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Selection and the Blond Beach Mouse
08 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jay Owen Sandal
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this "clicker" case study explores ultimate and proximate explanations for cryptic coloration in animals.
List of resources and support communities dedicated to biology undergraduate education
By Nate Emery
Michigan State University
Ecologists new to teaching and evidence-based teaching practices often feel alone and without support. There are resources and communities that can help them become better instructors and...
Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science
30 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret S Saha1, Beteel Abu-Ageel1, Sanjana Challa1, Xiangyi Fang1, Chai Hibbert1, Anna Isler1, Elias Nafziger1, Adam Oliver1, Hanqiu Peng1, Julia Urban1, Vivian Zhu1
College of William and Mary
Poster and supplemental materials on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.
Build-a-Phage Lab Manual
25 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Scheifele1, Eric Cooper2, Robert Newman3
1. Loyola University Maryland 2. Hartwick College 3. North Carolina A&T University
This is a lab manual for phage genome synthesis that includes both Building Block synthesis and Semi-synthetic assembly.
Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Climate Change
16 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elli Bosch1, Kaycee Faunce1, Amanda Thompson
Virginia Commonwealth University
This learning module was designed to introduce students to the aquatic nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, their roles in ecosystem function and nutrient pollution, and what impacts climate change...
Optimal Foraging in Swirl
15 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Elizabeth McWhirt1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
This lesson centers around the marginal value theorem (MVT, Charnov 1976), which describes how animals should forage in patches. It serves as a pre-lab to teach MVT basics, vectors, ANOVA, and...
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data using Serenity
13 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant...
Striped Bass: A Regulatory Success Story
12 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Alexander McCrickard1, Angela Hanretty1, Amanda Thompson1
This module examines the Maryland striped bass moratorium (1985-1989) as a fisheries management success story. Maryland DNR striped bass young of the year data is utilized for least squares linear...
Quantifying The Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events – The 2013 Colorado Floods
By Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo
This lesson focuses on ways that scientists identify and use data to understand ecological disturbance events using data from five public datasets. The main lesson focused on interpretation of...
Regulación de expresión génica y adipogénesis por PPAR-γ
09 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo
University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
En ésta actividad de dibujo / coloreado los estudiantes aprenderán sobre los diferentes componentes involucrados en la regulación de la activación de PPAR-γ, un factor de transcripción que juega un...
Targeting Infected Cells for Immune Defense
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This animation shows how a cell infected by a virus signals cytotoxic T cells to destroy itself.
The p53 Gene and Cancer
This tutorial describes the structure and function of the p53 protein, how its activity is regulated in cells, and how mutant versions of p53 can lead to cancer.
Cystic Fibrosis Mechanism and Treatment
This animation shows how mutations in an ion channel protein lead to the genetic disease cystic fibrosis. The animation also discusses how research on this protein has been used to develop...
Sex Verification Testing of Athletes
This interactive module explores the biology of sex determination and development in humans, set against the backdrop of the different sex testing policies implemented throughout sports history.
The Biology of Skin Color
This film explores the hypothesis that different tones of skin color in humans arose as adaptations to the intensity of ultraviolet radiation in different parts of the world.
Natural Selection in Humans
This film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia.
Electrical Activity of Neurons
This tutorial describes how neurons generate action potentials, and how scientists measure neuronal activity and record the firing of individual neurons.
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Abstract for poster on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.
21 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alexa Clemmons1, Jerry Timbrook2, Jon Herron1, Alison Crowe1
1. University of Washington 2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The BioSkills Guide comprises program- and course-level learning outcomes that elaborate what general biology majors should be able to do by the time they graduate.
Predator-Prey Interactions: Selective foraging by wolf spiders
20 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Bennington
This interactive case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) chapter entitled Predation, Herbivory and Parasitism.