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Chi-squared test of independence between two categorical variables
23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Matthew Aiello-Lammens
In this lesson, students will have the opportunity to work through a chi-squared test of independence between two categorical variables.
Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio
16 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michelle Gaynor
University of Florida
Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.
Cleaning Biodiversity Data: Excel
09 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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 Change Module- Beck Modifications (Project EDDIE)
01 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Beck
Students explore how climate is changing from the recent record
Climate Change, Phenology, and Community Interactions: Helping students explore the complexity of changing ecosystems
12 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Doudna
Lake Michigan College
Students explore findings from long-term studies of migrating and hibernating animals at high elevation. Students then use this understanding to explore the phenology of species and possible...
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...
Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between Water, Air, and Ice
10 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Shellito1, Becca Walker2, Cynthia Fadem3
1. University of Northern Colorado 2. Mt. San Antonio College 3. Earlham College
In this two to three week module, students explore short-term climate variability resulting from atmosphere-ocean-ice interactions.
Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies
17 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...
Cohort Life Tables
12 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces cohort life tables in the context of understanding demographic processes and how they affect populations. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Colon Cancer: A Case of Genetic Bad Luck
03 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne M. Casper
Eastern Michigan University
Case study developed for an introductory genetics class published in the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science
Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.
Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data
Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.
Comparing Primary and Secondary Forest in a Preserve in Plano Texas: A Forest Ecology Course-based Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) for Non-Majors and Lower-Level Majors
21 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
An activity that can be conducted as an online or field exercise in which students develop and test their hypotheses about how forest stand characteristics differ between two forest types.
Complete Set of Lessons
01 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with...
Connecting Students to Citizen Science and Curated Collections
18 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Erica Krimmel2, Debra Linton1, Travis Marsico3, Ashley Morris4, Brad Ruhfel5
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida State University 3. Arkansas State University 4. Middle Tennessee State University 5. University of Michigan
This educational module utilizes the traditional plant collection experience to engage students with biodiversity data protocols and resources available in our information-rich digital age.
Connecting Viral Pandemics to Ecological Population Growth Models
16 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Parks Collins1, Paul Strode2
1. Mitchell Community College 2. Howard Hughes Medical Institute
In this activity students use the HHMI Population Growth Models interactive to explore R0 for diseases and discuss the importance of connecting population ecology to current events like the...
Coordinating Photosynthetic Activity: Circadian Rhythms
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces circadian rhythms in the context of understanding the ability of organisms to measure time. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Coral Reefs in Hot Water
04 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
Students analyze sea surface temperature (SST) data from NOAA to predict coral bleaching at four locations in the Bahamas. They then compare their predictions to authentic research collected about...
COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
14 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Glenn Ledder
University of Nebraska Lincoln
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed...