the origin, biochemistry, genetics and eventual artificial selection of sweet (wrinkled) peas, all in...
T2R38 taste receptor polymorphisms underlie susceptibility to upper respiratory infection
By Robert J Lee1, Guoxiang Xiong1, Jennifer M. Kofonow1
University of Pennsylvania
Article presenting evidence that the bitter taste receptor T2R38 regulates the mucosal innate defense of the human upper airway.
The Evolution of Color Vision in Monkeys: From Nucleotides to Ecology
This case study examines the evolution color vision in Old World and New World monkeys from multiple biological perspectives.
Taking a Second Look: Investigating Biology with Visual Datasets
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ethel Stanley
An article exploring the use of visual datasets as an educational aid for biology students.
03 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jeremy M Wojdak2
1. University of San Diego 2. Radford University
This can be given at the beginning and end of the BIOMAAP program, in order to measure student changes in math anxiety.
This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers in their biology and other courses. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of...
25 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelly O'Donnell
This video explores what artificial intelligence is and features people who work on different aspects of intelligence. How do we make machines that think like humans? How can we tell when we’ve...
Drug screening and cancer resistance: EGFR Activity
By Holly Basta
Rock Mountain College
This activity explores a specific gene (egfr) and its role in cancer. EGFR was introduced with the Gene Card Activities, researched throughout the semester, and then authentic image data of...
Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure
22 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gregory Zimmerman, J. Phil Gibson1
University of Oklahoma
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
Environmental Drivers of Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes from Minutes to Years
11 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher Gough1, Cindee Giffen2, Thomas W Woodward1
1. Virginia Commonwealth University 2. University of Michigan
Students build on fundamental concepts of ecosystem production and carbon cycling, combining this knowledge with open long-term data from ecological and meteorological networks to uncover the...
Gaining familiarity with R and Work with NEON OS & IS data – Plant phenology & temperature - adaptation
By Nancy Cowden
This adaptation introduces students to R and the NEON OS & IS data – Plant Phenology & Temperature tutorial. A planned extension will prompt students to develop a testable hypothesis, based on...
Sexy Smells - A case study using preen oil composition of the Dark Eyed Junco
30 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Prescott1, Melissa Haswell2
1. University of New Hampshire 2. Davenport University
Poster on a case study invites students to explore the biochemistry and physiology of pheromones using authentic data presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop