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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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Making Predictions with Linear Models: A Murder Mystery Case Study
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.
Students examine the diversity of human cell sizes and number using scientific notation
14 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kimberly McClure
Lake Washington Institute of Technology
In this powerpoint, several of the resources from the published module 'Sizes, Scales and Specialization' are used to create a mini-module that has students examine the size and abundance of...
Assessing River Herring Migration Using Nonparametric Analysis
09 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Timothy Owen
In this lesson, users will play the role of a fisheries biologist by tackling a contemporary fisheries research problem by performing data normality tests, data transformations, nonparametric...
Free Math Games for Algebra, Pre-Algebra and Co-requisite Courses
02 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kathleen Offenholley
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
These three games were created as part of grant #1501499 for the National Science Foundation. Games cover concepts in pre-algebra, algebra and precalculus, but can also be played just for fun!
Science of Sorting
22 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Robinson1, Margaret t Liechty2, Ashley Kramer3
1. Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University 2. Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education, Hefner Museum of Natural History,Miami University 3. Cecilia Berg Center of Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Children possess an innate curiosity about the natural world. This Discovery Trunk explores the topic of sorting, or classification, in the study of life science.
10 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Peter VanZandt
Users access and manipulate drought data and visualize these data to learn about historical drought patterns.
Electrical and chemical communication in the nervous system
04 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Patrick Cafferty
This activity guides students through an online tutorial to examine the electrical and chemical communication of neurons.
Case Study: Pollination of the Early Spider Orchid (Ophrys sphegodes) by the Solitary Bee (Andrena nigroaenea)
03 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
The research uses natural history collection data to explore a potential phenological shift between an orchid that employs sexual deception and a solitary bee.
Team microBIOME Fall 2020 - DIY microbiome analysis
25 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Davida Smyth1, Alice Tarun2, Christine Girtain3, Melanie Lenahan4, Maira Goytia, Khuanchivin Geena Sompanya5, Theodore Muth6
1. The New School 2. Alfred State College 3. Toms River Regional School NJ 4. Raritan Valley Community College 5. CUNY 6. CUNY Brooklyn College
This is our final team report for this year's BIOME Institute 2020. Learn about what we got up to and what we're planning for Spring 2021. If you want more information on REMNet go...
Calling Bull Case Study — 99.9% Caffeine-free with R
11 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton1, Carl Bergstrom2, Jevin West2
1. Bates College and QUBES 2. University of Washington
This is an adaptation of Calling Bull's Case Study on how caffeine free is hot chocolate versus coffee in order to make it into a student project that uses R.
Weekly Reflection Template for Calling Bull
10 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a weekly reflection template designed to induce reflection about week's themes, integrate the week's themes into ones life, and identify any issues or successes students are having to...
Why, when, and how to cite sources of biodiversity specimen data
07 Nov 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson
Cal Poly State University
This short video and assessment explain why we as scientists should cite our data sources and how we can do this for sources of biodiversity specimen data.
07 Oct 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Emily Weigel1, Alycia Lackey2
1. Georgia Institute of Technology 2. Binghamton University
The students will practice identifying the appropriate basic statistical tests when given a scenario and learn how to run and interpret those statistical tests in R.
Let's Talk About COVID-19
26 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By zeynep teymuroglu1, E Cabral Balreira2, Joanna Wares3
1. Rollins College 2. Trinity University 3. University of Richmond
This exercise asks you to write a short paper reflecting on your personal experiences (or those you have read about) with COVID-19
Biocalculus writing reflection prompts
25 Aug 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This is a list of writing prompts as well as a grading rubric last used in 2016 for biocalculus at Unity College (see Diaz Eaton and Highlander 2018 and Aikens, Highlander, and Diaz Eaton 2020).