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  1. Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology

    28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Nathan Emery*1, Caleb Trujillo1, Andrew Jarosz1, Tammy Long1

    Michigan State University

    Large enrollment courses present a challenge for instructors who want to engage students in authentic science practices that fit the recommendations of Vision & Change. Our lesson provides a...


  2. Dynamic Daphnia: An inquiry-based research experience in ecology that teaches the scientific process to first-year biologists

    28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Alyssa Mae Gleichsner1, Shannon R. Butler2, Catherine L. Searle3

    1. State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh 2. University of California, San Diego 3. Purdue University

    This authentic research experience lesson teaches the core concept of systems and the competencies of quantitative reasoning, communication, and the ability to apply science. The research is...


  3. Denise Gemmellaro


  4. Undergraduates Learn Evolution Through Teaching Kindergartners About Blind Mexican Cavefish

    26 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Joshua Gross1, Andrew Gangidine1, Rachel E. Schafer2

    1. University of Cincinnati 2. Kenyon College

    The development and implementation of a scientific outreach activity comes with a number of challenges. A successful outreach event must match the sophistication of content to the audience, be...


  5. James Jukosky


  6. Out of Your Seat and on Your Feet! An adaptable course-based research project in plant ecology for advanced students

    25 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Michael P. Fleming

    California State University, Stanislaus

    University capstone projects can offer science students a rich research experience that illustrates the process of doing scientific research, and can also help students better choose future...


  7. Graphical Organizers as Course Road Maps: Using a geologic timescale in a history of life course

    22 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Matt Davis

    Yale University

    Both major and non-major biology students lack understanding of important evolutionary events, how they are spaced in time, and how they relate back to the earth system. Graphical organizers like...


  8. Does it pose a threat? Investigating the impact of Bt corn on monarch butterflies

    20 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sara A. Wyse

    Bethel University

    Aspiring scientists know that a hallmark of science is that experiments are repeatable and testable.  However, students do not often get opportunities to explore the replicability of...


  9. Kristina Timmerman


  10. Using Linear Regression Adaptation: Exploring Vector-borne diseases in an online classroom

    09 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Darcy Ernst

    In this adaptation students in online classrooms will use linear regression at home and in synchronous online time to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental...


  11. Jorge Ramos


  12. Sheila Lyons-Sobaski


  13. Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests

    28 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Alida Janmaat1, Pete Kaslik2, Randall LaRue Moser Jr, Kevin David Simpson, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo3

    1. University of the Fraser Valley 2. Pierce College 3. Alfred University

    Students are introduced to concepts of hypothesis testing using elementary hypothesis tests, t-tests, and p-values as they compare a given fish population for methylmercury levels (using real and...


  14. karthikeyan Anantha Padmanaban


  15. Urban stream invaders: a scientist spotlight featuring Dr. Piatã Santana Marques

    15 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jennifer Apple

    SUNY Geneseo

    Students read and interpret data from a study which addresses how urbanization affects the invasive attributes of a non-native species. They also reflect on the identity of the lead researcher and...


  16. Aislyn Keyes


  17. Ecology of Infectious Disease: Data Mining the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Ecological Patterns

    24 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid

    Bridgewater State University

    How to use publicly available infection case data to teach ecology and evolution of human infectious diseases.


  18. Lauren C. McCarthy

    I am an Assistant Teaching Professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State University - University Park campus.  I help teach lecture and coordinate labs for the large introductory biology course,...


  19. Clarissa Rodriguez


  20. Welkin Pope