Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture
11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Hastings
Virginia Commonwealth University
Biodiversity is decreasing rapidly each year and agriculture is a large contributor. In order to minimize biodiversity loss, we must study how local and landscape management in agriculture impact...
The Influence of Exotic Plant Invasion on Pollinator Abundance
By Maxcy Nicole Hill
This lesson introduces two global change factors, natural habitat loss and exotic plant invasion, and analyzes how these stressors impact the biodiversity and abundance of pollinator species....
Are you teaching biostatistics with R? Suggestions to help you as work with your students.
04 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olivia Tabares
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Teaching students how to code and analyze data in R is important for the fields of biology and ecology. Olivia Tabares and the Ecological Forecasting Education Working Group created this resource...
Exploring Health Inequities and Redlining
02 Apr 2022 | 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.
Uninhibited Growth of Cells
10 Mar 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Boyce
South Puget Sound CC
In this activity, students will explore the concept of binary fission, generation time, and bacterial growth curves, with an emphasis on the log phase. Students will use semi-log graphs and linear...
BioQUEST Partner Support Module: Exploring Community
28 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hayley Orndorf1, Sam S Donovan2, Deborah Rook1
1. BioQUEST 2. BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium
A four-week module for BioQUEST's Research Coordination Network partners on using BioQUEST's features, resources, and services to build a community that supports their project goals.
Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
03 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Christopher Zambell1, Nicholas Lorusso2
1. Kean University 2. University of North Texas at Dallas
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...
Tree Biomass and Phenology
By Noam Tomoya Altman-Kurosaki1, Emily Rose Brown2, Sarah Roney1, Emily Weigel1
1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2. Florida Gulf Coast University
This lesson centers around understanding the connection of tree biomass and phenology with climate change. It uses both swirl and LearnR lessons in the R programming language to help students make...
Studying phylogeny by producing phylogenetic trees of primates using morphological and molecular characteristics.
26 Jan 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Chas. Kennedy
An assignment constructing phylogenetic trees using shared, derived morphological traits and molecular differences among 18 primate species and two outlier species has been developed. Skull and...
Fitting Exponential and Logistic Growth Models to Bacterial Cell Count Data
17 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Rumpf
Florida Polytechnic University
In this activity, students will model a noisy set of bacterial cell count data using both exponential and logistic growth models. For each model the students will plot the data (or a linear...
16 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olivia Tabares-Mendoza
Ungrading to Decentered Grading Lightning Talk 2021 - YouTube
06 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea Huntoon1, Brie Tripp, Derek Sollberger2, Didem Vardar-Ulu3, John Howard Starnes4, Laura Reed5, Melanie Lenahan6, Stacey Kiser7
1. Fox Valley Technical College 2. UC Merced School of Natural Sciences 3. Boston University, Chemistry Department 4. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College 5. University of Alabama 6. Raritan Valley Community College 7. Lane Community College, BioQUEST
BIOME 2021 Ungrading Working Group Lightning Talk
Linear Regression (Excel) and Cellular Respiration for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
03 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Irene Corriette1, Beatriz Gonzalez1, Daniela Kitanska2, Henriette Mozsolits2, Sheela Vemu3
1. Santa Fe College 2. Passaic County Community College 3. Waubonsee Community College
Students typically find linear regression analysis of data sets in a biology classroom challenging. These activities could be used in a Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Statistics course. The...
Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts
By J. Phil Gibson1, Carlos Christopher Goller2, Stefanie Kring3, Darlene Panvini4, Justin Pruneski5, Ellen Wisner6
1. University of Oklahoma 2. North Carolina State University 3. Clarkson University 4. Belmont University 5. Heidelberg University 6. University of North Carolina Charlotte
Our team met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop resources around podcasts. We created lists of podcast episodes for several courses, learned about listening guides, shared assignment...
SKILLS DEVELOPMENT - Toxicology MSDT
29 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Pia van Benthem
University of California Davis
On this website you can find 6 learning modules on various topics in toxicology. These are self-paced student-centered online learning modules. You will receive a certificate of completion at the...
Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R
01 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alicia Caughman1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction
Mystery box puzzle for model based reasoning
30 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan1, Pravin Muthu2
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. Emory University
This is a computer based problem solving activity that I use to engage introductory biology students with discussions about model based reasoning.
A Changing Climate in the Hawaiian Wet Forest: In-Person and Virtual Curriculum for Field Courses at Puʻu Makaʻala NAR
11 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teaching Change
Curriculum for Puʻu Makaʻala Huakaʻi with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), developed by Teaching Change. This module was created to guide Teaching Change Field Courses at Puʻu...
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...
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...