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Effect of the Intestinal Protein Snakeskin on the Lifespan of Fruit Flies: A Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysissource Draft (1)
03 Feb 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maila Hallare1, Iordanka Panayotova2, Anna Salazar2
1. US Air Force Academy 2. Christopher Newport University
In this activity, students perform the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis on raw data obtained from an experiment that explores the effect of overexpressing the Snakeskin (Ssk) protein on the lifespan...
Modified Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests
01 Feb 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sharon Maureen Homer-Drummond
Tri-County Technical College
Methylmercury contamination within fish populations is an important toxin that affect human, animal, and environmental health, serving as a carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) and endocrine-disruptor...
A class activity on classification
By Hillary DelPrete
Within the sciences, we are often talking of phylogenetic classification; hominin and non-human primate phylogenetic trees are often introduced in a course in biological anthropology. Students are...
Exploring Marine Primary Productivity with Descriptive Statistics and Graphing in Excel
29 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristin Byrd
Tarrant County College
In this activity, students use real water chemistry data and descriptive statistics in Excel to examine primary productivity in an urban estuary of the Salish Sea. They will consider how actual...
When tests disagree, how do I know if I have COVID-19?
09 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Holly Basta1, Sean Coleman2, Iglika V. Pavlova3, Aparna Shah4
1. Rocky Mountain College 2. Wartburg College 3. University of North Carolina Greensboro 4. Virginia Tech
Students will learn about infectious disease and the immune response to infection by investigating different types of tests (PCR, antigen, and antibody tests) to detect the SARS-CoV-2 viral genetic...
BioGraphI Interview Questions - Google Docs
29 Dec 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Pigg1, Suann Yang2
1. University of Louisville 2. State University of New York College at Geneseo
This document contains and describes the interview questions used in interviews conducted by the Biologist and Graph Interpretation (BioGraphI) Network. Curriculum developers use it to prepare for...
BioGraphI OER Lesson Guide Template - Google Docs
By Suann Yang1, Rachel Pigg2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. University of Louisville
This template of a lesson plan was developed for the Biologists and Graph Interpretation (BioGraphI) Network. Curriculum developers use it to make a BioGraphI module.
Curvature and Maximum Permissible Speeds
26 Dec 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Rumpf
Florida Polytechnic University
In this activity students will compute the curvature of a section of commuter rail and use it to determine a safe speed at which a train should can round the corner without tipping or derailing....
Using the IEDB to Predict Proteasomal Cleavage Events and T-cell Epitopes
17 Dec 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Miko Mallari1, Sheela Vemu2, Valerie Carson3, Golnar Afshar4, Alma Rodriguez Estrada5, Clifford Wilson6, Sandra Porter7
1. City College of San Francisco 2. Waubonsee Community College 3. Hillsborough Community College 4. Skyline College 5. Aurora University 6. City Colleges of Chicago 7. Digital World Biology
Research experiences provide a valuable view into the world of science and a great way to explore new fields and careers while developing critical thinking skills. The development and maintenance...
2022 BioQUEST OneHealth Plug-and-Play CURE Model Working Group - YouTube
15 Dec 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lindsey D Fields1, Sharon Maureen Homer-Drummond2, Traci Kinkel3
1. Butler Community College 2. Tri-County Technical College 3. Colorado State University
For the Fall 2022 BIOME Working Group, we have developed a plug-and-play CURE model that will allow educators to pick and choose CURE resources, centered on microbial diversity and ecology, to...
The Tactile Clade Race
12 Dec 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Osborne Hasley1, J. Phil Gibson2, Kristin Jenkins3
1. North Carolina State University Biotechnology Program 2. University of Oklahoma 3. BioQUEST
This adaptation of the Vertebrate Clade Race provides a tactile approach to introduce basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. Using a Universal Design for Learning informed...
Box-of-Lessons Review, Fall 2022 - YouTube
07 Dec 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alexandra Pettit1, Sheela Vemu2, Shuchismita Dutta3
1. Carleton University 2. Waubonsee Community College - Tenure Track and Northern Illinois University 3. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
This video described the working group activities for BIOME Institute 2022 - Fall working group
Build Multiomic and Visualization Skills in Bioscience Lecture
19 Nov 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Xyanthine Parillon
This resource promotes inclusive learning by using all free platforms to extend the central dogma to an applied experience. Genomics is focused on with literature reviews that are performed to...
For a Racially-Just, Inclusive, Open, STEM education: The RIOS Institute imagines an Open Education as the radical idea that education should be affordable, accessible, equitable, inclusive, and relevant to everyone
09 Nov 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner1, Bryan Dewsbury2, Sam S Donovan3, Karen Cangialosi4, Krystie Wilfong5, Jasmine Roberts-Crews6, Jackson Skinner5, Alnycea Blackwell7, Sokona Mangane5, Carrie Diaz Eaton8
1. St. John Fisher University 2. Florida International University 3. BioQUEST Curriculum Consortium 4. Keene State College 5. Bates College 6. Ohio State University 7. RIOS 8. Bates College and QUBES
As we engage in Open STEM Education, “Open for Whom?” becomes an increasingly urgent question. Why should we invest in an education that is free, if it does not attend to the inclusion of...
BCEENET: Connecting digitized natural history collections with course-based undergraduate research experiences
07 Oct 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Janice L. Krumm1, Cecily D Bronson2, Carly N. Jordan3
1. Widener University 2. BCEENET 3. George Washington University
Biological Collections in Ecology and Evolution Network (BCEENET) brings together undergraduate educators, natural history collections professionals, researchers, and data experts to support the...
An Overview of the Biologists and Graph Interpretation Project
06 Oct 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Biologists and Graph Interpretation (BioGraphI) is an NSF Research Coordination Network of faculty who work collaboratively to increase student persistence in biology through improving...
Distributions CURE- Exploring Species Distribution Changes and their Drivers
24 Aug 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tiffany Marie Doan1, Tanya Dewey2, John Carroll3, Liz Alter4
1. New College of Florida 2. Colorado State University and the Animal Diversity Web (animaldiversity.org) 3. Georgia Southern University 4. CSUMB
This course-based undergraduate research experience (CURE) uses digitized natural history collections data to answer questions about species distributions and their drivers. This inclusive CURE can...
Yeast Scramble Lab Manual v3
22 Aug 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mark Jones, Nick Matinyan1, John Mirarchi2, Lisa Scheifele2
1. Johns Hopkins School of Medicine 2. Loyola University Maryland
This laboratory manual includes protocols for SCRaMbling of yeast cells as well as phenotypic characterization. Appropriate student exercises are also included. This resource was developed as part...
Yeast Scramble Lab Manual v2
By Mark Jones, John Mirarchi1, Lisa Scheifele1
Loyola University Maryland
Why representation matters: Interpreting data to identify factors that affect Black students’ persistence in STEM
By Suann Yang1, Catherine Quinlan2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. Howard University
In this lesson, learners interpret a table summarizing the factors influencing the persistence of Black students at an HBCU. Then, learners view and reflect on an interview with science education...