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Design Your Own Flow Cytometry Experiment: A Four-Week Inquiry Laboratory
21 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joseph J. Dolence
University of Nebraska at Kearney
Due to its importance to the field, flow cytometry should be one of the hallmark methods a student learns in the lab portion of an undergraduate immunology course. Flow cytometry is a classic lab...
Online Adaptation to "Gotcha! Which fly trap is the best? An introduction to experimental data collection and analysis"
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jenna Daypuk1, Michelle G. Eng1, Ian Black1, Danica Levesque2, Jesse Petahtegoose1, Mitchell Slobodian1, Athena Wallis1, Joël Dickinson1, Thomas J.S. Merritt*1
1. Laurentian University 2. École Secondaire du Sacré-Coeur
We present here a simple and engaging experiment capitalizing on the universal need to rid our homes of fruit flies to teach experimental design and analysis. In an earlier paper, we described an...
Using Images of Foraging Leaf-Cutter Ants to Teach Linear Regression
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ariel Firebaugh1, Justin Touchon2, Hayley Orndorf3, Jeremy Wojdak1
1. Radford University 2. Vassar College 3. University of Pittsburgh
This lesson offers students a realistic, open-inquiry research experience, even when lab or field research is not possible. We first introduce students to leaf-cutter ants and how they forage. Then...
From Cre/LoxP to Fate Maps: Inclusive and Equitable Approaches for Engaging Developmental Biology Students in Experimental Design
By Robert M. Kao*
Engaging first generation underrepresented minority students in the process of inquiry in developmental biology is important to increase diversity in future graduate STEM education. One important...
Using CRISPR-Cas9 to teach the fundamentals of molecular biology and experimental design
By Hooi Lynn Kee1, J. Keenan Kushner2, Catherine P. Deuchler3, Ashley K. Becker3, Damian G. Clarke3, Jay N. Pieczynski*3
1. Stetson University 2. University of Colorado-Denver 3. Rollins College
One of the challenges of inquiry-based research experiences is balancing the instruction on skills and techniques with data generation and analysis. This is especially true in technique heavy...
Gotcha! Which fly trap is the best? An introduction to experimental data collection and analysis
By Matthew D. Parrotta1, Joël Dickinson1, Thomas J.S. Merritt*1
Collecting data from experimental observations is an important component of the scientific process; likewise, the analysis of the data is essential to understanding the observed trends and patterns...
Dynamic Daphnia: An inquiry-based research experience in ecology that teaches the scientific process to first-year biologists
28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alyssa Mae Gleichsner1, Shannon R. Butler2, Catherine L. Searle3
1. State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh 2. University of California, San Diego 3. Purdue University
This authentic research experience lesson teaches the core concept of systems and the competencies of quantitative reasoning, communication, and the ability to apply science. The research is...
Your Tax Dollars at Work: A mock grant writing experience centered on scientific process skills
24 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Paula A.G. Soneral1, Sara Wyse1
A successful scientist combines skill, creativity, and the art of persuasion to excel in his or her field of study. Critically important for the professional scientist is the ability to not only...
Modeling the Research Process: Authentic human physiology research in a large non-majors course
20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna K. Strain1, Mary A. Williams1, Jane Phillips1
University of Minnesota
Laboratory experiences in large-enrollment introductory science courses often utilize “cookie-cutter style” laboratory experiences due to the relative simplicity of setting up the lab...
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
17 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 5: Normalizing Microbiome Data in R 5.2.19
28 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Joyner
CUNY Brooklyn College
Video on normalizing microbiome data from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
REMNet: A Student’s Guide to Experimental Design 5.3.19
Video on experimental design for students from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
09 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Northcutt
Teaching Notes on the Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
12 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this interrupted case focuses on sexual selection in widowbirds.
Selection and the Blond Beach Mouse
By Joan Sharp
Simon Fraser University
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this "clicker" case study explores ultimate and proximate explanations for cryptic coloration in animals.
Statistics for Biologists
30 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Magdalena Skipper1, Ritu Dhand1, Helen Pearson1, Francesca Cesari1
There is no disputing the importance of statistical analysis in biological research, but too often it is considered only after an experiment is completed, when it may be too late.