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Mosquito Invasion! A Lotka-Volterra Competition Case Study
24 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
In this instructor-led interrupted case study, students practice interpreting Lotka-Volterra competition model parameters using data on an invasive and native mosquito species.
Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Climate Change
16 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elli Bosch1, Kaycee Faunce1, Amanda Thompson
Virginia Commonwealth University
This learning module was designed to introduce students to the aquatic nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, their roles in ecosystem function and nutrient pollution, and what impacts climate change...
Striped Bass: A Regulatory Success Story
12 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Alexander McCrickard1, Angela Hanretty1, Amanda Thompson1
This module examines the Maryland striped bass moratorium (1985-1989) as a fisheries management success story. Maryland DNR striped bass young of the year data is utilized for least squares linear...
Electrical Activity of Neurons
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This tutorial describes how neurons generate action potentials, and how scientists measure neuronal activity and record the firing of individual neurons.
Sequence Similarity in Developmental Biology - A Bioinformatics Exercise Using Myostatin
19 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Barbara Murdoch
Eastern Connecticut State University
This exercise leads upper level biology majors in an inquiry-based excursion to determine how similar the signaling molecule, myostatin, is between humans and mice, using a basic set of...
Answer Checking - Modified for Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Course
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Prairie
University of San Diego
Modified answer checking worksheet from original BIOMAAP resource to include two additional questions relating to probability/P-values.
Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of...
Figure of the Week (Non-major's Biology)
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jillian K. Decker
State University of New York - Rockland Community College
How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
Sequence Similarity Resource Adaptation: Exploring Ebola Virus
16 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Tapprich
University of Nebraska-Omaha
This adaptation of the sequence similarity resource provides biology students with a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools. These concepts and tools are used to explore relationships...
Reflective Writing Adapted for Non-Majors
14 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Crystal Peirce
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. The prompts have been modified to...
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them
20 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Molly Phillips1, Kathryn Green2
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. North Carolina Sate University
5E lesson plan for middle/high school aligned to NGSS standards.
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.
Developing Quantitative Skills Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources
24 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robin Bulleri1, Kristine Grayson2, Melissa Csikari3
1. Carrboro High School 2. University of Richmond 3. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A workshop on using HHMI BioInteractive data activities to teach science content and quantitative skills
Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools
22 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nadia Bukach1, Todd Lookingbill1, Andrew Davidson2, James R Vonesh2, Kristine Grayson1
1. University of Richmond 2. Virginia Commonwealth University
Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape...
Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra Model in the context of understanding interspecific competition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Viscosity
This module introduces a modified Stokes-Einstein equation in the context of understanding the difference in viscosity between the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells
Regulation of Gene Expression and Adipogenesis by PPAR-γ
07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gary Laverty1, Thomas John Peters2, Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo3, Denise Levin Signorelli4, Saumya Ramanathan
1. University of Delaware 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras 4. College of Southern Nevada
Students learn about transcriptional regulation of PPAR-γ, an important controller of adipose tissue stores and energy metabolism through a drawing/coloring activity of the different components...
Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelsey Metzger
University of Minnesota, Rochester
In this four- part guided activity, students will learn about the structure and function of human autosomal and sex chromosomes, view and interpret gene maps, and gain familiarity with basic...