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Exploring Phage Immunity Systems with a Scientific Reading and Communication Activity
05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sean Coleman1, Natasha Dean2, Karen Klyczek3, Kirk R Anders4, Sumali Pandey5
1. Wartburg College 2. La Sierra University 3. University of Wisconsin-River Falls 4. Gonzaga University 5. Minnesota State University Moorhead
This jigsaw assignment is designed to increase students’ understanding of phage immunity systems, through reading primary literature and communicating key aspects.
Exploring Fundamental Concepts of Phage Immunity Systems: A jigsaw activity
By Sean Coleman1, Nathasha Dean2, Karen Klyczek3, Kirk R Anders4, Sumali Pandey5
This jigsaw assignment is designed to increase students’ understanding of phage immunity systems
Phage Discovery Videos
By Billy Biederman, Vic Sivanathan1
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A compilation of videos to support teaching the concepts and protocols for discovering and working with phage.
Writing Genome Announcements Collaboratively
By Arturo Diaz1, Julia Lee-Soety2, Shima Chaudhary3, Richard Pollenz4
1. La Sierra University 2. Saint Joseph’s University 3. South Texas College 4. University of South Florida
This resources provides a framework for students to write a Genome Annoucement, collaboratively.
Conservation and ethics of using synthetic genetics
03 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fran Sandmeier
This contains teaching material - powerpoints and handouts that can be adapted for lectures and/or discussion groups.
Flying With Swallows – a Model for Undergraduate Research-Based Learning
By Joanna Werner-Fraczek
Moreno Valley College
Moreno Valley College, a two-year community college in Southern California, experiences an annual migration of cliff swallows. The presence of these birds inspired the development of the...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
30 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily C Pollina
Westfield State University
TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally? This is an adaptation of the module that includes statistical testing and links sections to a lab report...
Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I
By Aparna Anandkumar1, Ariel Moline2, Pascale S. Guiton2
1. Castro Valley High School & California State University East Bay 2. California State University East Bay
The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry...
Graphing an Epidemic: West Africa Ebola Epidemic
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lois Bartsch
Metropolitan Community College
In this activity, students will explore how the Ebola virus outbreak occurred in West Africa through graphing prevalence, incidence and mortality data from the three major countries that were...
Build-a-Genome Lab Manual for RFP Synthesis
By Lisa Scheifele
Loyola University Maryland
This lab manual describes a multi-week lab project for the design, assembly from oliognucleotides, cloning, and sequencing of the RFP gene. This resource was developed as part of NSF Award...
Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays
By Julia Robinson
Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Nature provides science content for teacher preparation certification programs and the backdrop for puppet plays used as a springboard for teaching the NAEYC's four goals of Anti-bias...
Yeast Scramble Lab Manual
By Mark Jones, Lisa Scheifele1
This laboratory manual includes protocols for SCRaMbling of yeast cells as well as phenotypic characterization. Appropriate student exercises are also included. This resource was developed as part...
Understanding Eukaryotic Genes modules: Glossary of terms
25 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meg Laakso1, Carina Howell2, Cathy Silver Key3, Leocadia Paliulis4, Maria S Santisteban5, Chiyedza Small6, Joyce Stamm7, Elena Gracheva8
1. Eastern University 2. Lock Haven University 3. North Carolina Central University 4. Bucknell University 5. UNC at Pembroke 6. Medgar Evers College CUNY 7. University of Evansville 8. Washington University in St. Louis
This glossary defines the key terms that are used in the Understanding Eukaryotic Genes modules.
Module 6: Alternative Splicing
By Leocadia Paliulis1, Anne Rosenwald2
1. Bucknell University 2. Georgetown University
This module explores how multiple different mRNAs and polypeptides can be encoded by the same gene. After completing this module students will be able to explain how alternative splicing of a gene...
Module 5: The Need for an Open Reading Frame
By Carina Howell1, Leocadia Paliulis2, Anne Rosenwald3
1. Lock Haven University 2. Bucknell University 3. Georgetown University
In this module, students will learn to identify the open reading frames for a given gene, and define the phases of the splice donor and acceptor sites.
Module 4: Removal of Introns from pre-mRNA by Splicing
By Meg Laakso1, Anne Rosenwald2
1. Eastern University 2. Georgetown University
In this module, students will learn to identify splice donor and acceptor sites that are best supported by RNA-Seq data, and use the canonical splice donor and splice acceptor sequences to identify...
Module 3: Transcription, Part II: What Happens to the Initial Transcript Made by RNA pol II?
By Cathy Silver Key1, Chiyedza Small2, Laura Reed3
1. North Carolina Central University 2. Medgar Evers College CUNY 3. The University of Alabama
This module teaches about the three key steps that are involved in converting the pre-mRNA into a mature mRNA: 1) The addition of a 5’ cap, 2) The addition of a 3’ poly(A) tail, 3) The removal of...
Module 2: Transcription Part I: From DNA Sequence to Transcription Unit
By Maria Santisteban1, Alexa Sawa2
1. University of North Carolina - Pembroke 2. College of the Desert
This module illustrates how a primary transcript (pre-mRNA) is synthesized using a DNA molecule as the template. Students will learn about the importance of the 5' and 3' regions of the gene for...
Module 1: Introduction to the Genome Browser: What is a Gene?
By Joyce Stamm1, Jennifer Kennell2, Wilson Leung3, Leocadia Paliulis4, Srebrenka Robic5, Anne Rosenwald6
1. University of Evansville 2. Vassar College 3. Washington University in St. Louis 4. Bucknell University 5. Agnes Scott College 6. Georgetown University
This lesson introduces the University of California Santa Cruz genome browser to students, walking them through some of the key features so that it can be used for analysis of gene structure.
GEA Introductory lesson on RNA-Seq
By Jason Williams1, Judy Brusslan2, Ray Enke3, Matthew Escobar4, Vince Buonaccorsi5
1. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory 2. California State University Long Beach 3. James Madison University 4. California State University San Marcos 5. Juniata College
This RNA-Seq lesson uses the CyVerse VICE Platform and Jupyter notebooks to examine the expression of the leptin gene in samples from a mouse experimental design evaluating diet (high-fat vs....