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UDL Mapping Activity
20 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Osborne Hasley1, Hayley Orndorf2
1. North Carolina State University Biotechnology Program 2. University of Pittsburgh
This activity guides faculty through analyzing a resource using the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines.
Introduction to the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines
1. North Carolina State University Biotechnology Program 2. BioQUEST
Two activities for introducing Universal Design for Learning to a faculty audience
Spatial Analysis with QGIS
13 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ryan Kerney1, Timothy Whitfeld2
1. Gettysburg College 2. Bell Museum, University of Minnesota
Map specimen data points using QGIS, connect them to form a polygon using the Concave Hull plugin, and calculate the range of a species to examine how it changes over time.
A Changing Climate in the Hawaiian Wet Forest: In-Person and Virtual Curriculum for Field Courses at Puʻu Makaʻala NAR
11 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teaching Change
Curriculum for Puʻu Makaʻala Huakaʻi with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), developed by Teaching Change. This module was created to guide Teaching Change Field Courses at Puʻu...
Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS
24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cecily Bronson
Portland State University
Use digitized natural history collection occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to map the distribution of the beaver in the state of Oregon from 1800-2020 using QGIS
Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST
22 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Prescott
BioQUEST - Executive Director / UNH - Assoc. Prof.
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.
Reading and Discussing Popular Media to Increase SEA-PHAGES Student Engagement
16 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Allison A Johnson, Daniel Eric Westholm, Nathan s Reyna1
Ouachita Baptist Univeristy
This module introduces ways for students to connect their SEA-PHAGES work and real life medical trials with events presented in Arrowsmith, Sinclair Lewis’s 1925 Pulitzer prize winning novel on...
Exploring Marine Primary Productivity with Descriptive Statistics and Graphing in Excel
02 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marina McLeod1, Jennifer Olson1, Wendy Houston1
Everett Community 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...
Phage Comparative Genomics Lab Manual
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Kapinos1, Canela Torres2, Amanda Freise2
1. University of California, San Diego 2. University of California, Los Angeles
A lab manual containing detailed instructions for several bioinformatics tools (dot plots, Phamerator maps, phylogenetic trees, and gene content similarity), all of which enable students to perform...
Applying phylogenetic tree building in MEGA X to forensic applications for identifying unknown specimens
By Nicholas Lorusso1, Denise Gemmellaro2
1. University of North Texas at Dallas 2. Kean University
This exercise is designed to guide a learner through the construction of phylogenetic trees as a means of addressing research questions in forensic science such as the identification of previously...
Nextstrain adaptations for Understanding COVID-19
20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
This resource introduces students to the use of Nextstrain and Nextclade to visualize the phylogeny of SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern and variants of interest. Terminology and an introduction to...
Bird Beak Adaptations
11 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Miguel Morales
Lake Worth Community Middle School
Students will navigate through different stations experiencing simulations of adaptations, manipulations of 3D examples, and making connections to the standards to formulate hypotheses about...
Will You Find This Humerus? Homology Lab
By Cassondra McHugh-Lowther
Buchholz High School
Students will compare and contrast the morphology of vertebrate forelimbs, and will use this knowledge to draw conclusions about their common ancestor and descent with modification.
Venom: To Kill or Cure?
By Valerie Ledford
Columbia High School
In this case study, students will explore concepts of evolution, protein structure and function, taxonomy, and methods of scientific inquiry in a real-world way.
09 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea R. Beyer1, Pamela Lucas Connerly2, Christy Fillman3, Nick T. Peters4
1. Virginia State University 2. Indiana University Southeast 3. University of Colorado, Boulder 4. Iowa State University
Explanations and demonstrations on how to use mathematical equations for various laboratory purposes, including those specific to SEA-PHAGES (such as phage titer calculations) and those that are...
Using Linear Regression Adaptation: Exploring Vector-borne diseases in an online classroom
By Darcy Ernst
In this adaptation students in online classrooms will use linear regression at home and in synchronous online time to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental...
Climate change and Strawberries: A real-life problem-based activity for teaching ANOVA
08 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Hopkins1, Holly Felker1, Catharine Dickerson1, Terry O'Brien1, Dex Whittinghill1, Nathan Ruhl1
This is a real-life lab activity for teaching ANOVA using Problem-Based Learning and formatted for one-day (JMP or R) or two-day (JMP) implementations.
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
03 Aug 2021 | 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...
Assessing Socioeconomic Trends in Tree Cover and Human Health in Urban Environments
02 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
In this exercise, students use a combination of publicly available data and tree cover data that they generate using iTree Canopy to test whether tree cover is equitably distributed within the city...