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  1. Attract or Defend? Secondary Compounds among tissues in two species of Lupine (Fabaceae)

    27 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Rebecca Penny Humphrey

    This plant-biology data analysis module compares concentrations of defensive alkaloid compounds among tissue types in two species of the flowering-plant Lupine (Fabaceae). Students practice with...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2107/?v=1

  2. Understanding Frameshifting

    25 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Rachel Arnold1, Sara Tolsma2, Alyssa Gleichsner3, Margaret Hopson-Fernandes4

    1. Northwest Indian College 2. Northwestern College 3. SUNY Plattsburgh 4. Hillsborough Community College

    This module contains activities to help students understand the biology of programmed translational frameshifts (PTFs) in phages, how to identify PTFs, and how to annotate them.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2096/?v=1

  3. Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models

    16 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Parks Collins1, Paul Strode2

    1. Mitchell Community College 2. Howard Hughes Medical Institute

    In this activity students use the HHMI Population Growth Models interactive to explore R0 for diseases and discuss the importance of connecting population ecology to current events like the...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2104/?v=1

  4. When did I lose my legs? A limbless lizard tale

    11 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Patrick Kelly

    Leesburg High School

    Using oVERT project models students examine examples of extant traditional lizards, snakes and limbless lizards and create phylogenies based on trait and genetic data.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2102/?v=1

  5. The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use

    09 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Angela Consani1, Duane Doyle2, David L Jones1, Bara Sarraj3, Heather Seitz4

    1. Kansas City Kansas Community College 2. Arkansas State University - Newport 3. Harold Washington College 4. Johnson County Community College

    In this activity, students will explore the use of a hemocytometer for counting cells, demonstrate the relationship between the grid seen in the microscope with volume of liquid in suspension and...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2101/?v=1

  6. What Moves You?

    09 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Tamiko Iansiti

    Palm Springs Community Middle

    Using various bone segments to create joints that will explain planar movement and then develop a mechanical model of different joint types that will allow certain movement in a robotic unit.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2100/?v=1

  7. Wing Aspect Ratio and Morphological Measurement Analysis Relating to Bird Flight and Natural History

    04 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Richard Hunter

    Brown-Barge Middle School

    This activity simulates analysis and identification of bird specimens based on the relationship of the natural history of bird species with the morphographic measurements and ratios compared to...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2099/?v=1

  8. Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases

    02 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Andy Adams1, Jessica A Adams1, John J. Bray1, Tami Imbierowicz1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Breonna Martin1

    1. Harford Community College 2. University of Tennessee

    In this activity students will use linear regression to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental factors such as climate change or population density influence the...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2097/?v=1

  9. Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

    28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Melissa Haswell

    Davenport University

    This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2087/?v=1

  10. Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function

    28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Melissa Haswell

    Davenport University

    In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2085/?v=1

  11. Mini-Workshop August 14, 2020

    28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Vinayak Mathur1, Anne Rosenwald2, Gaurav Arora3

    1. Cabrini University 2. Georgetown University 3. Gallaudet University

    We reviewed the materials available on Genome Solver (other lessons here) and described our new python pipeline for examining horizontal gene transfer and a new synteny lesson in detail.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2084/?v=1

  12. S-JEDI Learning Group Resource

    27 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Jasmine Roberts2, Pat Marsteller3, Maggie Diamond-Stanic4

    1. Bates College and QUBES 2. The Ohio State University 3. Emory University 4. Bates College

    This resource provides a curriculum for a 6 week learning group centered on examining social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, specifically geared to organizational leaders in open education.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2079/?v=1

  13. 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

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2054/?v=1

  14. Biocalculus writing reflection prompts

    25 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Carrie Diaz Eaton

    Bates College and QUBES

    This is a list of writing prompts as well as a grading rubric last used in 2016 for biocalculus at Unity College (see Diaz Eaton and Highlander 2018 and Aikens, Highlander, and Diaz Eaton 2020).

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2075/?v=1

  15. Using Dotplots for Comparative Genomic Analysis

    24 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Andrew Kapinos1, Canela Torres1, Amanda Freise1, Sean McClory2, Kathleen Cornely3

    1. UCLA 2. La Salle University 3. Providence College

    In this activity, students are introduced to dotplots as a tool for analyzing phage genomic similarity.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2072/?v=1

  16. 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.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2071/?v=1

  17. 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...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2068/?v=1

  18. Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Danielle Garneau1, Matthew Joshua Heard2, Mary Beth Kolozsvary

    1. SUNY Plattsburgh 2. Winthrop University

    This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2066/?v=1

  19. Mosquito Surveys Along Anthropogenic Impact Gradients: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Allison T Parker

    Northern Kentucky University

    This project explores the role of human land use and other environmental factors that affect native and invasive mosquito species distributions and the diseases that they can vector.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2064/?v=1

  20. 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...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2063/?v=1