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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.
3-D Printing Models of Cell Organelles and Flowers
By Suzanne Lenhart1, Kelly Sturner2
1. University of Tennessee 2. Argonne National Laboratory
This hands-on module features active learning using 3-D printing technology to teach middleschool students about physical scientific models and cell organelles.
All About Cod For Grades 3-5
By Kelly Sturner1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Virginia Parkman3
1. National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis 2. University of Tennessee 3. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
This activity uses background from The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky and then uses a simple story to engage students in solving problems using several operations and algebraic thinking math standards.
All About Cod For Grade 2
By Kelly Sturner1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Virginia Parkman1
1. National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis 2. University of Tennessee
This activity uses data from The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky to engage students in summarizing data in a table and bar graph.
Electrical and chemical communication in the nervous system
04 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Patrick Cafferty
This activity guides students through an online tutorial to examine the electrical and chemical communication of neurons.
Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies
18 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...
Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types
15 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Investigating human impacts on Southeastern US stream ecology using R
01 Jan 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
Yeti or not: Do they exist?
31 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith Johnson1, Adam Kleinschmit2, Jill Rulfs3, William (Bill) Morgan4
1. Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2. University of Dubuque 3. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 4. The College of Wooster
Through this 4-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.
Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE) with CO2 and 13CO2 data: adapted for R
23 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marguerite Mauritz
University of Texas at El Paso
This is an adaptation to work in R of Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project) by Hage, M. 2020. Students will investigate geologic and modern evidence for global temperature and...
Is bigger always better? An investigation on the effect of drought on different sizes of trees
11 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Brzyski
Seton Hill University
This data set was compiled from worldwide data to examine the effects of drought on trees. Included in the dataset are measurements of growth and mortality as they relate to the size category of...
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural History
01 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this module, students will explore Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and review a case study of how the TEK of the Inuit people provided a way of knowing and understanding the...
Mammal Bones & Homologies
17 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Light
Texas A&M University
Short activity for a laboratory covering mammal skulls, teeth, bones, dichotomous keys, and homologies (using Blackburn lab Sketchfab). Included in the package is a document for teaching...
Case Study — World records as measures of senescence or randomness
12 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Carl Bergstrom2, Jevin West2
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. University of Washington
This is a project meant to accompany the Case Study that Carl Bergstrom, which uses R to explore whether declining track and field world record performance could be an artifact of sample size (less...
Case Study - Storks vs Babies
11 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a R project based on the Robert Matthews paper Storks vs Babies. The idea is to replicate the results of the paper, learn a bit about R for linear fits and graphing and explore correlation...