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Fitting Exponential and Logistic Growth Models to Bacterial Cell Count Data
17 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Rumpf
Florida Polytechnic University
In this activity, students will model a noisy set of bacterial cell count data using both exponential and logistic growth models. For each model the students will plot the data (or a linear...
Are you teaching biostatistics with R? Suggestions to help you as work with your students.
16 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olivia Tabares-Mendoza
Teaching students how to code and analyze data in R is important for the fields of biology and ecology. Olivia Tabares and the Ecological Forecasting Education Working Group created this resource...
Ungrading to Decentered Grading Lightning Talk 2021 - YouTube
06 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea Huntoon1, Brie Tripp, Derek Sollberger2, Didem Vardar-Ulu3, John Howard Starnes4, Laura Reed5, Melanie Lenahan6, Stacey Kiser7
1. Fox Valley Technical College 2. UC Merced School of Natural Sciences 3. Boston University, Chemistry Department 4. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College 5. University of Alabama 6. Raritan Valley Community College 7. Lane Community College, BioQUEST
BIOME 2021 Ungrading Working Group Lightning Talk
BIOME 2021 Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget Working Group Video Recap
By Karen Klyczek1, Laurel Lorenz2, Pat Marsteller3, Laura Elizabeth Ong4, Elizabeth Pollock5, Amber Qureshi6, Katie Weglarz7, Suann Yang8
1. University of Wisconsin-River Falls 2. Princeton 3. Emory University 4. King University 5. Stockton University 6. Unversity of Wisconsin Madison- Wisconsin Institute of Discovery 7. Westfield State University 8. Presbyterian College
This two-minute overview video describes the work of the 2021 fall working group for Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget course resources. Group members began developing new projects for a variety of...
Linear Regression (Excel) and Cellular Respiration for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
03 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Irene Corriette1, Beatriz Gonzalez1, Daniela Kitanska2, Henriette Mozsolits2, Sheela Vemu3
1. Santa Fe College 2. Passaic County Community College 3. Waubonsee Community College
Students typically find linear regression analysis of data sets in a biology classroom challenging. These activities could be used in a Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Statistics course. The...
Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts
By J. Phil Gibson1, Carlos Christopher Goller2, Stefanie Kring3, Darlene Panvini4, Justin Pruneski5, Ellen Wisner6
1. University of Oklahoma 2. North Carolina State University 3. Clarkson University 4. Belmont University 5. Heidelberg University 6. University of North Carolina Charlotte
Our team met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop resources around podcasts. We created lists of podcast episodes for several courses, learned about listening guides, shared assignment...
Microbiome Analysis with Oxford Nanopore 16S amplicon sequencing data
30 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alice Tarun1, Mao-Lun Weng2
1. St. Lawrence University 2. Westfield State University
The resource is a brief description of an analysis pipeline for microbiome analysis of Oxford Nanopore 16S amplicon sequence data. We tested the Kraken 2 and Krona pipeline from nanogalaxy with...
A Curious Display
05 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret Waterman1, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly2, Kristin Jenkins3, Sam Catherine Johnston4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5, Viet Le6, Hayley Orndorf7, Melissa Skyer8, Barbara Spiecker9
1. Southeast Missouri State University 2. Rochester Institute Of Technology 3. BioQUEST 4. CAST Inc. 5. Montgomery College 6. Rochester Institute of Technology 7. University of Pittsburgh 8. National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology 9. Oregon State University
Case study on genetically modified organisms provided in English and American Sign Language.
Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R
01 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alicia Caughman1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction
A Changing Climate in the Hawaiian Wet Forest: In-Person and Virtual Curriculum for Field Courses at Puʻu Makaʻala NAR
11 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teaching Change
Curriculum for Puʻu Makaʻala Huakaʻi with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), developed by Teaching Change. This module was created to guide Teaching Change Field Courses at Puʻu...
Phage Comparative Genomics Lab Manual
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Kapinos1, Canela Torres2, Amanda Freise2
1. University of California, San Diego 2. University of California, Los Angeles
A lab manual containing detailed instructions for several bioinformatics tools (dot plots, Phamerator maps, phylogenetic trees, and gene content similarity), all of which enable students to perform...
Applying phylogenetic tree building in MEGA X to forensic applications for identifying unknown specimens
By Nicholas Lorusso1, Denise Gemmellaro2
1. University of North Texas at Dallas 2. Kean University
This exercise is designed to guide a learner through the construction of phylogenetic trees as a means of addressing research questions in forensic science such as the identification of previously...
Student-Driven Design-and-Improve Modules to Explore the Effect of Plant Bioactive Compounds in Three Model Organisms
By Iglika V. Pavlova
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Engaging and supporting introductory level students in authentic research experiences during required coursework is challenging. Plant bioactive compounds attract students' natural curiosity as...
Nextstrain adaptations for Understanding COVID-19
20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
This resource introduces students to the use of Nextstrain and Nextclade to visualize the phylogeny of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants of interest. Terminology and an introduction to...
Bird Beak Adaptations
11 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Miguel Morales
Lake Worth Community Middle School
Students will navigate through different stations experiencing simulations of adaptations, manipulations of 3D examples, and making connections to the standards to formulate hypotheses about...
Will You Find This Humerus? Homology Lab
By Cassondra McHugh-Lowther
Buchholz High School
Students will compare and contrast the morphology of vertebrate forelimbs, and will use this knowledge to draw conclusions about their common ancestor and descent with modification.
Venom: To Kill or Cure?
By Valerie Ledford
Columbia High School
In this case study, students will explore concepts of evolution, protein structure and function, taxonomy, and methods of scientific inquiry in a real-world way.
09 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea R. Beyer1, Pamela Lucas Connerly2, Christy Fillman3, Nick T. Peters4
1. Virginia State University 2. Indiana University Southeast 3. University of Colorado, Boulder 4. Iowa State University
Explanations and demonstrations on how to use mathematical equations for various laboratory purposes, including those specific to SEA-PHAGES (such as phage titer calculations) and those that are...
Using Linear Regression Adaptation: Exploring Vector-borne diseases in an online classroom
By Darcy Ernst
In this adaptation students in online classrooms will use linear regression at home and in synchronous online time to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental...
Climate change and Strawberries: A real-life problem-based activity for teaching ANOVA
08 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Hopkins1, Holly Felker1, Catharine Dickerson1, Terry O'Brien1, Dex Whittinghill1, Nathan Ruhl1
This is a real-life lab activity for teaching ANOVA using Problem-Based Learning and formatted for one-day (JMP or R) or two-day (JMP) implementations.