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Lesson VII - Synteny
08 Sep 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gaurav Arora1, Anne Rosenwald2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Gallaudet University 2. Georgetown University 3. Cabrini University
The lesson teaches about synteny or the order of genes along a chromosome, which is useful for looking at orthologous genes between two species or strains.
Electrical and chemical communication in the nervous system
31 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Patrick Cafferty
This activity guides students through an online tutorial to examine the electrical and chemical communication of neurons.
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 5: Normalizing Microbiome Data in R 5.2.19
28 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Joyner
CUNY Brooklyn College
Video on normalizing microbiome data from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 4: Creating Taxa Plots in R 5.2.19
Video on making taxa bar plots in R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 3: Creating Alpha Diversity Plots in R 5.2.19
Video on creating alpha diversity plots in R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
REMNet Tutorial, Excel Part 5: Making Heat Maps 4.26.19
By Jimiane Ashe
Video on making heat maps in Excel from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
REMNet Tutorial, Excel Part 4: Focusing on Taxonomy 4.26.19
Video on analyzing microbiome data in Excel from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
Population Ecology in Swirl: Estimating Population Sizes
26 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary E McWhirt, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will learn to estimate population sizes and consider assumptions of mathematical models and their applicability to the ecology of an organism/population
Selection and the Blond Beach Mouse
08 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jay Owen Sandal
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this "clicker" case study explores ultimate and proximate explanations for cryptic coloration in animals.
Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science
05 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret S Saha1, Beteel Abu-Ageel1, Sanjana Challa1, Xiangyi Fang1, Chai Hibbert1, Anna Isler1, Elias Nafziger1, Adam Oliver1, Hanqiu Peng1, Julia Urban1, Vivian Zhu1
College of William and Mary
Poster and supplemental materials on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.
30 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
NMDS to Study Dead Wood Fungi Communities in Parks of New Jersey
By Maria Shumskaya1, Christopher Zambell1
Students use dead wood (saproxylic) fungi occurrence data from New Jersey, USA collected by students and faculty of Kean University to learn the basics of community ecology. Simple NMDS ordination...
Malawian Aquaculture Pond Ecosystem Challenge
24 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
This case study challenges students to design a pond that will provide supplemental food security to a rural Malawian village. In the process they apply concepts of primary and secondary...
Mosquito Invasion! A Lotka-Volterra Competition Case Study
In this instructor-led interrupted case study, students practice interpreting Lotka-Volterra competition model parameters using data on an invasive and native mosquito species.
Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Climate Change
16 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elli Bosch1, Kaycee Faunce1, Amanda Thompson
Virginia Commonwealth University
This learning module was designed to introduce students to the aquatic nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, their roles in ecosystem function and nutrient pollution, and what impacts climate change...
Optimal Foraging in Swirl
15 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Elizabeth McWhirt1, Emily Weigel1
This lesson centers around the marginal value theorem (MVT, Charnov 1976), which describes how animals should forage in patches. It serves as a pre-lab to teach MVT basics, vectors, ANOVA, and...
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data using Serenity
13 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant...
Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods
12 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo
This lesson focuses on ways that scientists identify and use data to understand ecological disturbance events using data from five public datasets. The main lesson focused on interpretation of...
Regulación de expresión génica y adipogénesis por PPAR-γ
09 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo
University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
En ésta actividad de dibujo / coloreado los estudiantes aprenderán sobre los diferentes componentes involucrados en la regulación de la activación de PPAR-γ, un factor de transcripción que juega un...
Cells of the Immune System
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This tutorial provides an overview of the immune system, concentrating on the roles played by B and T lymphocytes, and on the antigen-presentation system.