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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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Explore Authentic Data with Data Nuggets

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Goals

  • Increase authentic research and data in classrooms
  • Educate faculty members on data skills resources

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Final Products

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
277
87
0
03.19.2018
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
375
52
0
03.04.2018
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
781
473
0
03.04.2018

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
289
23
0
03.01.2018

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
489
54
0
03.01.2018
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
570
1212
3
01.20.2018
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
319
26
0
01.19.2018
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
271
78
0
01.15.2018
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
392
110
0
01.15.2018
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
395
69
0
01.15.2018

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
234
50
0
01.15.2018

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
450
155
0
01.14.2018

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
277
69
0
01.05.2018

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
262
68
0
12.17.2017