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Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry (Project EDDIE)
11 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Allison W. Jacobel
This module guides students in an examination of how surface ocean productivity relates to global climate on glacial-interglacial timescales and how the availability of ocean nutrients can be...
Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE)
10 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Pamela Freeman
The College of St. Scholastica
In this module, students will practice answering a specific question about how climate change has affected flowering date in American elm trees. Students can then practice on a species of their own...
Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE)
By Emily Mohl
St. Olaf College
This activity explores the question: which species will be most affected by temperature changes, and how will changes in the phenology of one species affect its interaction with others as the...
Plate Tectonics: GPS Data, Boundary Zones, and Earthquake Hazards (Project EDDIE)
By Christopher Berg1, Julie Elliott2, Beth Pratt-Sitaula3
1. Orange Coast College 2. Purdue University 3. UNAVCO
Students work with high precision GPS data to explore how motion near a plate boundary is distributed over a larger region and hypothesize the area over which boundary-related earthquake hazards...
Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R (Project EDDIE)
09 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kyla M. Dahlin
Michigan State University
Students will explore different possible abiotic drivers of plant growth, defined as greenness and height. In the final step, students will analyze data from around the United States and consider...
Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)
By Natalie Hunt
University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities
In this module, students will use an analytical framework with publicly available data to formulate questions, analyze data, and report metrics of sustainability.
Food, Energy and Water Learning Modules (FEWLM) Workbooks
19 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Porche L. Spence1, Tonya Maria Gerald-Goins2, Greg Goins3
1. North Carolina A&T State University; North Carolina Central University 2. North Carolina Central University 3. North Carolina A&T State University
FEWLM is a low-cost inquiry-based interdisciplinary STEM prototypical curriculum built on Next Generation Science Standards, systems thinking and informed engineering design pedagogy.
Graphing bacterial growth rates: semi-log graphs v linear graphs
26 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Marschall Jaros1, Adronisha Frazier2, Beth Alford2, Brandy Williams2
1. Lansing Community College 2. Northshore Technical Community College
In this activity, students will explore the concept of binary fission, generation time, and bacterial growth curves, with an emphasis on the log phase. Students will use semi-log graphs and linear...
Biodiversity, Big Data, and the Fossil Record
25 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joshua Zimmt1, Lisa White1
University of California Museum of Paleontology
In this lab, we will be making and testing hypotheses about how the biodiversity of groups of organisms may vary through time.
Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies
18 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...
The Human Microbiome Biodiversity in Health and Disease
17 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Angela Peña-Gonzalez1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will analyze the human gut and vaginal microbiomes in healthy and diseased states using diversity of bacteria as determined by 16SrRNA sequence.
Big Data, Graphs, and Prediction
By Jennifer Lyon Adler1, David Simon2, Emmanuel des-Bordes3, Joseph Esquibel4, mary miller2, Pradip Raj Aryal5, Vickie Flanders2
1. Maysville Community and Technical College 2. Baton Rouge Community College 3. Blue Ridge Community College 4. University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison College 5. NMSU Carlsbad
In this activity, students are introduced to graphing and modeling data in a step-wise fashion. Real data of covid-19 deaths over time are used to incrementally ask students to fit the data to...
Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types
15 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Seitz1, Jillian Marie Miller2, Joseph Esquibel3
1. Johnson County Community College 2. Roane State Community College 3. Lansing Community College
This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.
Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
12 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leah Dudley
East Central University
This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field...
The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants Virtual Classroom
05 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this lab, you will explore the diversity of flower and fruit adaptations that have evolved to accomplish pollination and seed dispersal and you will investigate the coevolution of angiosperms...
Riverbird distributions and habitat use
26 Jan 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John McLaughlin
Western Washington University
Students determine habitat use by birds associated with rivers, using data collected while moving downriver in boats. They use R to calculate resource selection functions for each species. Results...
Data Management in Excel and R using National Ecological Observatory Network's (NEON) Small Mammal Data
13 Jan 2021 | Datasets | Contributor(s):
By Marguerite Mauritz1, Sarah McCord2
1. University of Texas at El Paso 2. USDA ARS Jornada Experimental Range
Students use small mammal data from the National Ecological Observatory Network to understand necessary steps of data management from data collection to data analysis by re-organising excel sheets...
Yeti or not: Do they exist?
31 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith Johnson1, Adam Kleinschmit2, Jill Rulfs3, William (Bill) Morgan4
1. Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 2. University of Dubuque 3. Worcester Polytechnic Institute 4. The College of Wooster
Through this 4-part bioinformatics case study, students will be led through the forensic analysis of putative Yeti artifacts based on published findings.
Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE) with CO2 and 13CO2 data: adapted for R
23 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marguerite Mauritz
University of Texas at El Paso
This is an adaptation to work in R of Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project) by Hage, M. 2020. Students will investigate geologic and modern evidence for global temperature and...
Introduction to R with Biodiversity Data
16 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shelly Gaynor
University of Florida
Students will learn R basics while downloading biodiversity data from multiple data repositories. This module will walk students through installing R, navigating R,writing reproducible scripts in...