AIMS modules use fascinating images set in real biological research to help science students learn quantitative skills they need.

Jeremy M Wojdak
Radford University ...et. al
Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth rates of a tree species in response to various...
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Jeremy M Wojdak
Radford University ...et. al
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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Jeremy M Wojdak
Radford University ...et. al
Students predict changes to tadpole morphology and coloration after considering characteristics of the predator species and the prey themselves then test their own hypotheses (typically with t-tests or ANOVA) by collecting novel data via image...
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Jeremy M Wojdak
Radford University ...et. al
This module introduces students to leaf-cutter ants in the rainforests of Panama. Students derive their own research hypotheses regarding ant foraging or allometric scaling relationships.
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Tools to use with AIMS modules: 

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ImageJ

Image analysis in the modules is performed using  ImageJ.

 

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The statistics portions of the modules can be taught with RStudio