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Lesson VI - The Community Science Project
31 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver's Community Science Project was developed as a way to use the skills taught in the previous lessons. We're asking members of the community to provide instances of potential phage...
Lesson V - Phylogenetics
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson V is an introduction to Phylogenetics.
Lesson IV - Comparative Genomics
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson IV, Comparative Genomics, discusses some of the tools...
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...
Lesson II - Databases
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson II introduces the principal databases for microbial...
Lesson I - Introduction to Genome Solver
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Part I is the Introduction to the Genome Solver Project.
Trout modeling example
26 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suzanne Lenhart
NIMBioS; University of Tennessee
This is an open-ended modeling example using difference equations and Algebra II skills.
Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joseph A. Cook, Scott V. Edwards, Eileen A. Lacey, Robert P. Guralnick, Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis, Corey K. Welch, Kayce C. Bell, Kurt E. Galbreath, Christopher Himes, Julie M. Allen, Tracy A. Heath, Ana C. Carnaval, Kimberly L. Cooper, Mark Liu, James Hanken, Stefanie Ickert-Bond
Natural history collections have the potential to help transform undergraduate science education from passive learning into an active exploration of the natural world.
Joel E. Greengiant Learns About Peas: From Nucleotides to Selection
By Merle Heidemann1, Peter J.T. White1, Jim Smith1
Michigan State University
This case study follows purveyors of peas, Joel E. and Jolene Greengiant, as they learn about the origin, biochemistry, genetics and eventual artificial selection of sweet (wrinkled) peas, all in...
The Evolution of Color Vision in Monkeys: From Nucleotides to Ecology
This case study examines the evolution color vision in Old World and New World monkeys from multiple biological perspectives.
Introductory Science and Mathematics Education for 21st-Century Biologists
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Bialek1, David Botstein2
1. Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA. 2. Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
A unified introductory science curriculum that fully incorporates mathematics and quantitative thinking aimed to incorporate biology into the traditional quantitative cultures that have come to...
Quantitative Modules to Accompany General Biology Courses
By Lou Gross1, Susan Harell Yee2, Monica Beals3
1. University of Tennessee Knoxville 2. EPA, Gulf Ecology Division 3. SAS
A collection of modules that were developed to accompany general biology courses and allow instructors to add quantitative examples in many of the topics in a standard GB sequence.
By Daniel Kaplan1, Karl-Dieter Crisman2, Nicholas Horton3, Eric Marland4, Randall Pruim5
1. Macalester College 2. Gordon College 3. Amherst College 4. Appalachian State University 5. Calvin College
Our goal: Provide a broader approach to quantitative studies that provides better support for work in science and technology.
Figure of the Day - Ecology additions
16 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Grayson
University of Richmond
Used in an Integrated Biological Principles II Class (Intro to Ecology/Evolution/Physiology) at University of Richmond
Value of Mistakes
03 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jeremy M Wojdak2
1. QUBES; Radford University 2. Radford University
This module familiarizes students with brain research describing our physiological response to mistakes, and how making mistakes is a useful part of learning.
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice.
In this activity, students demonstrate their own innate number sense by playing an online game that asks them to estimate quantities that are flashed on screen for only milliseconds. Research...
Introduction to Growth Mindset
1. University of San Diego 2. Radford University
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Introduction
This presentation is intended as a short, in-class introduction to the program and some of the research behind it, in hopes of generating ‘buy in’ for a course-long use of BIOMAAP materials.