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Exploring Health Inequities and Redlining
30 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Mulcahy
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
For this assignment, students will investigate relationships between historic redlining data and modern statistics of human health.
Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests
28 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alida Janmaat1, Pete Kaslik2, Randall LaRue Moser Jr, Kevin David Simpson, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo3
1. University of the Fraser Valley 2. Pierce College 3. Alfred University
Students are introduced to concepts of hypothesis testing using elementary hypothesis tests, t-tests, and p-values as they compare a given fish population for methylmercury levels (using real and...
Data on Dead Zones and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Benjamin Negrete, Jr.
27 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang1, Benjamin Negrete, Jr.2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
In this lesson, students plot data and interpret graphs of the metabolic responses of fish to hypoxic conditions. Then, students view and reflect on an interview with fish ecophysiologist Benjamin...
Maintenance of Phenotypic Polymorphism and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Swanne Gordon
08 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert E Furrow
University of California, Davis
In this lesson students interpret graphical evidence of frequency-dependent selection in the wood tiger moth, then make long-term evolutionary predictions. They then read and reflect on an...
Coyote Habituation and a Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Schell
25 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
Dr. Christopher Schell is an ecologist who uses a variety of techniques to study mammalian carnivores in urban areas. This scientist spotlight uses graphs from his study on parental habituation to...
Inquiry-based hypothesis testing using phylogenetic trees in MEGA
17 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristin Hultgren
A key learning objective in biology is applying bioinformatics tools to test a real-life question. These inquiry-based modules have students assemble and align data, and construct simple...
Sequence Similarity: A Quick Introduction to Bioconductor
04 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Derek Edward Sollberger
UC Merced School of Natural Sciences
Following the Sequence Similarity exercises by Kleinschmit, et al., this tutorial will guide students in using the Bioconductor suite of R packages to likewise compute sequence similarity.
24 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
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...
20 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Oyster Restoration Success and Water Quality in the James and Rappahannock Rivers of Virginia
12 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia L. Josephs
This QUBES lesson uses statistical analysis to test whether or not oyster restoration sites in Virginia are successfully increasing the number of oysters and whether or not water quality is...
Ingestion of Microplastics by Coral
By Alyssa Hoekstra
QUBES lesson on ingestion of microplastics by coral. Lesson will give environmental background and then use R for hands-on statistical analyses, followed by critical thinking questions.
Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Urbanization: Exploring urbanization’s effect on leaf litter decomposition in six streams of Puerto Rico using R
11 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John McIntosh
Virginia Commonwealth University
Urbanization effects stream ecosystems by introducing pollutants to the streams.. This has detrimental effects on the life of the streams such as the aquatic macroinvertebrates who are in charge of...
A Little Off The Top: The Effects Of Mountiantop Removal Mining On Salamanders
By Brian Tyler Dagliano
This lesson will provide an explanation of mountaintop removal mining, and potential harms associated with it. Then the lesson will move into a statistical analysis of salamanders living in streams...
Exploring global reef health and human population using correlation and simple linear regression
10 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Sale
In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between reef cover and human disturbance. Students will manipulate a large dataset and perform normality tests, data transformations,...
Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Using Relative Proportions and Scientific Notation to Highlight the Diversity of Cell Types
15 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Seitz1, Jillian Marie Miller2, Joseph Esquibel3
1. Johnson County Community College 2. Roane State Community College 3. Lansing Community College
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.
“Leveling Up” In Your Favorite Video Game Math Modeling Activity
03 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Virginia Parkman1, Cameron Cook2, Greg Wiggins3, Suzanne Lenhart4
1. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 2. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 4. University of Tennessee
Students write linear equations that represent their model for solving a problem about playing video games.
Running the Same Pace During a Marathon
By Cameron Cook1, Greg Wiggins2, Suzanne Lenhart3
1. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3. University of Tennessee
This activity uses Algebra concepts for simple models using long distance running as an example.
Regression: Tree Rings and Measuring Things
By Greg Wiggins1, Suzanne Lenhart2
1. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2. University of Tennessee
Students develop scatter plots of growth rings by tree diameters and determine the equation of their best fit line.
Modeling an Ironman Race
In this activity students create a model that represents an Ironman race.
Fungus Among Us!
By Kelly Sturner1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Courtney Patterson3
1. National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis 2. University of Tennessee 3. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
This game introduces the idea of how fungi and plants can work together in a symbiotic relationship.