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COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
09 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
Coyote Habituation and a Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Schell
25 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
Dr. Christopher Schell is an ecologist who uses a variety of techniques to study mammalian carnivores in urban areas. This scientist spotlight uses graphs from his study on parental habituation to...
CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template
15 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Lorenz
In this adaptation, students learn how CRISPR/Cas9 is used in bacterial immunity and gene editing. Students create both a gRNA target and a donor template to edit a gene. Mutations can be from the...
Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop...
Data Analysis and Cancer
18 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lynn Marie Diener
Mount Mary University
This is a flipped classroom approach, students will learn the basic content about cell-signaling, p53, and transcription factors before class. During class students will focus on data analysis...
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Renirie
Central Michigan University
Data ethics and the use of digital data
Data is the New Science
12 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
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...
Data is the New Science - Modified and combined with Following the Data Module
10 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Data on Dead Zones and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Benjamin Negrete, Jr.
27 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang1, Benjamin Negrete, Jr.2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
In this lesson, students plot data and interpret graphs of the metabolic responses of fish to hypoxic conditions. Then, students view and reflect on an interview with fish ecophysiologist Benjamin...
Databases: A Study of Influenza
09 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
05 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials
DataCamp: The Easiest Way to Learn Data Science Online
Designing an Anti-Racist Syllabus
08 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By CSUEB Alliance for the Black Community Education1, Ana Almeida1, Kim Geron1, Pascale S. Guiton1, Nina Haft1, Marlin Halim1, Eve Higby1, Michael Lee1, ZáNean McClain1
California State University East Bay
The Alliance for the Black Community (ABC) developed a workshop to help faculty at California State University East Bay redesign their syllabi to incorporate anti-racist pedagogical practices.
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.
Digital Herbarium Lab with RStudio: Are shifting abundances of native species detectable over time?
23 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Penny Humphrey
This 2- to 3-hour lab activity introduces sophomore-level students to digitized herbarium collections, R-coding, and potential reasons for shifting abundances in native and non-native plant species...
12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Skylar Hopkins2
1. QUBES; Radford University 2. UC Santa Barbara and Virginia Tech
This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens or mutualist symbionts using a hands-on simulation, a computer agent-based model in NetLogo, and an...
Diving into Deep Sea Data
23 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adania Flemming1, Randy Singer2, Molly Phillips3
1. iDigBio, FLMNH 2. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
A module that combines NOAA's Okeanos Explorer and the iDigBio Portal to explore the deep sea!
Do urban yards serve as a refuge for native land snail species?
24 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kathryn Elizabeth Perez
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
This module contains a series of take-home activities to prepare students to analyze their own dataset collected in lab.
Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets
12 Jun 2019 | 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...
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...