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21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
3D breast cancer tissue reconstruction
17 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Kerri-Ann Norton2
1. Radford University 2. Johns Hopkins University
This module allows students to follow a researcher as she discovers new features of breast cancer tissue architecture, using 3D reconstructions of histological specimens.
24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
1. University of Detroit Mercy 2. Indian River State College 3. La Sierra University 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham 5. University of South Florida 6. Lehigh University 7. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
5Qs (five questions) is a simple pedagogy tool research mentors can use to help students think through their observations systematically, to draw supported conclusions, and to decide on next steps,...
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...
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.
28 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Case study on genetically modified organisms
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
28 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise L Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
This activity is designed to prompt students to reflect on and recognize their own growth as scientists and, consequently, may help develop student self-efficacy and science identity.
A Structured Inquiry Approach to Cotyledon Phenotyping
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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?”
27 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lindsey Tuominen
Metropolitan State University
Adapting "Lichens in Diverse Landscapes" for Independent Projects in BIO 3317 Ecology at McDaniel College
09 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Holly Martinson
This adaptation shows how students in Ecology at McDaniel College used the Lichens in Diverse Landscapes Module 2 (Lichens in YOUR Local Landscape) in Fall 2020.
Additional Figures of the Day - Parasitology
30 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Hamman
St Mary's College of Maryland
These additional figures were used in a Parasitology course (juniors and seniors) at Radford University.
Advanced Student Molecular Case Study Authorship Scaffolded Project and Rubric
20 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kasandra Riley (She/Her)
Instructions, assignment prompts, and a rubric for assessing advanced undergraduate authorship of molecular case studies
AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson
22 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Monte Garroutte1, Jordan Metzgar1, Hirotsugu Mori1
University of Alaska Museum of the North
In this activity, students learn about ancient plant life and climate change by examining coal balls. In addition to the lesson itself, information is provided on where to purchase coal ball peel...
AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson
22 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials
This lesson introduces the use of GIS (geographic information systems) in the study of biological questions, using bats as the model organism. This activity requires access to GIS software.
Altruism Simulation Activity
04 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Chodkowski
An altruism activity that uses a NetLogo altruism simulation.
Amphibian Diversity: Species Richness and Precipitation
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
This activity will explore how natural history specimen data can be used to investigate the relationship between precipitation levels in a region and species diversity of amphibians.