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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...
Gibb’s Free Energy and the Nature of Chemical Reactions
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces Gibb’s Free Energy in the context of understanding the nature of chemical reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century
05 Apr 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Biardi
This module was used as an introduction to the science of climate change, with the goal of detecting trends in temperature change providing motivation for later course material on climate...
19 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Louise Mead
BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
This is an FMN participant modification of the TIEE module "Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century," authored by Daniel R. Taub and Gillian S. Graham in 2011.
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Global Climate Models and Graphing in Excel (Adapted for Non-Majors)
28 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
Students link human behavior in various climate change scenarios to predicted temperature outcomes at both local (their assigned Latitude) and global (Latitudinal trends) scales. This adaptation is...
Globally endangered sea turtles of the Palmyra Atoll National Wildlife Refuge: A Focus on Scientific Analysis
23 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Yen-Chu Weng
University of Washington
Based on the sea turtle case, students will (1) work on a worksheet by analyzing existing survey data, (2) conduct a literature review of two relevant research, and (3) draft a proposal for a...
Graphing an Epidemic: West Africa Ebola Epidemic
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lois Bartsch
Metropolitan Community College
In this activity, students will explore how the Ebola virus outbreak occurred in West Africa through graphing prevalence, incidence and mortality data from the three major countries that were...
Half Life of mRNA
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces exponential growth and decay in the context of understanding the stability of mRNA. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
This module introduces the Hardy-Weinberg model in the context of understanding the population's genotype and allele frequencies. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
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...
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.
Histograms and Boxplots
21 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang
This lesson, created for an introductory ecology course, focuses on helping novice R users to import a data file, apply base R plotting functions, and use R Markdown to generate a reproducible report.
Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelsey Metzger
University of Minnesota, Rochester
In this four- part guided activity, students will learn about the structure and function of human autosomal and sex chromosomes, view and interpret gene maps, and gain familiarity with basic...
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
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Molly Phillips
iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
Importing Data into R
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
This short swirl lesson on importing data is designed to 1) get a basic understanding in how tables are read into R and some common issues and 2) develop an individual set of instructions for...
Infectious Chocolate Joy with a Side of Poissonian Statistics: An activity connecting life science students with subtle physics concepts
By Eric T. Holland1, Greg Manley1, Tamara Chiba1, Rona Ramos1, Simon Mochrie1, Jennifer Frederick1
Lesson on what it means for biological processes to be Poissonian, published in CourseSource