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Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)
20 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Natalie Love2, Susan Mazer2
1. Cal Poly State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara
This exercise introduces herbarium specimens and how they are used for research. Students contribute to specimen "digitization" using the citizen science platform Notes from Nature, and they work...
Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Danielle Garneau1, Matthew Joshua Heard2, Mary Beth Kolozsvary3
1. SUNY Plattsburgh 2. Winthrop University 3. Siena College
This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field...
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their...
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
17 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
The Hidden Kingdom: Island Biogeography with Fungi
12 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erica F Kosal
North Carolina State University at Raleigh
In this activity, students will explore a dataset of fungi dispersal capabilities and colonizing success to test the predictions of island biogeography theory.
Flatten the Curve Course Module
11 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joanna Wares1, Marcella Torres1
University of Richmond
Multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics
10 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins1, Jeremy M Wojdak1
A set of 157 multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics courses, organized and searchable by 18 concepts/skills.
Plants We Eat: Learning Form and Function from Fruits and Vegetables
By Katie Pearson
Cal Poly State University
This high school or undergraduate lab consists of four activities that guide students through learning about plant parts from the fruits and vegetables with which they are already familiar....
Introducing PHAGES Students to Primary Literature
By Sean McClory1, Rivka Glaser2, Denise L Monti3, Adam Rudner4
1. La Salle University 2. Stevenson University 3. University of Alabama at Birmingham 4. University of Ottawa
The ‘Introducing PHAGES Students to Primary Literature’ set of teaching resources offers faculty 2 distinct sets of teaching resources for introducing students to scientific literature in the...
Opioid crisis: exploring the neurophysiology of opioid receptor signaling
09 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jason Chan
Using this dataset, we explore how opioids affect the electrical activity of neurons when exposed to different opioid receptor agonists and antagonists.
Obesity - An Epidemic with Unexpected Causes, Consequences, and Complexity
07 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Edward Freeman
St. John Fisher College
This dataset was collected from interviews conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. State by state data are provided to explore the interactions of education, income, and...
Exploring Functions for Common Phage Proteins
By Jessica Rocheleau1, Matthew David Mastropaolo2, C. Nicole Sunnen3, Andrea R. Beyer4, Thomas Ndolo5, Daniel Williams, Sanghamitra Saha6, Natasha Dean7
1. University of Massachusetts, Amherst 2. Neumann University 3. University of the Sciences 4. Virginia State University 5. South Texas College 6. University of Houston-Downtown 7. La Sierra University
This resource is designed to help students better understand the functions of common structural and enzymatic phage proteins, and to relate these functions to phage structure using electron...
Student and Faculty Tools for Generating High-Quality Phage Annotations
By Kristen Butela1, Hui-Min Chung2, Lee Hughes3, Denise L Monti4
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. University of West Florida 3. University of North Texas 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham
Phage genome annotation requires collaboration between faculty and their student research team. This set of resources provides tools to assist both students and faculty in the evaluation and...
Plants in the Human-Altered Environment (PHAE): EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
By Jason Kilgore1, Karen Kuers2
1. Washington & Jefferson College 2. The University of the South
A project to compare effects of a continuum of landscape alteration intensities on plant diversity, biomass, and ecosystem services, and to explore human socioeconomic connections to plants in the...
A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise L Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
1. University of Detroit Mercy 2. Indian River State College 3. La Sierra University 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham 5. University of South Florida 6. Lehigh University 7. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
This activity is designed to prompt students to reflect on and recognize their own growth as scientists and, consequently, may help develop student self-efficacy and science identity.
5Qs: An Activity to Support Students Develop Skills to Interpret Research Observations
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
5Qs (five questions) is a simple pedagogy tool research mentors can use to help students think through their observations systematically, to draw supported conclusions, and to decide on next steps,...
Understanding Gene Prediction Programs
05 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ellen Wisner1, Beckie Bortz2, Kirk Anders3, William Davis4, Lee Hughes5
1. University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. Gonzaga University 4. Washington State University 5. University of North Texas
Introduces students to the key biological concepts underlying computational gene prediction. Outcomes include ability to analyze and evaluate output of gene prediction programs, and reflect on...
Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.
Lesson VII - Synteny
By Gaurav Arora1, Anne Rosenwald2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Gallaudet University 2. Georgetown University 3. Cabrini University
The lesson teaches about synteny or the order of genes along a chromosome, which is useful for looking at orthologous genes between two species or strains.
Lesson III - Annotation
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all...