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21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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).
Biodiversity research using digitized, internet-based natural history collections
17 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Collections based research is a critical tool for organismal biology and biodiversity research. Yet natural history collections have a complicated past. This multi-class module examines the...
Brian Dewsbury's Resources on Inclusion
By Brian Dewsbury
University of Rhode Island
A list of material in various platforms that help to inform developing thoughts on the ways in which social structure affects the nature of teaching and learning.
BS Inventory assignment
10 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This is a written assignment with a recommended process and grading rubric to go with the BS Inventory assignment on callingbull.org.
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...
Data management and introduction to QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis
22 May 2020 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Meghan Graham MacLean
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Students learn about the importance of good data management and begin to explore QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis purposes. Students will explore National Land Cover Database raster data and...
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.
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Global Climate Models and Graphing in Excel (Adapted for Non-Majors)
28 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
Students link human behavior in various climate change scenarios to predicted temperature outcomes at both local (their assigned Latitude) and global (Latitudinal trends) scales. This adaptation is...
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: locally and nationally
This is a modification of an original TIEE Module, investigating these questions: How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally? How does land cover change impact...
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).
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
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...
NELF Explorer: Drivers of Landscape Change
Students explore the connections between land use decisions and land cover change, as well as how to predict the possible impacts of land use decisions into the future.
Online, 10-minute adaptation of Biobyte 1 – Where are we in the data science landscape?
10 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan A. Jones
National Ecological Observatory Network
Adaptation for 10 minute activity in an online meeting to introduce the NAS Data Science For Undergraduates report's definition of data acumen and engage participants in a self assessment of how...