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  1. Collections Education Coffee Break Series Episode One: What Can We Learn From an Insect Specimen Label?

    Collections Education Coffee Break Series Episode One: What Can We Learn From an Insect Specimen Label?

    2021-04-26 18:41:18 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): M. Anne Basham | doi:10.25334/8PKV-KX20

    In the first episode of the Collections Education Coffee Break Series we speak with Anne Basham from SCAN and the Biodiversity Outreach Network. ...

  2. Science of Sorting

    Science of Sorting

    2021-04-22 22:27:16 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Julia Robinson, Margaret t Liechty, Ashley Kramer | doi:10.25334/E4PB-4V21

    Children possess an innate curiosity about the natural world. This Discovery Trunk explores the topic of sorting, or classification, in the study of life science.

  3. Hewlett Foundation - Bates Final Evaluation Report 2021

    Hewlett Foundation - Bates Final Evaluation Report 2021

    2021-04-20 18:11:58 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robin Taylor | doi:10.25334/HK4Y-NF40

    Evaluation findings of Hewlett Foundation award to Bates College

  4. Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Using Relative Proportions and Scientific Notation to Highlight the Diversity of Cell Types

    Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Using Relative Proportions and Scientific Notation to Highlight the Diversity of Cell Types

    2021-04-16 03:03:55 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Heather Seitz, Jillian Marie Miller, Joseph Esquibel | doi:10.25334/9AS3-YP24

    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.

  5. Highlights of the Hewlett-Foundation Grant Award to Bates College (February 2021)

    Highlights of the Hewlett-Foundation Grant Award to Bates College (February 2021)

    2021-04-13 17:42:45 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robin Taylor | doi:10.25334/JEB1-2W13

    End-of grant highlights of the Hewlett-Foundation grant award to Bates College: Supporting more equitable and sustainable open education across STEM

  6. Study Findings to Understand Students' Perceptions of OEP/OER

    Study Findings to Understand Students' Perceptions of OEP/OER

    2021-04-13 17:27:16 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Robin Taylor | doi:10.25334/H424-PE53

    The purpose of this study is to explore the relationships for students’ perceptions of OER, efficacy of course constructs, course achievement, and demographic characteristics.

  7. Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry (Project EDDIE)

    Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry (Project EDDIE)

    2021-04-11 14:18:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Allison W. Jacobel | doi:10.25334/VXZR-3049

    This module guides students in an examination of how surface ocean productivity relates to global climate on glacial-interglacial timescales and how the availability of ocean nutrients can be correlated with changes in productivity.

  8. NEON_PDSI

    NEON_PDSI

    2021-04-10 19:25:40 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Peter VanZandt | doi:10.25334/DF7F-7383

    Users access and manipulate drought data and visualize these data to learn about historical drought patterns.

  9. Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE)

    Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE)

    2021-04-10 04:22:57 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Pamela Freeman | doi:10.25334/ZR5C-P819

    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 interest.

  10. Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE)

    Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE)

    2021-04-10 04:12:27 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Emily Mohl | doi:10.25334/DK88-XJ12

    This activity explores the question: which species will be most affected by temperature changes, and how will changes in the phenology of one species affect its interaction with others as the climate warms.

  11. Plate Tectonics: GPS Data, Boundary Zones, and Earthquake Hazards (Project EDDIE)

    Plate Tectonics: GPS Data, Boundary Zones, and Earthquake Hazards (Project EDDIE)

    2021-04-10 04:00:00 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Christopher Berg, Julie Elliott, Beth Pratt-Sitaula | doi:10.25334/JQCR-9053

    Students work with high precision GPS data to explore how motion near a plate boundary is distributed over a larger region and hypothesize the area over which boundary-related earthquake hazards might exist. Primary emphasis is strike-slip regions.

  12. Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R (Project EDDIE)

    Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R (Project EDDIE)

    2021-04-10 03:39:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kyla M. Dahlin | doi:10.25334/9MCH-JE87

    Students will explore different possible abiotic drivers of plant growth, defined as greenness and height. In the final step, students will analyze data from around the United States and consider macroscale patterns of vegetation controls.

  13. Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)

    Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)

    2021-04-10 03:32:30 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Natalie Hunt | doi:10.25334/45GE-8479

    In this module, students will use an analytical framework with publicly available data to formulate questions, analyze data, and report metrics of sustainability.

  14. Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)

    Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)

    2021-04-10 03:07:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alanna Lecher, April Watson | doi:10.25334/5JM5-7663

    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 build and interpret a wind rose plot in Excel.

  15. “Leveling Up” In Your Favorite Video Game Math Modeling Activity

    “Leveling Up” In Your Favorite Video Game Math Modeling Activity

    2021-04-03 23:39:43 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Virginia Parkman, Cameron Cook, Greg Wiggins, Suzanne Lenhart | doi:10.25334/7YAW-RD51

    Students write linear equations that represent their model for solving a problem about playing video games.

  16. Running the Same Pace During a Marathon

    Running the Same Pace During a Marathon

    2021-04-03 23:38:47 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Cameron Cook, Greg Wiggins, Suzanne Lenhart | doi:10.25334/BGTE-WT29

    This activity uses Algebra concepts for simple models using long distance running as an example.

  17. Regression: Tree Rings and Measuring Things

    Regression: Tree Rings and Measuring Things

    2021-04-03 23:37:39 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Greg Wiggins, Suzanne Lenhart | doi:10.25334/C4R8-ZN66

    Students develop scatter plots of growth rings by tree diameters and determine the equation of their best fit line.

  18. Modeling an Ironman Race

    Modeling an Ironman Race

    2021-04-03 23:36:14 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Cameron Cook, Greg Wiggins, Suzanne Lenhart | doi:10.25334/TX6Y-ZN14

    In this activity students create a model that represents an Ironman race.

  19. Fungus Among Us!

    Fungus Among Us!

    2021-04-03 23:35:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kelly Sturner, Suzanne Lenhart, Courtney Patterson | doi:10.25334/4PXY-VQ76

    This game introduces the idea of how fungi and plants can work together in a symbiotic relationship.

  20. 3-D Printing Models of Cell Organelles and Flowers

    3-D Printing Models of Cell Organelles and Flowers

    2021-04-03 23:34:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Suzanne Lenhart, Kelly Sturner | doi:10.25334/TYPF-9324

    This hands-on module features active learning using 3-D printing technology to teach middle school students about physical scientific models and cell organelles.