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Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models
16 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Parks Collins1, Paul Strode2
1. Mitchell Community College 2. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
In this activity students use the HHMI Population Growth Models interactive to explore R0 for diseases and discuss the importance of connecting population ecology to current events like the...
When did I lose my legs? A limbless lizard tale
11 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Patrick Kelly
Leesburg High School
Using oVERT project models students examine examples of extant traditional lizards, snakes and limbless lizards and create phylogenies based on trait and genetic data.
Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.
Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian...
Mini-Workshop August 14, 2020
By Vinayak Mathur1, Anne Rosenwald2, Gaurav Arora3
1. Cabrini University 2. Georgetown University 3. Gallaudet University
We reviewed the materials available on Genome Solver (other lessons here) and described our new python pipeline for examining horizontal gene transfer and a new synteny lesson in detail.
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...
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
The Hidden Kingdom: Island Biogeography with Fungi
12 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erica F Kosal
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
In this activity, students will explore a dataset of fungi dispersal capabilities and colonizing success to test the predictions of island biogeography theory.
Flatten the Curve Course Module
11 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joanna Wares1, Marcella Torres1
University of Richmond
Plants We Eat: Learning Form and Function from Fruits and Vegetables
10 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson
Cal Poly State University
This high school or undergraduate lab consists of four activities that guide students through learning about plant parts from the fruits and vegetables with which they are already familiar....
Obesity - An Epidemic with Unexpected Causes, Consequences, and Complexity
07 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Edward Freeman
St. John Fisher College
This dataset was collected from interviews conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State by state data are provided to explore the interactions of education, income, and...
Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST
05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.
Lesson VII - Synteny
By Gaurav Arora1, Anne Rosenwald2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Gallaudet University 2. Georgetown University 3. Cabrini University
The lesson teaches about synteny or the order of genes along a chromosome, which is useful for looking at orthologous genes between two species or strains.
Lesson III - Annotation
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all...
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...
Graphing an Epidemic: West Africa Ebola Epidemic
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lois Bartsch
Metropolitan Community College
In this activity, students will explore how the Ebola virus outbreak occurred in West Africa through graphing prevalence, incidence and mortality data from the three major countries that were...
Creating Phylogenetic Trees from DNA Sequences
22 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This interactive module shows how DNA sequences can be used to infer evolutionary relationships among organisms and represent them as phylogenetic trees.