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Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation
19 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Heskel
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is based on deep understanding of systems from observations made over hundreds to thousands of years. This resource connects TEK to modern conservation...
Redlining and Climate Change
Redlining was a racist, legal practice and its impacts are measurable in terms of environmental variables in US cities today. This resource examines redlining, urban environments, and climate change.
(Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures
18 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert E Furrow
University of California, Davis
Students use their number sense to make observations and explain or guess at patterns shown, discussing in a weekly online Q&A forum.
Design of gRNA Target and Donor
16 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Lorenz
This adaptation is for an upper level molecular biology laboratory course. In this adaptation, students learn the content required to design a gRNA target sequence and single-strand donor template...
15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mallory Bliss1, Alexzandria Khan1, Nandni Verma1, Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley1
This case study leads students through the process of proposing a drug for a novel protein. The Mpro protease of SARS-CoV-2 is explored in detail within the PDB. Aligns with first semester...
An introduction to population matrix models: a swirl lesson
By Jennifer Apple
Students will learn how to set up a population matrix model in R and use it for demographic analysis of a population, including projecting population growth, determining lambda and the stable age...
Molecular Basis of Sickle Cell Disease
By Didem Vardar-Ulu
This multi part case on hemoglobin structure as it relates to oxygen binding and sickle cell disease focuses on utilizing bioinformatics and molecular visualization tools to learn about the sickle...
Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium: a swirl resource
14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abigail E. Cahill
Students will use swirl to understand Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium. The lesson starts with observed numbers of individuals for each genotype, and students will work through a number of steps to...
Materials for Teaching the SIR Epidemic Model
By Glenn Ledder1, Michelle Homp1
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
This web page contains materials created by faculty of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Department of Mathematics to teach basic fundamentals of mathematical epidemiology.
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
By Glenn Ledder
University of Nebraska Lincoln
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed...
COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine
13 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nik Tsotakos
Penn State Harrisburg
This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus origins, the molecular basis of the infection, the development and severity of symptoms, and treatment.
Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine
12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith Johnson1, Didem Vardar-Ulu2, Shuchismita Dutta3
1. Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2. Boston University 3. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
This multi-part case study introduces the reader to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, replication, and treatment. Additional worksheets introduce students to bioinformatics tools of 3-D protein visualization...
Vertebrate Clade Race
11 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Baum1, Kristin Jenkins2
1. University of Wisconsin 2. BioQUEST
This activity introduces basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. It is designed as a short group activity. After completing this activity, students should be familiar with basic...
Analyzing Nutrient Simulation Experiments with a one-way ANOVA
09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca North
We discuss what tests are appropriate to analyze the data from nutrient simulation experiments. They will conduct one-way ANOVAs and a post hoc test using a dummy dataset and interpret the results.
Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
The overall goal is to help students learn common data cleaning procedures on a dataset once they’ve collected measurements and before they are able to start their analysis. This swirl lesson is...
Genome Sequence Data in R using Biostrings (Swirl Lesson)
By the end of this lesson, students should be able to load FASTA files into R as DNAStringSets and use width() and alphabetFrequency(), combined with other functions like sum() and mean(), to...
Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel
By Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.
Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life
08 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jonathan Hendricks
Paleontological Research Institution
The Digital Atlas project include field guides to fossils (including a mobile app), an online paleontology textbook, and a collection of over 500 virtual 3D models of fossil specimens.
Too much of a good thing? Exploring nutrient pollution in streams using bioindicators
02 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Stephen Gosnell
Baruch College, City University of New York and PhD Program in Biology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Students use data on nitrogen and phosphorus levels in streams and macrobenthic insect biodiversity to consider issues of nutrient pollution and stream health while learning to filter, summarize,...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast
31 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?" specifically to include information on the SE (particularly Atlanta, GA).