All QBCC Modules

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Graphing bacterial growth rates: semi-log graphs v linear graphs

Adam Marschall Jaros, Adronisha Frazier, Beth Alford, Brandy Williams

Version: 1.0

In this activity, students will explore the concept of binary fission, generation time, and bacterial growth curves, with an emphasis on the log phase. Students will use semi-log graphs and linear graphs to plot bacterial cell growth.
Published on 02.2021
126 Views
74 Downloads
0 Adaptations
graphing, exponential growth, Microbiology Education, bacteria, growth rate, Undergraduate STEM education, Community College Education, qbcc, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Create graphs, Interpret graphs, binary fission, semi-log graph, linear graph, growth curve, creating graphs, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, Majors, Non-majors, More than 1 hour, Open Educational Resources (OER)

Big Data, Graphs, and Prediction

Jennifer Lyon Adler, David Simon, Emmanuel des-Bordes, Joseph Esquibel, mary miller, Pradip Raj Aryal, Vickie Flanders

Version: 1.0

In this activity, students are introduced to graphing and modeling data in a step-wise fashion. Real data of covid-19 deaths over time are used to incrementally ask students to fit the data to several models and discuss which model fits best.
Published on 02.2021
188 Views
45 Downloads
0 Adaptations
epidemiology, graphing, Logarithms, exponential growth, qbcc, covid, Choosing models, Create graphs, Interpret graphs, Concepts in Statistics, Teaching material, More than 1 hour

Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types

Heather Seitz, Jillian Marie Miller, Joseph Esquibel

Version: 1.0

This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.
Published on 02.2021
462 Views
227 Downloads
0 Adaptations
Exponents, Ratios, Cells, qbcc, manipulate equations, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Visual Accommodations, converting units, changing scales, introductory, Article, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Publication, Majors, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour, Accessibility

Why Cells Change Weight: Demonstrating Linear Regression Through an Osmosis Experiment

Ashley Lamb Galloway, Stefanie L Holmes, Ashley Morgan, Mary Ann Sexton

Version: 1.0

In this activity, students will perform an experiment utilizing dialysis tubing to create cellular models to demonstrate the linear relationship between cell weight and time in varying tonicities. Videos and data sets (of faculty results) are provided for
Published on 02.2021
149 Views
67 Downloads
0 Adaptations
graphing, qbcc, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Interpret graphs, Concepts in Statistics, introductory, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy

The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use

Angela Consani, Duane Doyle, David L Jones, Bara Sarraj, Heather Seitz

Version: 1.0

In this activity, students will explore the use of a hemocytometer for counting cells, demonstrate the relationship between the grid seen in the microscope with volume of liquid in suspension and count cells to determine concentration.
Published on 09.2020
357 Views
186 Downloads
0 Adaptations
Measurement, Ratios, microbiology, qbcc, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Understanding fractions, converting units, changing scales, measurements, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Undergraduate

Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases

Andy Adams, Jessica A Adams, John J. Bray, Tami Imbierowicz, Suzanne Lenhart, Breonna Martin

Version: 1.0

In this activity students will use linear regression to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental factors such as climate change or population density influence the transmission of these diseases.
Published on 09.2020
970 Views
879 Downloads
0 Adaptations
ecology, graphing, microbiology, qbcc, Understanding rates, Create graphs, Interpret graphs, interpret tables, Concepts in Statistics, introductory, Lab, Online course, Teaching material, Lecture, Undergraduate, Majors, Non-majors

Why does Blood Flow Change? Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics

Amy Troyer, Brandi Morgante Handzlik, Mary Phillips

Version: 1.0

This collection of activities explores the relationship between blood flow, pressure, and the factors of resistance through graphs and modeling direct and inverse variation.
Published on 06.2020
380 Views
268 Downloads
0 Adaptations
quant bio, graphing, Ratios, math, assessment, college algebra, undergraduate education, physiology, Anatomy, human biology, variation, Cardiovascular physiology, Anatomy & Physiology, lab activity, OpenStax, qbcc, manipulate equations, Understanding fractions, Choosing models, Understanding rates, Estimating answers, Use elementary functions, Create graphs, Interpret graphs, Rates and Proportions, Solving Equations and Inequalities, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Undergraduate, Homework, Less than 1 hour

Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio

John Howard Starnes, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma, Jennifer Glee Buntz, Sondra Marie LoRe, Vedham Karpakakunjaram

Version: 1.0

This module explores surface area to volume ratios in a cube and sphere in relation to cell size.
Published on 04.2020
608 Views
255 Downloads
0 Adaptations
introductory biology, graphing, Ratios, OpenStax, qbcc, manipulate equations, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Use elementary functions, Create graphs, Interpret graphs, Rates and Proportions, Solving Equations and Inequalities, interpret tables, introductory, Lab, Teaching material, Lecture, High School, Reference material, Undergraduate, Homework, Non-majors, 1 Hour, More than 1 hour

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