Fitting Exponential and Logistic Growth Models to Bacterial Cell Count Data
17 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Rumpf
Florida Polytechnic University
In this activity, students will model a noisy set of bacterial cell count data using both exponential and logistic growth models. For each model the students will plot the data (or a linear...
19 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Aleksandra Kaplon-Schilis
In this lesson students will use mathematical models to describe real-world objects and to gain better understanding of quadratic functions.
Diversity Indices: Shannon's H and E
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces Shannon's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology...
Diversity Indices: Simpson's D and E
This module introduces Simpson's diversity index in the context of understanding how to mathematically measure the species diversity in a community. It is intended for an introductory biology...
Sizes of Organisms: The Surface Area to Volume Ratio
This module introduces surface area-volume ratio in the context of understanding the limits or constraints on organism size. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Spider Silk: Stress-Strain Curves and Young's Modulus
This module introduces the stress-strain curve in the context of understanding materials' mechanical behavior. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Emergency Water Supply (Grades 6-8)
05 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laura Pahler, Marcy Santos1, Ralph Olaiz1, Elizabeth Soto1, Vinn Kanchana
Pomona Unified School District, CA
This classroom lesson presents students with the task of determining how much water their school would to store in case of an emergency disaster.
Design a Zoo (Grades 6-8)
By Project IMMERSION
This classroom lesson presents students with the job of designing a zoo, which could include modeling tasks ranging from choosing and locating the exhibits to setting the right admission prices.
Neighborhood Fences and Gates
28 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ricardo Cortez1, Cynthia Anhalt2, Susan Staats3, Marta Civil2
1. Tulane University 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Minnesota
This classroom modeling project targets the competency of proposing functions that meet certain properties and features, which is part of many modeling processes. It is suitable for high school or...