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Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
23 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
A lesson that uses real rock pocket mouse data collected by Dr. Michael Nachman and his colleagues to illustrate the Hardy-Weinberg principle.
AIM-UP! Reading scientific literature module
22 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Galen Rask
Ohio State University
Designed to span 4 one-hour lectures, this module focuses upon developing the skill of thorough and critical reading of scientific literature.
AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson
22 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials
This lesson introduces the use of GIS (geographic information systems) in the study of biological questions, using bats as the model organism. This activity requires access to GIS software.
AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson
By Monte Garroutte1, Jordan Metzgar1, Hirotsugu Mori1
University of Alaska Museum of the North
In this activity, students learn about ancient plant life and climate change by examining coal balls. In addition to the lesson itself, information is provided on where to purchase coal ball peel...
Teaching Notes for Implementation of Gene Expression in Stem Cells
20 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By R Deborah Overath
Texas Southmost College
Teaching notes for implementing Data Nugget: Gene Expression in Stem Cells in a introductory biology lab.
Calculating Lifetime Cancer Risk Resulting from DNA Replication
18 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Orr1, Ruth Buskirk2, Kristin Harvey2
1. Collin College 2. University of Texas at Austin
An expanded case study adapted from an HHMI Data Point on Cell Division and Cancer Risk using Figure 1 from Tomasetti, C. and Vogelstein, B. (2015).
Expanded Graphing Tutorial
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, Cheryl Squair2, Sharon Maureen Homer-Drummond3, Tamar Goulet4
1. Montgomery College 2. University of Hawaii at Manoa 3. Tri-County Technical College 4. University of Mississippi
The tutorial has two approaches for teaching about graph building and choosing the appropriate graph for different data types, a scaffolding approach and a exploration approach which can be...
Effects of Laptop Use on Student Learning
17 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tony Weisstein
Truman State University
Resource from the 2015 BioQUEST Summer Workshop
Cancer Discovery Activities
These two hands-on activities are based on a Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science video (http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/cancer-genetic-disease-video-highlights)...
Cell Division and Cancer Risk Data Point
Cancer is typically attributed to hereditary and environmental factors, but these only explain a fraction of overall cancer risk. This activity explores a third factor.
Coral Bleaching Mapping Activity
This is a classroom activity in which students use authentic data to assess the threat of coral bleaching around the world. It supports the 2014 Holiday Lectures on Science video featuring Dr....
Lizard Evolution Series Collection
The species of Anolis lizards of the Caribbean provide a living example of evolution and speciation.
Steve Palumbi and Megan Morikawa Study Coral Reef Damage in American Samoa
Field research on coral bleaching suggests possibilities for saving threatened reefs.
Spreadsheet Tutorial 5: Histogram
15 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Generate a histogram using a variety of methods.
Spreadsheet Tutorial 3 - Column Graphs, Error Bars, and Standard Error of the Mean
Generate a column or bar graph with standard error bars.
Spreadsheet Tutorial 2 - Autofill Data, Cell References, and Standard Deviation
Generate a table with autofill, and use absolute cell reference to calculate variance and standard deviation.
Spreadsheet Data Analysis Tutorial Series
This series of self-paced tutorials show how to analyze data using a spreadsheet program.
Deadly Windows Data Nuggets Module - Adapted for Preservice Elementary Teachers
By Michelle Forsythe
Texas State University
Adaptation of Data Nuggets Module Deadly Windows for an Elementary Education Science Methods Course
Spreadsheet Tutorial 1 -- Formulae, Functions, and Averages | HHMI BioInteractive
This introduction to spreadsheet programs describes the basic organization of a worksheet, how to organize and format your data, how to perform simple mathematical calculations, how to use built-in...
Teaching Selection Mechanisms to 9th Graders using "Are You My Species?" Data Nugget
By Andrew Ising, Elizabeth H Schultheis1
Michigan State University, Data Nuggets
Teaching notes related to the use the of Data Nugget "Are You My Species?" to teach mechanisms of selection and quantitative skills in a 9th grade Biology classroom.