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  1. Calling Bull in an Age of Big Data with R

    Calling Bull in an Age of Big Data with R

    2019-05-29 18:26:11 | Contributor(s): Carrie Diaz Eaton | doi:10.25334/Q4CF3C

    Use the calling bull course to introduce students to data, ethics, visualization, and R.

  2. Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach

    Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach

    2019-05-29 18:10:28 | Contributor(s): Ami Erickson | doi:10.25334/Q4H458

    This laboratory module is a modification of the original published on CourseSource with a focus on plant biology. In the final activity, students conduct a BLAST to compare histone protein sequences between Arabidopsis, moss and yeast.

  3. The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. Introduction to data visualization.

    The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. Introduction to data visualization.

    2019-05-29 03:13:58 | Contributor(s): pamela scheffler | doi:10.25334/Q40F2K

    Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior.. In this module students learn to analyze and present graphic data in ways that simplify interpretation.

  4. Some Figures of the Day for Microbiology

    Some Figures of the Day for Microbiology

    2019-05-28 22:26:54 | Contributor(s): Polly Parks | doi:10.25334/Q4NT8J

    Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown. These are some specifically for microbiology.

  5. Exam Reflective Writing Activities (4 different prompts)

    Exam Reflective Writing Activities (4 different prompts)

    2019-05-28 21:42:48 | Contributor(s): Polly Parks | doi:10.25334/Q4SN01

    This is an extended version of Reflective Writing activities to use before 4 different exams.

  6. Reflective Writing - 2-page handout & Teaching Notes

    Reflective Writing - 2-page handout & Teaching Notes

    2019-05-28 18:19:04 | Contributor(s): Jayme Dyer | doi:10.25334/Q4246M

    This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. Includes Teaching Notes.

  7. Answer Checking - Teaching Notes

    Answer Checking - Teaching Notes

    2019-05-28 18:10:50 | Contributor(s): Jayme Dyer | doi:10.25334/Q45T7T

    I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes. / This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of simple examples.

  8. Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes

    Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes

    2019-05-28 18:05:28 | Contributor(s): Jayme Dyer | doi:10.25334/Q49N0P

    I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
 This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort

  9. Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Introduction - Teaching Notes

    Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Introduction - Teaching Notes

    2019-05-28 17:58:35 | Contributor(s): Jayme Dyer | doi:10.25334/Q4FB3Z

    I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.

  10. Investigating Biomes with BiomeViewer

    Investigating Biomes with BiomeViewer

    2019-05-28 17:53:16 | Contributor(s): Heather Olins | doi:10.25334/Q4K45W

    This interactive classroom activity facilitates student learning about biodiversity through an investigation of biomes (what they are, how they're defined, their global distribution) using a free app called BiomeViewer developed by HHMI BioInteractive.

  11. Plant Defenses and Bioprospecting Mini-case Study

    Plant Defenses and Bioprospecting Mini-case Study

    2019-05-27 18:40:30 | Contributor(s): John Anthony Barone | doi:10.25334/Q4PT7G

    This narrative mini-case study for use in undergraduate ecology courses reviews plant defense theory within the context of bioprospecting. Students learn about factors affecting plant defenses and how to search for bioactive compounds.

  12. Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean

    Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean

    2019-05-27 01:55:45 | Contributor(s): Demian Alexander Willette | doi:10.25334/Q4TM9D

    A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.

  13. The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation

    The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation

    2019-05-27 01:46:18 | Contributor(s): Demian Alexander Willette | doi:10.25334/Q4ZB3M

    This mini-case study guides students through multiple lines of evidence that suggests the most likely sister species to the lake species Sardinella tawilis, the sister species being the marine fish Sardinella hualiensis.

  14. Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology

    Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology

    2019-05-27 00:53:23 | Contributor(s): John Anthony Barone | doi:10.25334/Q43178

    This mini-case study provides undergraduate ecology students with experience in how to read climate diagrams and how to put them together. The activity includes a discussion of actual and potential evapotranspiration.

  15. Avida-ED Lab Book

    Avida-ED Lab Book

    2019-05-24 16:32:54 | Contributor(s): Robert T Pennock, Louise Mead, Wendy Johnson, Amy Lark, Jim Smith, Cory Kohn | doi:10.25334/Q4CJ1N

    Avida-ED activities, modified for the Argentina 2019 Avida-ED Workshop, presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

  16. Movement: Nature's Flying Machines

    Movement: Nature's Flying Machines

    2019-05-23 22:47:15 | Contributor(s): Blake Cahill, Anna Monfils, Debra Linton | doi:10.25334/Q4P165

    In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.

  17. Investigating Human Impacts on Hawaiian Fishpond Ecology

    Investigating Human Impacts on Hawaiian Fishpond Ecology

    2019-05-22 22:41:55 | Contributor(s): Michelle Phillips | doi:10.25334/Q4TQ82

    Examining water quality (including fertilizer residue, nutrients, soil erosion, and invasive plants) on a Hawaiian fishpond ecosystem.

  18. Investigating the Ecology of Mosquitoes and Birds in Hawaii

    Investigating the Ecology of Mosquitoes and Birds in Hawaii

    2019-05-22 22:33:20 | Contributor(s): Michelle Phillips | doi:10.25334/Q4ZF28

    Examining biotic and abiotic environmental factors explain the historic, present, and future prevalence and range of avian malaria in Hawaii. The activity also asks how this affects local endangered bird populations.

  19. AVIDA exercise on the role of mutation in evolution

    AVIDA exercise on the role of mutation in evolution

    2019-05-21 20:00:44 | Contributor(s): William Beachly | doi:10.25334/Q46X75

    A tested exercise at the college freshmen level using AVIDA-Ed to generate and test a hypothesis about the relationship between mutation rate and the probability of evolving a useful function in which students pool and analyze data from their simulations.

  20. Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview

    Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview

    2019-05-21 19:59:11 | Contributor(s): Paige F.B. Ferguson | doi:10.25334/Q4BQ8Q

    This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.