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Biobyte 4 - The role of data science principles and practices in undergraduate biology
15 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sam S Donovan
University of Pittsburgh
This short activity was an effort to launch a community conversation around the interface of data science principles and practices and undergraduate biology education. A variety of resources,...
Summer 2019 Biobytes
14 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This series includes the four Biobytes that were piloted at the 2019 BioQUEST / QUBES Summer Workshop titled, “Evolution of Data in the Classroom: From Data to Data Science”.
Biobyte 3 - Lab reports as reproducible research
By Sam S Donovan1, Drew LaMar2
1. University of Pittsburgh 2. College of William and Mary
This short activity introduces a discussion of reproducibility in scientific research and ways that we might address these ideas with undergraduates. There is an opportunity to use a prototype...
Biobyte 2 - Exploratory data analysis
This short activity can be used to introduce the concept of exploratory data analysis and get participants to think about how this data science strategy is complementary to having students...
Biobyte 1 - Where are we in the data science landscape?
06 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This short activity can be used to introduce the NAS Data Science For Undergraduates report's definition of data acumen and engage participants in a self assessment of how they connect with those...
Malawian Aquaculture Pond Ecosystem Challenge
24 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
This case study challenges students to design a pond that will provide supplemental food security to a rural Malawian village. In the process they apply concepts of primary and secondary...
Mosquito Invasion! A Lotka-Volterra Competition Case Study
In this instructor-led interrupted case study, students practice interpreting Lotka-Volterra competition model parameters using data on an invasive and native mosquito species.
Regulación de expresión génica y adipogénesis por PPAR-γ
09 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Juan Sebastián Ramírez-Lugo
University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras
En ésta actividad de dibujo / coloreado los estudiantes aprenderán sobre los diferentes componentes involucrados en la regulación de la activación de PPAR-γ, un factor de transcripción que juega un...
Natural Selection in Humans
01 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
This film explores the evolutionary connection between an infectious disease, malaria, and a genetic condition, sickle cell anemia.
Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE): Building standards and resources for using collections data in the classroom
26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Molly Phillips1, Debra Linton2, Libby Ellwood3, Natalie Douglas2, Lisa White4, Anna Monfils2
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. Central Michigan University 3. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 4. University of California Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley
Abstract for poster on using collections data presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop
Predator-Prey Interactions: Selective foraging by wolf spiders
20 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cindy Bennington
This interactive case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) chapter entitled Predation, Herbivory and Parasitism.
Leaping Lemur Life History
This interrupted case study is intended for use in lower-division biology or ecology courses to complement the SimUText (SimBio) Life History chapter. Students practice calculating life history...
Network for Integrating Bioinformatics into Life Sciences Education (NIBLSE): Recent Activities
11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Morgan
The College of Wooster
Presentation on NIBLSE at the 2019 Great Lakes Bioinformatics Conference
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.
This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.
Adaptation of Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
10 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Sughrue Etter
Cape Cod Community College
TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
Measuring Success for Collections: Educational Products and Outcomes
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3, Debra Linton1, Lisa White, Natalie Douglas, Shari Ellis, Sam S Donovan4
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio 4. University of Pittsburgh
Presentation at the 34th Annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
Answer Checking - Modified for Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Course
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Prairie
University of San Diego
Modified answer checking worksheet from original BIOMAAP resource to include two additional questions relating to probability/P-values.
Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of...
Investigating Primary Productivity
03 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Olins
In this 3-part investigation, students discuss, make predictions, and work with data about global scale net primary productivity.