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Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
03 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Nicholas Lorusso2
1. Kean University 2. Kean Univeristy
Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5...
By Anton E Weisstein
Truman State University
An introduction to epidemiological models using interactive Excel worksheets
Following the Data
02 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
Searching for disability as biodiversity in digitized natural history collections
27 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This module uses digitized natural history and biodiversity collections to explore if, how, and whether disability can be studied in nonhumans as a form of biodiversity.
Transpiration- Adapted for online
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
In this adaptation, the lab is completed remotely.
Movement: Nature's Flying Machines (Online)
25 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton
Central Michigan University
Adapted for online learning: In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and...
Diseasebots HEXBUG Lab
24 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins
This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens using a hands-on experiment with HEXBUG robots.
Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales
By Natasha Vitek1, Christopher Baker2
1. Stony Brook University 2. Exceptional Student Education Department, Alachua County Public Schools
How wide is the size range of living beings, from "big" to "too small to see"? Students will collect and compare measurements from 3D specimens within the metric system by multiplying or dividing...
23 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils
This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.
Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.
Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data
Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.
21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
COVID-19 Simulator (ISEE) Module
20 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Hews
This accessible module guides students through exploring the COVID-19 Simulator developed by ISEE. Students dig into the four scenarios provided (including the parameters and the graphs), construct...
Coronavirus Epidemic Curves - Graphically Interpreting Derivatives
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A set of exam questions or class activity related to 'flatten the curve' during the coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Content includes: notation, first derivative, second derivative, and interpreting...
GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Libby Ellwood
A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Molly Phillips
iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Erica Krimmel
A user guide and video instructions for Arctos
By Rebecca Renirie
Data ethics and the use of digital data
Does Organelle Shape Matter? Exploring Cell Shape through the Allen Cell Explorer and High-content Microscopy Datasets
13 Mar 2020 | 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...
SEIR simulation activity for flattening the curve
12 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a short exploration activity to introduce SIR and SEIR models without explicitly introducing differential equations. It utilizes the R package EpiDynamics and students can run the...