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Online Adaptation to "Gotcha! Which fly trap is the best? An introduction to experimental data collection and analysis"
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jenna Daypuk1, Michelle G. Eng1, Ian Black1, Danica Levesque2, Jesse Petahtegoose1, Mitchell Slobodian1, Athena Wallis1, Joël Dickinson1, Thomas J.S. Merritt*1
1. Laurentian University 2. École Secondaire du Sacré-Coeur
We present here a simple and engaging experiment capitalizing on the universal need to rid our homes of fruit flies to teach experimental design and analysis. In an earlier paper, we described an...
A Remote Introductory Biology Lab Using Backyard Birdwatching to Teach Data Analysis and Communication
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer J. Rahn
William & Mary
Asking questions, designing experiments, collecting data and interpreting those data, and communicating the results are some of the most important concepts an undergraduate biology lab can teach...
Teaching Biodiversity with Museum Specimens in an Inquiry-Based Lab
By Lisa L. Walsh*†1, Cynthia J. Giffen†1, Cody W. Thompson1
University of Michigan
In response to the growth of biology datasets and broad efforts to digitize data, an increasingly important skill for science students is the management and analysis of large datasets. We designed...
Gotcha! Which fly trap is the best? An introduction to experimental data collection and analysis
By Matthew D. Parrotta1, Joël Dickinson1, Thomas J.S. Merritt*1
Collecting data from experimental observations is an important component of the scientific process; likewise, the analysis of the data is essential to understanding the observed trends and patterns...
Evaluating the Quick Fix: Weight Loss Drugs and Cellular Respiration
27 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Pamela L. Freeman1, Jennifer A. Maki1, Kara R. Thoemke1, Monica H. Lamm2, Clark R. Coffman2
1. The College of St. Scholastica 2. Iowa State University
One key to student success in introductory and cell biology courses is a foundational knowledge of cellular respiration. This is a content area in which students often harbor misconceptions that...
A Strategy for Teaching Undergraduates to Write Effective Scientific Results Sections
24 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer K. Hood-DeGrenier
Worcester State University
Most undergraduate instructors would agree that learning to write about data in the style of a scientific research paper is a worthy goal for their students. However, many hesitate to tackle...
Modeling the Research Process: Authentic human physiology research in a large non-majors course
20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna K. Strain1, Mary A. Williams1, Jane Phillips1
University of Minnesota
Laboratory experiences in large-enrollment introductory science courses often utilize “cookie-cutter style” laboratory experiences due to the relative simplicity of setting up the lab...
Digital Herbarium Lab with RStudio: Are shifting abundances of native species detectable over time?
23 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Penny Humphrey
This 2- to 3-hour lab activity introduces sophomore-level students to digitized herbarium collections, R-coding, and potential reasons for shifting abundances in native and non-native plant species...
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...
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...
Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl
09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Hartnett
Mount St. Mary's University
The overall goal is to help students learn common data cleaning procedures on a dataset once they’ve collected measurements and before they are able to start their analysis. This swirl lesson is...
Earth Analytics in Python Course
01 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leah Wasser1, Jenny Palomino1, Chris Holdgraf2
1. Earth Lab - University of Colorado, Boulder 2. University of California, Berkeley
Earth analytics is an intermediate, multidisciplinary course that addresses major questions in Earth science and teaches students to use the analytical tools necessary to undertake exploration of...
Get Started With GIS in Open Source Python Workshop
15 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leah Wasser1, Jenny Palomino1, Joe McGlinchy1
Earth Lab - University of Colorado, Boulder
There are a suite of powerful open source python libraries that can be used to work with spatial data. Learn how to use geopandas, rasterio and matplotlib to plot and manipulate spatial data in...
Introduction to Version Control and Git Workshop
By Leah Wasser, Max Joseph
Learn how to use version control with Git to work collaboratively and back up your work.
Writing Clean Code in R Workshop
By Max Joseph1, Leah Wasser
When working with data, you often spend the most amount of time cleaning your data. Learn how to write more efficient code using the tidyverse in R.
Introduction to Earth Data Science Textbook
By Jenny Palomino, Leah Wasser
Introduction to Earth Data Science is an online textbook for anyone new to open reproducible science and the Python programming language. There are no prerequisites for this material, and no prior...
Earth Analytics in R Course
By Leah Wasser
Earth analytics is an advanced, multidisciplinary course that addresses major questions in Earth science and teaches students to use the analytical tools necessary to undertake exploration of...
Earth Analytics Bootcamp Course
By Jenny Palomino1, Leah Wasser
The Earth Analytics Bootcamp is a three-week introductory-level course taught by instructors in Earth Lab and is a part of the Professional Certificate in Earth Data Analytics - Foundations at CU...