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27 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel1, Alycia Lackey2
1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2. Binghamton University
The students will practice identifying the appropriate basic statistical tests when given a scenario and learn how to run and interpret those statistical tests in R.
Exploring the evolution of caffeine biosynthesis enzymes
22 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shuchismita Dutta
RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
Caffeine is a very common stimulant consume worldwide as tea, coffee, mate, cocoa, and chocolate. Ever wondered why plants make caffeine? Do all caffeine producing plants have the same enzymes for...
Introduction to UNIX command line
By Serghei Mangul1, Kristen Butela2, Michael Sierk3, Lihua Stefan
1. University of California - Los Angeles 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. Saint Vincent College
A laboratory module for an upper-level undergraduate biology course in which students will be able to carry out simple tasks using the Unix command-line environment.
Graphing grouped continuous data in R with swirl
13 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marney Pratt
This lesson helps students know some of the options for how to graph grouped continuous data (such as those involved in doing a t-test or ANOVA) and how to choose the best option.
Conducting Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) in R with swirl
By Kevin Geyer
Young Harris College
This lesson offers an introduction to ANOVA, including 1) how this statistical test can be differentiated from others and 2) a step-by-step guide to conducting and interpreting ANOVA results in R,...
Interpreting one-factor ANOVA in R with swirl
By Jeremy Claisse
Cal Poly Pomona
Interpreting One-Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
Checking Normality in R with swirl
By Bill Morgan
The College of Wooster
How to use the "three-prong" approach to check for normality
One-way ANOVA in R with swirl
By Bengt Allen
California State University Long Beach
One-way analysis of variance (ANOVA), following the text in Chapter 5 of Beckerman et al. (2017) Getting started with R: an introduction for biologists, 2nd edition.
Soil Respiration Module
By Jessica Kleiss
Lewis & Clark College
Soils hold more carbon (C) than any other component of the terrestrial biosphere!
Rates of climate change: ice ages and today
Students explore rates of changes of temperature and atmospheric CO2 from the Vostok ice core record. They compare these rates to modern rates of climate change from the Keeling curve and GISS...
Following the Data - PowerPoint Addition to Module
10 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
This PowerPoint presentation guides instructors and students through the key background information for the module.
Data is the New Science - Modified and combined with Following the Data Module
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply...
BLAST Exercises for Analyzing Cloning Results
09 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin R. Morris
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. These activities have modified Lesson 1: Introduction to Genome...
Databases: A Study of Influenza
By Selene Nikaido
University of Central Missouri
This lesson introduces the student to the Influenza Research Database. Students will select Influenza genome sequences to see how they are related. Students tests hypotheses about evolutionary...
Introduction to Genome Annotation
This exercise is an adaptation of the Annotation Lesson by Rosenwald et al. It introduces the use of bioinformatics tools to extract information from genome databases. It is a basic lesson on...
07 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shawna Reed
Genome Solver modules were combined to make one project for students using tools within NCBI BLAST to explore phylogenetics and horizontal gene transfer from phage to Chlamydia.
Developing Quantitative Skills Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources
03 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robin Bulleri1, Kristine Grayson2, Melissa Csikari3
1. Carrboro High School 2. University of Richmond 3. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A workshop on using HHMI BioInteractive data activities to teach science content and quantitative skills
Stream Discharge Module- Beck Modification
01 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Beck
Stream discharge is a fundamental measure of water supply in stream systems. Low discharge may cause problems with water supply and fish passage, while high discharge may mean flooding. In this...
Climate Change Module- Beck Modifications
Students explore how climate is changing from the recent record
By Daniel Lauer1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will practice the basic code to test MacArthur and Wilson’s (1967) Island Biogeography model, focusing on how island size, distance, and perturbation affect species numbers.