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21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
Adapting InTeGrate Materials for Online Courses
22 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tara Holmberg
Northwestern Connecticut Community College
As part of my second mentoring of the InTeGrate FMN for QUBES, I chose to focus on my conversion of several resources to an online course format.
Altruism Simulation Activity
04 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Chodkowski
An altruism activity that uses a NetLogo altruism simulation.
An introduction to population matrix models: a swirl lesson
15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Apple
Students will learn how to set up a population matrix model in R and use it for demographic analysis of a population, including projecting population growth, determining lambda and the stable age...
Analyzing current and past climate data (Project EDDIE)
18 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Beth Cadieux
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institue
Students analyze current and past temperature and CO2 data to relate current climate change to climate of the past 450,000 years.Objectives: Are global temperatures and CO2 levels rising? How are...
Analyzing Nutrient Simulation Experiments with a one-way ANOVA
09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca North
We discuss what tests are appropriate to analyze the data from nutrient simulation experiments. They will conduct one-way ANOVAs and a post hoc test using a dummy dataset and interpret the results.
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
Aquatic Nutrient Levels and Climate Change
16 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elli Bosch1, Kaycee Faunce1, Amanda Thompson
Virginia Commonwealth University
This learning module was designed to introduce students to the aquatic nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus, their roles in ecosystem function and nutrient pollution, and what impacts climate change...
Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erica Krimmel
A user guide and video instructions for Arctos
Biodiversity research using digitized, internet-based natural history collections
17 Dec 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
Collections based research is a critical tool for organismal biology and biodiversity research. Yet natural history collections have a complicated past. This multi-class module examines the...
Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection
22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton1
This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.
BLAST Exercises for Analyzing Cloning Results
09 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin R. Morris
Genome Solver began as a way to teach undergraduate faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics; no coding or scripting is required. These activities have modified Lesson 1: Introduction to Genome...
Calling Bull in an Age of Big Data with R
26 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
Use the calling bull course to introduce students to data, ethics, visualization, and R.
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Caribbean coral reef structure and biodiversity - Comparing boosted regression tree & multiple regression approaches
29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Eric Womack
Creating and comparing boosted regression tree models to multiple regression models.
Changes in Lake Ice: Ecosystem Response to Global Change
15 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Todd Levine1, Robert Bohanan2, Marianne Krasny3, Adam Welman3
1. Carroll University 2. University of Wisconsin 3. Cornell University
Data Set included in included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 3
Checking Normality in R with swirl
13 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bill Morgan
The College of Wooster
How to use the "three-prong" approach to check for normality
Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel
By Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Access and clean an open source polar bear dataset using Excel.
Cleaning Data with R and the Tidyverse in Swirl
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
The overall goal is to help students learn common data cleaning procedures on a dataset once they’ve collected measurements and before they are able to start their analysis. This swirl lesson is...
Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology
26 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Anthony Barone
Columbus State University
This mini-case study provides undergraduate ecology students with experience in how to read climate diagrams and how to put them together. The activity includes a discussion of actual and potential...