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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...
Exploring Health Inequities and Redlining
30 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Mulcahy
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
For this assignment, students will investigate relationships between historic redlining data and modern statistics of human health.
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...
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...
Using Nanoparticles to Treat Cancer Scientist Spotlight
26 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Wade1, Hyeyoun Chang2
1. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2. Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Students use published scientific data to determine which types of nanoparticles would be best to use to deliver cytotoxic drugs directly to cancer cells. Then they learn about the scientist who...
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.
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,...
BETTSI - Basic Evolutionary Tree-Thinking Skills Instrument
08 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristin Jenkins1, Louise Mead2, David Baum, Kristy L Daniel3, Carrie Jo Bucklin, Austin Leone, J. Phil Gibson4, Erin Naegle5
1. BioQUEST 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 3. Texas State University 4. University of Oklahoma 5. Columbia College, Sonora CA
A short, multiple choice diagnostic designed to provide instructors with a quick check on students’ understanding of and ability to read and interpret phylogenies.
07 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
This is an introduction to bioinformatics using hemoglobin as an example. The worksheets introduce students to resources to explore the DNA, RNA and polypeptide linear structure with a brief...
Sequence Similarity: Introducing Biological Databases to Community College Biology Students
01 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Katcher
This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.
24 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This worksheet was developed for use in an introductory biology course to review the chemical bonds and structure of biological macromolecules. A nutritional label is provided to illustrate that we...
20 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
14 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jane Dell
Western Carolina University
This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field...
13 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kit Schnaars Uvino
University of Jamestown
Lichens in Your backyard (or campus): EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
By K Schnaars
University of Jamestown - North Dakota
This project uses locally collected field data on lichen presence & abundance to better understand how lichens respond to changes. Navigation skills with a hand held compass are developed.
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...
Carbon Sequestration and the Urban heat Island Effect
By Evan Blais
Virginia Commonwealth University
An urban heat island is an urban or metropolitan area that is on average far warmer than the surrounding rural areas. In this lesson we will study the impact these warmer temperatures have on the...
Lichens in Your Local Landscape
By Leah Dudley
East Central University
This project uses Lichens to connect students with their local environmental air quality. Through a short lab session, students assess lichens growing on trees on their campus. They then use class...
Implementing Flexible Learning Projects to support authentic research experiences in Ecology (BIO 3317) at McDaniel College
03 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Holly Martinson
This adaptation highlights the utility of the Lichens in YOUR Local Landscape module for teaching field skills, quantitative analysis across scales, and for writing research papers.
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!