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Attract or Defend? Secondary Compounds among tissues in two species of Lupine (Fabaceae)
27 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Penny Humphrey
This plant-biology data analysis module compares concentrations of defensive alkaloid compounds among tissue types in two species of the flowering-plant Lupine (Fabaceae). Students practice with...
When did I lose my legs? A limbless lizard tale
11 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Patrick Kelly
Leesburg High School
Using oVERT project models students examine examples of extant traditional lizards, snakes and limbless lizards and create phylogenies based on trait and genetic data.
The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use
09 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Angela Consani1, Duane Doyle2, David L Jones1, Bara Sarraj3, Heather Seitz4
1. Kansas City Kansas Community College 2. Arkansas State University - Newport 3. Harold Washington College 4. Johnson County Community College
In this activity, students will explore the use of a hemocytometer for counting cells, demonstrate the relationship between the grid seen in the microscope with volume of liquid in suspension and...
Wing Aspect Ratio and Morphological Measurement Analysis Relating to Bird Flight and Natural History
04 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Richard Hunter
Brown-Barge Middle School
This activity simulates analysis and identification of bird specimens based on the relationship of the natural history of bird species with the morphographic measurements and ratios compared to...
Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases
02 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andy Adams1, Jessica A Adams1, John J. Bray1, Tami Imbierowicz1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Breonna Martin1
1. Harford Community College 2. University of Tennessee
In this activity students will use linear regression to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental factors such as climate change or population density influence the...
Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.
Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian...
Mini-Workshop August 14, 2020
By Vinayak Mathur1, Anne Rosenwald2, Gaurav Arora3
1. Cabrini University 2. Georgetown University 3. Gallaudet University
We reviewed the materials available on Genome Solver (other lessons here) and described our new python pipeline for examining horizontal gene transfer and a new synteny lesson in detail.
S-JEDI Learning Group Resource
27 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Jasmine Roberts2, Pat Marsteller3, Maggie Diamond-Stanic4
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. The Ohio State University 3. Emory University 4. Bates College
This resource provides a curriculum for a 6 week learning group centered on examining social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, specifically geared to organizational leaders in open education.
Mosquito Surveys Along Anthropogenic Impact Gradients: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Allison T Parker
Northern Kentucky University
This project explores the role of human land use and other environmental factors that affect native and invasive mosquito species distributions and the diseases that they can vector.
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their...
The Hidden Kingdom: Island Biogeography with Fungi
12 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erica F Kosal
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
In this activity, students will explore a dataset of fungi dispersal capabilities and colonizing success to test the predictions of island biogeography theory.
Multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics
10 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins1, Jeremy M Wojdak1
A set of 157 multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics courses, organized and searchable by 18 concepts/skills.
Opioid crisis: exploring the neurophysiology of opioid receptor signaling
09 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jason Chan
Using this dataset, we explore how opioids affect the electrical activity of neurons when exposed to different opioid receptor agonists and antagonists.
Obesity - An Epidemic with Unexpected Causes, Consequences, and Complexity
07 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Edward Freeman
St. John Fisher College
This dataset was collected from interviews conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State by state data are provided to explore the interactions of education, income, and...
A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise L Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
1. University of Detroit Mercy 2. Indian River State College 3. La Sierra University 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham 5. University of South Florida 6. Lehigh University 7. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
This activity is designed to prompt students to reflect on and recognize their own growth as scientists and, consequently, may help develop student self-efficacy and science identity.
Elevator Pitch: An Activity to Help Students Communicate Their Research
In this activity, students and the research mentor co-develop an elevator pitch that students can use to communicate their research.
Lesson VII - Synteny
05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gaurav Arora1, Anne Rosenwald2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Gallaudet University 2. Georgetown University 3. Cabrini University
The lesson teaches about synteny or the order of genes along a chromosome, which is useful for looking at orthologous genes between two species or strains.
Lesson III - Annotation
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all...
Phage Discovery Videos
By Billy Biederman, Vic Sivanathan1
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A compilation of videos to support teaching the concepts and protocols for discovering and working with phage.