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Using Climate of Change in a Non Majors Sustainability Course
30 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stefanie Kring
The Climate of Change module was implemented in my Introduction to Environmental Sustainability course. We concluded the semester with an in depth examination of climate change, which includes how...
Using computational molecular modeling software to demonstrate how DNA mutations cause phenotypes
04 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tara Phelps-Durr
This lesson is a five-week series of laboratory activities designed to help students transition from applying lower order thinking skills to the central dogma to applying higher-order thinking skills.
Using HHMI Tutorials to Prepare Students for Investigating Authentic Datasets in Biology
17 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
HHMI tutorial modules were modified and condensed to bring all students up to the same skill level, and students took a pre-assessment to demonstrate adequate preparation for class.
Using InTeGrate materials to incorporate sustainability into General Biology II at the University of North Carolina Charlotte
22 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ellen Wisner
University of North Carolina Charlotte
I incorporated three units from InTeGrate into my General Biology II class. This document outlines how I used these materials, and what modifications I made to them.
Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science
30 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Margaret S Saha1, Beteel Abu-Ageel1, Sanjana Challa1, Xiangyi Fang1, Chai Hibbert1, Anna Isler1, Elias Nafziger1, Adam Oliver1, Hanqiu Peng1, Julia Urban1, Vivian Zhu1
College of William and Mary
Poster and supplemental materials on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Abstract for poster on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.
Using Systems Thinking in Introductory Biology Courses
31 May 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Martin
University of Providence
The Systems Thinking module (Units 1-3) was utilized in two separate introductory biology courses, General Biology II Lab and The Living Environment online course.
Using: "Winter Is Coming! Can you Handle the Freeze?" In an Intro BIO lecture
19 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Denice Robertson
Northern Kentucky University
I use Team Based Learning in this course, students are in permanent groups and work together on Challenge Questions each class after I give a short lecture. This Nugget was used in place of regular...
Water Movement through a Membrane: The Van't Hoff Equation
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the van't Hoff equation in the context of understanding the metabolic activity of the epithelial cells lining the stomach. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Wellesley College Study Packet for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment
11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials
This packet contains a set of 24 practice questions and 2 full-length practice assessments for the Quantitative Reasoning Assessment for Wellesley College.
What do trees know about Rain? Adapted for an online, non-majors botany course
04 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Liz Martin
Minor modifications were made to this Data Nugget in order to use it in a fully online version of the introductory, non-majors botany course, Plants and People.
Winter is Coming! Can you handle the freeze?
This publication contains the adaptations I made to the Data Nuggets module in order to use it with an online, introductory, non-majors botany class. I used this with a unit on natural and...
Wolf Sheep Predation Simulation Exercise
05 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Liz Ryder
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
This resource is an exercise to introduce students to agent-based modeling of biological systems through working with a simple existing model.
03 Aug 2016 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Working with Datasets in R swirl
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Caitlin Hicks Pries
The goal of this lesson is to learn how to import datasets into R, understand variable types, make adjustments to variables, perform basic calculations, and begin data visualization. The exercise...
Working with spreadsheet-style data in Python with pandas and seaborn
20 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher
University of Toronto
This 4-hour participatory live-coding workshop takes learners through the basics of programming in Python via the Jupyter Lab interface and culminates with exploration and visualization of...