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Islands as a Tool for Teaching Ecology and Evolution
05 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joseph Cook1, Yadeeh Sawyer1, Kayce Bell1, Libby Beckman1
University of New Mexico
Module for Ecology & Evolution course covering island biogeography principles, The scientific process and hypothesis testing, statistical methods (t-tests, regression), and online database use...
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...
Laboratory exercises on microbial growth, horizontal gene transfer, competition and evolution
01 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Davida Smyth
The New School
Simple laboratory exercises to reinforce student learning when performed in conjunction with NetLogo simulations.
Sample NetLogo Code of Bacterial Growth
By Anne Elizabeth Yust
Each NetLogo file is a sequential version of the final bacterial growth model produced in the Bacterial Growth Tutorial. These are to be used as checks to one's understanding alongside the tutorial.
Pokemon Go and Ecology
12 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth C Davis-Berg1, Joshua Drew2, Stephanie Sardelis
1. Columbia College Chicago 2. Columbia College
These are resources associated with using Pokemon Go to teach concepts in Ecology.
Dairy Farm Mathematics
11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Richard Francisco1, Katie Gilbert1
University of Georgia
We based our instructional unit on the premise that many people have, that one does not need mathematics if the they do not plan on atttending college or pursuiting careers known for involving...
Phenotypic plasticity and predation
24 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2
1. Radford University 2. Vassar College
Students predict changes to tadpole morphology and coloration after considering characteristics of the predator species and the prey themselves then test their own hypotheses (typically with...
Leaf cutter ant foraging
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Justin Touchon2, Myra Hughey2
This module introduces students to leaf-cutter ants in the rainforests of Panama. Students derive their own research hypotheses regarding ant foraging or allometric scaling relationships.
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, R. S. Maxwell1
Dendroclimatologists can reconstruct climate records further into the past than written records, by examining tree rings. Students "reverse-engineer" this process by considering growth...
3D breast cancer tissue reconstruction
By Jeremy M Wojdak1, Kerri-Ann Norton2
1. Radford University 2. Johns Hopkins University
This module allows students to follow a researcher as she discovers new features of breast cancer tissue architecture, using 3D reconstructions of histological specimens.
Ferns are Everywhere
23 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Claudia Neuhauser
University of Minnesota
Using spatial fern population data in hypothesis testing
Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications (Course Materials)
22 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin N. Bodine
These are the materials for Math 214 offered at Rhodes College.
Critical Zone Science Part II
16 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michael E Loik
University of California, Santa Cruz
As part of our effort to model the redwood forest water budget, we used the InTeGrate Unit 5.2 to put numbers to pathways.
Critical Zone Science
My class used Water Balance of a Tree (Unit 5.1) to begin quantifying the fundamental pathways for water movement within a forest. The ultimate goal was to model transpiration of the redwood forest...
Introduction to UNIX command line
31 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Serghei Mangul
University of California - Los Angeles
These are materials for a Unix workshop with hands-on examples that requires no prior knowledge of Unix or programming.
Terrestrial Trophic Cascades & Population Structure
22 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gregory Zimmerman, J. Phil Gibson1
University of Oklahoma
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine trophic cascades.
Trophic Cascades, Population Structure, and the Role of Keystone Species
21 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Merrilee Anderson1, J. Phil Gibson2
1. Mount Aloysius College 2. University of Oklahoma
In this activity, students will use data from natural parks to examine terrestrial trophic cascades. Concepts will then be applied to examples in freshwater ecosystems.
Investigating the effects of urbanization on bird biodiversity: Testing three biodiversity hypotheses using citizen science data
13 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Kovacs1, Ebony Gaillard2
1. Spelman College 2. University of North Carolina
Students generate predictions and test three hypotheses about how biodiversity is affected by urbanization over time using citizen science generated bird count data and land use data from 13...
Climate Change and Phenology: Evaluating Temperature, Precipitation, and Phenology of Frogs and Toads in Minnesota
12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristen Genet
Anoka-Ramsey Community College
Students evaluate long term (100+ years) trends in temperature and precipitation, and then isolate a shorter time span (20 years) in which to evaluate the correlation between spring temps and the...
Circle Train Math Modeling Task
By Maria Luteman Hernandez
The NC School of Science and Mathematics
This math modeling task is appropriate for high school Precalculus students. The students use their knowledge of transformations of trigonometric functions to create models for horizontal and...