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Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types
04 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Seitz1, Jillian Marie Miller2, Joseph Esquibel3
1. Johnson County Community College 2. Roane State Community College 3. Lansing Community College
This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.
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.
Sickle Cell Anemia using Nicholas’ Story
25 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sharon Cisneros
Malcolm X College
The goal of this exercise is to introduce students to 3-D structures of biological molecules, visualize and manipulate them to understand their functions. The exercise also helps them see the...
My Twin Sister Case Study
23 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret Waterman1, Ethel D Stanley2
1. Southeast Missouri State University 2. BioQUEST
A young boy wonders why his twin sister can roll his tongue, but he cannot. Case centers on meiosis.
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.
COVID-19: Molecular Basis of Infection-ADAPTATION
17 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Didem Vardar-Ulu
This case was written in Spring 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on understanding the structure and interaction of the SARS-Cov-2 viral spike protein that facilitates infection in...
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...
Why does Blood Flow Change? Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics
By Amy Troyer1, Brandi Morgante Handzlik1, Mary Phillips1
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
This collection of activities explores the relationship between blood flow, pressure, and the factors of resistance through graphs and modeling direct and inverse variation.
Molecular Basis of Sickle Cell Disease
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...
The Happy Blue Baby Hemoglobin
By Kasandra Jean-Louise Riley1, Shuchismita Dutta2
1. Rollins College 2. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved.
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...
13 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nik Tsotakos
Penn State Harrisburg
This 3 part case on sickle cell disease focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of its cause, symptoms, complications, management, treatment, and possible cures.
COVID-19: On the way to a vaccine
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.
A tale of two globins: hemoglobin and myoglobin and oxygen transport
By Alice Tarun
St. Lawrence University
Hemoglobin and myoglobin are two related proteins important in oxygen binding and transport to cells. However, unlike myoglobin, hemoglobin exhibits positive cooperativity in oxygen binding. Oxygen...