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Teaching RNAseq at Undergraduate Institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mark Phillip Peterson1, Jacob T Malloy2, Vincent P Buonaccorsi2, James H Marden3
1. Viterbo University 2. Juniata College 3. Pennsylvania State University
This lesson plan was created to teach RNAseq analysis as a part of GCAT-SEEK network. It is provided here, both in finished form and with the modifiable source code, to allow flexible adaptation to...
Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches
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...
A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
By Tony Weisstein1, Elena Gracheva2, Zane Goodwin2, Zongtai Qi2, Wilson Leung2, Christopher D. Shaffer2, Sarah C.R. Elgin2
1. Truman State University 2. Washington University in St. Louis
A lesson in which students will understand the basic structure of an HMM, the types of data used in ab initio gene prediction, and its consequent limitations.
Biological Diversity in Wetlands: Applying the Scientific Method
By Orissa Moulton
Texas A & M University Galveston
An introduction to the Scientific Method for Introductory Biology students using plant and animal richness and environmental data from ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.
Finding Selection in All the Right Places
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Juliet F. K. Noor, Mohamed A. F. Noor
Lab introducing students to evolutionary genetics using bioinformatics and biocuration, published as GSA Learning Resource
Exploration of the Human Genome by Investigation of Personalized SNPs
By Lani C. Keller
To increase students' interest in their own genomes, this computer-based laboratory lesson is designed to be coupled with the opportunity for the students to be genotyped by the consumer sequencing...
Behavioral Genetics: Investigating the genes of a complex phenotype in fruit flies
By Craig E. Stanley, Jr., Charles Hadley S. King, IV, Michelle Thornton, Rob J. Kulathinal
Introductory genetics laboratory published as GSA Learning Resource
The Ames Test
By Nathan Goodson-Gregg, Elizabeth A. De Stasio
Introduction to the Ames Test, published as GSA Learning Resource
Working with plant phenology data and fitting a nonlinear model using least squares in R
21 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher1, Ahmed Hasan1
University of Toronto
A participatory live-coding lesson on working with NEON phenology data and fitting a sine-wave model todetermine when different species get and lose their leaves.
MathBench: Biodiversity Assessment of Stream Biota
By Rebekah Chapman
Georgia State University
The MathBench module, "The Case of the Missing Mountaintop" introduces students to the concept of biodiversity and measures used to quantify biodiversity and stream health. Students investigate the...
The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. An introduction to statistical analysis in animal behavior research
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Burrows
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior through two different quantitative activities where they generate hypotheses, create figures, conduct data...
Morphological, Anatomical and Molecular Analysis of Plant Phylogeny and Diversity
By Sierra Dawn Beecher1, J. Phil Gibson2
1. Virginia Commonwealth University 2. University of Oklahoma
In this lab, students perform phylogenetic analyses on morphological, anatomical and molecular data, and compare.
Working with spreadsheet-style data in Python with pandas and seaborn
By Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher
This 4-hour participatory live-coding workshop takes learners through the basics of programming in Python via the Jupyter Lab interface and culminates with exploration and visualization of...
A Structured Inquiry Approach to Cotyledon Phenotyping
By Megan L Van Etten
Pennsylvania State University
In this lab, students will work with messy data to try to answer the question “How do plants inherit cotyledon color?”
Food Chain Dynamics In A Simple Ecosystem
By Laura Ellen Rose
In this lab, students will work with a simple algae/brine shrimp environment to learn about food chains and population dynamics.
Phylogeny of Land Plants
In this lab, students review the characteristics of the major land plant lineages. Then they perform phylogenetic analyses based on morphological characters.
MathBench: Evolved Immunity for Introductory Environmental Science
19 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
The Evolved Immunity module was the focal module for this lesson. Evolved Immunity was chosen because this module includes content and quantitative elements from a range of lab and lecture topics...
Data Management Adaptation: Correlating Forest Community Dynamics to Climate
19 Dec 2018 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Sarah McCarthy-Neumann
Students use vegetation structure data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by correlating...
Climate Change, Phenology, and Community Interactions: Helping students explore the complexity of changing ecosystems
12 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Doudna
Lake Michigan College
Students explore findings from long-term studies of migrating and hibernating animals at high elevation. Students then use this understanding to explore the phenology of species and possible...
NEON Data in the Classroom: Implementing and Adapting an Open Education NEON Resource “Quantifying the Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events-The 2013 Colorado Floods” for the Southern California Classroom.
11 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adriane Clark Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University
Natural disasters and subsequent ecological disturbance events illustrate the complexity of problems in ecology and environmental science, and can be used as effective teaching tools. Unpacking the...