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Examining the Physiology Behind the Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
28 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a set of extension questions for the HHMI short film The Making of the Fittest: Got Lactase? The Co-evolution of Genes Video Activity.
Nature’s Flying Machines: The Evolutionary Relationship of Avian Form & Function
In this series of activities, birds will be used as the model organism. The modules examine the connections between body form and function over time by investigating the relationship between avian...
S-JEDI Learning Group Resource
27 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Jasmine Roberts2, Pat Marsteller3, Maggie Diamond-Stanic4
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. The Ohio State University 3. Emory University 4. Bates College
This resource provides a curriculum for a 6 week learning group centered on examining social justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, specifically geared to organizational leaders in open education.
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
Biocalculus writing reflection prompts
25 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a list of writing prompts as well as a grading rubric last used in 2016 for biocalculus at Unity College (see Diaz Eaton and Highlander 2018 and Aikens, Highlander, and Diaz Eaton 2020).
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Episode One
14 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bryan Dewsbury1, Carrie Diaz Eaton2, Molly Phillips3, Anna Monfils4
1. University of Rhode Island 2. Bates College and QUBES 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 4. Central Michigan University
Episode One is a conversation with Bryan Dewsbury (University of Rhode Island) one of the authors of the CBE-LSE Inclusive Pedagogy guide.
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 3
By Kelisa Wing
Department of Defense Education Activity
Episode 3 builds from Kelisa Wing's recent blog post calling for educators to hold themselves accountable for dismantling racial oppression.
A Letter to a Young Scientist: Prompting Students To Reflect On And Recognize Their Own Growth As Scientists
06 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie Conant1, Tom D'Elia2, Arturo Diaz3, Denise L Monti4, Richard Pollenz5, Vassie Ware6, Kathy Takayama7, Viknesh Sivanathan7
1. University of Detroit Mercy 2. Indian River State College 3. La Sierra University 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham 5. University of South Florida 6. Lehigh University 7. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
This activity is designed to prompt students to reflect on and recognize their own growth as scientists and, consequently, may help develop student self-efficacy and science identity.
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Episode 4
By Mays Imad
Pima Community College
Beyond Techniques: A Phenomenological Approach to Inclusive Teaching with Dr. Mays Imad.
Scientist Spotlights: Integrating Themes of Diversity and Inclusion with Course Content
04 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Dax Ovid1, Kimberly Tanner1, Jeff Schinske2
1. San Francisco State University 2. Foothill College
The Scientist Spotlights Initiative empowers middle/high school, college, and university science educators to implement inclusive curricula that help ALL students see themselves in science.
Atlas of Black Scholarship for Inclusive and Racially Diverse STEM Curricula – Volume I
30 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Aparna Anandkumar1, Ariel Moline2, Pascale S. Guiton2
1. Castro Valley High School & California State University East Bay 2. California State University East Bay
The contributions of Black scientists to the advancement of STEM are poorly represented in course materials. Here, we provide an Atlas of Black Scholarship to help Life Sciences and Chemistry...
Anti-bias Education Puppet Plays
28 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Robinson
Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Nature provides science content for teacher preparation certification programs and the backdrop for puppet plays used as a springboard for teaching the NAEYC's four goals of Anti-bias...
CRISPR Gene Editing: Designing the gRNA and Donor Template
15 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurel Lorenz
In this adaptation, students learn how CRISPR/Cas9 is used in bacterial immunity and gene editing. Students create both a gRNA target and a donor template to edit a gene. Mutations can be from the...
Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine - Ethics supplement
08 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
The adaptation to Understanding COVID-19 Biology to Design a Vaccine entails two ethics supplements. The first supplement addresses the use of off-label drugs in the pandemic (or other situation)....
Understanding Global Climate Change: Present, Past, and Future
28 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michelle Phillips
Hawaii Community College
Understanding global climate change through the lenses of the present, past, and future, combining modern technology and indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing.
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Conservation
19 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Heskel
Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) is based on deep understanding of systems from observations made over hundreds to thousands of years. This resource connects TEK to modern conservation...
Redlining and Climate Change
Redlining was a racist, legal practice and its impacts are measurable in terms of environmental variables in US cities today. This resource examines redlining, urban environments, and climate change.
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...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast
31 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?" specifically to include information on the SE (particularly Atlanta, GA).
Adler QUBES Resource DIBS Genetics and Race
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jacob Adler
Teaching notes and Presentation with Discussion Questions and Summative Assessment Data.