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Getting students to reason with data: QUBES tools and teaching resources built for introductory biology
21 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan
University of Pittsburgh
Workshop presented at the 2019 Biology Learning Community Conference
Nastic Movements in Plants
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces an osmotic model in the context of understanding plants' capability of rapidly adapting to changes in their environment. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
This module introduces the nucleoplasmic index in the context of understanding how the volume of organelles and cell contents change during the cell cycle. It is intended for an introductory...
Teaching logistic population growth and ecological modelling
23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert F Smith
The lesson is designed to 1) teach students about the concept of logistic population growth, growth rates, and carrying capacity and 2) provide a basic introduction to ecological modeling and...
An Investigation of Island Biogeography using Data from Online Natural History Collections
14 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3, Joseph Cook4
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio 4. University of New Mexico
Module on coevolution in which students utilize natural history collections. Initial module by AIM-UP was modified by BLUE
Homologous chromosomes? Exploring human sex chromosomes, sex determination and sex reversal using bioinformatics approaches
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelsey Metzger
University of Minnesota, Rochester
In this four- part guided activity, students will learn about the structure and function of human autosomal and sex chromosomes, view and interpret gene maps, and gain familiarity with basic...
Genes and Civil Liberties
By Philip L. Bereano
University of Washington, Seattle
This lesson focuses on examining civil liberties issues as they relate to genetic research. Students can choose to represent an organization, real or fictional, that will report to a task force on...
A Very Basic Tutorial for Performing Linear Mixed Effects Analyses: Tutorial 2
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bodo Winter
University of California, Merced
The second of two tutorials that introduce you to linear and linear mixed models. This tutorial serves as a quick boot camp to jump-start your own analyses with linear mixed effects models.
Taking a Second Look: Investigating Biology with Visual Datasets
By Ethel Stanley
An article exploring the use of visual datasets as an educational aid for biology students.
Towards better modelling and decision support: Documenting model development, testing, and analysis using TRACE
By Jacqueline Augusiak1, Andreas Focks1, Béatrice M. Frank2, Faten Gabsi3, Alice S.A. Johnston4, Chun Liu4, Benjamin T. Martin5, Mattia Meli6, Viktoriia Radchuk2, Pernille Thorbek7, Steven F Railsback8, Volker Grimm9
1. Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands 2. Université Catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute, Croix du Sud 2, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 3. RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Environmental Research, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany 4. University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Philip Lyle Building, Room 405, Reading RG6 6AS, UK 5. University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9620, USA 6. Roskilde University, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Universitetsvej 1, P.O. Box 260, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark 7. yngenta, Environmental Safety, Jealott's Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 6EY, UK 8. Lang Railsback & Associates 9. Unknown
We introduce TRACE, a framework for documenting model testing and analysis. TRACE is based on the recently proposed framework of model "evaluation" , and is designed to make models fit for...
Drug screening and cancer resistance: EGFR Activity
25 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Holly Basta
Rock Mountain College
This activity explores a specific gene (egfr) and its role in cancer. EGFR was introduced with the Gene Card Activities, researched throughout the semester, and then authentic image data of...
What is Science?
24 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelly O'Donnell
This video has a philosophical focus and explores the nature of science. We’ll hear about how science is both a body of knowledge and a process. Peer review and confirmation bias will also be covered.
The Science Senses
This video introduces the common thread that runs through the Science Forward course: Sciences Sense.
Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility of the Day
27 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Osborne Hasley1, Hayley Orndorf2
1. University of Wisconsin - Madison 2. University of Pittsburgh
Short, daily case activity on Universal Design for Learning and Accessibility at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop
Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure
22 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gregory Zimmerman, J. Phil Gibson1
University of Oklahoma
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
Pain Medication Treatment Modeling Project
14 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ricardo Cortez
This classroom modeling project applies mathematical techniques to solve a problem related to drug dosage patterns. Suitable for high school or undergraduate students. Prerequisite: Calculus I.
Environmental Drivers of Ecosystem Carbon Fluxes from Minutes to Years
11 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher Gough1, Cindee Giffen2, Thomas W Woodward1
1. Virginia Commonwealth University 2. University of Michigan
Students build on fundamental concepts of ecosystem production and carbon cycling, combining this knowledge with open long-term data from ecological and meteorological networks to uncover the...
Gaining familiarity with R and Work with NEON OS & IS data – Plant phenology & temperature - adaptation
By Nancy Cowden
This adaptation introduces students to R and the NEON OS & IS data – Plant Phenology & Temperature tutorial. A planned extension will prompt students to develop a testable hypothesis, based on...
Bio+: Integration of Biology Principles and Application in Cross-Disciplinary Curricula
07 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jean Huang1, Robert Martello1, Benjamin Linder1
Poster on two cross-disciplinary courses at Olin College presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop
Sexy Smells - A case study using preen oil composition of the Dark Eyed Junco
30 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Prescott1, Melissa Haswell2
1. University of New Hampshire 2. Davenport University
Poster on a case study invites students to explore the biochemistry and physiology of pheromones using authentic data presented at the 2018 QUBES/BioQUEST Summer Workshop