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Project EDDIE Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry & Exploration) is a community effort aimed at developing teaching resources and instructors that address quantitative reasoning and scientific concepts using open inquiry of publicly available data. Project EDDIE modules are designed with an A-B-C structure to make them flexible and adaptable to a range of student levels and course structures.

Project EDDIE has partnered with QUBES (Quantitative Undergraduate Biology Education and Synthesis) to offer the Project EDDIE Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). The FMN brings together faculty interested in teaching scientific concepts and quantitative reasoning using environmental data-driven inquiry by using EDDIE modules that embed these concepts.

During the FMN, each participant adapts an existing EDDIE Module for implementation into their course and specific classroom environment. Implementation planning and execution is supported through participants engaging in bi-weekly virtual discussions to collaborate and support others in the network and receive mentoring. Discussion topics include the Project EDDIE philosophy, teaching with data and open-inquiry, math anxiety, assessment, inclusive pedagogies, strategies for implementing an EDDIE module. New topics organically emerge with each group and become future topics for later discussions.

Participants leave the FMN with modules available for implementation in multiple classroom settings, access to a network of peers, and an instructor story to share their adaptation and experience implementing an EDDIE module. Participants that complete the FMN also receive a letter of recognition for their work that can be sent directly to their institution for inclusion in their professional portfolios.

Are you interested in teaching quantitative reasoning and looking to include data exploration in your classroom? Have you been thinking about implementing a Project EDDIE module? Below are three ways to learn more about the Project EDDIE FMNs. We will be hosted a synchronous workshop during the 2021 BIOME Institute where you can experience part of what an EDDIE FMN has to offer. Applications will be available soon to participate in the Fall 2021 EDDIE FMN. You can also browse and adopt one of the finished products from our past EDDIE FMN participants. Lastly, you can learn more, participate, and join the EDDIE community at projecteddie.org

BIOME Institute Workshop

Explore an EDDIE module and learn more about the EDDIE FMNs during the  Teaching Scientific Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning with Environmental Data-Driven Inquiry workshop at the 2021 BIOME Institute. The synchronous workshop will take place on Wednesday, July 28 at 3:00 - 4:30 pm ET.

Upcoming FMN: Fall 2021

The Fall 2021 EDDIE FMN will focus on participants implementing one of the new EDDIE Modules developed by EDDIE community members like you. Participants will discuss and share strategies for utilizing EDDIE modules and for teaching quantitative reasoning and scientific concepts with open-inquiry and data.

FMN Finished Products

This activity explores the question: which species will be most affected by temperature changes, and how will changes in the phenology of one species affect its interaction with others as the climate warms.
Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, More than 1 hour
460
726
0
0
06.2021
This module adaption focuses on the interplay between winds, ocean upwelling, and marine productivity. Students are able to select and download their own data and compare results among different sites.
Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Dataset, Homework, Open Data, Open Educational Resources (OER)
151
109
0
0
06.2021
Students will explore different possible abiotic drivers of plant growth, defined as greenness and height. In the final step, students will analyze data from around the United States and consider macroscale patterns of vegetation controls.
Teaching material, Undergraduate, More than 1 hour
108
43
0
0
05.2021
This modified version incorporates the use of RStudio Cloud for easier remote instruction, and culminates in an exploratory project comparing the influence of patch metrics on vegetation health for two sites in the National Ecological Observatory Network.
Teaching material, Undergraduate, Graduate, Advanced, More than 1 hour, Extended Project
118
81
0
0
05.2021
In this module, students will use an analytical framework with publicly available data to formulate questions, analyze data, and report metrics of sustainability.
Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, More than 1 hour
97
23
0
0
05.2021
In this module, students will practice answering a specific question about how climate change has affected flowering date in American elm trees.
introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
90
32
0
0
05.2021
This adaptation explores the questions: Based on observations of bumblebee phenology, are bumblebees in the western United States behaving differently from 2011 to 2019? What climate variables may help explain bumblebee activity? (Only Part A and B)
introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
236
79
0
0
05.2021
This activity explores the question: how is bumblebee phenology affected by climate, and are patterns in the phenology of an organism better explained at smaller scales?
introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, Universal Design for Learning (UDL), Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Educational Practices
107
56
0
0
04.2021
This multi-part activity allows students to discover the relationships between CO2 and temperature and how these variables have changed over time using real-world data.
Excel, climate change, Global Temperature Change, co2, ice core data, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour
704
190
1
0
02.2020
This multi-part module aims to help you learn about water quality implications by understanding the variability of concentrations of nitrate in stream water through the evaluation of real-time data and identifying the reasons for this variability.
data, Excel, water, nitrogen, USGS, Project EDDIE, nitrogen cycle, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour
574
180
0
5
02.2020
In this module, students use data from the United States Geologic Survey to assess changes in stream discharge with time, calculate flood frequency, and see the effects of urbanization and flood control.
floods, Project EDDIE, urbanization, streams, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
502
223
0
0
01.2020
Students explore how climate is changing from the recent record
introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
409
258
0
0
01.2020
Students analyze current and past temperature and CO2 data to relate current climate change to climate of the past 450,000 years. Objectives: Are global temperatures and CO2 levels rising? How are they related? How is current and past warming related?
introductory, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour
880
281
0
0
12.2019

Seismology Lab (Project EDDIE)

Sarah Beth Cadieux

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Spectral Seismology Module (Project EDDIE) v1.0

OBJECTIVES: • Differentiate P-waves from S-waves • Learn to identify body and surface waves on a seismic record • Learn how seismic waves change as you move away from the epicenter • Use seismic waves to determine earthquake location
Project EDDIE, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Reference material, Undergraduate, Dataset, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
614
345
0
0
12.2019

Learn more about Past EDDIE FMNs

To learn more about Project EDDIE and EDDIE FMNs, please visit the Project EDDIE Website: Faculty Mentoring Networks.