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Investigating Evidence for Climate Chanage
18 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Hage
Oxford College of Emory University
This multi-part activity allows students to discover the relationships between CO2 and temperature and how these variables have changed over time using real-world data.
Water Quality Investigation
This multi-part module aims to help you learn about water quality implications by understanding the variability of concentrations of nitrate in stream water through the evaluation of real-time data...
Chi-squared test of independence between two categorical variables
13 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Matthew Aiello-Lammens
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to work through a chi-squared test of independence between two categorical variables.
Population Demography in Swirl
12 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will learn to generate, test, and graphically represent basic hypotheses on data distributions using large datasets.
Population Ecology in Swirl: Estimating Population Sizes
By Mary E McWhirt, Emily Weigel1
The students will learn to estimate population sizes and consider assumptions of mathematical models and their applicability to the ecology of an organism/population
Responses to Climate Change in California Chipmunks: Move, Adapt, or Die
10 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Talisin Hammond1, Rachel E. Walsh2, Eileen Lacey3
1. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research 2. University of California, Berkeley 3. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
A series of three modules using data from natural history museum collections to examine responses to climate change in multiple chipmunk species. Elevation and morphological data, beginner skills...
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.
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.