In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian form and function.
evolutionary ecology, Community Ecology, Website, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Reference sheet, Manual, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Fostering a Sense of Belonging, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks, Accessibility, Usability
72
23
0
0
08.2020

Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel

Debra Linton, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, Data cleaning, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Raw, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
264
84
1
0
06.2020

The Power of Data Standards

Michaeleen Gerken Golay, Darlene Panvini, Molly Phillips, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo

Version: 1.0

Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.
data in the classroom, data standards, digitized natural history collections, BLUE Fall 2019 FMN, Grinnell, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Less than 1 hour, More than 1 hour
218
49
0
0
05.2020

Following the Data

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
data in the classroom, process of science, biodiversity informatics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
1.2K
344
1
0
05.2020

Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!

Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

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.
parasites, genomics, gene sequence analysis, Functional Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
244
75
0
0
04.2020

Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection

Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.
Biodiversity, parasites, birds, Coevolution, natural history collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
167
78
0
0
04.2020

Louse and Human Coevolution

Anna Monfils, Julie Allen, Brad Goodner, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

This module examines the complicated co-evolution of Lice, Humans, and Great Apes
phylogenetics, Biodiversity, parasites, Coevolution, human evolution, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
357
85
0
0
04.2020
This module uses digitized natural history and biodiversity collections to explore if, how, and whether disability can be studied in nonhumans as a form of biodiversity.
348
162
0
0
03.2020
Adapted for online learning: In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.
citizen science, quantitative skills, Digital Repository, Flight, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Reference material, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
618
124
0
0
03.2020

Data Visualization

Anna Monfils

Version: 1.0

This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.
data in the classroom, data visualization, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
397
128
0
0
03.2020

Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.
data in the classroom, data visualization, digital resources, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project
336
109
0
0
03.2020

Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.
databases, data in the classroom, undergraduate research, digital collections, course-based research experiences (CUREs), biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project
302
100
0
0
03.2020

21st Century STEM Workforce Skills

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
collaboration, team science, leadership skills, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Classroom Climate, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
305
79
0
0
03.2020

GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
Querying databases, database, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
310
122
0
0
03.2020

iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
databases, Querying databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
309
181
0
0
03.2020

Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Erica Krimmel

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for Arctos
databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
312
100
0
0
03.2020

Backward Design with Digital Data

Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips, Erica Krimmel, Natalie Douglas, Anna Monfils

Version: 1.0

Best practices for designing educational modules using biodiversity data
data in the classroom, backward design, biodiversity collections, Reference material, Reference sheet
219
58
0
0
03.2020

Data Ethics

Rebecca Renirie

Version: 1.0

Data ethics and the use of digital data
data science, research ethics, data ethics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
243
88
0
0
03.2020

Following the Data - PowerPoint Addition to Module

Darlene Panvini

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Following the Data v1.0

This PowerPoint presentation guides instructors and students through the key background information for the module.
208
63
0
0
01.2020
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply what they have learned to research a question.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, natural history collection, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
247
102
0
0
01.2020
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 origins, problems, and current uses of collections.
natural history, collections, digital resources, OER, Biodiversity, natural history museums, digital collections, birds, Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN), BLUE, Website, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Reference sheet, Manual, Undergraduate, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Universal Design for Learning (UDL)
681
287
0
0
12.2019
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 strengths and utility of these data resources.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, natural history collection, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Advanced, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
323
83
0
0
12.2019

Movement: Nature's Flying Machines

Blake Cahill, Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.
citizen science, quantitative skills, Digital Repository, Flight, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Reference material, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
858
346
1
0
05.2019

Data is the New Science

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply what they have learned to research question.
data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, natural history collection, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
1.3K
549
2
0
04.2019

Amphibian Diversity: Species Richness and Precipitation

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

This activity will explore how natural history specimen data can be used to investigate the relationship between precipitation levels in a region and species diversity of amphibians.
data in the classroom, Biodiversity, trade-offs, natural history collection, Amphibans and Reptiles, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour
725
266
0
0
03.2019

Species Range Over Space and Time

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
data in the classroom, digital resources, climate change, natural history collection, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
826
354
0
0
03.2019

Liberating Data for Biodiversity Research

Libby Ellwood, Austin Mast

Version: 1.0

The objectives of this exercise are to familiarize you with the information content of biodiversity specimens and their labels, the breadth of that information across geographic space and/or time.
Biodiversity, natural history collections, BLUE, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, More than 1 hour
466
174
0
0
03.2019

Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections

Anna Monfils, Erica Krimmel, Debra Linton, Travis Marsico, Ashley Morris, Brad Ruhfel

Version: 1.0

This educational module utilizes the traditional plant collection experience to engage students with biodiversity data protocols and resources available in our information-rich digital age.
Biodiversity, plants, natural history collection, herbarium, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Advanced, Extended Project
609
184
0
0
03.2019

Exploring Data with BISON

Erica Krimmel

Version: 1.0

A module to explore aggregated observation and collection information, through BISON, or Biodiversity Information Serving Our Nation (https://bison.usgs.gov), a tool for visualizing GBIF data.
Querying databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, natural history collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Less than 1 hour
570
183
0
0
03.2019

An Investigation of Island Biogeography using Data from Online Natural History Collections

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood, Joseph Cook

Version: 2.0

Module on coevolution in which students utilize natural history collections. Initial module by AIM-UP was modified by BLUE
module, Querying databases, The Analysis of Biological Data, Island biogeography, natural history collection, Teaching material, Undergraduate
872
319
0
0
03.2019

The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

Module on coevolution developed by AIM-UP. In the module students utilize natural history collections.
module, Coevolution, pollination biology, natural history collections, Teaching material, Undergraduate
1.1K
293
0
0
10.2018

The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, Elizabeth Ellwood

Version: 1.0

In this module, students explore changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.
Excel, Resources @ ESA - TIEE, climate change, fmn, phenology, natural history collections, DIG, butterfly, interspecific interactions, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Majors, More than 1 hour
1.1K
234
4
0
06.2018