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Attract or Defend? Secondary Compounds among tissues in two species of Lupine (Fabaceae)
27 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Penny Humphrey
This plant-biology data analysis module compares concentrations of defensive alkaloid compounds among tissue types in two species of the flowering-plant Lupine (Fabaceae). Students practice with...
Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases
02 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andy Adams1, Jessica A Adams1, John J. Bray1, Tami Imbierowicz1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Breonna Martin1
1. Harford Community College 2. University of Tennessee
In this activity students will use linear regression to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental factors such as climate change or population density influence the...
Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.
Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian...
Mini-Workshop August 14, 2020
By Vinayak Mathur1, Anne Rosenwald2, Gaurav Arora3
1. Cabrini University 2. Georgetown University 3. Gallaudet University
We reviewed the materials available on Genome Solver (other lessons here) and described our new python pipeline for examining horizontal gene transfer and a new synteny lesson in detail.
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
17 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
The Hidden Kingdom: Island Biogeography with Fungi
12 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erica F Kosal
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
In this activity, students will explore a dataset of fungi dispersal capabilities and colonizing success to test the predictions of island biogeography theory.
Opioid crisis: exploring the neurophysiology of opioid receptor signaling
09 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jason Chan
Using this dataset, we explore how opioids affect the electrical activity of neurons when exposed to different opioid receptor agonists and antagonists.
Obesity - An Epidemic with Unexpected Causes, Consequences, and Complexity
07 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Edward Freeman
St. John Fisher College
This dataset was collected from interviews conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State by state data are provided to explore the interactions of education, income, and...
A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise L 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
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.
Elevator Pitch: An Activity to Help Students Communicate Their Research
In this activity, students and the research mentor co-develop an elevator pitch that students can use to communicate their research.
Lesson III - Annotation
05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all...
Phage Discovery Videos
By Billy Biederman, Vic Sivanathan1
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A compilation of videos to support teaching the concepts and protocols for discovering and working with phage.
Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively
By Arturo Diaz1, Julia Lee-Soety2, Shima Chaudhary3, Richard Pollenz4
1. La Sierra University 2. Saint Joseph’s University 3. South Texas College 4. University of South Florida
This resources provides a framework for students to write a Genome Annoucement, collaboratively.
Conservation and ethics of using synthetic genetics
03 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fran Sandmeier
This contains teaching material - powerpoints and handouts that can be adapted for lectures and/or discussion groups.
Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I
30 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Aparna Anandkumar1, Ariel Moline2, Pascale S. Guiton2
1. Castro Valley High School & California State University East Bay 2. California State University East Bay
The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry...
Graphing an Epidemic: West Africa Ebola Epidemic
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lois Bartsch
Metropolitan Community College
In this activity, students will explore how the Ebola virus outbreak occurred in West Africa through graphing prevalence, incidence and mortality data from the three major countries that were...
Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays
By Julia Robinson
Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Nature provides science content for teacher preparation certification programs and the backdrop for puppet plays used as a springboard for teaching the NAEYC's four goals of Anti-bias...
Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies
17 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...
Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio
16 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michelle Gaynor
University of Florida
Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.