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Moths and Frogs and E. coli, Oh My!: Agent-based Modeling of Evolutionary Systems
03 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alexis Garretson*1, Lorelei D. Crerar1
George Mason University
In evolution classrooms, introducing and reinforcing the idea of genetic drift and random selection can be challenging, as can be reinforcing appropriate mental models of evolution. Agent-based...
Promoting Climate Change Literacy for Non-majors: Implementation of an atmospheric carbon dioxide modeling activity as an inquiry-based classroom activity
27 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary A. Williams1, Deena Wassenberg1
University of Minnesota
Students who are directly involved in scientific activities develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of both scientific knowledge and the scientific process. This understanding is critically...
Factor Structure Assessment of the Students Support Needs Scale-Augmented for African-American STEM Students
22 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Qingxia Li1, Thomas Gross2, Patricia Abbie McCarroll1, Catherine Hines2
1. Fisk University 2. Western Kentucky University
Poster on the impact of a performance pyramid-based peer-led learning community on course knowledge at a Historically Black University. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
“Leveling Up” In Your Favorite Video Game Math Modeling Activity
03 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Virginia Parkman1, Cameron Cook2, Greg Wiggins3, Suzanne Lenhart4
1. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 2. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 4. University of Tennessee
Students write linear equations that represent their model for solving a problem about playing video games.
Cell Collective: Learning biology with modeling and simulations
27 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ehren Whigham1, Tomas Helikar1
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Cell Collective is an online, research-grade modeling platform adapted to engage students in creating and simulating dynamic models of biological processes.
03 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anton E Weisstein
Truman State University
An introduction to epidemiological models using interactive Excel worksheets
Responses to Climate Change in California Chipmunks: Move, Adapt, or Die
10 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Talisin Hammond1, Rachel E. Walsh2, Eileen Lacey3
1. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research 2. University of California, Berkeley 3. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
A series of three modules using data from natural history museum collections to examine responses to climate change in multiple chipmunk species. Elevation and morphological data, beginner skills...
Cross-Scale Interactions (Project EDDIE)
19 Nov 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Cayelan Carey, Kaitlin Farrell
Students explore new modeling and computing tools while learning fundamental concepts about how lake phytoplankton blooms occur through cross-scale interactions.
Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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...
Working with plant phenology data and fitting a nonlinear model using least squares in R
21 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Madeleine Bonsma-Fisher1, Ahmed Hasan1
University of Toronto
A participatory live-coding lesson on working with NEON phenology data and fitting a sine-wave model todetermine when different species get and lose their leaves.
The Mystery of the Missing Martens
12 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth A. Flaherty1, Carolyn A. Eckrich2, Merav Ben-David2
1. Purdue University 2. University of Wyoming
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this interrupted case study introduces basic modeling to investigate a decline in an American marten population on an island in Southeast Alaska.
ModelSim Population Biology Unit
30 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Uri Wilensky1, Paulo Blikstein2, Corey Brady3, David Figlio1, Pratim Sengupta4, Jason Bertsche1, Yu (Bryan) Guo1, Nathan Holbert1, Michael Novak1, Firat Soylu1, Aditi Wagh1, Gokul Krishnan4, Brogan Miller2, Shima Salehi2
1. Northwestern University 2. Stanford University 3. Inquire Learning 4. Vanderbilt University
This resource provides rich student modeling activities and materials, teacher resources, and much more, in the realm of agent based models applied to population biology.
Tools: New tools for new science
By Harry Shum
A collection of computational, modeling and data analysis tools developed at Microsoft Research Labs.
Sting, Carry and Stock: How Corpse Availability Can Regulate De-Centralized Task Allocation in a Ponerine Ant Colony
23 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Istvan Karsai1, Thomas Schmickl1
East Tennessee State University
Model showing that organization of work through a common stomach system can allow Ectatomma ruidum to collectively forage for food in a robust, reactive and reliable way
20 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Daniel Kaplan1, Karl-Dieter Crisman2, Nicholas Horton3, Eric Marland4, Randall Pruim5
1. Macalester College 2. Gordon College 3. Amherst College 4. Appalachian State University 5. Calvin College
Our goal: Provide a broader approach to quantitative studies that provides better support for work in science and technology.
Dairy Farm Mathematics
11 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Richard Francisco1, Katie Gilbert1
University of Georgia
We based our instructional unit on the premise that many people have, that one does not need mathematics if the they do not plan on atttending college or pursuiting careers known for involving...
BSHS Calculus 2
23 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Claudia Neuhauser
Based upon the University of Minnesota Bachelor's of Science in Health Science calculus curriculum (part 2), this course introduces linear transformations, ordinary differential equations, basic...
Disease Spread Simulation with M&M's and Information on the wider SIMIODE community
13 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brian Winkel
SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations
This is a Student Version of a Modeling Scenario from the community, SIMIODE - Systemic Initiative for Modeling Investigations and Opportunities with Differential Equations at www.simiode.org
Modeling: A Primer - The crafty art of making, exploring, extending, transforming, tweaking, bending, disassembling, questioning, and breaking models
29 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Wimsatt1, Jeff Schank2
1. University of Chicago 2. Indiana University
Explore how to use, analyze, and criticize some important and historically influential models in biology in this text only module.
Training In-Service Teachers to Think Deeply About Modeling in the Common Core Movement
03 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Talitha Washington
Presentation given at the 2106 SIAM Conference on Applied Mathematics Education on graph theory.