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REMNet: Online Resources 5.3.19
28 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jimiane Ashe, Theodore Muth1
CUNY Brooklyn College
Video on online resources for studying microbiomes from the Research Experiences in Microbiomes Network
Biobyte 3 - Lab reports as reproducible research
14 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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
By Sam S Donovan
University of Pittsburgh
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...
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...
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...
11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
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.
Frayer model growth mindset
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
Additional Figures of the Day - Parasitology
30 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Hamman
These additional figures were used in a Parasitology course (juniors and seniors) at Radford University.
The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior. Introduction to data visualization.
28 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By pamela scheffler
Students investigate the role of olfaction and infochemicals on bird foraging behavior.. In this module students learn to analyze and present graphic data in ways that simplify interpretation.
Exam Reflective Writing Activities (4 different prompts)
By Polly Parks
El Camino College
This is an extended version of Reflective Writing activities to use before 4 different exams.
Investigating Biomes with BiomeViewer
This interactive classroom activity facilitates student learning about biodiversity through an investigation of biomes (what they are, how they're defined, their global distribution) using a free...
Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean
26 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Demian Alexander Willette
Loyola Marymount University
A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.
The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation
This mini-case study guides students through multiple lines of evidence that suggests the most likely sister species to the lake species Sardinella tawilis, the sister species being the marine fish...
Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology
By John Anthony Barone
Columbus State University
This mini-case study provides undergraduate ecology students with experience in how to read climate diagrams and how to put them together. The activity includes a discussion of actual and potential...
Importing Data into R
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
This short swirl lesson on importing data is designed to 1) get a basic understanding in how tables are read into R and some common issues and 2) develop an individual set of instructions for...
By Susan Butts1, Talia Karim2, Chris Norris1
1. Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History 2. University of Colorado, Boulder
Create a gallery of fossil organisms and identify distinctive body parts (wings, suckers, modified appendages) from the collection. Analyze and interpret these features to predict what type of...
Amphibian Diversity: Species Richness and Precipitation
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
This activity will explore how natural history specimen data can be used to investigate the relationship between precipitation levels in a region and species diversity of amphibians.