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    Using Undergraduate Molecular Biology Labs to Discover Targets of miRNAs in Humans
    Incorporating authentic research experiences into undergraduate labs, while shown to be particularly effective at engaging and retaining students in STEM majors, can be difficult to accomplish...
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    Using IPAT to Measure Urban Sustainability
    Urban sustainability can be complicated to measure because sustainability means different things to different people. This challenge can be partially overcome through adoption of a guiding...
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    Using Images of Foraging Leaf-Cutter Ants to Teach Linear Regression
    This lesson offers students a realistic, open-inquiry research experience, even when lab or field research is not possible. We first introduce students to leaf-cutter ants and how they forage. Then...
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    BioMap Degree Plan: A project to guide students in exploring, defining, and building a plan to achieve career goals
    Traditional college students begin their academic journey with a variety of ideas about the careers they might ultimately pursue. Some students have always known what they want to do, some have...
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    The Case of the Missing Strawberries: RFLP analysis
    While solving the fictional mystery of the missing strawberries, students are engaged in a guided-inquiry lesson featuring small-group and class discussions, hands-on activities, and laboratory...
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    Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)- adapted to provide greater autonomy for students in an upper level class
    This module adaption focuses on the interplay between winds, ocean upwelling, and marine productivity. Students are able to select and download their own data and compare results among different...
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    Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE)
    In this module, students will practice answering a specific question about how climate change has affected flowering date in American elm trees. Students can then practice on a species of their own...
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    Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)
    This module introduces students to the concepts of Ekman transport, eastern boundary currents, and upwelling, while learning how to find a location on a map using latitude and longitude, how to...
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    Navigating Bacterial Changes in Aging Organisms: Graphs, Patterns, and Models
    Aging is an incredibly important area of research, and recent biological advances implicate the intestines in aging pathologies. Given that the gut harbors an immense amount of an organism’s...
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    Implementing an online module about plant functional traits in the context of restoration ecology for an undergraduate class in Brazil.
    This resource describes my experience in implementing this OCELOTS module in a Functional Trait-based Restoration class for undergraduate majors in the Forest Sciences Department / Escola Superior...
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    Bacteria to Brains in Backyard Coyotes: An Interdisciplinary Pedagogical Case Study
    Our interdisciplinary pedagogical case study explores the differences between rural and urban coyotes at the levels of organismal and community ecology. The focus is on how coyotes’ gut microbiomes...
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    Functional trait-based restoration. Can hybrid restoration enhance invasion resistance and ecosystem services?
    A hybrid restoration experiment in Hilo, Hawaiʻi, in an area of high biocultural conservation value, that address the ecological and philosophical issues involved in conducting restoration with a...
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    Snapshot Serengeti Online Lab
    Snapshot Serengeti is a fully online inquiry-based lab that uses real camera-trap data from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to explore themes of tropical ecology and animal behavior.
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    Healing the scars: Tropical rainforest carbon cycling. Does it matter which tree species you plant?
    This online module explores how differences in traits of tropical tree species translate into differential effects on the carbon cycle, integrating ecological information across scales and the...
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    Healing the scars: Implementing an online module about tropical rainforest carbon cycling in an undergraduate majors ecology course
    This resource provides a guide to classroom implementation of a Gala module focused on tropical carbon cycling. I adapted the module to include a discussion of the importance of carbon cycling in...
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    2016-Spayd-Puckett- A Three-Fold Approach to the Heat Equation - Data Modeling Numerics
    This article describes our modeling approach to teaching the one-dimensional heat (diffusion) equation in a one-semester undergraduate partial differential equations course.
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    Who’s That Speci-Mon? Using PokémonTM to Understand Biological Terminology Using Greek and Latin Roots
    We set out to create a fun and engaging activity using recognizable fictional characters, so students get a chance to practice using Greek and Latin roots to create binomial names. Students in...
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    2017-Andrew_Lewis-Introduction_to_Differential_Equations_for_Smart_Kids
    The author addresses the question, "If I do not teach all of the usual techniques and tricks for solving differential equations, what do I replace it with?" in a number of wonderful ways.
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    Using the Project EDDIE Sustainability Metrics module in Exploring Earth
    Students use GapMinder, an interactive data exploration and visualization tool, to assess human impact on Earth systems. Using the impact = population x affluence x technology (IPAT) framework...
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    A Muscular Dystrophy Case Study Illustrating the Phenotypic Effects of Mutation
    Mutations in genes can lead to a variety of phenotypes, including various human diseases. Students often understand that a particular mutation in a single gene causes a disease phenotype, but it is...
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