Support

Support Options

  • Knowledge Base

    Find information on common questions and issues.

  • Support Messages

    Check on the status of your correspondences with members of the QUBES team.

Contact Us

About you
About the problem
  • Discoverability Visible
  • Join Policy Restricted
  • Created 09 Oct 2017

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.

Interested in upcoming FMN opportunities? Sign up for the QUBES Newsletter

Browse Products

Plants by the Numbers

Growing Quantitative Literacy Using Botany

Brought to you by:

Botanical_Society_of_America.jpg

Visit BSA on QUBES

 

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

Mentors


Final Products

Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure

Gregory Zimmerman, J. Phil Gibson

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure v1.0

In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
case study, Biodiversity, plants, trophic cascades, national parks, Lab, Teaching material
134
26
0
06.22.2018
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine terrestrial trophic cascades. Concepts will then be applied to examples in freshwater ecosystems.
case study, Biodiversity, plants, trophic cascades, national parks, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate
105
25
0
06.21.2018

Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure

Brian Robert Shmaefsky, J. Phil Gibson

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure v1.0

In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
case study, Biodiversity, plants, urban ecosystems, trophic cascades, national parks, deforestation, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, More than 1 hour
136
27
0
06.06.2018

Transpiration

Maryann Adel Borsick Herman, J. Phil Gibson

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Transpiration v1.0

In this lab, students will examine differences between C3 and C4 plants in their transpiration rates.
plant physiology, botany, laboratory, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Majors, More than 1 hour
109
17
0
06.06.2018
In this activity, 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, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Majors
176
36
0
06.06.2018

Food Chain Dynamics In A Simple Ecosystem

Jessica Joyner, J. Phil Gibson, Anna Petrovicheva

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Food Chain Dynamics In A Simple Ecosystem v1.0

In this lab, students will work with a simple algae/brine shrimp environment to learn about food chains and population dynamics. It was implemented with limited alteration for an Introductory Ecology course.
ecology, ecosystems, food chain, Lab, Teaching material
281
71
0
05.31.2018

Food Chain Dynamics In A Simple Ecosystem

Merrilee Anderson, J. Phil Gibson

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Food Chain Dynamics In A Simple Ecosystem v1.0

In this lab, students will construct simple experiments with algae and brine shrimp to learn about food chains and population dynamics.
ecology, ecosystems, food chain, algae, brine shrimp, Lab, Teaching material
127
37
0
05.22.2018

Transpiration

Leah Dudley, J. Phil Gibson

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Transpiration v1.0

In this lab, students will examine differences between varieties of tomato plants in their transpiration rates.
plant physiology, botany, laboratory, transpiration, tomato, food security, Teaching material
169
45
1
05.16.2018

What the Mendel

Leah Dudley, Lindsey Tuominen

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: A Structured Inquiry Approach to Cotyledon Phenotyping v1.0

Students practice hypothesis testing using Mendelian genetics for monohybrid and dihybrid crosses. Both corn and Wisconsin Fast Plants are employed.
genetics, plants, mendelian inheritance, phenotype, cotelydon, corn, Wisconsin fast plants, Lab, Teaching material
190
46
0
05.16.2018
In this lab, students perform phylogenetic analyses on morphological and molecular data, and compare.
morphology, phylogeny, laboratory, plants, diversity, molecular analysis, Lab, Teaching material
135
52
0
05.16.2018

Seed Dispersal, Mutualisms, and Communities

Jenny Hazlehurst, HHMI BioInteractive

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests v1.0

In this activity, students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to understanding the evolution of mutualisms, and how mutualistic interactions can shape biological communities.
mutualisms, ecology, Resources @ HHMI - BioInteractive, community, plants, diversity, Scientific Process, large lecture, Teaching material, Undergraduate
233
35
0
05.11.2018

Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests

Anna Petrovicheva, HHMI BioInteractive, Jessica Joyner

Version: 1.0.0 Adapted From: Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests v1.0

In this activity, students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area. This was applied through the lens of ecology.
ecology, Resources @ HHMI - BioInteractive, community, plants, diversity, Scientific Process, Teaching material, Undergraduate
692
59
0
04.25.2018
A two-week exercise which includes homework calculations and teaching resources. Students establish brine shrimp and Platymonas algal cultures and predict final densities.
population dynamics, ecology, species interactions, botany, ecosystems, food chain, population regulation, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour
192
85
0
04.22.2018
Exercise spans two weeks, includes homework, and involves some groups of animals as well as plants. Emphasizes re-interpretation of morphological trait evolution following molecular genetic phylogeny reconstruction
Evolution, morphology, phylogeny, laboratory, plants, biological collections, molecular analysis, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, More than 1 hour
241
146
0
03.30.2018