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Selected Modules

These are the selected modules for this Faculty Mentoring Network (FMN). During the Spring 2021 semester, participants will adapt and implement portions from two of the following into their classrooms. These modules cover a range of topics, so please select the activities that will fit best into your course curriculum.

QB@CC Poster for NABT 2020

Jennifer Glee Buntz, Joseph Esquibel, Kristin Jenkins, Vedham Karpakakunjaram, Jillian Marie Miller, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma, Heather Seitz, John Howard Starnes

Version: 1.0

This is a poster presentation at the 2020 NABT Annual PD Conference. This poster describes the goals of QB@CC project, progress in the first year and an update on the upcoming events.
Published on 11.2020
119 Views
54 Downloads
0 Adaptations
quant bio, Quantitative reasoning, community colleges, quantitative biology, quantitative skills, incubators, qbcc, Biology and Math Collaboration, open access resource, OERs, NABT 2020, NSF grant, RCN UBE grant, QB learning modules, Poster, Reference material, Conference material, Workshop material, Classroom Climate, Promoting Engagement and Self-Efficacy, Leveraging Networks

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
287 Views
157 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
817 Views
643 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

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 07.2020
305 Views
142 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 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
312 Views
200 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
520 Views
201 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