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Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life
08 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jonathan Hendricks
Paleontological Research Institution
The Digital Atlas project include field guides to fossils (including a mobile app), an online paleontology textbook, and a collection of over 500 virtual 3D models of fossil specimens.
Too much of a good thing? Exploring nutrient pollution in streams using bioindicators
02 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Stephen Gosnell
Baruch College, City University of New York and PhD Program in Biology, The Graduate Center of the City University of New York
Students use data on nitrogen and phosphorus levels in streams and macrobenthic insect biodiversity to consider issues of nutrient pollution and stream health while learning to filter, summarize,...
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Scaling up from Local to National with a focus on the Southeast
31 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel
Georgia Institute of Technology
Adaptation of the "TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?" specifically to include information on the SE (particularly Atlanta, GA).
Landscape Indicators:Nutrients and Macroinvertebrates
By Stacy Cotey
Michigan Technological University
Modification of the Investigating Human Impacts on Stream Ecology Module to emphasize landscape indicators and incorporate inclusive practices.
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
28 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meghan Graham MacLean
University of Massachusetts Amherst
This is a modification of an original TIEE Module, investigating these questions: How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally? How does land cover change impact...
NELF Explorer: Drivers of Landscape Change
Students explore the connections between land use decisions and land cover change, as well as how to predict the possible impacts of land use decisions into the future.
Global Temperature Change in the 21st Century: An Introduction to Global Climate Models and Graphing in Excel (Adapted for Non-Majors)
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
Students link human behavior in various climate change scenarios to predicted temperature outcomes at both local (their assigned Latitude) and global (Latitudinal trends) scales. This adaptation is...
The Power of Data Standards
22 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michaeleen Gerken Golay1, Darlene Panvini2, Molly Phillips3, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo4
1. Wartburg College 2. Belmont University 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 4. Alfred University
Investigate data standards within the context of the Alpine Chipmunk and the Grinnell Study.
Data management and introduction to QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis
22 May 2020 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
Students learn about the importance of good data management and begin to explore QGIS and RStudio for spatial analysis purposes. Students will explore National Land Cover Database raster data and...
18 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Erin Larson
Alaska Pacific University
This module is a modification of the Nuding and Hampton module in TIEE Volume 8. This modified module includes data from Alaska and is modified to be completed as an asynchronous lab in an online...
Demography from "virtual cemeteries"
This module is a modification of the Lanza module in TIEE Volume 8. Rather than requiring students to visit cemeteries outside of class, this modification has students collect data from online...
Origin and Diversity of Armor in Girdled Lizards
15 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Broo
Mariemont High School
The girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are a family of distinctively armored lizards endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Students examine lizards in this family to classify the lizards based on morphological...
That Vertebrate Ate What Exactly?
By Jason Horner
Coral Glades High School
During the course of this lesson, students will analyze CT scan data and observe bycatch (or an unknown discovery) captured during the scanning process of vertebrates.
Evidence of Evolution Homologous Structures
14 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bridget Armstrong
Okeeheelee Middle School
Using CT (Computed Tomography) scans of vertebrate forelimbs, both as 3D models and as shapefiles, to enhance and illustrate the concepts of homologous structures, and the evolution of anatomical...
Following the Data
04 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
Why are Cells Small? Surface Area to Volume Ratio
30 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Howard Starnes1, Christianne Baucom Nieuwsma2, Jennifer Glee Buntz3, Sondra Marie LoRe4, Vedham Karpakakunjaram5
1. Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College 2. South Mountain Community College 3. Central New Mexico Community College 4. National Institute for STEM Evaluation & Research (NISER) 5. Montgomery College
This module explores surface area to volume ratios in a cube and sphere in relation to cell size.
Diving into Deep Sea Data
23 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adania Flemming1, Randy Singer2, Molly Phillips3
1. iDigBio, FLMNH 2. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
A module that combines NOAA's Okeanos Explorer and the iDigBio Portal to explore the deep sea!
Louse Genetics, Genomics, and Gene Function...Oh My!
22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this module, students will be investigating a louse gene with an unknown function to determine if it might be important in the evolution of the louse ecomorphs.
Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection
This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.
Louse and Human Coevolution
By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen2, Brad Goodner3, Debra Linton1
1. Central Michigan University 2. University of Nevada Reno 3. Hiram College
This module examines the complicated co-evolution of Lice, Humans, and Great Apes