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Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types
04 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Seitz1, Jillian Marie Miller2, Joseph Esquibel3
1. Johnson County Community College 2. Roane State Community College 3. Lansing Community College
This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.
My Twin Sister Case Study
23 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret Waterman1, Ethel D Stanley2
1. Southeast Missouri State University 2. BioQUEST
A young boy wonders why his twin sister can roll his tongue, but he cannot. Case centers on meiosis.
Materials for Teaching the SIR Epidemic Model
14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Glenn Ledder1, Michelle Homp1
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
This web page contains materials created by faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mathematics to teach basic fundamentals of mathematical epidemiology.
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
By Glenn Ledder
University of Nebraska Lincoln
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed...
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...
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...
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.
Social Distancing Simulation in NetLogo
08 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Elizabeth Yust
The New School
A NetLogo simulation that shows the effects of social distancing on the spread of infectious disease.
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life
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.
NELF Explorer: Drivers of Landscape Change
28 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meghan Graham MacLean
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Students explore the connections between land use decisions and land cover change, as well as how to predict the possible impacts of land use decisions into the future.
Value of Mistakes. Making Mistakes Using R
27 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Staci Neas Johnson
Southern Wesleyan University
This module allows students to frame mistakes and frustrations during their first introduction to R in terms of improved learning and growth mindset.
Exploring Population Change without Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 4
21 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amy Lark, Cory Kohn1, Jim Smith1, Louise Mead2, Robert T Pennock1, Wendy Johnson
1. Michigan State University 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
An introductory activity exploring how a population changes without natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.
Figure of the Day: Identifying Ambiguity and Biases in Data Figures
By Raisa Hernández-Pacheco
The adaptation focuses on presenting figures with all the information in their axes. However, such figures present a medium level of quality to encourage students to discuss conceptually in groups...
Avida-ED Experimental Evolution Project
18 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Outline to a research project based on Avida-ED's digital organisms
Exploring Fitness and Population Change under Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 3
17 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
An introductory activity exploring the process of natural selection in action using the Avida-ED simulation.
Exploring Random Mutation and Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 2
An introductory activity exploring the role of random mutation in natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.
Exploring the Introduction of Genetic Variation by Random Mutation: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 1
By Cory Kohn1, Amy Lark, Jim Smith2, Louise Mead3, Robert T Pennock2, Wendy Johnson
1. Keck Science Department, The Claremont Colleges 2. Michigan State University 3. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
An introductory activity introducing the role of random mutation in generating genetic variation using the Avida-ED simulation.
Origin and Diversity of Armor in Girdled Lizards
15 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Broo
Mariemont High School
The girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are a family of distinctively armored lizards endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Students examine lizards in this family to classify the lizards based on morphological...
That Vertebrate Ate What Exactly?
By Jason Horner
Coral Glades High School
During the course of this lesson, students will analyze CT scan data and observe bycatch (or an unknown discovery) captured during the scanning process of vertebrates.
Yeti or not: Do they exist?
14 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Through this 2-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.