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(Online) Figure of the Week: Skills for Interpreting Comparative Genomics Figures
18 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert E Furrow
University of California, Davis
Students use their number sense to make observations and explain or guess at patterns shown, discussing in a weekly online Q&A forum.
21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
3D breast cancer tissue reconstruction
24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Kerri-Ann Norton2
1. Radford University 2. Johns Hopkins University
This module allows students to follow a researcher as she discovers new features of breast cancer tissue architecture, using 3D reconstructions of histological specimens.
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11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John R Jungck1, Jennifer Spangenberg2, Noppadon Khiripet3, Rawin Viruchpinta3, Jutarat Maneewattanapluk3
1. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware 2. Beloit College 3. National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
3D FractaL-Tree allows scientists to collect data from actual specimens in the field or laboratory, insert these measurements into a spatially explicit L-system package, and then visually compare...
A Case of Severe Insulin Resistance
12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melanie Lenahan1, Shuchismita Dutta2
1. Raritan Valley Community College 2. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
This case focuses on understanding how a mutation in a cell signalling protein (a kinase) can prevent insulin function and lead to diabetes.
A Curious Display
28 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
28 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision Making
11 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Fortner1, Martha Murphy2, Hannah Scherer3
1. Wittenberg University 2. Santa Rosa Junior College 3. Virginia Tech
This module addresses this need by providing students the opportunity to examine the differences between intensively managed agricultural landscapes (e.g. grazelands, conventional tillage) and...
A Hands-on Introduction to Hidden Markov Models
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tony Weisstein1, Elena Gracheva2, Zane Goodwin2, Zongtai Qi2, Wilson Leung2, Christopher D. Shaffer2, Sarah C.R. Elgin2
1. Truman State University 2. Washington University in St. Louis
A lesson in which students will understand the basic structure of an HMM, the types of data used in ab initio gene prediction, and its consequent limitations.
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.
A New Phenology-focused CURE using Herbarium Specimen Data
14 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Natalie Love2, Tadeo Parada2, Jenn Yost
1. Cal Poly State University 2. UC Santa Barbara
A short description of the undergraduate research course developed by the California Phenology Network.
A Pipeline in Paradise
03 Apr 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Victoria Schneider
I incorporated fracking into the case study instead of just focusing on building a pipeline, which allowed us to discuss fracking with this case study.
A Structured Inquiry Approach to Cotyledon Phenotyping
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan L Van Etten
Pennsylvania State University
In this lab, students will work with messy data to try to answer the question “How do plants inherit cotyledon color?”
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...
A tale of two globins: hemoglobin and myoglobin and oxygen transport
13 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alice Tarun
St. Lawrence University
Hemoglobin and myoglobin are two related proteins important in oxygen binding and transport to cells. However, unlike myoglobin, hemoglobin exhibits positive cooperativity in oxygen binding. Oxygen...
A Tough Choice in Watershed Management
08 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ann E Russell
Iowa State University
In this Team-based activity, students work in teams, playing the role of natural resource managers who must decide in which region to invest limited funding for nutrient reduction in streams....
A Walk Through the Woods
09 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jerome Chave1, David Coomes2, Steven Jansen3, Simon Lewis4, Nathan Swenson5, Amy Zanne6, Gaby Lopez-Gonzales7, J Ilic, RB Miller8, MC Wiemann9, Samantha Swauger10
1. The Academy of Europe 2. Cambridge University 3. Ulm University 4. University College London 5. University of Maryland 6. The George Washington University 7. University of Leeds 8. University of California, Berkeley 9. University of Florida 10. DryadLab
Data driven curriculum module from Dryad Digital Repository
ABO Blood Group Frequencies
By John R Jungck1, Jennifer A. Spangenberg2
1. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware 2. Beloit College
An Excel workbook in which students can calculate blood type frequencies through different approaches (Hardy-Weinberg, quadratic formula, and the EM algorithm). The workbook shows the formulas used...