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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...
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.
A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
Amino Acid Frequency
23 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces Amino Acid Frequency in the context of understanding amino acid composition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Adaptation of Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure to a Non-Major’s Ecology Course
21 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Howard Starnes
Somerset Community College
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
Gibb’s Free Energy and the Nature of Chemical Reactions
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces Gibb’s Free Energy in the context of understanding the nature of chemical reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Working with spreadsheet-style data in Python with pandas and seaborn
By Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher
University of Toronto
This 4-hour participatory live-coding workshop takes learners through the basics of programming in Python via the Jupyter Lab interface and culminates with exploration and visualization of...
Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure
By Megan L Van Etten
Pennsylvania State University
Food Chain Dynamics In A Simple Ecosystem
By Laura Ellen Rose
In this lab, students will work with a simple algae/brine shrimp environment to learn about food chains and population dynamics.
Phylogeny of Land Plants
In this lab, students review the characteristics of the major land plant lineages. Then they perform phylogenetic analyses based on morphological characters.
MathBench: Evolved Immunity for Introductory Environmental Science
19 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
The Evolved Immunity module was the focal module for this lesson. Evolved Immunity was chosen because this module includes content and quantitative elements from a range of lab and lecture topics...
Untitled QUBES Resource Draft (3)
13 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaci Thompson
University of Maryland
Climate Change, Phenology, and Community Interactions: Helping students explore the complexity of changing ecosystems
12 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Doudna
Lake Michigan College
Students explore findings from long-term studies of migrating and hibernating animals at high elevation. Students then use this understanding to explore the phenology of species and possible...
NEON Data in the Classroom: Implementing and Adapting an Open Education NEON Resource “Quantifying the Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events-The 2013 Colorado Floods” for the Southern California Classroom.
11 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adriane Clark Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University
Natural disasters and subsequent ecological disturbance events illustrate the complexity of problems in ecology and environmental science, and can be used as effective teaching tools. Unpacking the...
Permeability of Molecules
10 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces Overton's Rule in the context of understanding the permeability of molecules across the cell membrane. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.