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Graphing bacterial growth rates: semi-log graphs v linear graphs
26 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Marschall Jaros1, Adronisha Frazier2, Beth Alford2, Brandy Williams2
1. Lansing Community College 2. Northshore Technical Community College
In this activity, students will explore the concept of binary fission, generation time, and bacterial growth curves, with an emphasis on the log phase. Students will use semi-log graphs and linear...
Big Data, Graphs, and Prediction
17 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Lyon Adler1, David Simon2, Emmanuel des-Bordes3, Joseph Esquibel4, mary miller2, Pradip Raj Aryal5, Vickie Flanders2
1. Maysville Community and Technical College 2. Baton Rouge Community College 3. Blue Ridge Community College 4. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison College 5. NMSU Carlsbad
In this activity, students are introduced to graphing and modeling data in a step-wise fashion. Real data of covid-19 deaths over time are used to incrementally ask students to fit the data to...
Why Cells Change Weight: Demonstrating Linear Regression Through an Osmosis Experiment
10 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ashley Lamb Galloway1, Stefanie L Holmes1, Ashley Morgan2, Mary Ann Sexton1
1. Roane State Community College 2. Roane State
In this activity, students will perform an experiment utilizing dialysis tubing to create cellular models to demonstrate the linear relationship between cell weight and time in varying tonicities....
Analysis of Amylase Activity
24 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Allison Carter Burlyn1, Christina Fieber1, Melanie Lenahan2
1. Horry-Georgetown Technical College 2. Raritan Valley Community College
This lab is an exploration of enzyme function and the effects of environmental conditions on the activity of the enzyme amylase. The lab utilizes analytical and graphing skills to assess enzyme...
Functional and structural analysis of Amylase activity
23 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ishrat Rahman1, Aubrey Allen Smith1, Evdokia Kastanos2
1. Montgomery College 2. Montgomery College/Rockville
This exercise was developed to allow students to apply the scientific method and use their knowledge of enzymes to investigate the relationship between enzyme activity and structure. Students...
Using Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases
02 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andy Adams1, Jessica A Adams1, John J. Bray1, Tami Imbierowicz1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Breonna Martin1
1. Harford Community College 2. University of Tennessee
In this activity students will use linear regression to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental factors such as climate change or population density influence the...
Why does Blood Flow Change? Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics
15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amy Troyer1, Brandi Morgante Handzlik1, Mary Phillips1
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
This collection of activities explores the relationship between blood flow, pressure, and the factors of resistance through graphs and modeling direct and inverse variation.
Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio
30 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Howard Starnes1, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma2, Jennifer Glee Buntz3, Sondra Marie LoRe4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5
1. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College 2. South Mountain Community College 3. Central New Mexico Community College 4. National Institute for STEM Evaluation & Research (NISER) 5. Montgomery College
This module explores surface area to volume ratios in a cube and sphere in relation to cell size.
REMNet Tutorial, R Part 5: Normalizing Microbiome Data in R 5.2.19
28 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Joyner
CUNY Brooklyn College
Video on normalizing microbiome data from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology - Intro Environmental Science
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
Working with Datasets in R swirl
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Caitlin Hicks Pries
The goal of this lesson is to learn how to import datasets into R, understand variable types, make adjustments to variables, perform basic calculations, and begin data visualization. The exercise...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Intro to R
08 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristen Kaczynski
California State University - Chico
This resource uses the Human Impact on Stream Ecology data set, background and questions and provides students an very general introduction to using R. Students perform basic summary statistics and...
A Very Basic Tutorial for Performing Linear Mixed Effects Analyses: Tutorial 2
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bodo Winter
University of California, Merced
The second of two tutorials that introduce you to linear and linear mixed models. This tutorial serves as a quick boot camp to jump-start your own analyses with linear mixed effects models.
17 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, R. S. Maxwell1
Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth rates of a...
3D breast cancer tissue reconstruction
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Kerri-Ann Norton2
1. Radford University 2. Johns Hopkins University
This module allows students to follow a researcher as she discovers new features of breast cancer tissue architecture, using 3D reconstructions of histological specimens.
Phenotypic plasticity and predation
29 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2
1. Radford University 2. Vassar College
Students predict changes to tadpole morphology and coloration after considering characteristics of the predator species and the prey themselves then test their own hypotheses (typically with...
24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Leaf cutter ant foraging
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2, Myra Hughey2
This module introduces students to leaf-cutter ants in the rainforests of Panama. Students derive their own research hypotheses regarding ant foraging or allometric scaling relationships.
Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth...