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Tags: in-class activity

Teaching & Reference Material (1-20 of 46)

  1. A Growing Concern: Sustaining Soil Resources through Local Decision Making

    24 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Sarah Fortner, Martha Murphy, Hannah Scherer

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/291This module addresses agricultural productivity by providing students with the opportunity to examine the differences between intensively managed agricultural landscapes (e.g. grazelands,...

  2. A Laboratory Class Exploring Microbial Diversity and Evolution Using Online Databases, the Biology Workbench, and Phylogenetics Software

    29 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Sarah Boomer, Kelly Shipley, Bryan Dutton, Daniel Lodge

    Students assemble and align bacterial datasets using DNA information downloaded from the National Center for Biotechnology Information website and Biology Workbench.  Specifically, they compare unknown original DNA sequences (from, in our case, hot spring communities) to a backbone of...

  3. AIM-UP! Coal balls lesson

    28 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Monte Garroutte, Jordan Metzgar, Hirotsugu Mori

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/334In this activity, students learn about ancient plant life and climate change by examining coal balls. In addition to the lesson itself, information is provided on where to purchase coal ball...

  4. AIM-UP! GIS and bats lesson

    28 Mar 2015 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/335This lesson introduces the use of GIS (geographic information systems) in the study of biological questions, using bats as the model organism. This activity requires access to GIS...

  5. AIM-UP! Reading scientific literature module

    28 Mar 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Galen Rask

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/336Designed to span 4 one-hour lectures, this module focuses upon developing the skill of thorough and critical reading of scientific literature. 

  6. AIMS- Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics - studying leaf cutter ants to learn linear regression

    15 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Jeremy M Wojdak

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/239This is a teaching resource that uses fascinating images and videos of leaf cutter ants foraging in Panama to provide an engaging context for students to learn about mathematics and...

  7. AIMS: Dendroclimatology

    21 Dec 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Stockton Maxwell, Jeremy M Wojdak

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/544/The AIMS (Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics) project was founded on the idea that students don't often care much about analysis until they care about...

  8. Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations

    03 Oct 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Dr. Michael Nachman

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/340Lesson plan for teaching Hardy-Weinberg principle using real data collected by Dr. Michael Nachman and his colleagues.

  9. Avida-ED presentation: Context Dependent Fitness

    07 Jun 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Maren L Friesen, Andrew M Jarosz

    Avida-ED exercise showing adaptation to contrasting resource environments illustrating that the fitness of different genotypes depends on the environment.

  10. CATALST - Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics

    22 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Joan Garfield, Robert delMas, Andrew Zieffler, Allan Rossman, Beth Chance, John Holcomb, George Cobb

    From the project website: "This project uses the acronym CATALST (Change Agents for Teaching and Learning Statistics) to represent the goal of accelerating change in the teaching and learning of statistics. The changes we are working towards are in both content and pedagogy. Our focus is the...

  11. Changes in Lake Ice: Ecosystem Response to Global Change

    23 Sep 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Robert E. Bohanan, Marianne Krasny, Adam Welman

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/266Ecological QuestionIs there evidence for global warming in long term data on changes in dates of ice cover in three Wisconsin Lakes?This activity uses ice cover records from three lakes in...

  12. Chi-Square analysis of two point test cross data

    21 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Bob Sheehy

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/746This flash tutorial simulates analysis of a 2 point test cross and will walk you through the analysis of two hypothetical traits. Your goal is to determine if these traits...

  13. Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between Water, Air and Ice

    24 Aug 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Cindy Shellito, Becca Walker, Cynthia Fadem

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/289In this module students explore short-term climate variability resulting from atmosphere-ocean-ice interactions.

  14. Confidence Intervals Tutorial

    19 Nov 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Claudia Neuhauser, David Phillip Schladt

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/754This Excel mini-tutorial introduces the calculation and application of confidence intervals.

  15. Connecting Concepts: Interactive Lessons in Biology, Ecology, Population Dynamics

    16 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Robert Jeanne, Jan Cheetham, Lee Clippard, Alan Wolf, Les Howles, Edna Francisco, Michelle Glenetski, Bahman Zakeri, Cidney Frietag, Steven Clark, Sainath Suryanarayanan, Ben Schulte, Olaf Olson

    "The capacity for growth is a measure of the success of a population of a species. Because there are so many interactions between individuals and the environment, measuring how well populations grow is often complex. Population biologists frequently use mathematical growth models to help...

  16. Dairy Farm Mathematics

    09 Jul 2015 | | Contributor(s):: Richard Francisco, Katie Gilbert

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/783From the website:We based our instructional unit on the premise that many people have, that one does not need mathematics if the they do not plan on attending...

  17. Data Nuggets - Bringing Real Data into the Classroom to Unearth Students' Quantitative & Inquiry Skills

    22 Jan 2015 | | Contributor(s):: MK Kjelvik, EH Schultheis

    Data Nuggets are narratives about real research, featuring the principal scientist, that include data students can analyze.   Right now they are aimed at K-12 students, but many topics covered are taught in college courses, and there is no limit to what mathematical or statistical concepts...

  18. DataONE Module 01: Why Data Management?

    03 Jan 2016 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/911Trends in data collection, storage and loss, the importance and benefits of data management, and an introduction to the data life cycle.Slides (PPTX)One page...

  19. DataONE Module 02: Data Sharing

    02 Jan 2016 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/909Data sharing in the context of the data life cycle, the value of sharing data, concerns about sharing data, and methods and best practices for sharing data.Slides...

  20. DataONE Module 03: Data Management Planning

    03 Jan 2016 |

    This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/910Benefits of a data management plan (DMP), DMP components, tools for creating a DMP, NSF DMP information, and a sample DMP.Slides (PPTX)One page handout...