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Sharing Stories: Developing OER around Podcasts
03 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Phil Gibson1, Carlos Christopher Goller2, Stefanie Kring3, Darlene Panvini4, Justin Pruneski5, Ellen Wisner6
1. University of Oklahoma 2. North Carolina State University 3. Clarkson University 4. Belmont University 5. Heidelberg University 6. University of North Carolina Charlotte
Our team met in the fall of 2021 to discuss and develop resources around podcasts. We created lists of podcast episodes for several courses, learned about listening guides, shared assignment...
A Curious Display
05 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret Waterman1, Brandon Call, Sandi Connelly2, Kristin Jenkins3, Sam Catherine Johnston4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5, Viet Le6, Hayley Orndorf7, Melissa Skyer8, Barbara Spiecker9
1. Southeast Missouri State University 2. Rochester Institute Of Technology 3. BioQUEST 4. CAST Inc. 5. Montgomery College 6. Rochester Institute of Technology 7. University of Pittsburgh 8. National Technical Institute for the Deaf at Rochester Institute of Technology 9. Oregon State University
Case study on genetically modified organisms provided in English and American Sign Language.
Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R
01 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alicia Caughman1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast" specifically to focus on self-paced R code instruction
Mystery box puzzle for model based reasoning
30 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan1, Pravin Muthu2
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. Emory University
This is a computer based problem solving activity that I use to engage introductory biology students with discussions about model based reasoning.
UDL Mapping Activity
27 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Osborne Hasley1, Hayley Orndorf2
1. North Carolina State University Biotechnology Program 2. University of Pittsburgh
This activity guides faculty through analyzing a resource using the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines.
Introduction to the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines
20 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
1. North Carolina State University Biotechnology Program 2. BioQUEST
Two activities for introducing Universal Design for Learning to a faculty audience
Spatial Analysis with QGIS
13 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ryan Kerney1, Timothy Whitfeld2
1. Gettysburg College 2. Bell Museum, University of Minnesota
Map specimen data points using QGIS, connect them to form a polygon using the Concave Hull plugin, and calculate the range of a species to examine how it changes over time.
A Changing Climate in the Hawaiian Wet Forest: In-Person and Virtual Curriculum for Field Courses at Puʻu Makaʻala NAR
11 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teaching Change
Curriculum for Puʻu Makaʻala Huakaʻi with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), developed by Teaching Change. This module was created to guide Teaching Change Field Courses at Puʻu...
Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS
24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cecily Bronson
Portland State University
Use digitized natural history collection occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to map the distribution of the beaver in the state of Oregon from 1800-2020 using QGIS
Will You Find This Humerus? Homology Lab
11 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cassondra McHugh-Lowther
Buchholz High School
Students will compare and contrast the morphology of vertebrate forelimbs, and will use this knowledge to draw conclusions about their common ancestor and descent with modification.
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...
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.