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Introduction to UNIX command line
22 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Serghei Mangul1, Kristen Butela2, Michael Sierk3, Lihua Stefan
1. University of California - Los Angeles 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. Saint Vincent College
A laboratory module for an upper-level undergraduate biology course in which students will be able to carry out simple tasks using the Unix command-line environment.
Graphing grouped continuous data in R with swirl
13 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marney Pratt
This lesson helps students know some of the options for how to graph grouped continuous data (such as those involved in doing a t-test or ANOVA) and how to choose the best option.
Conducting Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) in R with swirl
By Kevin Geyer
Young Harris College
This lesson offers an introduction to ANOVA, including 1) how this statistical test can be differentiated from others and 2) a step-by-step guide to conducting and interpreting ANOVA results in R,...
Interpreting one-factor ANOVA in R with swirl
By Jeremy Claisse
Cal Poly Pomona
Interpreting One-Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Checking Normality in R with swirl
By Bill Morgan
The College of Wooster
How to use the "three-prong" approach to check for normality
One-way ANOVA in R with swirl
By Bengt Allen
California State University Long Beach
One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), following the text in Chapter 5 of Beckerman et al. (2017) Getting started with R: an introduction for biologists, 2nd edition.
Data is the New Science - Modified and combined with Following the Data Module
10 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply...
BLAST Exercises for Analyzing Cloning Results
09 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin R. Morris
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. These activities have modified Lesson 1: Introduction to Genome...
Databases: A Study of Influenza
By Selene Nikaido
University of Central Missouri
This lesson introduces the student to the Influenza Research Database. Students will select Influenza genome sequences to see how they are related. Students tests hypotheses about evolutionary...
Introduction to Genome Annotation
This exercise is an adaptation of the Annotation Lesson by Rosenwald et al. It introduces the use of bioinformatics tools to extract information from genome databases. It is a basic lesson on...
Stream Discharge Module- Beck Modification (Project EDDIE)
01 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Beck
In this module, students use data from the United States Geologic Survey to assess changes in stream discharge with time, calculate flood frequency, and see the effects of urbanization and flood...
Climate Change Module- Beck Modifications (Project EDDIE)
Students explore how climate is changing from the recent record
By Daniel Lauer1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will practice the basic code to test MacArthur and Wilson’s (1967) Island Biogeography model, focusing on how island size, distance, and perturbation affect species numbers.
Testing hypotheses about the role of wildfire in structuring avian communities
19 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lesley Bulluck
Virginia Commonwealth University, Center for Environmental Studies
This module assesses the role of wildfire in the eastern US and its impact on bird communities using NEON bird survey data from pre- and post- a major wildfire in the Great Smoky Mountains National...
Seismology Lab (Project EDDIE)
17 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Beth Cadieux
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue
OBJECTIVES: •Differentiate P-waves from S-waves•Learn to identify body and surface waves on a seismic record•Learn how seismic waves change as you move away from the epicenter•Use seismic waves to...
Biodiversity research using digitized, internet-based natural history collections
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Collections based research is a critical tool for organismal biology and biodiversity research. Yet natural history collections have a complicated past. This multi-class module examines the...
Mosquito Vector Ecology of the East Coast using NEON
16 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany1, David Kang2
1. Shepherd University 2. Cornell University
This data module examines the relationship between mosquito vector ecology and climate across the east coast of the United States. The module is designed to merge core concepts in ecology with...
An Introduction to Biodiversity Databases and Specimen Images
04 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amanda Fisher
Long Beach State University
In this module, students will be introduced to some biodiversity data resources and how to search for and download herbarium specimen images. They will be asked to think critically about the...
02 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Matthew Zelisko1, Kimberly Anderson
University of Houston
TeachEngineering resource in which students construct paper recombinant plasmids to simulate the methods genetic engineers use to create modified bacteria.
Building creatures with the central dogma of biology
By Melissa Skyer
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology
Activity that demonstrates how nucleotide changes can affect phenotypes