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Ethics in Synthetic Biology
15 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Scheifele
Loyola University Maryland
This collection of four activities provide students with an introduction to thinking about ethical concerns in human genome synthesis, gene editing, metabolic engineering, and synthetic genomes.
Should we synthesize a human genome?
Two articles introducing the Human Genome Project-Write and asking questions about the ethics of the project.
Ethics of Metabolic engineering
This is an ethical reflection for students on an issue in metabolic engineering and the potential for "home-brew" morphine. The case study asks students to reflect on material in the linked...
Ethics of Gene Editing
This is an ethical reflection for students on an issue in gene editing. The case study asks students to reflect on material in the two linked articles. Also included is the grading rubric.
The p53 Gene and Cancer
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This tutorial describes the structure and function of the p53 protein, how its activity is regulated in cells, and how mutant versions of p53 can lead to cancer.
Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment
This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop...
Electrical Activity of Neurons
This tutorial describes how neurons generate action potentials, and how scientists measure neuronal activity and record the firing of individual neurons.
Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE): Building standards and resources for using collections data in the classroom
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Molly Phillips1, Debra Linton2, Libby Ellwood3, Natalie Douglas2, Lisa White4, Anna Monfils2
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. Central Michigan University 3. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 4. University of California Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley
Abstract for poster on using collections data presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop
11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.
This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.
Adaptation of Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
10 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Sughrue Etter
Cape Cod Community College
TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
Measuring Success for Collections: Educational Products and Outcomes
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3, Debra Linton1, Lisa White, Natalie Douglas, Shari Ellis, Sam S Donovan4
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio 4. University of Pittsburgh
Presentation at the 34th Annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
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.
Growth Mindset Prompt
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jennifer Prairie2
1. QUBES; Radford University 2. University of San Diego
Before giving an introduction to growth mindset, these prompts can be given to students so they can brainstorm activities they associate with long hours of practice (growth mindset) vs. natural...
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...
The ml4bio Workshop: Machine Learning Literacy for Biologists
02 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fangzhou Mu1, Chris Magnano1, Debora Treu2, Anthony Gitter1
1. University of Wisconsin - Madison 2. Morgridge Institute for Research
Presentation on machine learning literacy for biologists at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kate S Boersma
Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview - Teaching Notes - Boersma
Teaching notes from my application of the BIOMAAP math anxiety materials in my BIOL305 Ecology course for biology majors.
Introduction to Growth Mindset
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
Frayer model growth mindset
A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.