Data Nuggets and QUBES have partnered to run Faculty Mentoring Networks. These online communities are professional development opportunities where participants work collaboratively to discover new teaching materials, pedagogical techniques, and quantitative content.  Participants adapt materials and share their final products on QUBES. Below are collections of participant work from the most recent Faculty Mentoring Networks. Click on the resource title to view the full record where you can download the materials. Follow this link for more information about QUBES resources.

LDC-Data Nuggets FMN Fall 2017

The Data Nugget- City Parks module was used in a sophomore-junior level undergraduate wildlife management techniques course (with lab) in Fall 2017. Modifications were made to the original Data Nugget and a local camera trapping survey was added.
species richness, species diversity, camera trap, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Report, Undergraduate, Dataset, Publication, Homework, Cleaned, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Extended Project
1.2K
3.9K
0
0
03.2018
Minor modifications were made to this Data Nugget in order to use it in a fully online version of the introductory, non-majors botany course, Plants and People.
introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Non-majors, 1 Hour
1.4K
735
0
0
03.2018
This publication contains the adaptations I made to the Data Nuggets module in order to use it with an online, introductory, non-majors botany class. I used this with a unit on natural and artificial selection in plants.
introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Non-majors
2.0K
2.2K
0
0
03.2018

What Do Trees Know About Rain?

Paulette S Reneau

Version: 1.0

The data nugget was introduced to a freshman General Biology lecture class as a culminating activity for the chapter entitled "Photosynthesis". Students worked independently and collaboratively to interpret the graph and answer questions.
General Biology, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate
842
115
0
0
03.2018

Gene Expression in Stem Cells

Paulette S Reneau

Version: 1.0

The module served as in introduction to the Gene Expression unit. It was implemented in two phases, a pre-class activity and an in-class activity to introduce chapter concepts and reinforce quantitative skills.
small group activity, pre-class activity, General Biology, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Homework
1.7K
210
0
0
03.2018
Teaching notes for implementing Data Nugget: Gene Expression in Stem Cells in a introductory biology lab.
Resources @ Data Nuggets, teaching notes, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, More than 1 hour
1.6K
4.6K
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0
01.2018
I use Team Based Learning in this course, students are in permanent groups and work together on Challenge Questions each class after I give a short lecture. This Nugget was used in place of regular Challenge Questions.
graphing, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, More than 1 hour
896
108
0
0
01.2018
Adaptation of Data Nuggets Module Winter is Coming! for an Elementary Education Science Methods Course
teacher education, science teacher preparation, Data Nugget, middle grades (4-9), Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour
860
528
0
0
01.2018
Adaptation of Data Nuggets Module Deadly Windows for an Elementary Education Science Methods Course
teacher education, DataNuggets, science teacher preparation, middle grades (4-9), Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Less than 1 hour
1.7K
831
0
0
01.2018
Teaching notes related to the use the of Data Nugget "Are You My Species?" to teach mechanisms of selection and quantitative skills in a 9th grade Biology classroom.
Evolution, biology, online, quantitative skills, sexual selection, Selection, Differentiated Instruction, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, More than 1 hour
1.7K
348
0
0
01.2018

Winter Is Coming Data Nugget for AP Biology Big Ideas

Andrew Ising, Elizabeth H Schultheis

Version: 2.0

This Data Nugget is a differentiated classroom resource focusing on how a plant species fitness is affected by different climates.
Evolution, biology, online, quantitative skills, AP Biology, Dual Enrollment Science with High Schools, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, More than 1 hour
766
171
0
0
01.2018

Data Nugget Grading Rubrics

Brenda Witt

Version: 1.0

As a supplement to the rubric provided for Data Nugget modules, I created a rubric containing specific point values for individual portions of the module as well as specific guidelines for answering written questions.
Resources @ Data Nuggets, rubric, grading, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Advanced
1.1K
416
0
0
01.2018

Modification to City Parks

Kristen Kaczynski

Version: 1.0

Using a jigsaw approach, students calculated species richness, Shannon's diversity index and species evenness using the City Parks wildlife data.
Biodiversity, species diversity, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Advanced, More than 1 hour
788
204
0
0
01.2018

Modification to What do Trees Know about the Rain

Kristen Kaczynski

Version: 1.0

Use of the tree ring data vs. precipitation to discuss how trees respond to drought
discussions, lecture slides, graphs, group-ldcfmn, introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Advanced, Less than 1 hour
787
229
0
0
12.2017