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Avida-ED Experimental Evolution Project
18 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amy Lark, Cory Kohn1, Jim Smith1, Louise Mead2, Robert T Pennock1, Wendy Johnson
1. Michigan State University 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
Outline to a research project based on Avida-ED's digital organisms
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
By Erin Larson
Alaska Pacific University
This module is a modification of the Nuding and Hampton module in TIEE Volume 8. This modified module includes data from Alaska and is modified to be completed as an asynchronous lab in an online...
Demography from "virtual cemeteries"
This module is a modification of the Lanza module in TIEE Volume 8. Rather than requiring students to visit cemeteries outside of class, this modification has students collect data from online...
Exploring Fitness and Population Change under Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 3
17 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
An introductory activity exploring the process of natural selection in action using the Avida-ED simulation.
Exploring Random Mutation and Selection: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 2
An introductory activity exploring the role of random mutation in natural selection using the Avida-ED simulation.
Exploring the Introduction of Genetic Variation by Random Mutation: Avida-Ed Lab Book Exercise 1
By Cory Kohn1, Amy Lark, Jim Smith2, Louise Mead3, Robert T Pennock2, Wendy Johnson
1. Keck Science Department, The Claremont Colleges 2. Michigan State University 3. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action
An introductory activity introducing the role of random mutation in generating genetic variation using the Avida-ED simulation.
Yeti or not: Do they exist?
14 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Through this 2-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.
Modules Ready or Adaptable for Online Learning: Google Sheet
11 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins1, Jeremy M Wojdak1
A dynamic database of modules discoverable on QUBES that are ready or adaptable for online learning. Anyone can use or contribute to this database.
QUBES Modules Ready or Adaptable for Online Learning: Google Sheet
08 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A dynamic database of QUBES modules that are ready or adaptable for online learning. Anyone can use or contribute to this database.
A Tough Choice in Watershed Management
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....
Sickle Cell Disease Case Study
06 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Co
A short film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia. The animation explores the genetic causes and biological...
Following the Data
04 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio
30 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Howard Starnes1, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma2, Jennifer Glee Buntz3, Sondra Marie LoRe4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5
1. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College 2. South Mountain Community College 3. Central New Mexico Community College 4. National Institute for STEM Evaluation & Research (NISER) 5. Montgomery College
This module explores surface area to volume ratios in a cube and sphere in relation to cell size.
Using Digitized Collections-Based Data in Research: A Hands-On Crash Course in Ecological Niche Modeling
23 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Blaine Marchant
Step-by-step, hands-on instruction on ways to access and download these specimen data, how to process climate layer data, and how to apply Maxent software to construct ecological niche models.
Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!
22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this module, students will be investigating a louse gene with an unknown function to determine if it might be important in the evolution of the louse ecomorphs.
Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection
This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.
Louse and Human Coevolution
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen2, Brad Goodner3, Debra Linton1
1. Central Michigan University 2. University of Nevada Reno 3. Hiram College
This module examines the complicated co-evolution of Lice, Humans, and Great Apes
Coding Club: A Positive Peer-Learning Community
By Gergana Daskalova1, Sandra Angers-Blondin1, John Godlee1, Izzy Rich1, Beverly Tan1, Declan Valters1, Haydn Thomas1, Pedro Miranda1, Gabriela Hajduk1, Kat Keogan1, Isla Myers-Smith1, Kyle Dexter1, Christina Coakley1
University of Edinburgh
Free and self-paced tutorials and courses for learning to code out of the University of Edinburgh
Needleman - Wunsch Algorithm Exercise
By Michael Sierk1, Sam S Donovan2, Neal Grandgenett, Bill Morgan3, Mark A. Pauley4, Elizabeth F Ryder5
1. Saint Vincent College 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. The College of Wooster 4. University of Nebraska at Omaha 5. Worcester Polytechnic Institute
This exercise is used in a sophomore-junior level bioinformatics course. The algorithm is introduced to the students who then complete the exercise.
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
09 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Glenn Ledder
University of Nebraska Lincoln
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed...