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Frayer model growth mindset
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
Figure of the Week (Non-major's Biology)
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jillian K. Decker
State University of New York - Rockland Community College
This activity was developed for an undergraduate upper level ecology course for Environmental or Biological Science majors. Classes of ~20 students work best for the activity.
Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach
By Ami Erickson
This laboratory module is a modification of the original published on CourseSource with a focus on plant biology. In the final activity, students conduct a BLAST to compare histone protein...
Exam Reflective Writing Activities (4 different prompts)
28 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Polly Parks
El Camino College
This is an extended version of Reflective Writing activities to use before 4 different exams.
Reflective Writing - 2-page handout & Teaching Notes
By Jayme Dyer
Durham Technical Community College
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. Includes Teaching Notes.
Plant Defenses and Bioprospecting Mini-case Study
27 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Anthony Barone
Columbus State University
This narrative mini-case study for use in undergraduate ecology courses reviews plant defense theory within the context of bioprospecting. Students learn about factors affecting plant defenses and...
Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean
26 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Demian Alexander Willette
Loyola Marymount University
A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.
The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation
This mini-case study guides students through multiple lines of evidence that suggests the most likely sister species to the lake species Sardinella tawilis, the sister species being the marine fish...
Sequence Similarity Resource Adaptation: Exploring Ebola Virus
16 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Tapprich
University of Nebraska-Omaha
This adaptation of the sequence similarity resource provides biology students with a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools. These concepts and tools are used to explore relationships...
Population Demography in Swirl
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will learn to generate, test, and graphically represent basic hypotheses on data distributions using large datasets.
Reflective Writing Adapted for Non-Majors
14 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Crystal Peirce
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. The prompts have been modified to...
Importing Data into R
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
This short swirl lesson on importing data is designed to 1) get a basic understanding in how tables are read into R and some common issues and 2) develop an individual set of instructions for...
The Evolution of Human Skin Color
09 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Northcutt
My teaching notes for the Evolution of Human Skin Color case study.
Students of Color Identify Ways Enivronmental Faculty Can Advance Racial/Ethnic Diversity in Undergraduate Programs
02 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tania Schusler
Loyola University Chicago
This grounded theory study documents the experiences of students of color in undergraduate environmental degree programs. Its results can inform faculty, staff, and administrators about how to...
Species Range Over Space and Time
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
Liberating Data for Biodiversity Research
By Libby Ellwood1, Austin Mast2
1. iDigBio 2. Florida State University
The objectives of this exercise are to familiarize you with the information content of biodiversity specimens and their labels, the breadth of that information across geographic space and/or time.
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
28 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools
22 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nadia Bukach1, Todd Lookingbill1, Andrew Davidson2, James R Vonesh2, Kristine Grayson1
1. University of Richmond 2. Virginia Commonwealth University
Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape...
Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Viscosity
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces a modified Stokes-Einstein equation in the context of understanding the difference in viscosity between the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells