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Facilitating the implementation and adaptation of data-centric teaching resources by closing gaps in the Open Education Resource (OER) lifecycle
18 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner1, Arietta Fleming-Davies2, Kristine Grayson3, Ben Wu4, Raisa Hernández-Pacheco3
1. St. John Fisher College 2. QUBES; Radford University 3. University of Richmond 4. Texas AM University
Presentation on data-centric open educational resources given at the 2019 UBER-GRC
Natural Selection in Humans
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia.
National Ecological Observatory Network: A Data Source For Your Classroom
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Megan A. Jones
National Ecological Observatory Network
Abstract for a poster on NEON resources for use in research and education presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop.
Predator-Prey Interactions: Selective foraging by wolf spiders
20 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Bennington
This interactive case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) chapter entitled Predation, Herbivory and Parasitism.
Answer Checking - Modified for Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Course
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Prairie
University of San Diego
Modified answer checking worksheet from original BIOMAAP resource to include two additional questions relating to probability/P-values.
Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of...
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview - Teaching Notes - Boersma
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kate S Boersma
Teaching notes from my application of the BIOMAAP math anxiety materials in my BIOL305 Ecology course for biology majors.
Frayer model growth mindset
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology - Intro Environmental Science
By Megan Kelly
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
In this module, students practice interpreting the relationship between variables before exploring changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.
Answer Checking Highlander's notes
31 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hannah Callender Highlander
University of Portland
Highlander's teacher notes
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...
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...
Translocation of Nutrients in the Phloem: Poiseuille's Equation
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the Poiseuille equation in the context of understanding nutrient flow in plant cells. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Towards better modelling and decision support: Documenting model development, testing, and analysis using TRACE
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jacqueline Augusiak1, Andreas Focks1, Béatrice M. Frank2, Faten Gabsi3, Alice S.A. Johnston4, Chun Liu4, Benjamin T. Martin5, Mattia Meli6, Viktoriia Radchuk2, Pernille Thorbek7, Steven F Railsback8, Volker Grimm9
1. Wageningen University, Aquatic Ecology and Water Quality Management Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre, P.O. Box 47, 6700 AA Wageningen, The Netherlands 2. Université Catholique de Louvain, Earth and Life Institute, Croix du Sud 2, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 3. RWTH Aachen University, Institute for Environmental Research, Worringerweg 1, 52074 Aachen, Germany 4. University of Reading, School of Biological Sciences, Philip Lyle Building, Room 405, Reading RG6 6AS, UK 5. University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Marine Biology, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9620, USA 6. Roskilde University, Department of Environmental, Social and Spatial Change, Universitetsvej 1, P.O. Box 260, 4000 Roskilde, Denmark 7. yngenta, Environmental Safety, Jealott's Hill International Research Centre, Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 6EY, UK 8. Lang Railsback & Associates 9. Unknown
We introduce TRACE, a framework for documenting model testing and analysis. TRACE is based on the recently proposed framework of model "evaluation" , and is designed to make models fit for...
Drug screening and cancer resistance: EGFR Activity
25 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Holly Basta
Rock Mountain College
This activity explores a specific gene (egfr) and its role in cancer. EGFR was introduced with the Gene Card Activities, researched throughout the semester, and then authentic image data of...
The Insect Predation Game: Evolving Prey Defenses and Predator Responses
10 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lazella Lawson1, W. Wyatt Hoback2, Tamara Smith2
1. The Master's University 2. University of Nebraska at Kearney
Laboratory experiment included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 4
QUBES: a collaboration and professional development platform for quantitative biology education
09 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gabriela Hamerlinck
Presentation given at BEER 2017 in Normal, IL
Java while loop demo, investment case
16 Apr 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Hong Qin
BigJava Chapter 6, UTC, CPSC1100 Fall 2017
Understanding the Quantitative and Computational Skills of Incoming Biology Students
03 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Charles Umbanhowar Jr.1, Jason M Belitsky2, Peter Brodfuehrer3, Gregory Davis3, Tabassum Haque2, Laura Le4, Cathy McFadden5, Paul Overvoorde6, Marion Preest7, Liz Stanhope8, Marcelo Vinces2, Andrew Zieffler4, Laura Ziegler9
1. St Olaf College 2. Oberlin College 3. Bryn Mawr College 4. University of Minnesota 5. Harvey Mudd 6. Macalester College 7. Claremont Colleges 8. Lewis and Clark College 9. Iowa State
Presentation given as part of a Minisymposium at BEER 2015.