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  1. Open Science and Education Practices Ontology

    Open Science and Education Practices Ontology

    2021-03-01 16:19:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Karen Cangialosi, Ellen Bledsoe | doi:10.25334/9KKC-H752

    Definitions and references for the Open Science and Education Practices tagging ontology

  2. Calculating and Comparing Biodiversity Materials Across Sites Using NEON Herbaceous Vegetation Data - a Tutorial

    Calculating and Comparing Biodiversity Materials Across Sites Using NEON Herbaceous Vegetation Data - a Tutorial

    2021-02-27 00:10:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Diane M. Styers, Jennifer L. Schafer, Mary Beth Kolozsvary, Kristen M. Brubaker, Sara E. Scanga, Laurel J. Anderson, Jessica J. Mitchell, David Barnett | doi:10.25334/DKBX-8394

    These materials are intended for use at the undergraduate level. They employ R and Excel software.

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

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

    2021-02-26 20:15:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Adam Marschall Jaros, Adronisha Frazier, Beth Alford, Brandy Williams | doi:10.25334/SJ68-XX58

    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.

  4. Resource list for inclusive teaching in STEM (HHMI)

    Resource list for inclusive teaching in STEM (HHMI)

    2021-02-25 19:05:12 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/7A67-8J74

    A resource collection created for HHMI BioInteractive to guide the development of teaching resources aligned with principles of equity and inclusion.

  5. Biodiversity, Big Data, and the Fossil Record

    Biodiversity, Big Data, and the Fossil Record

    2021-02-25 17:19:33 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joshua Zimmt, Lisa White | doi:10.25334/QNMS-2Q22

    In this lab, we will be making and testing hypotheses about how the biodiversity of groups of organisms may vary through time.

  6. Thinking About Graduate School in Biology: Our Tips for Success

    Thinking About Graduate School in Biology: Our Tips for Success

    2021-02-25 16:11:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Catherine Early, Adania Flemming, Jeanette Pirlo, Sorilis Ruiz-Escobar | doi:10.25334/QKVY-DS19

    As part of the iDigTrio 2020 Biological Conference and Fair we created this document to supplement our workshop on "Applying for Graduate school". This is a compilation drawing from the four author's lived experiences.

  7. Sample Resource

    Sample Resource

    2021-02-20 19:30:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Olivia Jenkins | doi:10.25334/WW3V-Q423

    Abstract text.

  8. Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies

    Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies

    2021-02-18 19:40:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Coyle | doi:10.25334/XH35-P213

    A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly available data.

  9. STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Socially Relevant Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

    STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Socially Relevant Teaching in the Time of COVID-19

    2021-02-18 14:32:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joanna Wares, Marcella Torres, zeynep teymuroglu, Grace Stadnyk, Casey Hawthorne, E Cabral Balreira | doi:10.25334/D7QV-9710

    Presents various mathematical modeling and data science activities created around analyzing and interpreting COVID-19 data. Much of the instructional guidance provided for the activities and projects is easily adaptable to a remote learning environment.

  10. The Human Microbiome Biodiversity  in Health and Disease

    The Human Microbiome Biodiversity in Health and Disease

    2021-02-18 00:40:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Angela Peña-Gonzalez, Emily Weigel | doi:10.25334/C094-BX29

    The students will analyze the human gut and vaginal microbiomes in healthy and diseased states using diversity of bacteria as determined by 16SrRNA sequence.

  11. Big Data, Graphs, and Prediction

    Big Data, Graphs, and Prediction

    2021-02-17 14:53:13 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jennifer Lyon Adler, David Simon, Emmanuel des-Bordes, Joseph Esquibel, mary miller, Pradip Raj Aryal, Vickie Flanders | doi:10.25334/6QDH-4T19

    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.

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

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

    2021-02-15 15:59:01 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Heather Seitz, Jillian Marie Miller, Joseph Esquibel | doi:10.25334/Q46S-7P65

    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.

  13. Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2021-02-12 22:18:19 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Leah Dudley | doi:10.25334/JTBQ-3392

    This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes

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

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

    2021-02-10 16:21:46 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ashley Lamb Galloway, Stefanie L Holmes, Ashley Morgan, Mary Ann Sexton | doi:10.25334/1RT8-WF54

    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

  15. The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants Virtual Classroom

    The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants Virtual Classroom

    2021-02-05 23:41:35 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/RT9Q-4V46

    In this lab, you will explore the diversity of flower and fruit adaptations that have evolved to accomplish pollination and seed dispersal and you will investigate the coevolution of angiosperms and their pollinators.

  16. HF Bates Mid Year Progress Report

    HF Bates Mid Year Progress Report

    2021-02-02 17:21:59 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robin Taylor | doi:10.25334/7HG6-2A86

    Mid-year highlights of the Hewlett Foundation Grant Award to Bates College: Supporting more equitable and sustainable open education across STEM

  17. Riverbird distributions and habitat use

    Riverbird distributions and habitat use

    2021-01-26 20:08:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): John McLaughlin | doi:10.25334/ZCRS-DK83

    Students determine habitat use by birds associated with rivers, using data collected while moving downriver in boats. They use R to calculate resource selection functions for each species. Results can be compared among species, river reaches, or basins.

  18. STEM OER Accessibility Framework and Guidebook

    STEM OER Accessibility Framework and Guidebook

    2021-01-25 20:16:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Cynthia Jimes, Amee Evans Godwin, Sean Fox, Anastasia Karaglani, Nick Lobaito | doi:10.25334/ERXF-AH09

    This framework, developed by ISKME in partnership with SERC, provides a practical reference for curators and authors of STEM OER, with 23 accessibility criteria, or elements, to reference as they curate, design and adapt materials to be accessible.

  19. Biostatistics using R: A Laboratory Manual

    Biostatistics using R: A Laboratory Manual

    2021-01-23 00:32:53 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Raisa Hernández-Pacheco, Alexis A Diaz | doi:10.25334/EWZM-NS95

    Biostatistics Using R: A Laboratory Manual was created with the goals of providing biological content to lab sessions by using authentic research data and introducing R programming language to biology majors.

  20. Data Management in Excel and R using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data

    Data Management in Excel and R using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data

    2021-01-13 22:15:54 | Datasets | Contributor(s): Marguerite Mauritz, Sarah McCord | doi:10.25334/N1K0-HM25

    Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by re-organising excel sheets in an R-compatible format and doing basic analysis in R