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Biodiversity research using digitized, internet-based natural history collections
17 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Collections based research is a critical tool for organismal biology and biodiversity research. Yet natural history collections have a complicated past. This multi-class module examines the...
Mosquito Vector Ecology of the East Coast using NEON
16 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany1, David Kang2
1. Shepherd University 2. Cornell University
This data module examines the relationship between mosquito vector ecology and climate across the east coast of the United States. The module is designed to merge core concepts in ecology with...
A Student's Guide to Tropical Marine Biology
11 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Karen Cangialosi
Keene State College
A Student's Guide to Tropical Marine Biology was curated and written entirely by students, and mostly edited by students at Keene State College that were enrolled in the course taught by Dr. Karen...
An Introduction to Biodiversity Databases and Specimen Images
04 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amanda Fisher
Long Beach State University
In this module, students will be introduced to some biodiversity data resources and how to search for and download herbarium specimen images. They will be asked to think critically about the...
02 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Matthew Zelisko1, Kimberly Anderson
University of Houston
TeachEngineering resource in which students construct paper recombinant plasmids to simulate the methods genetic engineers use to create modified bacteria.
Building creatures with the central dogma of biology
By Melissa Skyer
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology
Activity that demonstrates how nucleotide changes can affect phenotypes
Lesson VI - The Community Science Project
19 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver's Community Science Project was developed as a way to use the skills taught in the previous lessons. We're asking members of the community to provide instances of potential phage...
Teaching Population Dynamics with Data and HHMI BioInteractive
16 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Abby Kula1, Kristine Grayson2
1. Mount St. Mary’s University 2. University of Richmond
Presented at NABT 2019, we demonstrate how the Population Dynamics Click & Learn resource can be customized for any organism - using the Lionfish invasion as an example
Earth Analytics in Python Course
01 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leah Wasser1, Jenny Palomino1, Chris Holdgraf2
1. Earth Lab - University of Colorado, Boulder 2. University of California, Berkeley
Earth analytics is an intermediate, multidisciplinary course that addresses major questions in Earth science and teaches students to use the analytical tools necessary to undertake exploration of...
Neochromosomes: Creating transcriptional units with yeast Golden Gate assembly
29 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Eric Cooper
This resource is a series of protocols using the yeast Golden Gate (yGG) method as developed by Neta Agmon and Leslie Mitchell in Jef Boeke’s lab to assemble a functional yeast gene with...
28 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A Curious Display
By Margaret Waterman1, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly2, Kristin Jenkins3, Sam Catherine Johnston4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5, Viet Le6, Hayley Orndorf7, Melissa Skyer8, Barbara Spiecker9
1. Southeast Missouri State University 2. Rochester Institute Of Technology 3. BioQUEST 4. CAST Inc. 5. Montgomery College 6. Rochester Institute of Technology 7. University of Pittsburgh 8. National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology 9. Oregon State University
Case study on genetically modified organisms
Intro videos and terminology for GMOs, Transcription, Translation
By Sandi Connelly
Rochester Institute Of Technology
Compiled resources around GMOs and protein production including vocabulary, animations, videos, and games
Gelin’: Gel Electrophoresis Simulation
24 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Beyond Benign
Students will understand how DNA is separated into a fingerprint by using a chromatography activity to simulate gel electrophoresis.
Complete Set of Lessons
23 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with...
Lesson V - Phylogenetics
22 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson V is an introduction to Phylogenetics.
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.
Get Started With GIS in Open Source Python Workshop
15 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leah Wasser1, Jenny Palomino1, Joe McGlinchy1
Earth Lab - University of Colorado, Boulder
There are a suite of powerful open source python libraries that can be used to work with spatial data. Learn how to use geopandas, rasterio and matplotlib to plot and manipulate spatial data in...
Introduction to Version Control and Git Workshop
By Leah Wasser, Max Joseph
Learn how to use version control with Git to work collaboratively and back up your work.
Writing Clean Code in R Workshop
By Max Joseph1, Leah Wasser
When working with data, you often spend the most amount of time cleaning your data. Learn how to write more efficient code using the tidyverse in R.