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Caribbean coral reef structure and biodiversity - Comparing boosted regression tree & multiple regression approaches
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Eric Womack
Virginia Commonwealth University
Creating and comparing boosted regression tree models to multiple regression models.
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology
By Risa Cohen
In this module, students explain the importance of collections in scientific research, manipulate data in a spreadsheet program, create properly plotted and labeled graphs, analyze data to test...
Introduction to Data Management, Life History, and Demography
Learning Goals:•explain importance of data management•identify elements of an organized data sheet•create & manipulate data in a spreadsheet •calculate vital statistics using life tables•collect,...
NELF Explorer: Drivers of Landscape Change
28 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meghan Graham MacLean
University of Massachusetts Amherst
Students explore the connections between land use decisions and land cover change, as well as how to predict the possible impacts of land use decisions into the future.
Value of Mistakes. Making Mistakes Using R
27 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Staci Neas Johnson
Southern Wesleyan University
This module allows students to frame mistakes and frustrations during their first introduction to R in terms of improved learning and growth mindset.
The Power of Data Standards
22 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michaeleen Gerken Golay1, Darlene Panvini2, Molly Phillips3, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo4
1. Wartburg College 2. Belmont University 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 4. Alfred University
Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.
Data management and introduction to QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis
22 May 2020 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
Students learn about the importance of good data management and begin to explore QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis purposes. Students will explore National Land Cover Database raster data and...
Demography from "virtual cemeteries"
18 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin Larson
Alaska Pacific University
This module is a modification of the Lanza module in TIEE Volume 8. Rather than requiring students to visit cemeteries outside of class, this modification has students collect data from online...
Yeti or not: Do they exist?
14 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Through this 2-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.
Following the Data
04 May 2020 | 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.
Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio
30 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Howard Starnes1, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma2, Jennifer Glee Buntz3, Sondra Marie LoRe4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5
1. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College 2. South Mountain Community College 3. Central New Mexico Community College 4. National Institute for STEM Evaluation & Research (NISER) 5. Montgomery College
This module explores surface area to volume ratios in a cube and sphere in relation to cell size.
Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!
22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this module, students will be investigating a louse gene with an unknown function to determine if it might be important in the evolution of the louse ecomorphs.
Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection
This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
09 Apr 2020 | 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...
Searching for disability as biodiversity in digitized natural history collections
27 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This module uses digitized natural history and biodiversity collections to explore if, how, and whether disability can be studied in nonhumans as a form of biodiversity.
Diseasebots HEXBUG Lab
24 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Skylar Hopkins
This module explores the effects of host density on contact rates and transmission of pathogens using a hands-on experiment with HEXBUG robots.
23 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils
This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.
Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.
Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data
Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.
21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.