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Team microBIOME Fall 2020 - DIY microbiome analysis
25 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Davida Smyth1, Alice Tarun2, Christine Girtain3, Melanie Lenahan4, Maira Goytia, Khuanchivin Geena Sompanya5, Theodore Muth6
1. The New School 2. Alfred State College 3. Toms River Regional School NJ 4. Raritan Valley Community College 5. CUNY 6. CUNY Brooklyn College
This is our final team report for this year's BIOME Institute 2020. Learn about what we got up to and what we're planning for Spring 2021. If you want more information on REMNet go...
Calling Bull Case Study — 99.9% Caffeine-free with R
11 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Carl Bergstrom2, Jevin West2
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. University of Washington
This is an adaptation of Calling Bull's Case Study on how caffeine free is hot chocolate versus coffee in order to make it into a student project that uses R.
Weekly Reflection Template for Calling Bull
10 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a weekly reflection template designed to induce reflection about week's themes, integrate the week's themes into ones life, and identify any issues or successes students are having to...
Why, when, and how to cite sources of biodiversity specimen data
07 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson
Cal Poly State University
This short video and assessment explain why we as scientists should cite our data sources and how we can do this for sources of biodiversity specimen data.
07 Oct 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel1, Alycia Lackey2
1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2. Binghamton University
The students will practice identifying the appropriate basic statistical tests when given a scenario and learn how to run and interpret those statistical tests in R.
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):
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):
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...