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This is a completed Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). FMNs are sustained, immersive, community-based professional development opportunities for faculty. FMNs support the adaptation and implementation of materials and/or instructional approaches in their classrooms. Learn more about FMNs.

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Plants by the Numbers II:

Growing Quantitative Literacy Using Botany

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Goals

  • Increase awareness of plants in biology classrooms
  • Increase amount of data shown in biology classrooms
  • Form a community with these goals in mind
  • Educate faculty members on botanical and data skills resources

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Final Products

In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
case study, Biodiversity, plants, trophic cascades, national parks, Introductory, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Non-majors, Activity Length, Extended Project
550
296
0
0
12.2018
In this lab, students perform phylogenetic analyses on morphological, anatomical and molecular data, and compare.
morphology, phylogeny, laboratory, plants, molecular analysis, stele architecture, Lab, Instructional Setting
511
301
0
0
12.2018
In this lab, students will work with messy data to try to answer the question “How do plants inherit cotyledon color?”
genetics, plants, phenotype, cotelydon, Lab, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level
437
195
0
0
12.2018
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
case study, Biodiversity, plants, trophic cascades, national parks, Introductory, Lecture, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Non-majors, Activity Length, Less than 1 hour
472
162
0
0
12.2018
This module focuses on the dispersal of seeds from trees in fragmented tropical forests. Students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area.
ecology, Resources @ HHMI - BioInteractive, community, plants, diversity, Scientific Process, Introductory, Undergraduate, Audience Level, Advanced, Majors
548
284
0
0
12.2018
In this lab, students will work with a simple algae/brine shrimp environment to learn about food chains and population dynamics.
ecology, ecosystems, food chain, algae, Introductory, Lab, High School, Undergraduate, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors
434
174
0
0
12.2018
In this lab, students review the characteristics of the major land plant lineages. Then they perform phylogenetic analyses based on morphological characters.
morphology, phylogeny, laboratory, plants, molecular analysis, Introductory, Lab, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Instructional Setting, Audience Level, Majors, Non-majors
597
507
0
0
12.2018