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  1. Using Online Materials/Videos to Enrich Linear Algebra for Scientists

    21 Oct 2015 | Contributor(s):: Sarah Hews

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/250Linear algebra is an important course for biology majors but it is usually designed for math majors (emphasizing proofs) or engineers (focusing more on matrix algebra and algorithms)....

  2. Modelling and simulation: helping students acquire this skill using a Stock and Flow approach with MathBench

    20 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Istvan Karsai, Katerina V. Thompson, Kären C. Nelson

    Computational and modelling skills are vital to most fields of biological research, yet traditional biology majors have no or little opportunity to develop these skills during their undergraduate education. We describe an approach, which can address this issue by a synergy of...

  3. SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations

    20 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Brian Winkel

    SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations  is about teaching differential equations using modeling and technology upfront and throughout the learning process. You can learn more at our dynamic website, www.simiode.org, where we...

  4. PLANT Talking Points: Crime Scene Botanicals - Forensic Botany...

    10 Oct 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/817Provides information on the interesting job of Forensic Botany using real life examples

  5. PLANT Talking Points: Popcorn, endosperm and the foods we eat...

    05 Oct 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/818This resource connects botany to everyday life by way of explaining what common foods we eat really are.

  6. Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

    03 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Dr. Michael Nachman

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/340Lesson plan for teaching Hardy-Weinberg principle using real data collected by Dr. Michael Nachman and his colleagues.

  7. Population Genetics: When Darwin Met Mendel - Crash Course Biology

    03 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: CrashCourse

    This Youtube video talks about population genetics, which helps to explain the evolution of populations over time by combing the principles of Mendel and Darwin, and by means of the Hardy-Weinberg equation, all in an upbeat, modern and somewhat zany manner.

  8. Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics

    03 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Anne Brokaw, Michelle Garber-Talamo

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/341In this classroom activity, students are introduced to the genetics of sickle cell disease by a short film The Making of the Fittest: Natural Selection in Humans . A classroom handout...

  9. A Laboratory Class Exploring Microbial Diversity and Evolution Using Online Databases, the Biology Workbench, and Phylogenetics Software

    29 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Sarah Boomer, Kelly Shipley, Bryan Dutton, Daniel Lodge

    Students assemble and align bacterial datasets using DNA information downloaded from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website and Biology Workbench.  Specifically, they compare unknown original DNA sequences (from, in our case, hot spring communities) to a backbone of...

  10. Introduction to Mathematical Modeling in Biotechnology, Cell Biology, and Physiology

    27 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Borbala Mazzag, Kamila Larripa

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/906DescriptionThe course is a mathematical and computational exploration of five diverse areas of biology: human locomotion, gene sequence analysis, signal transduction...

  11. Performing a Population Viability Analysis from Data Students Collect on a Local Plant

    23 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Noah Chamey, Sydne Record

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/264During two lab periods, students collect demographic data on perennial plants and then use these data in a matrix model to perform population viability analyses. During the first lab,...

  12. Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century

    23 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Daniel R. Taub, Gillian S. Graham

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/263The Ecological QuestionHow might global temperature change during the 21st century?  How might these changes vary geographically, seasonally, and depending upon future human...

  13. Exploring the Population Dynamics of Wintering Bald Eagles Through Long-Term Data

    23 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Julie Beckstead, Alexandra Lagasse, Scott Robinson

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/265The Ecological QuestionHow does a bald eagle population change over time at a winter migratory stopover and which factors influence its abundance?This activity has two different aspects to...

  14. Changes in Lake Ice: Ecosystem Response to Global Change

    23 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Robert E. Bohanan, Marianne Krasny, Adam Welman

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/266Ecological QuestionIs there evidence for global warming in long term data on changes in dates of ice cover in three Wisconsin Lakes?This activity uses ice cover records from three lakes in...

  15. Investigating the Footprint of Climate Change on Phenology and Ecological Interactions in North-Central North America

    23 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Kellen M. Calinger

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/267The Ecological QuestionHave long-term temperatures changed throughout Ohio? How will these temperature changes impact plant and animal phenology, ecological interactions, and, as a result,...

  16. EvolSeq

    14 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Tony Weisstein, John R Jungck

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/776This worksheet simulates the molecular evolution of DNA sequences. The program begins with a single (random) sequence, then follows that sequence through time as it...

  17. Luria-Delbruck

    14 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Tony Weisstein, John R Jungck, Doug Green

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/777These two workbooks model the evolution of phage resistance in a bacterial population under two alternative hypotheses. Under the hypothesis of acquired immunity, mutation...

  18. Michaelis-Menten Enzyme Kinetics

    14 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Tony Weisstein

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/778In this simulation equations used in enzyme kinetics (Michaelis-Menten, Eadie-Hofstee, Dixon, and Lineweaver-Burk) are modeled under various conditions. The equations are...

  19. E. coli Citrate Use

    24 Aug 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/357Bacteria are excellent model organisms for studying evolution.  They are easy to grow, maintain, and handle under very controlled conditions.  Even more importantly for evolution...

  20. 3D FractaL-Tree

    24 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: John R Jungck, Jennifer A Spangenberg, Noppadon Khiripet, Rawin Viruchpinta, Jutarat Maneewattanapluk

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/775Artistid Lindemayer (1975, 1989, 1990) invented a mathematics based on graph grammar rewriting systems to describe iteratively branching structures; these were named in...