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    Climate Change Connections
    This module is composed of three related activities that introduce students to climate change's complexity from a conceptual standpoint. In the first activity, students work in small groups to...

    Keywords: interdisciplinaryclimate changeconcept mapping

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    Breaking It Down: What Factors Control Microbial Decomposition Rates?
    Demonstrating and modeling changes in ecosystem processes in the laboratory classroom can be logistically difficult and expensive. This complexity often leaves little time for students to generate...

    Keywords: data analysishypothesis testingdata visualizationdata managementMicrobial RespirationDecompostionAbiotic ConditionsResults Communication

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    Introductory Data Science Pipeline Activity – Yellow Fever and Global Precipitation
    Students follow the steps of a tiny data science project from start to finish. They are given a research question "Are the number of cases of yellow fever associated with global average...

    Keywords: graphinghypothesis testingdata scienceData-based inquiry in the classroomglobal healthdata science educationyellow fever

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    Learn Biological Sciences and Environmental Science through biodiversity and pollution
    Biodiversity or biological diversity is the variety of and variability of biological life on Earth. Biodiversity is existing due to variation among living organisms from different sources air,...

    Keywords: databiologydata scienceBiodiversityclimateenvironmental scienceSpeciespollutionanalyze data

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    Graphing Techniques for Introductory Microbiology
    This module will introduce the introductory microbiology students to graphing skills to visualize and interpret the data to investigate the effect of environmental factor (temperature) on bacterial...

    Keywords: data analysisgraphinggraph interpretationdata interpretationmicrobiologySTEM educationtemperaturegroup workBEDENet FMNbacterial growth

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    Climate Change’s Impact on Sea Level Rise in a Coastal Marsh Over 20 Years
    In this lesson, students will learn about increasing sea level rise and the direct impacts coastal marshes are facing as a result. Students will learn the importance of coastal marshes, tidal...

    Keywords: climate changewetlandsSea level rise and coastal resilienceCoastal wetlandssalt marshneap tidesspring tides

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    Learn Biological Sciences and Chemistry through cellular transport and concentration ( online and hands-on)
    Osmosis is a process by which by which solvent move from a region of lower solute concentration to region of higher solute concentration through a semi-permeable membrane. Cells utilize the process...

    Keywords: statisticsdata analysisbiologycell biologyconcentrationskillscellchemistryOsmosisSpectrophotometersolutionsolutesolvent

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    How Luxury and Legacy Effects Shape Urban Avifauna in Los Angeles, California
    Is L.A.’s bird population shaped by historic redlining and income inequality? This lesson will introduce luxury and legacy effects hypotheses as they relate to urban avifauna in LA neighborhoods....

    Keywords: ANCOVASimple Linear Regressionurban ecologyredliningavian ecology

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    OpenLab - free project-sharing platform
    We're happy to share with you this new, free project-sharing platform created by a group of Wesleyan University teachers, students, and alums: https://openlab.studio/

    Keywords: Presentationdisseminationproject-sharing

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    Pennies to The Moon Data Byte Series
    This series of Rbyte activities explores the concept of debunking using Fermi Estimation, R, and ChatGPT.

    Keywords: RprogrammingOpen SourceOpen Sciencedata literacycalling bullProgramming practiceFermi EstimationChatGPTGoogle CoLab

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    What is a species? Using DNA barcodes to identify species and determine insect responses to global warming
    Combining ecology, molecular tools and physiology, students investigate insect adaptation to temperatures along tropical mountains. Students integrate species concepts, DNA barcoding and thermal...

    Keywords: global warmingbeetleBiological species conceptCephaloleiacrticial thermal maximumcryptic specieselevational gradientsthermal limitstropical insectsZingiberales

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    Implementing an online module on microbe-plant interactions in the context of ecological disturbance for Microbiology and Biochemistry courses in India
    This module explores tropical forest gap dynamics and helps students develop hypotheses about climate-related changes in plant-microbial interactions and was implemented in Microbiology and...

    Keywords: data analysisscientific methoddata interpretationdisturbance ecologyexperiential learningCarbon sequestration in tropical rainforestPlant Microbial interactionsCanopy GapUndergraduate MicrobiologyNational Education Policy 2020

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    When food gets scarce: how plant-pollinator interactions will shift under global change
    In this lesson, students review plant-pollinator interactions and global change concepts. Next, students interpret graphs of pollinator visitation data to Scarlet Gilia. Then, students view and...

    Keywords: mutualismsgraph interpretationCommunity Ecologyplantsfmnglobal changepollinatorsBioGraphIrepresentation in STEM

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    Student Activities to Accompany BioTA Podcast Episode 23: Chocolate Is Life
    This instructional resource provides three activities to accompany a podcast on chocolate, including critical reading of primary literature and a focus on social justice and equity issues. The...

    Keywords: ecologyPodcastsocial justicepollinationChocolateCacao

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    Modeling Soil Fluxes with NEON Data
    This activity is an exploratory activity to understand rates of change of soil carbon dioxide in different ecosystems using data provided by the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON,...

    Keywords: modelingdata analysisplant/soil/water interactions

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    Learning Journal Assignment on Learning Spaces
    Learning Spaces are the zones where interaction between students & students and students & professor occurs. The learning spaces are of two types major learning space and minor...

    Keywords: mathematicsactive learningstembiologyeducatorsfaculty developmentenvironmental sciencephysicschemistrysciencecritical thinkingFacultyTeachers traininglearning spaceteacher professional development

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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...

    Keywords: tropical forestsbiodiversity structureAtlantic forestfunctional traitshybrid ecosystems

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    Implementing an online module about the implications of gold mining in the Amazonian rainforest for a community college ecology course
    This online module describes the implications of gold mining in the Amazon Rainforest, introduces students to ecological concepts, and explores human-environment connections. The implementation...
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    Implementing an online module about acoustic biodiversity monitoring in the tropics for use in an undergraduate course
    This implementation plan for an online module organizes activities for understanding physical concepts and biological considerations regarding acoustic monitoring, and provides a Spanish version of...

    Keywords: Biodiversityconservation biologyTropical ecologyacoustic monitoring

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    SIMIODE Spring 2024 Webinars - Insightmaker
    We discuss the use of the FREE system dynamics software Insightmaker (https://insightmaker.com/) in a first course in Ordinary Differential Equations (with a modeling emphasis).

    Keywords: modelingsimulationSoftwarepythonsystemsInsightMakerflowCategory Theorystockstock-flow

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