Designing Strategies to Promote Diversity and Equity with a Campus Climate Survey
23 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jung S. You1, Mariana T. Guzzardo1
California State University, East Bay
Institutions of higher education are increasingly looking for strategies to assess diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). An alumni survey is a valuable tool for identifying actionable strategies...
Save the Bees, Ditch the Plow: A lesson exploring how squash bee abundance is affected by varying levels of soil disturbance.
11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Grace Lumsden-Cook
Virginia Commonwealth University
The purpose of this lesson is to explore the effects that three varying degrees of soil disturbance has on the squash bee abundance that is observed. We will learn about the importance of...
Ocean Acidification: Predator-Prey Interactions of Intertidal Snails and Sea Stars
By Paige Punzalan
This lesson discusses ocean acidification, its causes, and the potential dangers that it may pose to aquatic ecosystems by analyzing the relationship between intertidal invertebrates. While...
Water We Doing: A Deep Dive Into Sustainable Ocean Management & Blue Economies
By Rachel Kline
This lesson explores the concept of blue economies and includes a detailing lesson in R that involves basic statistics and building complex graphics.
Impact of Warming on Tidal Wetlands
08 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erik Kaseloo
This lesson uses a t-test and ANOVA to determine if higher temperatures will have a significant impact on change in mangrove height, change in belowground biomass, and change in surface elevation...
Pesticide-Driven Bee Mortality: An Introduction to Survival Analysis in R
06 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan Black
In this lesson, students will receive an introduction to survival analysis in R utilizing data on bee mortality caused by pesticide exposure. In their code, students will assess survivability,...
BioQUEST Webinar: CourseSource - YouTube
01 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan
University of Pittsburgh
Follow the link to the webinar video, "An Introduction to the CourseSource Journal and Making Your Own Collections". This webinar provides an overview of CourseSource, how to publish your teaching...
The Legacy of Redlining in Oakland, CA
13 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marci Cole Ekberg
The issues of redlining and environmental justice will be introduced and used as a framework for a number of topics in the third part of the semester in a non-majors Environmental Science course.
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...
A Little Off The Top: The Effects Of Mountiantop Removal Mining On Salamanders
11 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brian Tyler Dagliano
This lesson will provide an explanation of mountaintop removal mining, and potential harms associated with it. Then the lesson will move into a statistical analysis of salamanders living in streams...
Exploring global reef health and human population using correlation and simple linear regression
10 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Sale
In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between reef cover and human disturbance. Students will manipulate a large dataset and perform normality tests, data transformations,...
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.
Food, Energy and Water Learning Modules (FEWLM) Workbooks
19 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Porche L. Spence1, Tonya Maria Gerald-Goins2, Greg Goins3
1. North Carolina A&T State University; North Carolina Central University 2. North Carolina Central University 3. North Carolina A&T State University
FEWLM is a low-cost inquiry-based interdisciplinary STEM prototypical curriculum built on Next Generation Science Standards, systems thinking and informed engineering design pedagogy.
Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types
15 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A Critical Guide to the UniProtKB Flat-file Format
05 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teresa Attwood1, GOBLET Foundation
The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
This Critical Guide briefly presents the need for biological databases and for a standard format for storing and organising biological data.
A Critical Guide to the PDB
This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series provides a brief outline of the Protein Data Bank – the PDB – the world’s primary repository of biological macromolecular structures.
A Critical Guide to Unix
04 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teresa Attwood1, GOBLET Foundation2
1. The University of Manchester, Manchester, UK 2. Global Organisation for Bioinformatics Learning, Education & Training
This Critical Guide in the Introduction to Bioinformatics series briefly introduces the Unix Operating System, and provides a subset of some of the most helpful and commonly used commands....
Building Community-Based Approaches to Systemic Reform in Mathematical Biology Education
03 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olcay Akman1, Carrie Diaz Eaton2, Dan Hrozencik3, Kristin Jenkins4, Kaci Thompson5
1. Illinois State University 2. Bates College and QUBES 3. Chicago State University 4. BioQUEST 5. University of Maryland
This is an open access article from Bulletins in Math Bio.
How does increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide disrupt ecological systems? Results from FACE experiments across the globe.
12 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany
This module synthesizes key findings from forested CO2 enrichment experiments over the last 3 decades. Students should have a basic working knowledge of climate change, ecosystem nutrient cycles...
Caribbean coral reef structure and biodiversity - Comparing boosted regression tree & multiple regression approaches
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Eric Womack
Creating and comparing boosted regression tree models to multiple regression models.