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A Changing Climate in the Hawaiian Wet Forest: In-Person and Virtual Curriculum for Field Courses at Puʻu Makaʻala NAR
11 Oct 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Teaching Change
Curriculum for Puʻu Makaʻala Huakaʻi with the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON), developed by Teaching Change. This module was created to guide Teaching Change Field Courses at Puʻu...
Phage Comparative Genomics Lab Manual
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Kapinos1, Canela Torres2, Amanda Freise2
1. University of California, San Diego 2. University of California, Los Angeles
A lab manual containing detailed instructions for several bioinformatics tools (dot plots, Phamerator maps, phylogenetic trees, and gene content similarity), all of which enable students to perform...
Climate change and Strawberries: A real-life problem-based activity for teaching ANOVA
08 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Hopkins1, Holly Felker1, Catharine Dickerson1, Terry O'Brien1, Dex Whittinghill1, Nathan Ruhl1
This is a real-life lab activity for teaching ANOVA using Problem-Based Learning and formatted for one-day (JMP or R) or two-day (JMP) implementations.
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
03 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Glenn Ledder
University of Nebraska Lincoln
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed...
Assessing Socioeconomic Trends in Tree Cover and Human Health in Urban Environments
02 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
In this exercise, students use a combination of publicly available data and tree cover data that they generate using iTree Canopy to test whether tree cover is equitably distributed within the city...
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...
Examining Medical and Scientific Racism Using the Story of Henrietta Lacks
22 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a semester-long project in which students read and discuss the story of Henrietta Lacks from multiple ethical perspectives. This project was developed for an undergraduate science ethics...
RNAseq data analysis using Galaxy
02 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Matthew Escobar1, Sam S Donovan2, Irina Makarevitch3, Bill Morgan4, Sabrina Robertson5
1. California State University San Marcos 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. Hamline University 4. The College of Wooster 5. North Carolina State University
This is a bioinformatics exercise intended for use in a computer lab setting with life science majors.
Human Dimensions in Amphibian Conservation: Addressing Threats
28 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Sevin1, Alexa Warwick2, M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid3, Sarah Raisch2
1. University of Richmond 2. Michigan State University 3. Bridgewater State University
This module introduces students to the theme of human dimensions in conservation and provides them with an opportunity to engage in practices related to social science research.
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.
Choosing healthy data for healthy relationships: how to use 5-point summaries, box and whisker plots, and correlation to understand global health trends.
21 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea Huntoon1, John Doudna2, Pallavi Bhale3, Thalita Abrahão4, Alys Hugo5, Jennifer Lyon Adler6
1. Fox Valley Technical College 2. Lansing Community College 3. Montgomery College 4. Georgia State University Perimeter College 5. Everett Community College 6. Maysville Community and Technical College
This module utilizes a user-friendly database exploring data selection, box-and-whisker plot, and correlation analysis. It also guides students on how to make a poster of their data and conclusions.
Final Project for Calling Bull
11 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
This is the final project for the calling bull course & it is to find 3 pieces of misinformation/BS and debunk them. They have to re-do at least one visualization, use R in at least one debunking,...
Advanced Student Molecular Case Study Authorship Scaffolded Project and Rubric
20 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kasandra Riley (She/Her)
Instructions, assignment prompts, and a rubric for assessing advanced undergraduate authorship of molecular case studies
Comparative Landscape Ecology Project using RStudio Cloud (Project EDDIE)
17 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Ferguson
This modified version incorporates the use of RStudio Cloud for easier remote instruction, and culminates in an exploratory project comparing the influence of patch metrics on vegetation health for...
Exploring EnvironmenATL Justice with Data Analytics and Visualization
14 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ethell Vereen
Basic data handling and data analysis skills are introduced to visualize and analyze ‘big data.’ Environmental justice is introduced to give students an understanding of tools and strategies to...
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators for a non-lab course on biodiversity conservation
12 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Nodine
Backyard Beetles + Pollinators is a project to observe and evaluate plant-pollinator networks. This adaptation modifies the (adapted) modules for a non-lab course on conservation, conducted during...
Adaptation of Plants in the Human-Altered Environment (PHAE) for a non-lab course on biodiversity conservation
PHAE is a project to compare effects of landscape alteration intensities on plant biomass and diversity. This adaptation modifies the (adapted) modules for a non-lab course on conservation,...
Free Math Games for Algebra, Pre-Algebra and Co-requisite Courses
02 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kathleen Offenholley
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
These three games were created as part of grant #1501499 for the National Science Foundation. Games cover concepts in pre-algebra, algebra and precalculus, but can also be played just for fun!
Climate Drivers of Phenology Across Scales (adapted during Project EDDIE FMN)
30 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany
This activity explores the question: how is bumblebee phenology affected by climate, and are patterns in the phenology of an organism better explained at smaller scales?
Designing an Anti-Racist Syllabus
08 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By CSUEB Alliance for the Black Community Education1, Ana Almeida1, Kim Geron1, Pascale S. Guiton1, Nina Haft1, Marlin Halim1, Eve Higby1, Michael Lee1, ZáNean McClain1
California State University East Bay
The Alliance for the Black Community (ABC) developed a workshop to help faculty at California State University East Bay redesign their syllabi to incorporate anti-racist pedagogical practices.