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Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ami Erickson
This laboratory module is a modification of the original published on CourseSource with a focus on plant biology. In the final activity, students conduct a BLAST to compare histone protein...
Biological Diversity in Wetlands: Applying the Scientific Method
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Orissa Moulton
Texas A & M University Galveston
An introduction to the Scientific Method for Introductory Biology students using plant and animal richness and environmental data from ephemeral ponds and permanent wetlands.
13 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alexa Clemmons1, Jerry Timbrook2, Jon Herron1, Alison Crowe1
1. University of Washington 2. University of Nebraska-Lincoln
The BioSkills Guide comprises program- and course-level learning outcomes that elaborate what general biology majors should be able to do by the time they graduate.
21 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection
22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.
Birthday Problem and Class Phenotypic Probabilities
11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John R Jungck1, Jennifer Spangenberg2, Annelise L. Myers2
1. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware 2. Beloit College
An Excel workbook exploring two related applications, the Birthday Problem and Class Phenotypic Probabilities. Students enter their own phenotypes into the workbook.
BLAST Exercises for Analyzing Cloning Results
09 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin R. Morris
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. These activities have modified Lesson 1: Introduction to Genome...
Body Size Constraints in Xylem Feeding Insects: Allometric Relationships
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces body size constraints of xylem-feeding insects in the context of understanding allometric relationships. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
BSHS Calculus 2
23 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Claudia Neuhauser
University of Minnesota
Based upon the University of Minnesota Bachelor's of Science in Health Science calculus curriculum (part 2), this course introduces linear transformations, ordinary differential equations, basic...
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
Build-a-Genome Lab Manual for RFP Synthesis
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
Build-a-Phage Lab Manual
25 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Scheifele1, Eric Cooper2, Robert Newman3
1. Loyola University Maryland 2. Hartwick College 3. North Carolina A&T University
This is a lab manual for phage genome synthesis that includes both Building Block synthesis and Semi-synthetic assembly.
Building creatures with the central dogma of biology
02 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Skyer
National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology
Activity that demonstrates how nucleotide changes can affect phenotypes
Calculating Lifetime Cancer Risk Resulting from DNA Replication
18 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Orr1, Ruth Buskirk2, Kristin Harvey2
1. Collin College 2. University of Texas at Austin
An expanded case study adapted from an HHMI Data Point on Cell Division and Cancer Risk using Figure 1 from Tomasetti, C. and Vogelstein, B. (2015).
Calling Bull in an Age of Big Data with R
26 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
Use the calling bull course to introduce students to data, ethics, visualization, and R.
Calling Bull: Data Reasoning in a Digital World
By Carl Bergstrom1, Jevin West1
University of Washington
"So, the aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bull seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument."
Cancer Discovery Activities
17 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
These two hands-on activities are based on a Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2013 Holiday Lectures on Science video (http://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/cancer-genetic-disease-video-highlights)...
This module introduces Fick's principle in the context of understanding the cardiac output. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Caribbean coral reef structure and biodiversity - Comparing boosted regression tree & multiple regression approaches
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Eric Womack
Virginia Commonwealth University
Creating and comparing boosted regression tree models to multiple regression models.