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Critical inquiry for inclusive teaching of statistics
28 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Professional development workshop slides to help curate conversations in teaching statistics with a critical inquiry lens.
Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)- adapted to provide greater autonomy for students in an upper level class
24 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laura Reynolds
Worcester State University
This module adaption focuses on the interplay between winds, ocean upwelling, and marine productivity. Students are able to select and download their own data and compare results among different...
Ecology of Infectious Disease: Data Mining the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Ecological Patterns
By M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid
Bridgewater State University
How to use publicly available infection case data to teach ecology and evolution of human infectious diseases.
Statistics with epidemiology of COVID-19
20 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Shakira Benjamin1, Matthew G Niepielko1, Nicholas Lorusso1
Introduction into heat maps, non-parametric t-test and GIF (optional) in R using an original dataset on COVID-19 infections from different counties of New Jersey, USA. Suitable for students who...
Inquiry-based hypothesis testing using phylogenetic trees in MEGA
17 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristin Hultgren
A key learning objective in biology is applying bioinformatics tools to test a real-life question. These inquiry-based modules have students assemble and align data, and construct simple...
Final Project for Calling Bull
11 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This is the final project for the calling bull course & it is to find 3 pieces of misinformation/BS and debunk them. They have to re-do at least one visualization, use R in at least one debunking,...
Case Study — The Gender gap in 100-meter dash times
In 2004, the journal Nature published a short tongue-in-cheek paper by Tatem and colleagues meant to critique common abuses in linear modeling while fitting data from the Olympic gold medal times...
The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use
08 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bridgette Kirkpatrick
In this activity, students will explore the use of a hemocytometer for counting cells, demonstrate the relationship between the grid seen in the microscope with volume of liquid in suspension and...
BETTSI - Basic Evolutionary Tree-Thinking Skills Instrument
By Kristin Jenkins1, Louise Mead2, David Baum, Kristy L Daniel3, Carrie Jo Bucklin, Austin Leone, J. Phil Gibson4, Erin Naegle5
1. BioQUEST 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 3. Texas State University 4. University of Oklahoma 5. Columbia College, Sonora CA
A short, multiple choice diagnostic designed to provide instructors with a quick check on students’ understanding of and ability to read and interpret phylogenies.
07 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
This is an introduction to bioinformatics using hemoglobin as an example. The worksheets introduce students to resources to explore the DNA, RNA and polypeptide linear structure with a brief...
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural History
06 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this module, students will explore Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and review a case study of how the TEK of the Inuit provided a way of knowing and understanding the...
Sequence Similarity: A Quick Introduction to Bioconductor
04 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Derek Edward Sollberger
UC Merced School of Natural Sciences
Following the Sequence Similarity exercises by Kleinschmit, et al., this tutorial will guide students in using the Bioconductor suite of R packages to likewise compute sequence similarity.
Sequence Similarity: Introducing Biological Databases to Community College Biology Students
01 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Katcher
This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.
Developing a phylogram from computational resources.
By Melanie Lenahan1, Shea Cinquemani1
Raritan Valley Community College
Making Predictions with Linear Models: A Murder Mystery Case Study
31 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Miranda Chen Musgrove
University of Colorado, Boulder
This Swirl lesson will introduce two main concepts to students: 1) the idea of uncertainty around linear slopes versus individual values and 2) predicting values using linear models.
Introductory Video and worksheets on Module 1 and 2 on "Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and under the hood..."
By Alice Tarun
St. Lawrence University
The video walks the students to complete Module 1 and 2 on Sequence Similarly and Alignment adapted from Tapprich (2019) and Hudson Alpha that teaches these modules within the context of the...
Understanding Action Potential and Frequency Coding using Scientist Spotlight and Data Nuggets
28 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Pratima Jindal1, Sheela Vemu1
Waubonsee Community College
The main crux of this activity is to integrate three existing frameworks including ideas of the Scientist Spotlight Initiative, build and solidify the quantitative reasoning skills in our students...
Advanced Student Molecular Case Study Authorship Scaffolded Project and Rubric
20 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kasandra Riley (She/Her)
Instructions, assignment prompts, and a rubric for assessing advanced undergraduate authorship of molecular case studies
Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)
17 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Haveles
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
In this module, students will use an analytical framework with publicly available data to formulate questions, analyze data, and report metrics of sustainability.
Exploring EnvironmenATL Justice with Data Analytics and Visualization
14 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ethell Vereen
Basic data handling and data analysis skills are introduced to visualize and analyze ‘big data.’ Environmental justice is introduced to give students an understanding of tools and strategies to...