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Exploring the evolution of caffeine biosynthesis enzymes
22 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shuchismita Dutta
RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
Caffeine is a very common stimulant consume worldwide as tea, coffee, mate, cocoa, and chocolate. Ever wondered why plants make caffeine? Do all caffeine producing plants have the same enzymes for...
Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data
11 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Prince1, Julie Beckstead2, Alexandra Lagasse2, Scott Robinson3
1. Lander University 2. Gonzaga University 3. Wildlife Biologist, Retired, Bureau of Land Management Coeur d'Alene Field Office Coeur d'Alene
Practice module included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 7
Following the Data
04 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
Frayer model growth mindset
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
Freezer Full of Fossils v2.0
11 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Louise Mead1, Michael James Wiser1, Noah Ribeck2, Fred Hingst3, Richard Schultz4, Richard Lenski1
1. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara 3. Dewitt High School 4. St. Johns High School
The Long Term Evolution Experiment started by Dr. Richard Lenski provides a rich dataset to help students explore concepts of fitness, replication, and adaption.
Gaining familiarity with R and Work with NEON OS & IS data – Plant phenology & temperature - adaptation
By Nancy Cowden
This adaptation introduces students to R and the NEON OS & IS data – Plant Phenology & Temperature tutorial. A planned extension will prompt students to develop a testable hypothesis, based on...
GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Libby Ellwood
A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
Gene Expression in Stem Cells
01 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Paulette S Reneau
The module served as in introduction to the Gene Expression unit. It was implemented in two phases, a pre-class activity and an in-class activity to introduce chapter concepts and reinforce...
Genome Sequence Data in R using Biostrings (Swirl Lesson)
09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert E Furrow
University of California, Davis
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to load FASTA files into R as DNAStringSets and use width() and alphabetFrequency(), combined with other functions like sum() and mean(), to...
Genome Solver: Complete Set of Lessons
23 Oct 2019 | 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...
Geoscience Methods and Resources for K-5 Pre-Education Majors
28 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
: Exploring Geoscience Methods was an excellent capstone experience for Elementary Education Majors. The class I used this module with was 24 students of various backgrounds and academic...
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century (Abstract) | TIEE
By Emily Prince1, Daniel Taub2, Gillian Graham2
1. Lander University 2. Southwestern University
Module for practice included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 7
Graphing grouped continuous data in R with swirl
13 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marney Pratt
This lesson helps students know some of the options for how to graph grouped continuous data (such as those involved in doing a t-test or ANOVA) and how to choose the best option.
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource
14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abigail E. Cahill
Students will use swirl to understand Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The lesson starts with observed numbers of individuals for each genotype, and students will work through a number of steps to...
Hemoglobin cooperativity and adaptations to high altitude living
05 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alida Janmaat
University of the Fraser Valley
This resource accompanies the "How does blood carry oxygen?" chapter in the Integrating Concepts in Biology etext. Students evaluate the cooperativity of hemoglobin and adaptations to high altitude...
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces equations describing blood viscosity and oxygen transport in the context of understanding the evolution of red blood cells. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.
12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany
This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles...
How Many More Thymes & Herbivore Defense
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sheryl Konrad1, Angela Dassow1
Adaptations to the How Many More Thymes? case study featuring terpene-based herbivore defense and pollinator attraction in Nicotiana plants.
iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Molly Phillips
iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
Interpreting one-factor ANOVA in R with swirl
By Jeremy Claisse
Cal Poly Pomona
Interpreting One-Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)