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Mimicry in a Diverse Community of Arthropods
21 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
Module exploring how researchers exposed arthropod mimics that use a golden patch to warn of unpalatability to predators with different prey preferences to determine how effective their warnings were.
Mitotic Index and Cell Division
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the mitotic index in the context of understanding the dynamics of cell division in the root of a plant. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Modeling the lac Operon to Understand the Regulation of Gene Expression in Prokaryotes
27 Sep 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan
University of Pittsburgh
This resource is a recitation activity designed for an introductory biology course in which students explore a lac operon simulation (https://qubeshub.org/resources/phetlacoperon).
Modeling Trophic Interactions in Rice Agriculture: A Jigsaw Approach
18 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Fernando Nieto1, Kiersten Nicole Newtoff2, Kristine Grayson3, Emily Nodine4, Brian Robert Shmaefsky5
1. SUNY Old Westbury 2. Montgomery College 3. University of Richmond 4. Rollins College 5. Lone Star College - Kingwood
Students explore four different issues related to trophic interactions that affect modern rice agriculture practices and consider relationships between these issues using Lotka and Volterra...
Modification of "Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data" module
30 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Stack Whitney
Rochester Institute of Technology
This module is a modification of the Beckstead et al. module in TIEE Volume 7. It includes a meta-cognition based model and self reflection, no statistics, and is organized to be done in 1-2...
Modification of "The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology" module by Linton et al.
This is a modification of the Linton et al. module in TIEE Volume 13. Students use data from digitized museum records of butterfly specimens in a modification with no homework (lab/workshop format)...
Modification to City Parks
05 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristen Kaczynski
California State University - Chico
Using a jigsaw approach, students calculated species richness, Shannon's diversity index and species evenness using the City Parks wildlife data.
Modification to What do Trees Know about the Rain
17 Dec 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Use of the tree ring data vs. precipitation to discuss how trees respond to drought
Movement: Nature's Flying Machines
23 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Blake Cahill1, Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.
This module introduces equations around muscle force in the context of understanding the Sliding Filament Model. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Mutation and Equilibrium Worksheet
By Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo
This is a worksheet created for students to complete when doing the Mutation and Equilibrium MathBench activity.
Nastic Movements in Plants
This module introduces an osmotic model in the context of understanding plants' capability of rapidly adapting to changes in their environment. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes
11 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Gilbert1, Josh Galster2, Joan Ramage3
1. Williams College 2. Montclair State University 3. Lehigh University
Making the difficult decision to evacuate before a hurricane makes landfall can save lives and property. This two week module explores how hurricanes connect the ocean-atmosphere-terrestrial...
NEON Data in the Classroom: Implementing and Adapting an Open Education NEON Resource “Quantifying the Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events-The 2013 Colorado Floods” for the Southern California Classroom.
11 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adriane Clark Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University
Natural disasters and subsequent ecological disturbance events illustrate the complexity of problems in ecology and environmental science, and can be used as effective teaching tools. Unpacking the...
Nuclear and Cytoplasmic Viscosity
This module introduces a modified Stokes-Einstein equation in the context of understanding the difference in viscosity between the nucleus and cytoplasm of cells
This module introduces exponential decay and the rate of influx in the context of understanding the transport of molecules from the cytoplasm to the nucleus. It is intended for an introductory...
This module introduces the nucleoplasmic index in the context of understanding how the volume of organelles and cell contents change during the cell cycle. It is intended for an introductory...
Online exercise: Managing Prairie Dogs for Ferret Reintroduction: A Case Study
23 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tatiana Roth
Coppin State University
This data-driven ‘ferret reintroduction’ exercise, adapted from https://www.sesync.org/printpdf/2264, was developed for undergraduate students in an online non-majors biology course as a final...
29 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Divid Diez1, Chris Barr1, Mine Çetinkaya-Rundel2
1. OpenIntro 2. Duke University
OpenIntro was started with one goal in mind: create a free and open-source introductory textbook.
Optimal Foraging in Swirl
08 Oct 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Elizabeth McWhirt1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
This lesson centers around the marginal value theorem (MVT, Charnov 1976), which describes how animals should forage in patches. It serves as a pre-lab to teach MVT basics, vectors, ANOVA, and...