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    DCS 105 Calling Bull F24 Schedule
    Schedule overview for Bates College Course DCS 105 Calling Bull

    Keywords: datacalling bullmisinformationBates CollegeSchedule

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    Prosecutor’s Fallacy and Mammograms Case Study
    An introduction to Prosecutor’s Fallacy, and False Positives/Negatives. By Dr. Diaz Eaton, Bates College, for use in DCS 105A, and inspired by Calling Bull & Calculated Risks.

    Keywords: ProbabilityExcelcalling bullMammogramsData UnderstandingVisualizing Outcomes

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    Calling Bullshit DCS 105 Bates College RByte Worksheets
    These are handout worksheets for your in-class RByte activities.

    Keywords: RActivityGoogle CoLabCalling BullshitRByteData PracticeCoding SkillsSkill development

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    Evaluating the potential for immune escape: how likely is an antibody to protect against a specific SARS-CoV-2 variant?
    Commercial antibodies to the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein have been successfully used to treat people with COVID-19. Unfortunately, as the SARS-CoV-2 virus evolves, new variants have appeared that can...

    Keywords: course based undergraduate research experiencesBLASTmolecular modelingSARS-CoV-2antibodyNextstrainiCn3DSequence alignmentStructure alignment

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    Climate Change Connections
    This module is composed of three related activities that introduce students to climate change's complexity from a conceptual standpoint. In the first activity, students work in small groups to...

    Keywords: interdisciplinaryclimate changeconcept mapping

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    Climate Change’s Impact on Sea Level Rise in a Coastal Marsh Over 20 Years
    In this lesson, students will learn about increasing sea level rise and the direct impacts coastal marshes are facing as a result. Students will learn the importance of coastal marshes, tidal...

    Keywords: climate changewetlandsSea level rise and coastal resilienceCoastal wetlandssalt marshneap tidesspring tides

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    How Luxury and Legacy Effects Shape Urban Avifauna in Los Angeles, California
    Is L.A.’s bird population shaped by historic redlining and income inequality? This lesson will introduce luxury and legacy effects hypotheses as they relate to urban avifauna in LA neighborhoods....

    Keywords: ANCOVASimple Linear Regressionurban ecologyredliningavian ecology

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    When food gets scarce: how plant-pollinator interactions will shift under global change
    In this lesson, students review plant-pollinator interactions and global change concepts. Next, students interpret graphs of pollinator visitation data to Scarlet Gilia. Then, students view and...

    Keywords: mutualismsgraph interpretationCommunity Ecologyplantsfmnglobal changepollinatorsBioGraphIrepresentation in STEM

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    Speed Data Science
    Data visualization is a foundational data science skill. One way to help students begin to learn about data visualization is to tap in to their innate creative instincts. This activity can be used...

    Keywords: data visualizationdata science educationlife sciences

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    Module 3: What on Earth is a Herbarium?
    The goal of this activity is to introduce students to herbarium specimens and why they are an important source of information. The emphasis of this activity is on examining the types of data that...

    Keywords: natural history collectionsherbariumHerbarium digitizationYnez Mexia

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    Learn Biological Sciences and Mathematics through cellular respiration, photosynthesis and primary productivity.
    Photosynthesis is a process by which plants synthesize glucose and oxygen in presence of sunlight through light dependent reactions by utilization of sunlight, water to synthesize oxygen, ATP and...

    Keywords: mathematicssimulationThe Analysis of Biological DataMetabolic Pathwaysprocess of sciencephotosynthesisqbccBiological ScienceshypothesisCellular Respirationprimary productivity

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    Biomes lecture with active learning activities and a worksheet set
    Learning Objectives: *Identify the characteristics of each biome *Know the major drivers of global climate patterns *Discern how 2 factors largely determine terrestrial biomes *Evaluate the...

    Keywords: lecture slidesgraphsglobal warmingclimatebiomesConvergent Evolution

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    Agents of change: Determining effects of pollution on marine environments through data interpretation
    In this lesson, students discuss the effects of disturbance in marine environments with a focus on pollution. They also evaluate the anthropogenic causes and consequences of pollution on a variety...

    Keywords: fishgraph interpretationfmnmarine ecosystemsmarine ecologymicroplastic pollutionEcological Disturbanceintermediate disturbance hypothesisstudent STEM identitypollutionBioGraphIrepresentation in STEMoil spill

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    Introduction to Plant Phenology with Museum Specimens of Desert Prickly Pear (Opuntia phaeacantha)
    Students engage in hands-on exploration of phenology by working with digitized herbarium specimens, particularly focusing on prickly pear specimens from the UTEP herbarium. They learn to identify...

    Keywords: botanyclimate changephenologyherbariumcactus

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    Case Study: Genetic Variation and Speciation in the Black Tailed Rattlesnake complex (Crotalus molossus)
    It is important for biology students to understand how genetic variation is related to the formation of species in nature. This module is intended for students to obtain first hand experience with...

    Keywords: phylogeneticscase studySpeciationtree readingsystematicsTree thinkingPhylogeographydistance learninggenetic variation

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    ELE Calling Bull slides Feb 2024
    These are the slides for a talk given by Dr. Carrie Diaz Eaton about teaching Calling Bull. The talk was hosted by Every Learner Everywhere on February 9, 2024.

    Keywords: RStudioquantitative literacyinformation literacydata literacyScience and societyethicsFigure of the Daycalling bulldata vizracismcritiqueIntersectionalitycolab

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    Ethics in ecological forecasting: four case-based teaching modules
    Working with ecological data often involves ethical considerations, particularly when data are applied to address societal needs. However, data science ethics are rarely included as part of...

    Keywords: data scienceremote sensingethicsuncertaintyecological forecastingindigenous knowledgetropical forestscultural competenceconflicts of interestmarine fisheriesflying foxesfreshwater qualityinequities

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    Using Regression Models to Examine the Effect of Carbon Dioxide on Fluid pH
    In this activity students will use statistics and regression models to explore the effects of carbon dioxide on blood pH by measuring pH changes that occur over time as carbon dioxide reacts with...

    Keywords: BiochemistryphysiologyAnatomyGeneral BiologyChoosing modelsCreate graphsInterpret graphsConcepts in Statisticscreate modelsmake predictions

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    Antibiotic Resistance of Bacterial Soil Isolates and Biofilm Production
    In this lesson, learners will hear about research that focuses on bacterial antibiotic resistance and biofilm production. Students will see how antibiotic resistance is measured and interpret a...

    Keywords: graph interpretationmicrobiologybiofilmfmnantibiotic-resistanceBioGraphIrepresentation in STEM

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    An Introduction to Revealing Hidden Figures through Data Sleuthing
    In this introduction to hidden figures in natural history collections (NHCs), students will read an article that gives a unique historical perspective of museums and will then participate in a...

    Keywords: identitysocial justicenatural history collectionsAttributionBCEENETdigitizationRepresentationcourse-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs)hidden figuresdata democratizationrestorative practice

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