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Figure of the Day - Ecology additions
16 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Grayson
University of Richmond
Used in an Integrated Biological Principles II Class (Intro to Ecology/Evolution/Physiology) at University of Richmond
Value of Mistakes
03 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jeremy M Wojdak2
1. QUBES; Radford University 2. Radford University
This module familiarizes students with brain research describing our physiological response to mistakes, and how making mistakes is a useful part of learning.
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice.
In this activity, students demonstrate their own innate number sense by playing an online game that asks them to estimate quantities that are flashed on screen for only milliseconds. Research...
Introduction to Growth Mindset
1. University of San Diego 2. Radford University
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Introduction
This presentation is intended as a short, in-class introduction to the program and some of the research behind it, in hopes of generating ‘buy in’ for a course-long use of BIOMAAP materials.
Figure of the Day
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
This can be given at the beginning and end of the BIOMAAP program, in order to measure student changes in math anxiety.
This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers in their biology and other courses. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of...
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
24 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection
11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak
Database of image files for AIMS Resource: Dendroclimatology
Michaelis-Menten Enzyme Kinetics
By Tony Weisstein
Truman State University
In this simulation, equations used in enzyme kinetics (Michaelis-Menten, Eadie-Hofstee, Dixon, and Lineweaver-Burk) are modeled under various conditions.
By Tony Weisstein1, John R Jungck2, Doug Green3
1. Truman State University 2. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware 3. Saint Michael's College
These two workbooks model the evolution of phage resistance in a bacterial population under two alternative hypotheses.
By Tony Weisstein1, John R Jungck2
1. Truman State University 2. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware
An Excel worksheet that simulates the molecular evolution of DNA sequences.
By John R Jungck1, Jennifer Spangenberg2, Noppadon Khiripet3, Rawin Viruchpinta3, Jutarat Maneewattanapluk3
1. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware 2. Beloit College 3. National Electronics and Computer Technology Center
3D FractaL-Tree allows scientists to collect data from actual specimens in the field or laboratory, insert these measurements into a spatially explicit L-system package, and then visually compare...
Birthday Problem and Class Phenotypic Probabilities
By John R Jungck1, Jennifer Spangenberg2, Annelise L. Myers2
1. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware 2. Beloit College
An Excel workbook exploring two related applications, the Birthday Problem and Class Phenotypic Probabilities. Students enter their own phenotypes into the workbook.
ABO Blood Group Frequencies
By John R Jungck1, Jennifer A. Spangenberg2
An Excel workbook in which students can calculate blood type frequencies through different approaches (Hardy-Weinberg, quadratic formula, and the EM algorithm). The workbook shows the formulas used...
Phenotypic plasticity and predation image files
29 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Database of image files for AIMS Resource: Phenotypic plasticity and predation
Phenotypic plasticity and predation
24 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...