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AVIDA exercise on the role of mutation in evolution
21 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Beachly
A tested exercise at the college freshmen level using AVIDA-Ed to generate and test a hypothesis about the relationship between mutation rate and the probability of evolving a useful function in...
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview
By Paige F.B. Ferguson
University of Alabama
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.
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data
17 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant...
How Many More Thymes & Herbivore Defense
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sheryl Konrad1, Angela Dassow1
Adaptations to the How Many More Thymes? case study featuring terpene-based herbivore defense and pollinator attraction in Nicotiana plants.
Reflective Writing Adapted for Non-Majors
14 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Crystal Peirce
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. The prompts have been modified to...
The Polar Bear of the Salt Marsh? Warming Tolerance Limits of Local Species
13 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Angela Dassow1, Sheryl Konrad1
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- In the adaptation exercise, students explore connections between saltmarsh sparrow declines and declining populations of local species that live...
Adapted Value of Mistakes
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sheela Vemu
Waubonsee Community College - Tenure Track
This module is adapted from BIOMAAP materials on the value of mistakes and application of growth mindset in a microbiology lab.
By Susan Butts1, Talia Karim2, Chris Norris1
1. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 2. University of Colorado, Boulder
Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of...
Figure of the Day - Adapted for Non-Majors
09 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
Calling Bull in an Age of Big Data with R
26 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Use the calling bull course to introduce students to data, ethics, visualization, and R.
Calling Bull: Data Reasoning in a Digital World
By Carl Bergstrom1, Jevin West1
University of Washington
"So, the aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bull seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument."
Following the Data
09 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them
20 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Molly Phillips1, Kathryn Green2
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. North Carolina Sate University
5E lesson plan for middle/high school aligned to NGSS standards.
Species Range Over Space and Time
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.
Intro to Command Line Coding Genomics Analysis
28 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Ray A Enke1
James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
Developing Quantitative Skills Using HHMI BioInteractive Resources
26 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robin Bulleri1, Kristine Grayson2, Melissa Csikari3
1. Carrboro High School 2. University of Richmond 3. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A workshop on using HHMI BioInteractive data activities to teach science content and quantitative skills
24 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Island biogeography, spatial ecology, and macroinvertebrate species diversity in Richmond’s rock pools
22 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nadia Bukach1, Todd Lookingbill1, Andrew Davidson2, James R Vonesh2, Kristine Grayson1
1. University of Richmond 2. Virginia Commonwealth University
Students investigate questions of community ecology and biogeography using data from an urban rock pool ecosystem. Using ArcGIS 10, students learn to create effective maps, calculate landscape...
Pre-lesson: Introduction to BLAST
21 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. This pre-lesson introduces the BLAST tool.
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the Scatchard equation in the context of understanding antigen binding and the properties of antigens. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.