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Type II Functional Response: Holling’s Disk Equation
15 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces the Holling’s disk equation in the context of understanding the relationship between an individual's rate of consumption and food density. It is intended for an introductory...
Water Movement through a Membrane: The Van't Hoff Equation
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.
Cohort Life Tables
12 Feb 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
Teaching logistic population growth and ecological modelling
23 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert F Smith
The lesson is designed to 1) teach students about the concept of logistic population growth, growth rates, and carrying capacity and 2) provide a basic introduction to ecological modeling and...
Exploring the functionality of R
By Austin Happel
Colorado State University
Students work with example data to generate a length-weight plot and use lm() to obtain regression coefficients. Base plot functions are used to plot both the data and the regression line.
Evolutionary Ecophysiology swirl lesson
By Nadia Aubin-Horth
Uses swirl to walk students through how to use R and analyze their own data.
By Stephen Gosnell
Baruch College, City University of New York
This lesson focused on introducing students to binomial data analysis and reinforcing concepts of confidence intervals, p-value interpretation, and one- vs two-sided tests.
Chi-squared test of independence between two categorical variables
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.
By Didem Ikis
In this lesson, students will learn the necessary statistical terms to understand two-way ANOVA, how to visualize their data, how to perform two-way ANOVA and interpret their results, and how to...
Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications (Course Materials)
By Erin N. Bodine
These are the materials for Math 214 offered at Rhodes College.
Histograms and Boxplots
21 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang
This lesson, created for an introductory ecology course, focuses on helping novice R users to import a data file, apply base R plotting functions, and use R Markdown to generate a reproducible report.
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...
Discrete Modeling and Structures (Course Materials)
16 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
These are the materials for DCS course offered at Bates College. This is a sampler of structures and ways they are used to model biological and social phenomena.
Regulation of Sex Determination
13 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Ashley Allen1, Christie Landry2, Laura Pickell3, Deborah Taylor4
1. Columbia College 2. Nicholls State University and Fletcher Technical Community College 3. Cegep Heritage College 4. University of Kansas
This activity accompanies the HHMI BioInteractive module Sex Verification of Athletes (https://www.hhmi.org/biointeractive/testing-athletes). It provides students with exercises to explore the...
Cell Division and Rates of Population Growth
11 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This module introduces the exponential growth of cells in the context of understanding cell division. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Energy Absorbed from Light During Photosynthesis
This module introduces how energy absorption from light is affected by the wavelengths in the context of understanding photosynthesis. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Efficiency of ATP Prodution
This module introduces the efficiency of ATP production in the context of understanding glycolysis and endergonic reactions. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Doubling Time of Tumors
This module introduces the calculation of potential doubling time of tumorous cells in the context of understanding the growth of a population of the cells. It is intended for an introductory...
Regulation of Gene Expression and Adipogenesis by PPAR-γ
07 Jan 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gary Laverty1, Thomas John Peters2, Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo3, Denise Levin Signorelli4, Saumya Ramanathan
1. University of Delaware 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras 4. College of Southern Nevada
Students learn about transcriptional regulation of PPAR-γ, an important controller of adipose tissue stores and energy metabolism through a drawing/coloring activity of the different components...
Plasmodium Problem Space
By Sam S Donovan
University of Pittsburgh
This problem space brings together diverse resources with the goal of helping biology teachers and learners engage in research investigations.