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Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models
16 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Parks Collins1, Paul Strode2
1. Mitchell Community College 2. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
In this activity students use the HHMI Population Growth Models interactive to explore R0 for diseases and discuss the importance of connecting population ecology to current events like the...
Let's Talk About COVID-19
26 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By zeynep teymuroglu1, E Cabral Balreira2, Joanna Wares3
1. Rollins College 2. Trinity University 3. University of Richmond
This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19
Biocalculus writing reflection prompts
25 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a list of writing prompts as well as a grading rubric last used in 2016 for biocalculus at Unity College (see Diaz Eaton and Highlander 2018 and Aikens, Highlander, and Diaz Eaton 2020).
Plants We Eat: Learning Form and Function from Fruits and Vegetables
10 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson
Cal Poly State University
This high school or undergraduate lab consists of four activities that guide students through learning about plant parts from the fruits and vegetables with which they are already familiar....
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.
My Twin Sister Case Study
23 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret Waterman1, Ethel D Stanley2
1. Southeast Missouri State University 2. BioQUEST
A young boy wonders why his twin sister can roll his tongue, but he cannot. Case centers on meiosis.
Why does Blood Flow Change? Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics
15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amy Troyer1, Brandi Morgante Handzlik1, Mary Phillips1
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
This collection of activities explores the relationship between blood flow, pressure, and the factors of resistance through graphs and modeling direct and inverse variation.
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource
14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abigail E. Cahill
Students will use swirl to understand Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The lesson starts with observed numbers of individuals for each genotype, and students will work through a number of steps to...
A tale of two globins: hemoglobin and myoglobin and oxygen transport
13 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alice Tarun
St. Lawrence University
Hemoglobin and myoglobin are two related proteins important in oxygen binding and transport to cells. However, unlike myoglobin, hemoglobin exhibits positive cooperativity in oxygen binding. Oxygen...
Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl
09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
The overall goal is to help students learn common data cleaning procedures on a dataset once they’ve collected measurements and before they are able to start their analysis. This swirl lesson is...
Genome Sequence Data in R using Biostrings (Swirl Lesson)
By Robert E Furrow
University of California, Davis
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to load FASTA files into R as DNAStringSets and use width() and alphabetFrequency(), combined with other functions like sum() and mean(), to...
The Power of Data Standards
22 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michaeleen Gerken Golay1, Darlene Panvini2, Molly Phillips3, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo4
1. Wartburg College 2. Belmont University 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 4. Alfred University
Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.
Antigen presentation and cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs): elucidating a common roadblock for students
21 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marcia Hesser
Kennesaw State University
Active learning resource for pre-Nursing anatomy and physiology lecture explaining antigen presentation to CTLs and how the CTLs recognize and destroy the pathogen using Biointeractive animations...
Sickle Cell Disease Case Study
06 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Co
A short film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia. The animation explores the genetic causes and biological...
Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales
24 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Natasha Vitek1, Christopher Baker2
1. Stony Brook University 2. Exceptional Student Education Department, Alachua County Public Schools
How wide is the size range of living beings, from "big" to "too small to see"? Students will collect and compare measurements from 3D specimens within the metric system by multiplying or dividing...
Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.
Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data
Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.
21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Libby Ellwood
A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Molly Phillips
iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio