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Sickle Cell Disease Case Study
06 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Co
A short film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia. The animation explores the genetic causes and biological...
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.
Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio
30 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Howard Starnes1, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma2, Jennifer Glee Buntz3, Sondra Marie LoRe4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5
1. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College 2. South Mountain Community College 3. Central New Mexico Community College 4. National Institute for STEM Evaluation & Research (NISER) 5. Montgomery College
This module explores surface area to volume ratios in a cube and sphere in relation to cell size.
Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!
22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this module, students will be investigating a louse gene with an unknown function to determine if it might be important in the evolution of the louse ecomorphs.
Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection
This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.
Louse and Human Coevolution
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen2, Brad Goodner3, Debra Linton1
1. Central Michigan University 2. University of Nevada Reno 3. Hiram College
This module examines the complicated co-evolution of Lice, Humans, and Great Apes
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...
Transpiration- Adapted for online
27 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
In this adaptation, the lab is completed remotely.
Movement: Nature's Flying Machines (Online)
25 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton
Adapted for online learning: In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and...
23 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils
This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.
Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
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.
21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
COVID-19 Simulator (ISEE) Module
20 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Hews
This accessible module guides students through exploring the COVID-19 Simulator developed by ISEE. Students dig into the four scenarios provided (including the parameters and the graphs), construct...
GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Libby Ellwood
A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Molly Phillips
iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Erica Krimmel
A user guide and video instructions for Arctos
By Rebecca Renirie
Data ethics and the use of digital data
SEIR simulation activity for flattening the curve
12 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a short exploration activity to introduce SIR and SEIR models without explicitly introducing differential equations. It utilizes the R package EpiDynamics and students can run the...
Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE)
18 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Hage
Oxford College of Emory University
This multi-part activity allows students to discover the relationships between CO2 and temperature and how these variables have changed over time using real-world data.