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    Go Extinct! An Award-Winning Evolution Game That Teaches Tree-Thinking as Students Pursue the Winning Strategy
    Evolutionary trees communicate both the diversity and unity of life, a central and important scientific concept, as highlighted by the Vision and Change undergraduate biology education movement....

    Keywords: phylogeneticsnatural historyBiodiversitycladogramCommon ancestorEvolutionary treeLand vertebratesMonophyletic cladeTetrapods

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    Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies
    Interpreting experimental results is a key part of evidence-based reasoning. However, it is challenging for students to synthesize data from multiple sources to reach their own conclusions. As...

    Keywords: pre-healthphysiologyScience Communicationscientific literacyScientific Processconventional wisdomscientific methods

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    In-Class Workshops to Teach Introductory Biology Students about Undergraduate Research
    Decades of evidence support the premise that undergraduate research experiences are valuable endeavors for science students; however, a lack of knowledge about research and how to get involved can...

    Keywords: undergraduate research experiencesActive Learning WorkshopsResearch PreparationEquity in Research

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    Multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics
    A set of 157 multiple choice quiz questions for biostatistics courses, organized and searchable by 18 concepts/skills.

    Keywords: quizbiostatistics - general

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    1-007-AntTunnelBuilding-ModelingScenario
    We pose the prospect of modeling just how long an ant takes to build a tunnel. With a bit of guidance students produce a model for the time it takes to build a tunnel of length x into the side of a...

    Keywords: Spanishhormigatúnelanttunnel

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    Graphing and mapping patterns of air quality in Los Angeles, California through an environmental justice lens.
    Air quality is an environmental issue that impacts everyone in Los Angeles. This activity presents current popular press articles about air pollution and environmental justice and maps and graphs...
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    Using IF-AT (Immediate Feedback Assessment Technique) Forms for Collaborative Activities
    Presentation on IF-AT Forms at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop
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    Leaping Lemur Life History
    This interrupted case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) Life History chapter. Students practice calculating life history...
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    Using Grassy Narrows in a Live Classroom with Clicker Questions and Interactive Histogram: Sampling Distributions, Probability, and Hypothesis Testing
    Students are introduced to concepts of sampling distributions, p-values, and hypothesis testing. Using both simulated and real data for methylmercury level in fish populations, students will...

    Keywords: statisticsmathematicsbiostatisticsecologybiologygraphingp-valuest-testshypothesis testingin-class activityZoologymercury biogeochemistrybiostatistics - generalfish populationqbccBiogeochemical cyclesInterpret graphsConcepts in StatisticsElementary Hypothesis TestingMethylmercurydamsBioaccumulationtraditional dietsmercurymercury poisoningnative peopleindigenous populationCanadahydroelectricexplaining statisticsusing statisticsMake probability calculations

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    Hands-On, Hands-Off: The Community College Genomics (ComGen) Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience
    Science is a process of discovery where failure is inherent and iteration is necessary, yet instructors often teach the scientific process as if it is a controlled, highly supervised, confirmatory...

    Keywords: geneticssequencingDNAbacterium

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    You and Your Oral Microflora: Introducing non-biology majors to their “forgotten organ”
    With limited time available for laboratory activities, introductory science courses for non-science majors typically use the laboratory period to reinforce material that was previously presented...

    Keywords: bacteriamicrobiomeBLASTmicrobesDNA replicationPolymerase chain reaction (PCR)

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    Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales
    How wide is the size range of living beings, from "big" to "too small to see"? Students will collect and compare measurements from 3D specimens within the metric system by multiplying or dividing...

    Keywords: paleontologyBiodiversitytechnology in biologynatural history collectionsmiddle grades (4-9)3D models3D printingWhole Numbers & Place ValueMIDDLE SCHOOL MATH#NGSSscientific measurementscale and proportions

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    Data is the New Science - Modified and combined with Following the Data Module
    In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply...

    Keywords: data in the classroombiodiversity informaticsnatural history collection

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    Working with Datasets in R swirl
    The goal of this lesson is to learn how to import datasets into R, understand variable types, make adjustments to variables, perform basic calculations, and begin data visualization. The exercise...

    Keywords: graphingRStudioclimate change datatidyverseWorking with datasets

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    Bad Science: Exploring the unethical research behind a putative memory supplement
    As members of society, students must be able to evaluate scientific claims across a wide variety of media to make sound decisions about health and wellness. However, students - and most members of...

    Keywords: bioethicsevaluationPseudoscienceRecognizing bad scienceScience process skills

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    A 360˚ View of COVID-19
    In March 2020, institutions underwent a massive transition to distance learning as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so little time to devise new materials to maximize learning in the new...

    Keywords: geneticsImmunologyBiochemistrybioinformaticsmolecular evolutionpublic healthvirusCOVID19

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    A virtual laboratory on cell division using a publicly-available image database
    Cell division is a key concept in cell biology. While there are many popular activities to teach students the stages of mitosis, most make use of simple schematics, cartoons, or textbook diagrams....

    Keywords: image analysismicroscopymitosisCellular Processes

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    Understanding Action Potential and Frequency Coding using Scientist Spotlight and Data Nuggets
    The main crux of this activity is to integrate three existing frameworks including ideas of the Scientist Spotlight Initiative, build and solidify the quantitative reasoning skills in our students...
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    Data Ethics
    Data ethics and the use of digital data

    Keywords: data scienceresearch ethicsdata ethics

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    Investigating the Ecology of West Nile Virus in the United States
    TIEE Module- How do biotic and abiotic environmental factors explain the historic, present, and future prevalence and range of West Nile Virus (WNV) in the US?
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