Biodiversity Conservation in Agriculture
11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Hastings
Virginia Commonwealth University
Biodiversity is decreasing rapidly each year and agriculture is a large contributor. In order to minimize biodiversity loss, we must study how local and landscape management in agriculture impact...
Climate Change Module (Project EDDIE)
09 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jonathan Thomas Stetler
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Students explore how climate is changing from the recent record. Produced by Project EDDIE. This module was adapted for students using R and RStudio.
Climate Change Module (Project EDDIE): Instructor Implementation
06 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emilie Wiesner
This details an implementation of the climate change module, where students explore how climate is using data. Produced by Project EDDIE.
Are you teaching biostatistics with R? Suggestions to help you as work with your students.
04 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olivia Tabares
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Teaching students how to code and analyze data in R is important for the fields of biology and ecology. Olivia Tabares and the Ecological Forecasting Education Working Group created this resource...
Home sweet home for warblers: Graphing and Analysis using R
14 Apr 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristen Kaczynski
Earth & Environmental Sciences, California State University Chico
This resource expands on the Data Nugget "Trees and bushes, Home Sweet Home for Warblers". The analyses and graphing is done in R and there are questions that ask about the management implications.
Green Infrastructure/Green Roofs (Project Eddie)
11 Apr 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Farrell
SUNY Nassau Community College
Runoff in urban areas is an increasingly important issue when it comes to water quality. It is a major hydrologic issue in New York City, as urban infrastructure creates excess runoff and...
Prairie Eco Services (Project EDDIE)
By Kelly Knight
Houston Community College
As densely populated urban areas continue to expand, human activity is removing much-needed greenspaces from our communities; in turn, we are also removing critical buffers that are needed to...
Hypoxia in Coastal Marine Ecosystems (Project Eddie)
By Annette Brickley1, Kathy Browne2, Gabi Smalley2
1. NES-LTER Education & Outreach Coordinator 2. Rider University
Aquatic ecosystems are home to a complex intersection of physical and biological factors and an intersection of natural and anthropogenic factors. In the Chesapeake Bay, low oxygen events have...
The Mathematics of Voting Systems: Plurality, Runoff and Ranked Choice
By Tess Hick
In this five-day interdisciplinary math and social studies unit, students use math to create informed opinions about the three most common voting systems in the United States: plurality, runoff and...
Uninhibited Growth of Cells
10 Mar 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Boyce
South Puget Sound CC
In this activity, students will explore the concept of binary fission, generation time, and bacterial growth curves, with an emphasis on the log phase. Students will use semi-log graphs and linear...
Applying phylogenetic tree building in MEGA X to forensic applications for identifying unknown specimens
10 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicholas Lorusso1, Maria Shumskaya2, Denise Gemmellaro2
1. University of North Texas at Dallas 2. Kean University
This exercise is designed to guide a learner through the construction of phylogenetic trees as a means of addressing research questions in forensic science such as the identification of previously...
Interpreting the Pseudocot Phylogeny
07 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristy L Daniel
Texas State University
Students use physical characteristics, genetics, and a fossil record of hypothetical flowering plants to develop fundamental phylogenetic tree-building skills.
Introduction to nucleotide sequence analysis and protein modeling in MEGA and PyMol using coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
03 Feb 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Christopher Zambell1, Nicholas Lorusso2
1. Kean University 2. University of North Texas at Dallas
Introduction into computational approaches in phylogeny and protein modeling based on coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (caused COVID-19 pandemic). Two self-guided tutorials for standard lab classes of 2.5...
Tree Biomass and Phenology
By Noam Tomoya Altman-Kurosaki1, Emily Rose Brown2, Sarah Roney1, Emily Weigel1
1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2. Florida Gulf Coast University
This lesson centers around understanding the connection of tree biomass and phenology with climate change. It uses both swirl and LearnR lessons in the R programming language to help students make...
Studying phylogeny by producing phylogenetic trees of primates using morphological and molecular characteristics.
26 Jan 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Chas. Kennedy
An assignment constructing phylogenetic trees using shared, derived morphological traits and molecular differences among 18 primate species and two outlier species has been developed. Skull and...
Fitting Exponential and Logistic Growth Models to Bacterial Cell Count Data
17 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Rumpf
Florida Polytechnic University
In this activity, students will model a noisy set of bacterial cell count data using both exponential and logistic growth models. For each model the students will plot the data (or a linear...
16 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Olivia Tabares-Mendoza
Ungrading to Decentered Grading Lightning Talk 2021 - YouTube
06 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea Huntoon1, Brie Tripp, Derek Sollberger2, Didem Vardar-Ulu3, John Howard Starnes4, Laura Reed5, Melanie Lenahan6, Stacey Kiser7
1. Fox Valley Technical College 2. UC Merced School of Natural Sciences 3. Boston University, Chemistry Department 4. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College 5. University of Alabama 6. Raritan Valley Community College 7. Lane Community College, BioQUEST
BIOME 2021 Ungrading Working Group Lightning Talk
BIOME 2021 Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget Working Group Video Recap
By Karen Klyczek1, Laurel Lorenz2, Pat Marsteller3, Laura Elizabeth Ong4, Elizabeth Pollock5, Amber Qureshi6, Katie Weglarz7, Suann Yang8
1. University of Wisconsin-River Falls 2. Princeton 3. Emory University 4. King University 5. Stockton University 6. Unversity of Wisconsin Madison- Wisconsin Institute of Discovery 7. Westfield State University 8. Presbyterian College
This two-minute overview video describes the work of the 2021 fall working group for Scientist Spotlight/Data Nugget course resources. Group members began developing new projects for a variety of...
Linear Regression (Excel) and Cellular Respiration for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics
03 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Irene Corriette1, Beatriz Gonzalez1, Daniela Kitanska2, Henriette Mozsolits2, Sheela Vemu3
1. Santa Fe College 2. Passaic County Community College 3. Waubonsee Community College
Students typically find linear regression analysis of data sets in a biology classroom challenging. These activities could be used in a Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Statistics course. The...