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Let's Talk About COVID-19
26 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By zeynep teymuroglu1, E Cabral Balreira2, Joanna Wares3
1. Rollins College 2. Trinity University 3. University of Richmond
This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19
Introduction to Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Genomic Analysis
24 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Deborah Tobiason1, William Davis2
1. Carthage College 2. Washington State University
In this activity, students are introduced to phylogenetic trees and networks as tools for analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)
20 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Natalie Love2, Susan Mazer2
1. Cal Poly State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara
This exercise introduces herbarium specimens and how they are used for research. Students contribute to specimen "digitization" using the citizen science platform Notes from Nature, and they work...
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning Recording
14 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hayley Orndorf1, Andrew Osborne Hasley2
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. BioQuest
Video recordings (with captions), transcript, and chat for the STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Universal Design for Learning.
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 3
By Kelisa Wing
Department of Defense Education Activity
Episode 3 builds from Kelisa Wing's recent blog post calling for educators to hold themselves accountable for dismantling racial oppression.
Exploring Functions for Common Phage Proteins
07 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Rocheleau1, Matthew David Mastropaolo2, C. Nicole Sunnen3, Andrea R. Beyer4, Thomas Ndolo5, Daniel Williams, Sanghamitra Saha6, Natasha Dean7
1. University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2. Neumann University 3. University of the Sciences 4. Virginia State University 5. South Texas College 6. University of Houston-Downtown 7. La Sierra University
This resource is designed to help students better understand the functions of common structural and enzymatic phage proteins, and to relate these functions to phage structure using electron...
Student and Faculty Tools for Generating High-Quality Phage Annotations
By Kristen Butela1, Hui-Min Chung2, Lee Hughes3, Denise L Monti4
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. University of West Florida 3. University of North Texas 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham
Phage genome annotation requires collaboration between faculty and their student research team. This set of resources provides tools to assist both students and faculty in the evaluation 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.
5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
5Qs (five questions) is a simple pedagogy tool research mentors can use to help students think through their observations systematically, to draw supported conclusions, and to decide on next steps,...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 4
By Mays Imad
Pima Community College
Beyond Techniques: A Phenomenological Approach to Inclusive Teaching with Dr. Mays Imad.
Exploring Phage Immunity Systems with a Scientific Reading and Communication Activity
05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sean Coleman1, Natasha Dean2, Karen Klyczek3, Kirk R Anders4, Sumali Pandey5
1. Wartburg College 2. La Sierra University 3. University of Wisconsin-River Falls 4. Gonzaga University 5. Minnesota State University Moorhead
This jigsaw assignment is designed to increase students’ understanding of phage immunity systems, through reading primary literature and communicating key aspects.
Exploring Fundamental Concepts of Phage Immunity Systems: A jigsaw activity
By Sean Coleman1, Nathasha Dean2, Karen Klyczek3, Kirk R Anders4, Sumali Pandey5
This jigsaw assignment is designed to increase students’ understanding of phage immunity systems
Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively
By Arturo Diaz1, Julia Lee-Soety2, Shima Chaudhary3, Richard Pollenz4
1. La Sierra University 2. Saint Joseph’s University 3. South Texas College 4. University of South Florida
This resources provides a framework for students to write a Genome Annoucement, collaboratively.
Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I
30 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Aparna Anandkumar1, Ariel Moline2, Pascale S. Guiton2
1. Castro Valley High School & California State University East Bay 2. California State University East Bay
The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry...
Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Robinson
Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Nature provides science content for teacher preparation certification programs and the backdrop for puppet plays used as a springboard for teaching the NAEYC's four goals of Anti-bias...
Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies
17 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...
Understanding Global Climate Change: Present, Past, and Future
28 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michelle Phillips
Hawaii Community College
Understanding global climate change through the lenses of the present, past, and future, combining modern technology and indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing.
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.