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Regulation of Sex Determination
13 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Ashley Allen1, Christie Landry2, Laura Pickell3, Deborah Taylor4
1. Columbia College 2. Nicholls State University and Fletcher Technical Community College 3. Cegep Heritage College 4. University of Kansas
This activity accompanies the HHMI BioInteractive module Sex Verification of Athletes (https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/testing-athletes). It provides students with exercises to explore the...
Cell Division and Rates of Population Growth
11 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces geometric/exponential/fraction growth of cells in the context of understanding cell division. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Energy Absorbed from Light During Photosynthesis
This module introduces how energy absorption from light is affected by the wavelengths in the context of understanding photosynthesis. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Efficiency of ATP Prodution
This module introduces the efficiency of ATP production in the context of understanding glycolysis and endergonic reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Doubling Time of Tumors
This module introduces the calculation of potential doubling time of tumorous cells in the context of understanding the growth of a population of the cells. It is intended for an introductory...
Regulation of Gene Expression and Adipogenesis by PPAR-γ
07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gary Laverty1, Thomas John Peters2, Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo3, Denise Levin Signorelli4, Saumya Ramanathan
1. University of Delaware 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras 4. College of Southern Nevada
Students learn about transcriptional regulation of PPAR-γ, an important controller of adipose tissue stores and energy metabolism through a drawing/coloring activity of the different components...
Making toast: Using analogies to explore concepts in bioinformatics
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kate L. Hertweck
University of Texas at Tyler
Module using analogies to introduce students to genomics
Infectious Chocolate Joy with a Side of Poissonian Statistics: An activity connecting life science students with subtle physics concepts
By Eric T. Holland1, Greg Manley1, Tamara Chiba1, Rona Ramos1, Simon Mochrie1, Jennifer Frederick1
Lesson on what it means for biological processes to be Poissonian, published in CourseSource
Bioinformatics: An Interactive Introduction to NCBI
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Seth Bordenstein
Marine Biological Laboratory
Modules showing how the NCBI database classifies and organizes information on DNA sequences, evolutionary relationships, and scientific publications. And a module working to identify a nucleotide...
Amino Acid Frequency
23 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces Amino Acid Frequency in the context of understanding amino acid composition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Gibb’s Free Energy and the Nature of Chemical Reactions
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces Gibb’s Free Energy in the context of understanding the nature of chemical reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure
By Megan L Van Etten
Pennsylvania State University
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
Permeability of Molecules
10 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces Overton's Rule in the context of understanding the permeability of molecules across the cell membrane. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Figure of the Day: Disease version
20 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies
QUBES; Radford University
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown. Forked version with all infectious disease graphs.
Do Cell Phones Cause Brain Tumors?
30 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Derek Muller
This YouTube video talks about whether there is a causal relationship between cellphone usage and brain cancer.
Trout modeling example
26 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suzanne Lenhart
NIMBioS; University of Tennessee
This is an open-ended modeling example using difference equations and Algebra II skills.
PLANT Talking Points: Popcorn, endosperm and the foods we eat...
18 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joseph Armstrong
BSA Economic Botany Section
This resource connects botany to everyday life by way of explaining what common foods we eat really are.
PLANT Talking Points: Crime Scene Botanicals - Forensic Botany...
By Shirley Graham
Missouri Botanical Garden
Provides information on the interesting job of Forensic Botany using real life examples
PLANT Talking Points: Economic Botany - how we value plants...
18 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials
This resource gives insight into the interactions between humans and the environment.
03 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jeremy M Wojdak2
1. QUBES; Radford University 2. Radford University
In this activity, students demonstrate their own innate number sense by playing an online game that asks them to estimate quantities that are flashed on screen for only milliseconds. Research...