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Understanding Trophic Interactions in Rice Agriculture: A Jigsaw Approach
05 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, Fernando Nieto2, Emily Nodine3, Brian Robert Shmaefsky4, Kristine Grayson5
1. Montgomery College 2. SUNY Old Westbury 3. Rollins College 4. Lone Star College - Kingwood 5. University of Richmond
Students explore four different issues related to trophic interactions that affect modern rice agriculture practices and consider relationships between these issues.
Use of PeerWise - an open digital question authoring tool
21 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Prescott
University of New Hampshire
Session on PeerWise presented at BioQUEST Workshop 2018
Using a long-term data set from Ohio to analyze climate change and it’s impacts on phenology and ecological interactions
19 Jun 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Caroline DeVan
New Jersey Institute of Technology
This is an FMN participant modification of the TIEE module "Investigating the footprint of climate change on phenology and ecological interactions in north-central North America,"...
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 Linear Regression to Explore Environmental Factors Affecting Vector-borne Diseases
02 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andy Adams1, Jessica A Adams1, John J. Bray1, Tami Imbierowicz1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Breonna Martin1
1. Harford Community College 2. University of Tennessee
In this activity students will use linear regression to analyze real data on vector-borne diseases and explore how environmental factors such as climate change or population density influence the...
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...
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.
Vertebrate Clade Race
11 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Baum1, Kristin Jenkins2
1. University of Wisconsin 2. BioQUEST
This activity introduces basic tree reading skills for evolutionary phylogenies. It is designed as a short group activity. After completing this activity, students should be familiar with basic...
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.
Water Quality Investigation (Project EDDIE)
18 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Hage
Oxford College of Emory University
This multi-part module aims to help you learn about water quality implications by understanding the variability of concentrations of nitrate in stream water through the evaluation of real-time data...
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.
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.
Why does Blood Flow Change? Investigating the Math of Blood Flow Dynamics
15 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Amy Troyer1, Brandi Morgante Handzlik1, Mary Phillips1
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences
This collection of activities explores the relationship between blood flow, pressure, and the factors of resistance through graphs and modeling direct and inverse variation.