Math Modeling for High School Students

The Math Modeling Challenge offers resources for high-school students and teachers.

Sample problems, ranging in difficulty, can be found here. The following is the Challenge Problem for 2017, which can be found online.

Resources for High School Students

Following the Data

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton, Molly Phillips, Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
data in the classroom, process of science, biodiversity informatics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
591
163
1
04.02.2020

21st Century STEM Workforce Skills

Anna Monfils, Debra Linton

Version: 1.0

This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
collaboration, team science, leadership skills, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour, Extended Project, Developing Self-awareness, Classroom Climate, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
116
11
0
03.22.2020

COVID-19 Simulator (ISEE) Module

Sarah Hews

Version: 1.0

This accessible module guides students through exploring the COVID-19 Simulator developed by ISEE. Students dig into the four scenarios provided (including the parameters and the graphs), construct their own scenarios, and interpret their results.
mathematical modeling, STELLA, Infectious Disease Modeling, Interpreting Graphs, interpreting models, COVID19, coronavirus, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors
788
240
0
03.20.2020

GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Libby Ellwood

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
Querying databases, database, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
70
16
0
03.19.2020

iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
databases, Querying databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
57
17
0
03.19.2020

Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource

Erica Krimmel

Version: 1.0

A user guide and video instructions for Arctos
databases, data in the classroom, biodiversity informatics, biodiversity collections, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
120
23
0
03.19.2020

Data Ethics

Rebecca Renirie

Version: 1.0

Data ethics and the use of digital data
data science, research ethics, data ethics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
50
15
0
03.19.2020

SEIR simulation activity for flattening the curve

Carrie Diaz Eaton

Version: 1.0

This is a short exploration activity to introduce SIR and SEIR models without explicitly introducing differential equations. It utilizes the R package EpiDynamics and students can run the simulations themselves to observe flattening the curve.
R, RStudio, Infectious Disease Modeling, SIR models, SIR, seir, covid, coronavirus, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
362
87
0
03.12.2020

Basic Statistics

Emily Weigel, Alycia Lackey

Version: 1.0

The students will practice identifying the appropriate basic statistical tests when given a scenario and learn how to run and interpret those statistical tests in R.
introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, 1 Hour
355
129
0
01.27.2020
Caffeine is a very common stimulant consume worldwide as tea, coffee, mate, cocoa, and chocolate. Ever wondered why plants make caffeine? Do all caffeine producing plants have the same enzymes for caffeine biosynthesis?
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
453
42
0
01.22.2020

Following the Data - PowerPoint Addition to Module

Darlene Panvini

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Following the Data v1.0

This PowerPoint presentation guides instructors and students through the key background information for the module.
data in the classroom, process of science, biodiversity informatics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
110
23
0
01.10.2020

GS with Python_-_Lesson 5 - Phylogenetics

Derek Edward Sollberger

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Lesson V - Phylogenetics v2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson V is an introduction to Phylogenetics.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
59
2
0
01.08.2020

GS with Python_-_Lesson 4_-_Comparative Genomics

Derek Edward Sollberger

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Lesson IV - Comparative Genomics v2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson IV, Comparative Genomics, discusses some of the tools available for looking at genes across different genomes.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
21
1
0
01.08.2020

GS with Python_-_Lesson 2_-_Annotation

Derek Edward Sollberger

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Lesson III - Annotation v2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all the A's, C's, T's, and G's.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
21
4
0
01.08.2020
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Part I is the Introduction to the Genome Solver Project.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
21
2
0
01.08.2020

GS with Python_-_Lesson 2_-_Databases

Derek Edward Sollberger

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Lesson II - Databases v1.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson II introduces the principal databases for microbial genomics.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
11
0
0
01.08.2020
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Part I is the Introduction to the Genome Solver Project.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
17
2
0
01.08.2020

Sickle Cell Disease and Natural Selection in Humans

HHMI BioInteractive

Version: 2.0

A short film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia. The animation explores the genetic causes and biological effects of sickle cell disease.
HHMI BioInteractive, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
74
16
0
01.07.2020
Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Less than 1 hour
0
0
0
12.06.2019

Bacteria Transformation

Matthew Zelisko, Kimberly Anderson

Version: 1.0

TeachEngineering resource in which students construct paper recombinant plasmids to simulate the methods genetic engineers use to create modified bacteria.
bacteria, engineering, GMOs, bacterial transformation, plasmids, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour
202
20
0
12.02.2019
Activity that demonstrates how nucleotide changes can affect phenotypes
amino acids, nucleotides, RNA, DNA, genotype, phenotype, central dogma, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
238
38
0
12.02.2019

Lesson VI - The Community Science Project

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 1.1

Genome Solver's Community Science Project was developed as a way to use the skills taught in the previous lessons. We're asking members of the community to provide instances of potential phage genes embedded in bacterial genomes.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Extended Project
252
90
0
11.19.2019

Teaching Population Dynamics with Data and HHMI BioInteractive

Abby Kula, Kristine Grayson

Version: 1.0

Presented at NABT 2019, we demonstrate how the Population Dynamics Click & Learn resource can be customized for any organism - using the Lionfish invasion as an example
population growth, HHMI BioInteractive, introductory, Presentation, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, 1 Hour, Workshop material
520
136
0
11.16.2019

A Curious Display

Margaret Waterman, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly, Kristin Jenkins, Sam Catherine Johnston, Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Viet Le, Hayley Orndorf, Melissa Skyer, Barbara Spiecker

Version: 1.0

Case study on genetically modified organisms
genetics, case study, agriculture, Biotechnology, environmental science, DNA, Universal Design for Learning, GMO, American Sign Language, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy
259
118
0
10.28.2019
Compiled resources around GMOs and protein production including vocabulary, animations, videos, and games
genetics, agriculture, plants, transcription, genomes, GMO, translation, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors
149
42
0
10.28.2019

Gelin’: Gel Electrophoresis Simulation

Beyond Benign

Version: 1.0

Students will understand how DNA is separated into a fingerprint by using a chromatography activity to simulate gel electrophoresis.
DNA, gel electrophoresis, dna fingerprint, chromatography, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, 1 Hour
179
50
0
10.24.2019

Complete Set of Lessons

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with an authentic community research project.
bioinformatics, NIBLSE, Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C6. Models, C8. Data types, C9. Implications, Recommended by NIBLSE, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Extended Project
259
25
0
10.23.2019

Lesson V - Phylogenetics

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson V is an introduction to Phylogenetics.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
186
105
2
10.22.2019

Lesson VII - Synteny

Gaurav Arora, Anne Rosenwald, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

The lesson teaches about synteny or the order of genes along a chromosome, which is useful for looking at orthologous genes between two species or strains.
Bioinformatics Education, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Faculty, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
154
146
0
10.22.2019

Lesson IV - Comparative Genomics

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson IV, Comparative Genomics, discusses some of the tools available for looking at genes across different genomes.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
201
90
0
10.10.2019

Lesson III - Annotation

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 2.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. Lesson III introduces Annotation, or assigning meaning to all the A's, C's, T's, and G's.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
192
114
1
10.10.2019
This resource is a recitation activity designed for an introductory biology course in which students explore a lac operon simulation (https://qubeshub.org/resources/phetlacoperon).
simulation, Lac Operon, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, 1 Hour
262
87
0
09.27.2019

Quartile Tutorial

Claudia Neuhauser, David Phillip Schladt

Version: 1.0

Numbers Count Excel resource
Excel, Numbers Count, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, 1 Hour
226
26
0
09.11.2019

Confidence Intervals Tutorial

Claudia Neuhauser, David Phillip Schladt

Version: 2.0

Numbers Count Excel resource
Excel, Numbers Count, confidence interval, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, 1 Hour
351
45
0
09.09.2019

Yeast Cell Growth

Claudia Neuhauser

Version: 2.0

Numbers Count resource using Excel for data analysis
data analysis, Excel, Numbers Count, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, More than 1 hour
285
66
0
09.09.2019

Statistics Overview

Claudia Neuhauser

Version: 1.0

A Numbers Count statistics diagram
statistics, Numbers Count, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour
234
45
0
09.09.2019

Ferns are Everywhere

Claudia Neuhauser

Version: 2.0

Using spatial fern population data in hypothesis testing
hypothesis testing, Numbers Count, spatial distribution, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, More than 1 hour
186
43
0
09.09.2019

Unit Conversions

Claudia Neuhauser

Version: 1.0

An introduction to the basics of unit conversions.
Numbers Count, unit conversions, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour
166
40
0
09.09.2019
Video on making taxa bar plots in R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
Resources @ BioQUEST, biology, Video, data visualization, mathematical modeling, course, Microbiology Education, R programming language, microbiology, Ecological Society of America, microbiomes, Scientific Process, Statistics and Math, Scientific Methodology, genotype, REMNet, urban microbiomes, open educational resource, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Cleaned, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
164
58
0
08.28.2019
Video on creating alpha diversity plots in R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
Video, Microbiology Education, R programming language, microbiomes, Coastal wetlands, management, northeast, sea-level rise, salt marsh, research in the classroom, REMNet, urban microbiomes, open education resource, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Raw, Cleaned, Majors, Less than 1 hour, More than 1 hour
142
43
0
08.28.2019
Video on importing data into R from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
growth mindset, Video, Microbiology Education, R programming language, microbiomes, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, mistakes, value of mistakes, research in the classroom, REMNet, urban microbiomes, open education resource, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
109
34
0
08.28.2019

A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!

Rachael St. Jacques, Max Maza, Sabrina Robertson, Guoqing Lu, Andrew Lonsdale, Ray A Enke

Version: 2.0

This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
data science, bioinformatics, next generation sequencing, quality control, FASTQ, genomics, programming, NIBLSE, linux, microbiome, Illumina sequencing, command line, FASTQE, FASTP, NGS analysis, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, C2. Computational concepts, C4. Bioinformatics tools, C5. Data retrieval, C7. Scripting, Incubated at NIBLSE
568
206
0
06.07.2019
Modified answer checking worksheet from original BIOMAAP resource to include two additional questions relating to probability/P-values.
math attitudes, answer checking, Resources @ BIOMAAP, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors
182
40
0
06.06.2019

Growth Mindset Prompt

Arietta Fleming-Davies, Jennifer Prairie

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Introduction to Growth Mindset v1.0

Before giving an introduction to growth mindset, these prompts can be given to students so they can brainstorm activities they associate with long hours of practice (growth mindset) vs. natural talent (fixed mindset). Developed by Arietta Fleming-Davies.
growth mindset, metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
202
50
0
06.06.2019

Introduction to Growth Mindset

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Introduction to Growth Mindset v1.0

This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
growth mindset, metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
157
43
0
06.01.2019

Frayer model growth mindset

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0

A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
growth mindset, Frayer model, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Less than 1 hour
219
71
0
06.01.2019

Reflective Writing Prompt

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Reflective Writing v1.0

This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice.
writing, reflective writing, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
133
30
0
06.01.2019

Figure of the Week (Non-major's Biology)

Heather McGray

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
147
41
0
06.01.2019

Answer Checking Highlander's notes

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Answer Checking v1.0

Highlander's teacher notes
math attitudes, answer checking, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
149
48
0
05.31.2019

Reflective Writing teacher notes_Highlander

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Reflective Writing v1.0

Highlander's teacher notes
writing, reflective writing, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
143
23
0
05.31.2019

Growth Mindset teacher notes_Highlander

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Introduction to Growth Mindset v1.0

Highlander's teaching notes
growth mindset, metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
150
23
0
05.31.2019

Intro to BIOMAAP - Highlander teacher notes

Hannah Callender Highlander

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview v1.0

How I implemented these materials
math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, 1 Hour
133
32
0
05.31.2019

Additional Figures of the Day - Parasitology

Elizabeth Hamman

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

These additional figures were used in a Parasitology course (juniors and seniors) at Radford University.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Less than 1 hour
151
40
0
05.30.2019

Calling Bull in an Age of Big Data with R

Carrie Diaz Eaton

Version: 2.0

Use the calling bull course to introduce students to data, ethics, visualization, and R.
data science, information literacy, data literacy, ethics, callin bull, calling bull, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors
724
373
0
05.29.2019

Some Figures of the Day for Microbiology

Polly Parks

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown. These are some specifically for microbiology.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
184
65
0
05.28.2019
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. Includes Teaching Notes.
writing, reflective writing, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
133
36
0
05.28.2019

Answer Checking - Teaching Notes

Jayme Dyer

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Answer Checking v1.0

I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes. / This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of simple examples.
math attitudes, answer checking, Resources @ BIOMAAP, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
141
44
0
05.28.2019
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
 This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
growth mindset, metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
148
23
0
05.28.2019
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
metacognition, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
122
23
0
05.28.2019
A tested exercise at the college freshmen level using AVIDA-Ed to generate and test a hypothesis about the relationship between mutation rate and the probability of evolving a useful function in which students pool and analyze data from their simulations.
introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour
228
1
0
05.21.2019
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.
math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
173
39
0
05.21.2019
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant evolution.
introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Raw, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
924
457
1
05.17.2019

How Many More Thymes & Herbivore Defense

Sheryl Konrad, Angela Dassow

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: How Many More Thymes? A Case of Phytochemical Defense v1.0

Adaptations to the How Many More Thymes? case study featuring terpene-based herbivore defense and pollinator attraction in Nicotiana plants.
food webs, genotype, phenotype, Herbivory, herbivore, deterrence, monoterpene, producer, chemotype, Thymus vulgaris, thyme, Mediterranean ecosystem, chemical defenses, Manduca sexta, Nicotiana, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, More than 1 hour
247
127
0
05.15.2019

Reflective Writing Adapted for Non-Majors

Crystal Peirce

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Reflective Writing v1.0

This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. The prompts have been modified to be inclusive of other subjects than solely math.
writing, reflective writing, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
160
36
0
05.14.2019
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- In the adaptation exercise, students explore connections between saltmarsh sparrow declines and declining populations of local species that live on or near their campus.
Coastal wetlands, Connecticut, management, northeast, sea-level rise, salt marsh, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Homework, Raw, Cleaned, Majors, More than 1 hour
277
222
0
05.13.2019

Adapted Value of Mistakes

Sheela Vemu

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Value of Mistakes v1.0

This module is adapted from BIOMAAP materials on the value of mistakes and application of growth mindset in a microbiology lab.
growth mindset, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, mistakes, value of mistakes, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
243
59
0
05.10.2019

Ancient Insects

Susan Butts, Talia Karim, Chris Norris

Version: 1.0

Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of environment the insect inhabited (3-LS4-1 of NGSS).
Evolution, paleontology, natural history collections, #NGSS, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Reference material, Dataset, Homework, 1 Hour, Less than 1 hour, More than 1 hour
200
87
0
05.10.2019

Figure of the Day - Adapted for Non-Majors

Crystal Peirce

Version: 1.0 Adapted From: Figure of the Day v1.0

Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
graphs, math attitudes, Resources @ BIOMAAP, Interpreting Graphs, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate
190
52
0
05.09.2019

Ancient Insects

Susan Butts, Talia Karim, Chirs Norris

Version: 1.0

Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of environment the insect inhabited (3-LS4-1 of NGSS).
paleontology, natural history collections, #NGSS, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, Homework
26
1
0
05.01.2019

Calling Bull: Data Reasoning in a Digital World

Carl Bergstrom, Jevin West

Version: 1.0

"So, the aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bull seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument."
data science, information literacy, data literacy, ethics, callin bull, calling bull, introductory, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors
306
62
1
04.26.2019

Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them

Molly Phillips, Kathryn Green

Version: 1.0

5E lesson plan for middle/high school aligned to NGSS standards.
conservation, species interactions, idigbio, natural history, Biodiversity, endangered species, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, High School, More than 1 hour
242
61
0
03.20.2019

Species Range Over Space and Time

Debra Linton, Anna Monfils, Libby Ellwood, Molly Phillips

Version: 1.0

In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
data in the classroom, digital resources, climate change, natural history collection, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Graduate, Advanced, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour
461
207
0
03.19.2019

Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools

Nadia Bukach, Todd Lookingbill, Andrew Davidson, James R Vonesh, Kristine Grayson

Version: 1.0

Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape attributes, and perform introductory spatial analysis.
aquatic macroinvertebrates, Community Ecology, species diversity, Geographic Information System (GIS), spatial analysis, James River, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Dataset, Cleaned, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour
575
296
0
02.22.2019

Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST

Anne Rosenwald, Gaurav Arora, Vinayak Mathur

Version: 1.0

Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.
Bioinformatics Education, Bioinformatics and Genomics, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors
318
199
0
02.21.2019

Antibody Binding

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the Scatchard equation in the context of understanding antigen binding and the properties of antigens. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
linear equations, hyperbolic equations, Cellular Processes, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
221
46
0
02.15.2019

Body Size Constraints in Xylem Feeding Insects: Allometric Relationships

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces body size constraints of xylem-feeding insects in the context of understanding allometric relationships. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
allometry, Ratios, exponential equations, logarithmic equations, Genetics and Evolution, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
204
44
0
02.15.2019

Cardiac Output

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces Fick's principle in the context of understanding the cardiac output. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
linear regression, proportions, linear equations, OpenStax, Animal Physiology, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
197
37
0
02.15.2019

Cell Aggregation and Sphere Packing

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the calculation of packing density in the context of understanding cell aggregation and arrangement. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Ratios, Geometry, Inequalities, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, Cell Aggregation, Sphere Packing, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, Less than 1 hour
147
31
0
02.15.2019

Cell Division and the Presence of a Growth Factor

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces exponential growth, the Michaelis-Menten, and Lineweaver-Burk equations in the context of understanding how growth factors influence cell division. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.