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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.
introductory, Lab, species richness, species diversity, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Report, Undergraduate, Dataset, Publication, Homework, Cleaned, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Extended Project, camera trap
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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
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33
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
361
180
0
03.04.2018

What Do Trees Know About Rain?

Paulette S Reneau

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: What Do Trees Know About Rain? v1.0

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.
Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, General Biology
186
11
0
03.01.2018

Gene Expression in Stem Cells

Paulette S Reneau

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Gene expression in stem cells v1.0

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.
Teaching material, Undergraduate, small group activity, Homework, pre-class activity, General Biology
242
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03.01.2018
Teaching notes for implementing Data Nugget: Gene Expression in Stem Cells in a introductory biology lab.
introductory, Lab, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Resources @ Data Nuggets, More than 1 hour, teaching notes
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425
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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
181
16
0
01.19.2018
Adaptation of Data Nuggets Module Winter is Coming! for an Elementary Education Science Methods Course
teacher education, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, science teacher preparation, Data Nugget, middle grades (4-9), Less than 1 hour
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48
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01.15.2018
Adaptation of Data Nuggets Module Deadly Windows for an Elementary Education Science Methods Course
teacher education, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, DataNuggets, science teacher preparation, middle grades (4-9), Less than 1 hour
201
54
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01.15.2018

Teaching Selection Mechanisms to 9th Graders using "Are You My Species?" Data Nugget

Andrew Ising, Elizabeth H Schultheis

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Are you my species? v1.0

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, Lab, quantitative skills, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, sexual selection, Selection, More than 1 hour, Differentiated Instruction
243
42
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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, Lab, quantitative skills, Teaching material, Lecture, AP Biology, High School, Dual Enrollment Science with High Schools, More than 1 hour
124
33
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01.15.2018
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.
introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Resources @ Data Nuggets, rubric, grading, Advanced
189
75
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01.14.2018

Modification to City Parks

Kristen Kaczynski

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: City parks: wildlife islands in a sea of cement v1.0

Using a jigsaw approach, students calculated species richness, Shannon's diversity index and species evenness using the City Parks wildlife data.
introductory, Biodiversity, species diversity, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Advanced, More than 1 hour
176
45
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01.05.2018

Modification to What do Trees Know about the Rain

Kristen Kaczynski

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: What Do Trees Know About Rain? v1.0

Use of the tree ring data vs. precipitation to discuss how trees respond to drought
discussions, introductory, lecture slides, graphs, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, group-ldcfmn, Advanced, Less than 1 hour
151
40
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12.17.2017

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