This is an emerging project

The main goal of this project is to build collaborations of biologists and quantitative faculty, particularly at 2-year institutions, to develop methods to enhance students' data acumen with the first two years of standard biology courses.

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
62
5
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
38
2
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
22
3
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
19
3
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.
exponential equations, hyperbolic equations, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, growth factor, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
20
3
0
02.15.2019

Chemoreception

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the probability of cell and molecule collisions in the context of understanding chemoreception. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
linear equations, hyperbolic equations, Cellular Processes, Chemoreception, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
21
4
0
02.15.2019

Coordinating Photosynthetic Activity: Circadian Rhythms

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces circadian rhythms in the context of understanding the ability of organisms to measure time. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plant physiology, Trigonometry, sine waves, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
25
3
0
02.15.2019

Diffusion Through a Cell Membrane

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces rates of diffusion in the context of understanding simple and facilitated diffusion through the cell membrane. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
linear equations, calculus, hyperbolic equations, Cellular Processes, rates of change, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
27
7
0
02.15.2019

Diversity Indices: Shannon's H and E

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces Shannon's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
ecology, diversity, Functions, OpenStax, diversity index, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
24
7
0
02.15.2019

Diversity Indices: Simpson's D and E

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces Simpson's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
ecology, diversity, Functions, OpenStax, diversity index, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
27
6
0
02.15.2019

DNA and Knot Theory

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces knot theory in the context of understanding the packing of DNA. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
DNA, Genetic Information, Topology, Knot Theory, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
14
2
0
02.15.2019

Enzymes and the Rate of Chemical Reactions

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces rates of reactions in the context of understanding how enzymes affect chemical reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
calculus, hyperbolic equations, Cellular Processes, rates of change, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
17
3
0
02.15.2019

Estimating Tree Heights: Right Triangle Trigonometry

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces basic trigonometry calculations in the context of understanding tree height calculations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
ecology, Trigonometry, Trigonometric Functions, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
22
4
0
02.15.2019

Half Life of mRNA

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces exponential growth and decay in the context of understanding the stability of mRNA. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
exponential equations, Genetic Information, logarithmic equations, half-life, mRNA, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
14
3
0
02.15.2019

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the Hardy-Weinberg model in the context of understanding the population's genotype and allele frequencies. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
genotype, alleles, Genetics and Evolution, Frequencies, Hardy-Weinberg model, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
17
4
0
02.15.2019

Hemoglobin Evolution

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces equations describing blood viscosity and oxygen transport in the context of understanding the evolution of red blood cells. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
calculus, hyperbolic equations, Animal Physiology, parabolic equations, maxima, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors
13
2
0
02.15.2019

Interspecific Competition: the Lotka-Volterra Model

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra Model in the context of understanding interspecific competition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
differential equations, ecology, Lotka-Volterra, interspecific interactions, state-space graphs, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
14
2
0
02.15.2019

Lung Capacity and Rhythms in Breathing

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces rhythmic inhaling and exhaling in the context of understanding trigonometry and sine waves. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Trigonometry, sine waves, Animal Physiology, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
17
2
0
02.15.2019

Maintaining Cellular Conditions: pH and Buffers

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the chemical reactions related to pH in the context of understanding how acidity can affect both the structure and chemical reactivity of cellular molecules. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Exponents, Logarithms, Ratios, Cellular Processes, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
17
2
0
02.15.2019

Maintenance of Cell Shape

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces an equation to calculate roundness in the context of understanding how myosin contributes to cell shape. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Algebra, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, bar chart, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
15
2
0
02.15.2019

Mechanisms of Cell Attachment

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the calculation of refractive indices along a cell surface in the context of understanding the attachment of cells to surfaces. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Geometry, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, Simple Equations, Interpreting Graph, Cell Attachment, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
12
2
0
02.15.2019

Metabolism for Energy and the Respiratory Quotient

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the respiratory quotient in the context of understanding how metabolism is affected by environmental conditions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Ratios, Cellular Processes, Quotients, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
9
2
0
02.15.2019

Tension in Blood Vessels: LaPlace's Equation

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces Laplace's equation in the context of understanding tension in the walls of blood vessels. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
linear equations, OpenStax, Animal Physiology, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
16
4
0
02.15.2019

Mitotic Index and Cell Division

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the mitotic index in the context of understanding the dynamics of cell division in the root of a plant. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Ratios, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, chart, Cell Division, Mitotic Index, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
14
3
0
02.15.2019

Muscle Contraction

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces equations around muscle force in the context of understanding the Sliding Filament Model. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plotting, hyperbolic equations, OpenStax, Animal Physiology, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
15
2
0
02.15.2019

Nastic Movements in Plants

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces an osmotic model in the context of understanding plants' capability of rapidly adapting to changes in their environment. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plant physiology, hyperbolic equations, OpenStax, interpreting models, nastic movements, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors
15
3
0
02.15.2019

Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Viscosity

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces a modified Stokes-Einstein equation in the context of understanding the difference in viscosity between the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells
linear equations, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, Cytoplasmic Viscosity, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
16
2
0
02.15.2019

Nucleo-cytoplasmic Transport

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces exponential decay and the rate of influx in the context of understanding the transport of molecules from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
exponential equations, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
12
2
0
02.15.2019

Nucleoplasmic Index

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the nucleoplasmic index in the context of understanding how the volume of organelles and cell contents change during the cell cycle. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Ratios, Interpreting Graphs, Cell Structure, Cell Growth, Nucleoplasmic Index, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
14
2
0
02.15.2019

Optimal Foraging Theory

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the optimal foraging strategy in the context of understanding competition and coexistence among species. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
ecology, foraging, optimal foraging, Inequalities, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
17
4
0
02.15.2019

Osmoregulation

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the osmotic work equation in the context of understanding osmoregulation. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
logarithmic equations, Animal Physiology, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
13
2
0
02.15.2019

Oxygen Diffusion in Simple Organisms

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces equations related to oxygen diffusion in the context of understanding the relationship between oxygen needs and metabolism. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
linear equations, OpenStax, Animal Physiology, parabolic equations, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
10
2
0
02.15.2019

Phototropism and Gravitropism: Quantifying Stem Curvature in Plants Introduction

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces phototropism and gravitropism in the context of understanding how to quantify stem curvature of plants. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plant physiology, Geometry, Trigonometry, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
10
2
0
02.15.2019

Plant Cell Expansion and Plant Hormones

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the cell enlargement model in the context of understanding plant hormones' effects. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plant physiology, hyperbolic equations, plant hormones, cell enlargement, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
13
2
0
02.15.2019

Population Bottlenecks: Heterozygosity vs. Allelic Diversity

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces heterozygosity and allelic diversity in the context of understanding population bottlenecks. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Ratios, exponential equations, Algebra, Genetics and Evolution, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
9
2
0
02.15.2019

Population Genetics: Limits to Adaptation

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces gene flow in the context of understanding the persistence of maladaptive traits in some populations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Logarithms, Algebra, Genetics and Evolution, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
13
3
0
02.15.2019

Predator-Prey Dynamics: the Lotka-Volterra Model

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the Lotka-Volterra model in the context of understanding how predator and prey interact. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
differential equations, ecology, predatory-prey model, Lotka-Volterra, predator-prey interactions, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
15
4
0
02.15.2019

Quantitative Cytological Characteristics: Photorespiration

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces quantitative cytological characteristics in the context of understanding cell behavior under stress. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plant physiology, Ratios, chart, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
16
3
0
02.15.2019

Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area to Volume Ratio

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces surface area-volume ratio in the context of understanding the limits or constraints on organism size. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Ratios, structure, Surface Area, biomechanics, Geometry, Functions, Volume, OpenStax, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
13
2
0
02.15.2019

Species-Area Relationships

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces species-area curves in the context of understanding spatial diversity patterns. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
ecology, exponential equations, OpenStax, logarithmic equations, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
17
4
0
02.15.2019

Sperm Motility

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces equations related to oxygen diffusion in the context of understanding the relationship between oxygen needs and metabolism. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
OpenStax, Animal Physiology, parabolic equations, square root, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
12
2
0
02.15.2019

Spider Silk: Stress-Strain Curves and Young's Modulus

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the stress-strain curve in the context of understanding materials' mechanical behavior. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
structure, stress, biomechanics, Functions, strain, Young's Modulus, mechanical, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
12
2
0
02.15.2019

Synapse Transmission and Action Potentials

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces action potentials in the context of understanding nerve impulses. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Inequalities, OpenStax, Animal Physiology, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors
13
2
0
02.15.2019

The Chi-Square Test

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces how to determine whether observation is significantly different from expectation in the context of understanding Chi-square Test. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Probability, Probability & Statistics, Genetics and Evolution, Statistical Testing, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
18
4
0
02.15.2019

Translocation of Nutrients in the Phloem: Dixon's Paradox

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the Dixon equation in the context of understanding nutrient transport through sieve tubes. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plant physiology, linear regression, linear equations, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
17
2
0
02.15.2019

Translocation of Nutrients in the Phloem: Poiseuille's Equation

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the Poiseuille equation in the context of understanding nutrient flow in plant cells. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plant physiology, calculus, hyperbolic equations, rates of change, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
11
2
0
02.15.2019

Type I Functional Response

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the type I functional response in the context of understanding the relationship between an individual's rate of consumption and food density. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
ecology, linear equations, food density, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
13
2
0
02.15.2019

Type II Functional Response: Holling’s Disk Equation

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the Holling’s disk equation in the context of understanding the relationship between an individual's rate of consumption and food density. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
ecology, Holling's Disk Equation, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
14
2
0
02.15.2019

Water Movement through a Membrane: The Van't Hoff Equation

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the van't Hoff equation in the context of understanding the metabolic activity of the epithelial cells lining the stomach. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Algebra, Inequalities, Cellular Processes, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
15
2
0
02.15.2019

Cohort Life Tables

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces cohort life tables in the context of understanding demographic processes and how they affect populations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
population dynamics, ecology, OpenStax, funcitons, Demographic processes, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
54
3
0
02.12.2019

Cell Division and Rates of Population Growth

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the exponential growth of cells in the context of understanding cell division. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
exponential equations, cell growth and division, Geometric Series, Cell Structure, OpenStax, geometric equations, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
47
12
0
01.11.2019

Energy Absorbed from Light During Photosynthesis

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces how energy absorption from light is affected by the wavelengths in the context of understanding photosynthesis. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
plant physiology, Ratios, photosynthesis, hyperbolic equations, OpenStax, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
42
10
0
01.11.2019

Efficiency of ATP Prodution

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the efficiency of ATP production in the context of understanding glycolysis and endergonic reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Ratios, OpenStax, Cellular Processes, Endergonic Reactions, ATP, Glycolysis, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
30
6
0
01.11.2019

Doubling Time of Tumors

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces the calculation of potential doubling time of tumorous cells in the context of understanding the growth of a population of the cells. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
linear regression, Ratios, Cell Structure, OpenStax, Cell Growth, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
28
6
0
01.11.2019

Amino Acid Frequency

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces expected frequencies in the context of understanding amino acid composition. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Probability, linear regression, amino acids, OpenStax, Genetic Information, Amino, Amino Acid Freuency, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
60
16
0
12.23.2018

Gibb’s Free Energy and the Nature of Chemical Reactions

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces Gibb’s Free Energy in the context of understanding the nature of chemical reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Exponents, Logarithms, Ratios, exponential equations, Sequences, Cell Structure, OpenStax, Cell Growth, geometric equations, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
44
10
0
12.20.2018

Permeability of Molecules

Lou Gross, Monica Beals, Susan Harrell

Version: 1.0

This module introduces Overton's Rule in the context of understanding the permeability of molecules across the cell membrane. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
linear regression, Permeability, Cell Structure, Cell Membrane, OpenStax, phospholipid membrane, log-log plots, Overton's rule, introductory, Teaching material, High School, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Less than 1 hour
69
14
0
12.10.2018