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3D breast cancer tissue reconstruction
17 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
A Walk Through the Woods
09 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jerome Chave1, David Coomes2, Steven Jansen3, Simon Lewis4, Nathan Swenson5, Amy Zanne6, Gaby Lopez-Gonzales7, J Ilic, RB Miller8, MC Wiemann9, Samantha Swauger10
1. The Academy of Europe 2. Cambridge University 3. Ulm University 4. University College London 5. University of Maryland 6. The George Washington University 7. University of Leeds 8. University of California, Berkeley 9. University of Florida 10. DryadLab
Data driven curriculum module from Dryad Digital Repository
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...
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...
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.
Data on Dead Zones and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Benjamin Negrete, Jr.
27 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang1, Benjamin Negrete, Jr.2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
In this lesson, students plot data and interpret graphs of the metabolic responses of fish to hypoxic conditions. Then, students view and reflect on an interview with fish ecophysiologist Benjamin...
Decoding, Critiquing, and Creating a Graph from the Ground Up
28 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, HHMI BioInteractive
Students decipher a published graph with little supplemental information and are given more details in pieces before producing a new graph that displays the data more effectively and is easier to...
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...
Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth...
Exploring Marine Primary Productivity with Descriptive Statistics and Graphing in Excel
02 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marina McLeod1, Jennifer Olson1, Wendy Houston1
Everett Community College
In this activity, students use real water chemistry data and descriptive statistics in Excel to examine primary productivity in an urban estuary of the Salish Sea. They will consider how actual...
Freezer Full of Fossils v2.0
11 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Louise Mead1, Michael James Wiser1, Noah Ribeck2, Fred Hingst3, Richard Schultz4, Richard Lenski1
1. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action, Michigan State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara 3. Dewitt High School 4. St. Johns High School
The Long Term Evolution Experiment started by Dr. Richard Lenski provides a rich dataset to help students explore concepts of fitness, replication, and adaption.
Fungus Among Us!
03 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kelly Sturner1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Courtney Patterson3
1. National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis 2. University of Tennessee 3. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
This game introduces the idea of how fungi and plants can work together in a symbiotic relationship.
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...
Grappling with Graphs: New tools for improving graphing practices among biology students
15 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie M. Gardner1, Eli Meir2, Joel K Abraham3, Ryan Baker4
1. Purdue University 2. SimBiotic Software 3. California State University, Fullerton 4. University of Pennsylvania
Poster on gathering information about undergraduate biology students' graphing practices and using this information to guide teaching of graph construction. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
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...
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...
Leaf cutter ant foraging
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2, Myra Hughey2
1. Radford University 2. Vassar College
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.
Phenotypic plasticity and predation
29 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2
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...