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Exploring Health Inequities and Redlining
30 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Mulcahy
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
For this assignment, students will investigate relationships between historic redlining data and modern statistics of human health.
Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests
28 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alida Janmaat1, Pete Kaslik2, Randall LaRue Moser Jr, Kevin David Simpson, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo3
1. University of the Fraser Valley 2. Pierce College 3. Alfred University
Students are introduced to concepts of hypothesis testing using elementary hypothesis tests, t-tests, and p-values as they compare a given fish population for methylmercury levels (using real and...
Data on Dead Zones and a Scientist Spotlight Featuring Benjamin Negrete, Jr.
27 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suann Yang1, Benjamin Negrete, Jr.2
1. State University of New York College at Geneseo 2. The University of Texas at Austin, Marine Science Institute
In this lesson, students plot data and interpret graphs of the metabolic responses of fish to hypoxic conditions. Then, students view and reflect on an interview with fish ecophysiologist Benjamin...
Using Nanoparticles to Treat Cancer Scientist Spotlight
26 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Wade1, Hyeyoun Chang2
1. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences 2. Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Students use published scientific data to determine which types of nanoparticles would be best to use to deliver cytotoxic drugs directly to cancer cells. Then they learn about the scientist who...
Examining Medical and Scientific Racism Using the Story of Henrietta Lacks
22 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Haswell
This is a semester-long project in which students read and discuss the story of Henrietta Lacks from multiple ethical perspectives. This project was developed for an undergraduate science ethics...
Writing Microbiology Resource Announcements Collaboratively
08 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arturo Diaz1, Julia Lee-Soety2, Shima Chaudhary3, Richard Pollenz4
1. La Sierra University 2. Saint Joseph’s University 3. South Texas College 4. University of South Florida
This resources provides a framework for students to write a Microbiology Resource Announcement, collaboratively.
Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE)
28 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Beatriz Villar
This activity explores the question: which species will be most affected by temperature changes, and how will changes in the phenology of one species affect its interaction with others as the...
Human Dimensions in Amphibian Conservation: Addressing Threats
By Jennifer Sevin1, Alexa Warwick2, M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid3, Sarah Raisch2
1. University of Richmond 2. Michigan State University 3. Bridgewater State University
This module introduces students to the theme of human dimensions in conservation and provides them with an opportunity to engage in practices related to social science research.
Graphing and mapping patterns of air quality in Los Angeles, California through an environmental justice lens.
By Adriane Clark Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University
Air quality is an environmental issue that impacts everyone in Los Angeles. We can see it with our eyes, feel it in our lungs and hear alerts along with the morning weather forecast. We are...
Coyote Habituation and a Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Schell
25 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
Dr. Christopher Schell is an ecologist who uses a variety of techniques to study mammalian carnivores in urban areas. This scientist spotlight uses graphs from his study on parental habituation to...
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.
Teaching Data Viz and Communication as an Undergraduate Biology Course: Syllabus and Resources
23 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Angie Hilliker1, Kristine Grayson1
University of Richmond
Teaching materials co-developed for a new upper-level undergraduate biology course to teach data exploration and communication without requiring previous coding experience.
Teaching Data Viz and Communication as an Undergraduate Biology Course: Assignments and Projects
By Kristine Grayson1, Angie Hilliker1
Choosing healthy data for healthy relationships: how to use 5-point summaries, box and whisker plots, and correlation to understand global health trends.
21 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea Huntoon1, John Doudna2, Pallavi Bhale3, Thalita Abrahão4, Alys Hugo5, Jennifer Lyon Adler6
1. Fox Valley Technical College 2. Lansing Community College 3. Montgomery College 4. Georgia State University Perimeter College 5. Everett Community College 6. Maysville Community and Technical College
This module utilizes a user-friendly database exploring data selection, box-and-whisker plot, and correlation analysis. It also guides students on how to make a poster of their data and conclusions.
Happy Blue Baby
09 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Didem Vardar-Ulu
Boston University, Chemistry Department
This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved on its own...
BETTSI - Basic Evolutionary Tree-Thinking Skills Instrument
08 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
Single Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
31 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Peter M. Smyntek
Saint Vincent College
This swirl lesson introduces students to theoretical and practical concepts about single-factor ANOVA analysis and an approach to conduct this type of analysis using R.