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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.
Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
The overall goal is to help students learn common data cleaning procedures on a dataset once they’ve collected measurements and before they are able to start their analysis. This swirl lesson is...
Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology
26 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Anthony Barone
Columbus State University
This mini-case study provides undergraduate ecology students with experience in how to read climate diagrams and how to put them together. The activity includes a discussion of actual and potential...
Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies
17 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...
Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.
Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data
Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.
Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean
By Demian Alexander Willette
Loyola Marymount University
A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.
Complete Set of Lessons
01 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with...
Conducting Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) in R with swirl
13 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kevin Geyer
Young Harris College
This lesson offers an introduction to ANOVA, including 1) how this statistical test can be differentiated from others and 2) a step-by-step guide to conducting and interpreting ANOVA results in R,...
Conservation and ethics of using synthetic genetics
03 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fran Sandmeier
This contains teaching material - powerpoints and handouts that can be adapted for lectures and/or discussion groups.
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
09 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine
13 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nik Tsotakos
Penn State Harrisburg
This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus origins, the molecular basis of the infection, the development and severity of symptoms, and treatment.
CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template
15 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Lorenz
In this adaptation, students learn how CRISPR/Cas9 is used in bacterial immunity and gene editing. Students create both a gRNA target and a donor template to edit a gene. Mutations can be from the...
Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
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...
Data Analysis and Cancer
18 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lynn Marie Diener
Mount Mary University
This is a flipped classroom approach, students will learn the basic content about cell-signaling, p53, and transcription factors before class. During class students will focus on data analysis...
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Renirie
Data ethics and the use of digital data
Data is the New Science
12 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply...
Data is the New Science - Modified and combined with Following the Data Module
10 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
Data Management Adaptation: Correlating Forest Community Dynamics to Climate
19 Dec 2018 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Sarah McCarthy-Neumann
Students use vegetation structure data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by correlating...