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Natural History Collections as Emerging Resources for Innovative Education
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joseph A. Cook, Scott V. Edwards, Eileen A. Lacey, Robert P. Guralnick, Pamela S. Soltis, Douglas E. Soltis, Corey K. Welch, Kayce C. Bell, Kurt E. Galbreath, Christopher Himes, Julie M. Allen, Tracy A. Heath, Ana C. Carnaval, Kimberly L. Cooper, Mark Liu, James Hanken, Stefanie Ickert-Bond
Natural history collections have the potential to help transform undergraduate science education from passive learning into an active exploration of the natural world.
Joel E. Greengiant Learns About Peas: From Nucleotides to Selection
By Merle Heidemann1, Peter J.T. White1, Jim Smith1
Michigan State University
This case study follows purveyors of peas, Joel E. and Jolene Greengiant, as they learn about the origin, biochemistry, genetics and eventual artificial selection of sweet (wrinkled) peas, all in...
The Evolution of Color Vision in Monkeys: From Nucleotides to Ecology
This case study examines the evolution color vision in Old World and New World monkeys from multiple biological perspectives.
Introductory Science and Mathematics Education for 21st-Century Biologists
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Bialek1, David Botstein2
1. Department of Physics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA. 2. Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA., Lewis-Sigler Institute for Integrative Genomics, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.
A unified introductory science curriculum that fully incorporates mathematics and quantitative thinking aimed to incorporate biology into the traditional quantitative cultures that have come to...
Quantitative Modules to Accompany General Biology Courses
By Lou Gross1, Susan Harell Yee2, Monica Beals3
1. University of Tennessee Knoxville 2. EPA, Gulf Ecology Division 3. SAS
A collection of modules that were developed to accompany general biology courses and allow instructors to add quantitative examples in many of the topics in a standard GB sequence.
By Daniel Kaplan1, Karl-Dieter Crisman2, Nicholas Horton3, Eric Marland4, Randall Pruim5
1. Macalester College 2. Gordon College 3. Amherst College 4. Appalachian State University 5. Calvin College
Our goal: Provide a broader approach to quantitative studies that provides better support for work in science and technology.
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
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.
11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak
Database of image files for AIMS Resource: Dendroclimatology