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STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Socially Relevant Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
18 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joanna Wares1, Marcella Torres1, zeynep teymuroglu2, Grace Stadnyk3, Casey Hawthorne3, E Cabral Balreira4
1. University of Richmond 2. Rollins College 3. Furman University 4. Trinity University
Presents various mathematical modeling and data science activities created around analyzing and interpreting COVID-19 data. Much of the instructional guidance provided for the activities and...
The Human Microbiome Biodiversity in Health and Disease
17 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Angela Peña-Gonzalez1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will analyze the human gut and vaginal microbiomes in healthy and diseased states using diversity of bacteria as determined by 16SrRNA sequence.
Riverbird distributions and habitat use
26 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John McLaughlin
Western Washington University
Students determine habitat use by birds associated with rivers, using data collected while moving downriver in boats. They use R to calculate resource selection functions for each species. Results...
Data Management in Excel and R using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data
13 Jan 2021 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Marguerite Mauritz1, Sarah McCord2
1. University of Texas at El Paso 2. USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range
Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by re-organising excel sheets...
The Ames Test
08 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nathan Goodson-Gregg, Elizabeth A. De Stasio
Introduction to the Ames Test, published as GSA Learning Resource
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...
14 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michael Edward Moore1, Tracey Sulak2, Marty Harvill2, Penny Thompson3, Brad Christian4
1. University of California Davis 2. Baylor University 3. Oklahoma State University 4. McLennan Community College
A description of the new NSF INCLUDES iBEARS network including background, project goals, project outcomes, connections to be made through QUBES, and future directions.
An Adaptation of "Plants in the Human-Altered Environment (PHAE)" for 100% Remote Learning at East Stroudsburg University
11 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Rollinson
East Stroudsburg University
PHAE is a project to compare effects of landscape alteration intensities on plant diversity. This adaptation modified and extends the modules to suit fully remote learning (data collected...
Adapting "Lichens in Diverse Landscapes" for Independent Projects in BIO 3317 Ecology at McDaniel College
09 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Holly Martinson
This adaptation shows how students in Ecology at McDaniel College used the Lichens in Diverse Landscapes Module 2 (Lichens in YOUR Local Landscape) in Fall 2020.
An Adaptation of "Lichens in Diverse Landscapes" for BIO 3400 Ecology at Greensboro College
08 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sandra Cooke
This resource includes a lichen data analysis lab that I adapted for students in BIO 3400 Ecology, an upper level in person course at Greensboro College that met during the Fall 2020 semester.
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators Lab for BIO 3400 Ecology at Greensboro College
This contains Dr. Sandra Cooke's modifications to the EREN-NEON FLP Backyard Beetles + Pollinators project developed for BIO 3400 Ecology, an upper level course taught in person at Greensboro...
Molecular CaseNet - Students Writing Cases - YouTube
03 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Didem Vardar-Ulu1, Elizabeth Pollock2, Kasandra Riley (She/Her)3, Nik Tsotakos4, Swati Agrawal5, Shuchismita Dutta6
1. Boston University, Chemistry Department 2. Stockton University 3. Rollins College 4. Penn State Harrisburg 5. University of Mary Washington 6. RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
Biome Institute 2020, Summary Video
Analysis of Amylase Activity
24 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Allison Carter Burlyn1, Christina Fieber1, Melanie Lenahan2
1. Horry-Georgetown Technical College 2. Raritan Valley Community College
This lab is an exploration of enzyme function and the effects of environmental conditions on the activity of the enzyme amylase. The lab utilizes analytical and graphing skills to assess enzyme...
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...
Let's Talk About COVID-19
26 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By zeynep teymuroglu1, E Cabral Balreira2, Joanna Wares3
1. Rollins College 2. Trinity University 3. University of Richmond
This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19
Introduction to Phylogenetic Trees for Comparative Genomic Analysis
24 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Deborah Tobiason1, William Davis2
1. Carthage College 2. Washington State University
In this activity, students are introduced to phylogenetic trees and networks as tools for analyzing evolutionary relationships.
Peek into Plant Diversity using Herbarium Specimens (Online!)
20 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Natalie Love2, Susan Mazer2
1. Cal Poly State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara
This exercise introduces herbarium specimens and how they are used for research. Students contribute to specimen "digitization" using the citizen science platform Notes from Nature, and they work...
Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
18 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Danielle Garneau1, Matthew Joshua Heard2, Mary Beth Kolozsvary3
1. SUNY Plattsburgh 2. Winthrop University 3. Siena College
This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field...
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Students observe insect pollinators and other floral visitors in their backyards, or campus, or nearby natural areas to describe plant-pollinator networks and assess how the assemblages from their...