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  1. Writing Microbiology Resource Announcements (MRA)

    Writing Microbiology Resource Announcements (MRA)

    2023-01-26 22:16:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Arturo Diaz, Julia Lee-Soety, Shima Chaudhary, Denise L Monti, Viknesh Sivanathan, Richard Pollenz | doi:10.25334/CFAW-6M21

    This resources provides a framework for students to write a Microbiology Resource Announcement, collaboratively.

  2. Pesticide-Driven Bee Mortality: An Introduction to Survival Analysis in R

    Pesticide-Driven Bee Mortality: An Introduction to Survival Analysis in R

    2023-01-26 18:19:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Megan Black | doi:10.25334/GSJN-4N68

    In this lesson, students will receive an introduction to survival analysis in R utilizing data on bee mortality caused by pesticide exposure. In their code, students will assess survivability, recreate survival plots, and analyze the results from chi-square tests.

  3. Real World Scenarios in Non-Majors Biology

    Real World Scenarios in Non-Majors Biology

    2023-01-26 17:42:20 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jaime L. Sabel*, Anna Bess Sorin

    Students in non-majors’ biology courses may not choose careers that require biology content knowledge; however, all will encounter science in their lives. We redesigned a non-majors introductory biology course to support students in considering the importance of biology in their own...

  4. SUSTAINABILITY METRICS AND INDICES

    SUSTAINABILITY METRICS AND INDICES

    2023-01-26 15:16:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): DR. SANGHAMITRA ADHYA | doi:10.25334/G6KM-AJ59

    Sustainability metrics and indices are measures of sustainability, and attempt to quantify beyond the general concept. Though there are disagreements among those from different disciplines (and influenced by different beliefs about the nature of the good society), these disciplines and...

  5. Advancing Global Learning Through a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Module on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

    Advancing Global Learning Through a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) Module on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)

    2023-01-25 22:36:09 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Cody S. Bekkering, Chongsheng Peng, Li Tian*

    An increasingly interconnected world presents opportunities for globally relevant curricula in the classroom. Implementing collaborative online international learning (COIL) modules within medium-sized courses can take advantage of this interconnectedness to enhance student learning by...

  6. Rivers as Social-Ecological-Technological Systems: Integrative Issue Formulation and Problem Solving

    Rivers as Social-Ecological-Technological Systems: Integrative Issue Formulation and Problem Solving

    2023-01-20 21:02:11 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Zbigniew Grabowski | doi:10.25334/D7T0-JG66

    Flowing surface waters continue to capture the human imagination and are increasingly harnessed by many interdependent human activities. Existing theories for studying rivers as cohesive ecological systems, such as the river continuum concept, have struggled to integrate human activities into...

  7. A STEAM Approach to Investigating the Hydrologic Cycle

    A STEAM Approach to Investigating the Hydrologic Cycle

    2023-01-20 19:27:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Maribeth Kniffin | doi:10.25334/N7P6-AQ61

    The purpose of this experiential lesson is to teach introductory to mid-level undergraduate students how to make detailed hydrologic field observations into a conceptual model using a painting medium. Students should have prior knowledge about the hydrologic cycle and the hydrologic budget. Part...

  8. Honoring the Complexity of Genetics: Exploring the Role of Genes and the Environment Using Real World Examples

    Honoring the Complexity of Genetics: Exploring the Role of Genes and the Environment Using Real World Examples

    2023-01-18 16:23:56 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kelly M. Schmid*, Jennifer Avena, Lawrence Hobbie, Pamela Kalas, Tamara Kelly, Amy L. Klocko, Iglika V. Pavlova, Gregory Radick, Lauren Edris Snow, Michelle K. Smith

    Historically, undergraduate genetics courses have disproportionately focused on the impact of genes on phenotypes, rather than multifactorial concepts which consider how a combination of genes, the environment, and gene-by-environment interactions impacts traits. Updating the curriculum to...

  9. The River Breathes: Stream reach metabolism as an integrative and comparable measure of stream processes

    The River Breathes: Stream reach metabolism as an integrative and comparable measure of stream processes

    2023-01-18 00:22:25 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elise Chapman, Aaron Koning | doi:10.25334/JNSK-E151

    Stream reach metabolism integrates organism respiration & production to provide a valuable ecosystem measure that varies as a function of biotic & abiotic factors. As a powerful indicator of whole system functioning, it is important students can estimate stream metabolism. This field lesson...

  10. Simple, Accessible River-Based Field Investigation of Riverine Microplastics

    Simple, Accessible River-Based Field Investigation of Riverine Microplastics

    2023-01-16 23:16:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Sarah Rankin Gordon | doi:10.25334/ZRC0-PB04

    Scientists have discovered that microplastic pollution is ubiquitous in the environment, but the small size of these microscopic pollutants prohibits most people from recognizing their prevalence. This river-based field lesson will introduce environmental science students to this emerging...

  11. MS Excel Refresher - Lizards, iguanas, and snakes! Oh my! | Data Nuggets

    MS Excel Refresher - Lizards, iguanas, and snakes! Oh my! | Data Nuggets

    2023-01-13 21:23:49 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristen Kaczynski | doi:10.25334/NZWH-HQ21

    This resource, a MS Excel refresher, extends the level for this Data Nugget. Students are given an Excel workbook with the data and asked to graph and calculate diversity using Excel functions (rather than drawing graphs by hand as in the original data nugget). The data set used is the same. I...

  12. Quantitative Reasoning Heatmap Assessment - Google Docs

    Quantitative Reasoning Heatmap Assessment - Google Docs

    2023-01-12 23:17:50 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jen Eklund | doi:10.25334/H1VJ-MP36

    This tool for formative assessment provides a mostly anonymous way for students to consider their confidence with a variety of skills related to quantitative reasoning in biology. The product of the assessment is a heatmap that the whole class can use for further discussion and an opportunity for...

  13. Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Urbanization: Exploring urbanization’s effect on leaf litter decomposition in six streams of Puerto Rico using R

    Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Urbanization: Exploring urbanization’s effect on leaf litter decomposition in six streams of Puerto Rico using R

    2023-01-11 23:58:52 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): John McIntosh | doi:10.25334/RB7Z-EP04

    Urbanization effects stream ecosystems by introducing pollutants to the streams.. This has detrimental effects on the life of the streams such as the aquatic macroinvertebrates who are in charge of leaf litter decomposition.

  14. Using Survey123 to Map Physical Habitat Characteristics, Watershed Activities, and Disturbances

    Using Survey123 to Map Physical Habitat Characteristics, Watershed Activities, and Disturbances

    2023-01-09 19:44:09 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Lucas Ward | doi:10.25334/A6FA-1405

    In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea and practice of “remote sensing” and provided with hands-on, field-based experience using standardized stream habitat assessment protocols (the National Rivers and Streams Assessment [NRSA]), publically available spatial data, and GPS/GIS...

  15. When tests disagree, how do I know if I have COVID-19?

    When tests disagree, how do I know if I have COVID-19?

    2023-01-09 16:56:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Holly Basta, Sean Coleman, Iglika V. Pavlova, Aparna Shah | doi:10.25334/JEB5-Y738

    Students will learn about infectious disease and the immune response to infection by investigating different types of tests (PCR, antigen, and antibody tests) to detect the SARS-CoV-2 viral genetic material, antigens, or anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. In the activity, students will apply core...

  16. Identifying Groundwater Discharge Dynamics into Stream Habitat Assessments

    Identifying Groundwater Discharge Dynamics into Stream Habitat Assessments

    2023-01-06 21:08:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Danielle Hare | doi:10.25334/C3HR-C456

    Groundwater contributions are overlooked in many habitat assessments, even though their ecological and water quality importance to streams has been broadly recognized. This lab encourages students to engage with a stream reach, consider how groundwater contributes to the study reach, and use...

  17. Debating Conservation: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Introductory Biology Classes

    Debating Conservation: Developing Critical Thinking Skills in Introductory Biology Classes

    2023-01-05 18:30:10 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Chloé Orland†*, Kimberly M. Ballare†, Ana E. Garcia-Vedrenne†, Maura Palacios Mejia, Robert K. Wayne, Beth Shapiro

    Role-playing activities in the classroom promote students’ critical thinking, research, and communication skills. We present an activity where students debate a current controversy in conservation. In our case study, students debate the topic of wolf reintroduction in California. Each...

  18. BioGraphI Interview Questions - Google Docs

    BioGraphI Interview Questions - Google Docs

    2022-12-29 23:12:13 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Rachel Pigg, Suann Yang | doi:10.25334/VP1B-5G33

    This document contains and describes the interview questions used in interviews conducted by the Biologist and Graph Interpretation (BioGraphI) Network. Curriculum developers use it to prepare for the interview component of a BioGraphI module.

  19. BioGraphI OER Lesson Guide Template - Google Docs

    BioGraphI OER Lesson Guide Template - Google Docs

    2022-12-29 23:04:13 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Suann Yang, Rachel Pigg | doi:10.25334/D4VP-MK95

    This template of a lesson plan was developed for the Biologists and Graph Interpretation (BioGraphI) Network. Curriculum developers use it to make a BioGraphI module.

  20. Field sketching, geomorphic data, and the power of perspective

    Field sketching, geomorphic data, and the power of perspective

    2022-12-28 21:37:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jabari C Jones | doi:10.25334/P7MR-AP53

    Sketching is a powerful tool to capture observations about the landscape and preserve a picture of a field site at a particular time. At the same time, our perspectives, be they disciplinary, personal, or literally where we are standing when making observations, color the way that we see things....