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    Keep It Shrimple: An Adaptable Student-Driven Research Project for the Introductory Biology Laboratory
    A challenge in introductory biology laboratory courses is to provide students with authentic, engaging research opportunities that allow them to take ownership of their experiments. We present a...

    Keywords: hypothesis testingexperimental designanimal behaviorbrine shrimp

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    Understanding the Importance of Microtubules in Normal Cell Division: Chemotherapy Connection
    In introductory courses, students learn about microtubules as important structures but may not engage in a hands-on experience to localize microtubules themselves or to learn about their connection...

    Keywords: cancerCell DivisionimmunofluorescenceMicrotubulesAntibodies

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    Causes and consequences of resisting herbivory: How long-lived plants avoid damage from diverse short-lived insect herbivores
    This module guides students through decades-long studies of tropical plant-insect interactions to elucidate the ecology and evolution of plant defenses while encouraging students to consider the...
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    Designing a High Quality and Accessible Scientific Poster
    The aim of this project is to help undergraduates understand the importance of making their research accessible to a wide audience and to practice this idea by deliberately designing a scientific...

    Keywords: Accessibilityscientific poster

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    Promoting Interleaved and Spaced Practice in Anatomy and Physiology Students
    Students' academic performance in college can be impacted by varying background experiences and skill levels. This article describes a lesson designed for undergraduate Anatomy and Physiology...

    Keywords: Anatomical Terms and DirectionInterleaved PracticeStudy StrategiesSpaced Practice

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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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    A Customizable Inquiry-Based Statistics Teaching Application for Introductory Biology Students
    Building strong quantitative skills prepares undergraduate biology students for successful careers in science and medicine. While math and statistics anxiety can negatively impact student learning...

    Keywords: introductory biologyQuantitative reasoningInclusive teachingauthentic inquiryInferential statisticsInstructional scaffolding

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    Module 1: Discovering Your Family's “Botanical History.”
    We all know that understanding family history is important to understanding our place in the world. To help students learn to appreciate plants, this activity will connect family memories to...

    Keywords: botanyherbariumPlant awareness disparityfamily history

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    Module 2: Opening Your Eyes to the Diversity of Plants
    This activity picks up from Module 1 where students chose the plant they wanted to represent their botanical history. In that module, they each identified their plant’s family and were given its...

    Keywords: botanyPlant diversityLand plantsembryophytes

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    Marsh Madness: Using Video Games and a Case Study to Explore Food Webs and Ecosystem Services in Carpinteria Salt Marsh Reserve
    As the complexity and interconnectedness of our world increases, we are continually expected to be capable of complex, non-linear thinking in order to successfully tackle and solve the challenges...

    Keywords: food webssystems thinkingGame Based LearningEcosystem Servicessocio-ecological networks

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    Evaluation of DEIJ practices in learning spaces
    Our Accelerating Systemic Change Network (ASCN) Working Group 5 is a group which focuses on DEIJ - Diversity, Equity, Inclusive and Justice. Taking into account the evolution of learning...

    Keywords: stemassessmentUndergraduatescienceFacultyriosDEIJASCNlearning space

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    RIOS Working Group - Debunking the Myth that Race is Biological
    This RIOS Working Group grant funding compensated Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) students for creating curricular materials that could be used to debunk the myth that race is biological....

    Keywords: geneticsbiology teachingraceOpen Pedagogyantiracismrios fundedRIOS Working Group

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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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    Between a rock and a hard place. What can turning rocks tell us about land-use change impacts on animals living in a rock outcrop?
    Unique rock outcrops in the Western Ghats biodiversity hotspot in India provide a setting that challenges students to develop a study to assess the impact of land-use change on threatened animals...

    Keywords: conservationagricultureland useamphibianstropicalbiodiversity losslateritic outcropopen natural ecosystemsreptilesrocks

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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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    Constructing Phylogenies using Herbarium Specimens
    This lab is intended as an introduction to a plant systematics course. Students work in groups of two to apply what they have learned about plant structures to develop a character matrix based on a...

    Keywords: botanyphylogenyherbariumdistance learningPlant systematicscharacter matrix

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    Exploring Coyote Morphology: Introduction to Research and Study Design
    This module is designed as a first foray for freshman-level (novice undergraduate) students into science literacy, research design, and use of museum resources in research activities. The module...

    Keywords: statisticsnatural history museumsdistance learningscience literacyStudy Designintraspecific variation

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    Is everything bigger in Texas? Introduction to Statistics with the Rock Pocket Mouse (Chaetodipus intermedius)
    Natural history museums often contain large collections of the same species and therefore, are a resource for studying intraspecific variation. This module uses 172 images of rock pocket mouse...

    Keywords: statisticsnatural history museumsdistance learningStudy Designintraspecific variation

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    5-026-Evictions-ModelingScenario
    In this project, students develop two SIS models to study eviction trends in a population of non-homeowner households using an actual eviction rate. Students can calculate solutions, sketch the...

    Keywords: carrying capacitycompartmentevictionhomeownerSIS modelhomelessness

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