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A Framework for Modeling to Encourage Interdisciplinary Conversations
02 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Presentation given as part of a minisymposium at SIAM 2016 on interdisciplinary approaches to modeling.
20 Dec 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A Framework for Teaching Modeling to Biologists
By Drew LaMar
College of William and Mary
Abstract for presentation at SIAM ED 2016 on modeling
21 Dec 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
BSHS Calculus 2
23 Aug 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Claudia Neuhauser
University of Minnesota
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...
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.
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.
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...
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
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...
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.
Fitting Exponential and Logistic Growth Models to Bacterial Cell Count Data
17 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Rumpf
Florida Polytechnic University
In this activity, students will model a noisy set of bacterial cell count data using both exponential and logistic growth models. For each model the students will plot the data (or a linear...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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
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...
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...
03 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anton E Weisstein
Truman State University
An introduction to epidemiological models using interactive Excel worksheets
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