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The Evolution of Human Skin Color
09 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Northcutt
My teaching notes for the Evolution of Human Skin Color case study.
Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology
18 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nate Emery1, Caleb Trujillo1, Andrew Jarosz1, Tammy M Long1
Michigan State University
This lesson, published on CourseSource, enables collaborative teams to collect, quantify, and analyze observable seasonal changes in nature.
Students of Color Identify Ways Enivronmental Faculty Can Advance Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Undergraduate Programs
02 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tania Schusler
Loyola University Chicago
This grounded theory study documents the experiences of students of color in undergraduate environmental degree programs. Its results can inform faculty, staff, and administrators about how to...
Actually, Data Science CAN Be Accessible: Barriers to inclusion of people with disabilities in the data science workforce pipeline and ideas for lowering them
31 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Osborne Hasley
Will draw on personal experience as a student and professional with a severe visual impairment and knowledge gained from colleagues and friends during ongoing efforts in the area of accessible...
Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them
20 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Molly Phillips1, Kathryn Green2
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. North Carolina Sate University
5E lesson plan for middle/high school aligned to NGSS standards.
Species Range Over Space and Time
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
Exploring Data with BISON
14 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erica Krimmel
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
A module to explore aggregated observation and collection information, through BISON, or Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (https://bison.usgs.gov), a tool for visualizing GBIF data.
NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
13 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hayley Orndorf
University of Pittsburgh
Collection of bioinformatics hosted at NIBLSE
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
28 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
Developing Quantitative Skills Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources
24 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robin Bulleri1, Kristine Grayson2, Melissa Csikari3
1. Carrboro High School 2. University of Richmond 3. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A workshop on using HHMI BioInteractive data activities to teach science content and quantitative skills
Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools
22 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nadia Bukach1, Todd Lookingbill1, Andrew Davidson2, James R Vonesh2, Kristine Grayson1
1. University of Richmond 2. Virginia Commonwealth University
Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape...
Getting students to reason with data: QUBES tools and teaching resources built for introductory biology
21 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan
Workshop presented at the 2019 Biology Learning Community Conference
Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the Scatchard equation in the context of understanding antigen binding and the properties of antigens. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Cell Aggregation and Sphere Packing
This module introduces the calculation of packing density in the context of understanding cell aggregation and arrangement. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
DNA and Knot Theory
This module introduces knot theory in the context of understanding the packing of DNA. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry
This module introduces basic trigonometry calculations in the context of understanding tree height calculations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model
This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra Model in the context of understanding interspecific competition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Maintaining Cellular Conditions: pH and Buffers
This module introduces the chemical reactions related to pH in the context of understanding how acidity can affect both the structure and chemical reactivity of cellular molecules. It is intended...
Maintenance of Cell Shape
This module introduces an equation to calculate roundness in the context of understanding how myosin contributes to cell shape. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.