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Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST
22 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Prescott
BioQUEST - Executive Director / UNH - Assoc. Prof.
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.
Reading and Discussing Popular Media to Increase SEA-PHAGES Student Engagement
16 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Allison A Johnson, Daniel Eric Westholm, Nathan s Reyna1
Ouachita Baptist Univeristy
This module introduces ways for students to connect their SEA-PHAGES work and real life medical trials with events presented in Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis’s 1925 Pulitzer prize winning novel on...
Phage Comparative Genomics Lab Manual
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Kapinos1, Canela Torres2, Amanda Freise2
1. University of California, San Diego 2. University of California, Los Angeles
A lab manual containing detailed instructions for several bioinformatics tools (dot plots, Phamerator maps, phylogenetic trees, and gene content similarity), all of which enable students to perform...
Applying phylogenetic tree building in MEGA X to forensic applications for identifying unknown specimens
By Nicholas Lorusso1, Denise Gemmellaro2
1. University of North Texas at Dallas 2. Kean University
This exercise is designed to guide a learner through the construction of phylogenetic trees as a means of addressing research questions in forensic science such as the identification of previously...
Nextstrain adaptations for Understanding COVID-19
20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
This resource introduces students to the use of Nextstrain and Nextclade to visualize the phylogeny of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants of interest. Terminology and an introduction to...
09 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea R. Beyer1, Pamela Lucas Connerly2, Christy Fillman3, Nick T. Peters4
1. Virginia State University 2. Indiana University Southeast 3. University of Colorado, Boulder 4. Iowa State University
Explanations and demonstrations on how to use mathematical equations for various laboratory purposes, including those specific to SEA-PHAGES (such as phage titer calculations) and those that are...
Using Linear Regression Adaptation: Exploring Vector-borne diseases in an online classroom
By Darcy Ernst
In this adaptation students in online classrooms will use linear regression at home and in synchronous online time to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental...
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
03 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Glenn Ledder
University of Nebraska Lincoln
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed...
Exploring Health Inequities and Redlining
30 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Mulcahy
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
For this assignment, students will investigate relationships between historic redlining data and modern statistics of human health.
Exploring Plant Phenology using Herbarium Specimens: Lab or Workshop
29 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Tadeo Ramirez Parada2, Susan Mazer2, Natalie Rossington Love1, Jenn Yost1
1. California Polytechnic State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara
In this workshop or lab exercise, participants will examine the effects of climate on the phenological events of a selected species using herbarium specimen data.
Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests
28 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alida Janmaat1, Pete Kaslik2, Randall LaRue Moser Jr, Kevin David Simpson, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo3
1. University of the Fraser Valley 2. Pierce College 3. Alfred University
Students are introduced to concepts of hypothesis testing using elementary hypothesis tests, t-tests, and p-values as they compare a given fish population for methylmercury levels (using real and...
Data on Dead Zones and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Benjamin Negrete, Jr.
27 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang1, Benjamin Negrete, Jr.2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
In this lesson, students plot data and interpret graphs of the metabolic responses of fish to hypoxic conditions. Then, students view and reflect on an interview with fish ecophysiologist Benjamin...
Digital Herbarium Lab with RStudio: Are shifting abundances of native species detectable over time?
23 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Penny Humphrey
This 2- to 3-hour lab activity introduces sophomore-level students to digitized herbarium collections, R-coding, and potential reasons for shifting abundances in native and non-native plant species...
Examining Medical and Scientific Racism Using the Story of Henrietta Lacks
22 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a semester-long project in which students read and discuss the story of Henrietta Lacks from multiple ethical perspectives. This project was developed for an undergraduate science ethics...
Using Bioinformatics Activities to understand the Past and Present of SARS-CoV2
30 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gaurav Arora
We have designed a Bioinformatics activity that uses tools to identify the origins and mutations in the novel SARS-CoV2 strains.
Human Dimensions in Amphibian Conservation: Addressing Threats
28 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Sevin1, Alexa Warwick2, M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid3, Sarah Raisch2
1. University of Richmond 2. Michigan State University 3. Bridgewater State University
This module introduces students to the theme of human dimensions in conservation and provides them with an opportunity to engage in practices related to social science research.
Graphing and mapping patterns of air quality in Los Angeles, California through an environmental justice lens.
By Adriane Clark Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University
Air quality is an environmental issue that impacts everyone in Los Angeles. This activity presents current popular press articles about air pollution and environmental justice and maps and graphs...
Coyote Habituation and a Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Schell
25 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
Dr. Christopher Schell is an ecologist who uses a variety of techniques to study mammalian carnivores in urban areas. This scientist spotlight uses graphs from his study on parental habituation to...
Choosing healthy data for healthy relationships: how to use 5-point summaries, box and whisker plots, and correlation to understand global health trends.
21 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea Huntoon1, John Doudna2, Pallavi Bhale3, Thalita Abrahão4, Alys Hugo5, Jennifer Lyon Adler6
1. Fox Valley Technical College 2. Lansing Community College 3. Montgomery College 4. Georgia State University Perimeter College 5. Everett Community College 6. Maysville Community and Technical College
This module utilizes a user-friendly database exploring data selection, box-and-whisker plot, and correlation analysis. It also guides students on how to make a poster of their data and conclusions.