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Histograms and Boxplots
21 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang
This lesson, created for an introductory ecology course, focuses on helping novice R users to import a data file, apply base R plotting functions, and use R Markdown to generate a reproducible report.
Modeling Trophic Interactions in Rice Agriculture: A Jigsaw Approach
18 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fernando Nieto1, Kiersten Nicole Newtoff2, Kristine Grayson3, Emily Nodine4, Brian Robert Shmaefsky5
1. SUNY Old Westbury 2. Montgomery College 3. University of Richmond 4. Rollins College 5. Lone Star College - Kingwood
Students explore four different issues related to trophic interactions that affect modern rice agriculture practices and consider relationships between these issues using Lotka and Volterra...
Discrete Modeling and Structures (Course Materials)
16 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
These are the materials for DCS course offered at Bates College. This is a sampler of structures and ways they are used to model biological and social phenomena.
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...
Plasmodium Problem Space
By Sam S Donovan
University of Pittsburgh
This problem space brings together diverse resources with the goal of helping biology teachers and learners engage in research investigations.
Understanding Trophic Interactions in Rice Agriculture: A Jigsaw Approach
05 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, Fernando Nieto2, Emily Nodine3, Brian Robert Shmaefsky4, Kristine Grayson5
1. Montgomery College 2. SUNY Old Westbury 3. Rollins College 4. Lone Star College - Kingwood 5. University of Richmond
Students explore four different issues related to trophic interactions that affect modern rice agriculture practices and consider relationships between these issues.
Using computational molecular modeling software to demonstrate how DNA mutations cause phenotypes
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tara Phelps-Durr
This lesson is a five-week series of laboratory activities designed to help students transition from applying lower order thinking skills to the central dogma to applying higher-order thinking skills.
Teaching RNAseq at Undergraduate Institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching
By Mark Phillip Peterson1, Jacob T Malloy2, Vincent P Buonaccorsi2, James H Marden3
1. Viterbo University 2. Juniata College 3. Pennsylvania State University
This lesson plan was created to teach RNAseq analysis as a part of GCAT-SEEK network. It is provided here, both in finished form and with the modifiable source code, to allow flexible adaptation to...
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
Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches
By Kelsey Metzger
University of Minnesota, Rochester
In this four- part guided activity, students will learn about the structure and function of human autosomal and sex chromosomes, view and interpret gene maps, and gain familiarity with basic...
A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
By Tony Weisstein1, Elena Gracheva2, Zane Goodwin2, Zongtai Qi2, Wilson Leung2, Christopher D. Shaffer2, Sarah C.R. Elgin2
1. Truman State University 2. Washington University in St. Louis
A lesson in which students will understand the basic structure of an HMM, the types of data used in ab initio gene prediction, and its consequent limitations.
Biological Diversity in Wetlands: Applying the Scientific Method
By Orissa Moulton
Texas A & M University Galveston
An introduction to the Scientific Method for Introductory Biology students using plant and animal richness and environmental data from ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.
Data simulation and randomization tests
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James S. Santangelo
University of Toronto
A participatory live-coding lesson on simulating data and performing randomization tests on ecological data in R.
Finding Selection in All the Right Places
By Juliet F. K. Noor, Mohamed A. F. Noor
Lab introducing students to evolutionary genetics using bioinformatics and biocuration, published as GSA Learning Resource
Colon Cancer: A Case of Genetic Bad Luck
By Anne M. Casper
Eastern Michigan University
Case study developed for an introductory genetics class published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science