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Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
03 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Nicholas Lorusso2
1. Kean University 2. Kean Univeristy
Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5...
Searching for disability as biodiversity in digitized natural history collections
27 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This module uses digitized natural history and biodiversity collections to explore if, how, and whether disability can be studied in nonhumans as a form of biodiversity.
Movement: Nature's Flying Machines (Online)
25 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton
Central Michigan University
Adapted for online learning: In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and...
Diseasebots HEXBUG Lab
24 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins
This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens using a hands-on experiment with HEXBUG robots.
Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets
13 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carlos Christopher Goller1, Kaitlyn Casimo
North Carolina State University
The morphology and localization of structures inside the cell are often assumed to fit the ideal images found in biology textbooks. This interrupted case study using high-throughput microscopy data...
Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE)
18 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Hage
Oxford College of Emory University
This multi-part activity allows students to discover the relationships between CO2 and temperature and how these variables have changed over time using real-world data.
Water Quality Investigation (Project EDDIE)
This multi-part module aims to help you learn about water quality implications by understanding the variability of concentrations of nitrate in stream water through the evaluation of real-time data...
Population Demography in Swirl
12 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will learn to generate, test, and graphically represent basic hypotheses on data distributions using large datasets.
Responses to Climate Change in California Chipmunks: Move, Adapt, or Die
10 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Talisin Hammond1, Rachel E. Walsh2, Eileen Lacey3
1. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research 2. University of California, Berkeley 3. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
A series of three modules using data from natural history museum collections to examine responses to climate change in multiple chipmunk species. Elevation and morphological data, beginner skills...
Introduction to UNIX command line
22 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Serghei Mangul1, Kristen Butela2, Michael Sierk3, Lihua Stefan
1. University of California - Los Angeles 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. Saint Vincent College
A laboratory module for an upper-level undergraduate biology course in which students will be able to carry out simple tasks using the Unix command-line environment.
Graphing grouped continuous data in R with swirl
13 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marney Pratt
This lesson helps students know some of the options for how to graph grouped continuous data (such as those involved in doing a t-test or ANOVA) and how to choose the best option.
Conducting Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) in R with swirl
By Kevin Geyer
Young Harris College
This lesson offers an introduction to ANOVA, including 1) how this statistical test can be differentiated from others and 2) a step-by-step guide to conducting and interpreting ANOVA results in R,...
Interpreting one-factor ANOVA in R with swirl
By Jeremy Claisse
Cal Poly Pomona
Interpreting One-Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
One-way ANOVA in R with swirl
By Bengt Allen
California State University Long Beach
One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), following the text in Chapter 5 of Beckerman et al. (2017) Getting started with R: an introduction for biologists, 2nd edition.
Data is the New Science - Modified and combined with Following the Data Module
10 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply...
BLAST Exercises for Analyzing Cloning Results
09 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin R. Morris
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. These activities have modified Lesson 1: Introduction to Genome...
Databases: A Study of Influenza
By Selene Nikaido
University of Central Missouri
This lesson introduces the student to the Influenza Research Database. Students will select Influenza genome sequences to see how they are related. Students tests hypotheses about evolutionary...
Introduction to Genome Annotation
This exercise is an adaptation of the Annotation Lesson by Rosenwald et al. It introduces the use of bioinformatics tools to extract information from genome databases. It is a basic lesson on...
07 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shawna Reed
Genome Solver modules were combined to make one project for students using tools within NCBI BLAST to explore phylogenetics and horizontal gene transfer from phage to Chlamydia.
Stream Discharge Module- Beck Modification (Project EDDIE)
01 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Beck
In this module, students use data from the United States Geologic Survey to assess changes in stream discharge with time, calculate flood frequency, and see the effects of urbanization and flood...