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Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of...
Investigating Primary Productivity
03 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Olins
In this 3-part investigation, students discuss, make predictions, and work with data about global scale net primary productivity.
Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kate S Boersma
University of San Diego
Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.
Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes - Boersma
Teaching notes from my use of BIOMAAP Growth Mindset teaching materials in my 300 level Ecology class for majors.
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity - Intro Environmental Science
By Megan Kelly
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
This activity was adapted for use in an intro non-majors Environmental Science course, with an emphasis on collaborative data collection.
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology - Intro Environmental Science
In this module, students practice interpreting the relationship between variables before exploring changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.
Mutation and Equilibrium Worksheet
30 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo
This is a worksheet created for students to complete when doing the Mutation and Equilibrium MathBench activity.
Modification of "Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data" module
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)...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
29 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jillian K. Decker
State University of New York - Rockland Community College
How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
Calling Bull in an Age of Big Data with R
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
Use the calling bull course to introduce students to data, ethics, visualization, and R.
Bioinformatics: Investigating Sequence Similarity - A Plant Biology Approach
By Ami Erickson
This laboratory module is a modification of the original published on CourseSource with a focus on plant biology. In the final activity, students conduct a BLAST to compare histone protein...
The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. Introduction to data visualization.
28 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By pamela scheffler
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior.. In this module students learn to analyze and present graphic data in ways that simplify interpretation.
Exam Reflective Writing Activities (4 different prompts)
By Polly Parks
El Camino College
This is an extended version of Reflective Writing activities to use before 4 different exams.
Reflective Writing - 2-page handout & Teaching Notes
By Jayme Dyer
Durham Technical Community College
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice. Includes Teaching Notes.
Answer Checking - Teaching Notes
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes. / This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers. Students practice the answer checking...
Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability...
Investigating Biomes with BiomeViewer
This interactive classroom activity facilitates student learning about biodiversity through an investigation of biomes (what they are, how they're defined, their global distribution) using a free...
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...
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.