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  1. An Introduction to the R Programming Environment

    An Introduction to the R Programming Environment

    2021-06-02 15:50:07 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): K. A. Garrett, P. D. Esker, A. H. Sparks | doi:10.25334/8TA3-AZ37

    An online module introducing students and biologists to R, published in American Phytopathological Society

  2. Sequence Similarity: Introducing Biological Databases to Community College Biology Students

    Sequence Similarity: Introducing Biological Databases to Community College Biology Students

    2021-06-01 23:46:49 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jennifer Katcher | doi:10.25334/1EAH-3E24

    This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.

  3. Developing a phylogram from computational resources.

    Developing a phylogram from computational resources.

    2021-06-01 21:58:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Melanie Lenahan, Shea Cinquemani | doi:10.25334/DP07-5Q37

    This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.

  4. Single Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

    Single Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)

    2021-06-01 02:20:17 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Peter M. Smyntek | doi:10.25334/EYP0-4F13

    This swirl lesson introduces students to theoretical and practical concepts about single-factor ANOVA analysis and an approach to conduct this type of analysis using R.

  5. Making Predictions with Linear Models: A Murder Mystery Case Study

    Making Predictions with Linear Models: A Murder Mystery Case Study

    2021-05-31 17:57:06 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Miranda Chen Musgrove | doi:10.25334/3BW4-YR61

    This Swirl lesson will introduce two main concepts to students: 1) the idea of uncertainty around linear slopes versus individual values and 2) predicting values using linear models.

  6. Introductory Video and worksheets on Module 1 and 2 on "Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and under the hood..."

    Introductory Video and worksheets on Module 1 and 2 on "Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and under the hood..."

    2021-05-31 17:21:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Alice Tarun | doi:10.25334/RSKV-D240

    The video walks the students to complete Module 1 and 2 on Sequence Similarly and Alignment adapted from Tapprich (2019) and Hudson Alpha that teaches these modules within the context of the SARS-COVID 2 virus.

  7. Understanding Action Potential and Frequency Coding using Scientist Spotlight and Data Nuggets

    Understanding Action Potential and Frequency Coding using Scientist Spotlight and Data Nuggets

    2021-05-28 23:33:37 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Pratima Jindal, Sheela Vemu | doi:10.25334/0WWH-BW25

    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 and to integrate primary literature.

  8. Macromolecular math

    Macromolecular math

    2021-05-24 16:24:41 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Keith A. Johnson | doi:10.25334/SY28-W488

    This worksheet was developed for use in an introductory biology course to review the chemical bonds and structure of biological macromolecules. A nutritional label is provided to illustrate that we consume macromolecules in our foods.

  9. Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R (Project EDDIE) for Advanced GIS class

    Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R (Project EDDIE) for Advanced GIS class

    2021-05-20 18:19:31 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kristen Brubaker | doi:10.25334/GP5E-SZ60

    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.

  10. Advanced Student Molecular Case Study Authorship Scaffolded Project and Rubric

    Advanced Student Molecular Case Study Authorship Scaffolded Project and Rubric

    2021-05-20 15:38:29 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kasandra Riley (She/Her) | doi:10.25334/78SN-8668

    Instructions, assignment prompts, and a rubric for assessing advanced undergraduate authorship of molecular case studies

  11. Happy Blue Baby: MCQs for large classes

    Happy Blue Baby: MCQs for large classes

    2021-05-18 23:54:51 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): "KP" Kristen Procko | doi:10.25334/8ETN-K437

    Multiple choice questions for the Happy Blue Baby case study pre-work

  12. Comparative Landscape Ecology Project using RStudio Cloud (Project EDDIE)

    Comparative Landscape Ecology Project using RStudio Cloud (Project EDDIE)

    2021-05-17 19:32:21 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Ferguson | doi:10.25334/ECG0-2X66

    This modified version incorporates the use of RStudio Cloud for easier remote instruction, and culminates in an exploratory project comparing the influence of patch metrics on vegetation health for two sites in the National Ecological Observatory Network.

  13. Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)

    Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)

    2021-05-17 17:38:19 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrew Haveles | doi:10.25334/A4MK-1A96

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

  14. Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Adapted to add scientific notation review

    Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Adapted to add scientific notation review

    2021-05-16 15:12:03 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Andrea Huntoon | doi:10.25334/Y3RJ-2X71

    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. The adaptation has added a review of scientific notation.

  15. A Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Danielle Brown

    A Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Danielle Brown

    2021-05-15 23:51:42 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Merrie Renee Richardson | doi:10.25334/A6XN-7452

    A Scientist Spotlight-style assignment designed to introduce students to themes of quantitative biology, field research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Includes Teaching Notes, sample assignments, and link to video interview.

  16. Lichen Niches and Distributions Lab Activity

    Lichen Niches and Distributions Lab Activity

    2021-05-14 21:36:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jessica Coyle | doi:10.25334/SBG4-RM36

    This is a 2-part lab activity based on the EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project: Lichens in Diverse Landscapes. Students conduct field surveys of lichen abundance near their homes and explore large-scale geospatial data on lichens and the environment.

  17. Exploring EnvironmenATL Justice with Data Analytics and Visualization

    Exploring EnvironmenATL Justice with Data Analytics and Visualization

    2021-05-14 21:23:10 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Ethell Vereen | doi:10.25334/D0EN-0R77

    Basic data handling and data analysis skills are introduced to visualize and analyze ‘big data.’ Environmental justice is introduced to give students an understanding of tools and strategies to explore while developing advocacy and communication skills.

  18. Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project

    2021-05-14 20:10:48 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Jane Dell | doi:10.25334/MRR2-3E40

    This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field data, to better understand how lichens respond to changes

  19. Exploring Connections between Low Albedo, Urban Heat Islands and Social Justice

    Exploring Connections between Low Albedo, Urban Heat Islands and Social Justice

    2021-05-14 18:50:44 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Denise Piechnik | doi:10.25334/40CF-Q206

    This exercise explores circumstances of urban heat islands in the United States using spatial data, including an exploration of heat island solutions.

  20. Students examine the diversity of human cell sizes and number using scientific notation

    Students examine the diversity of human cell sizes and number using scientific notation

    2021-05-14 16:59:02 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Kimberly McClure | doi:10.25334/F06P-JX80

    In this powerpoint, several of the resources from the published module 'Sizes, Scales and Specialization' are used to create a mini-module that has students examine the size and abundance of different human cell types using scientific notation.