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COVID-19 educational module | Department of Mathematics
03 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Glenn Ledder
University of Nebraska Lincoln
This resource is a module you can use to teach your students the basics of epidemic behavior using a model geared specifically to Covid-19. Students can address key questions using pre-designed...
Assessing Socioeconomic Trends in Tree Cover and Human Health in Urban Environments
02 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tamara Basham
Collin County Commuity College District
In this exercise, students use a combination of publicly available data and tree cover data that they generate using iTree Canopy to test whether tree cover is equitably distributed within the city...
Exploring Plant Phenology using Herbarium Specimens: Lab or Workshop
29 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Tadeo Ramirez Parada2, Susan Mazer2, Natalie Rossington Love1, Jenn Yost1
1. California Polytechnic State University 2. University of California, Santa Barbara
In this workshop or lab exercise, participants will examine the effects of climate on the phenological events of a selected species using herbarium specimen data.
Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests
28 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alida Janmaat1, Pete Kaslik2, Randall LaRue Moser Jr, Kevin David Simpson, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo3
1. University of the Fraser Valley 2. Pierce College 3. Alfred University
Students are introduced to concepts of hypothesis testing using elementary hypothesis tests, t-tests, and p-values as they compare a given fish population for methylmercury levels (using real and...
Digital Herbarium Lab with RStudio: Are shifting abundances of native species detectable over time?
23 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Penny Humphrey
This 2- to 3-hour lab activity introduces sophomore-level students to digitized herbarium collections, R-coding, and potential reasons for shifting abundances in native and non-native plant species...
Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE)
28 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Beatriz Villar
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...
Graphing and mapping patterns of air quality in Los Angeles, California through an environmental justice lens.
By Adriane Clark Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University
Air quality is an environmental issue that impacts everyone in Los Angeles. We can see it with our eyes, feel it in our lungs and hear alerts along with the morning weather forecast. We are...
Critical inquiry for inclusive teaching of statistics
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Professional development workshop slides to help curate conversations in teaching statistics with a critical inquiry lens.
Ecology of Infectious Disease: Data Mining the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Ecological Patterns
24 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By M. Caitlin Fisher-Reid
Bridgewater State University
How to use publicly available infection case data to teach ecology and evolution of human infectious diseases.
Choosing healthy data for healthy relationships: how to use 5-point summaries, box and whisker plots, and correlation to understand global health trends.
21 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrea Huntoon1, John Doudna2, Pallavi Bhale3, Thalita Abrahão4, Alys Hugo5, Jennifer Lyon Adler6
1. Fox Valley Technical College 2. Lansing Community College 3. Montgomery College 4. Georgia State University Perimeter College 5. Everett Community College 6. Maysville Community and Technical College
This module utilizes a user-friendly database exploring data selection, box-and-whisker plot, and correlation analysis. It also guides students on how to make a poster of their data and conclusions.
Statistics with epidemiology of COVID-19
20 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maria Shumskaya1, Shakira Benjamin1, Matthew G Niepielko1, Nicholas Lorusso1
Introduction into heat maps, non-parametric t-test and GIF (optional) in R using an original dataset on COVID-19 infections from different counties of New Jersey, USA. Suitable for students who...
Case Study — The Gender gap in 100-meter dash times
11 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
In 2004, the journal Nature published a short tongue-in-cheek paper by Tatem and colleagues meant to critique common abuses in linear modeling while fitting data from the Olympic gold medal times...
Happy Blue Baby
09 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Didem Vardar-Ulu
Boston University, Chemistry Department
This case, about a specific mutant of hemoglobin, focuses on visualizing and understanding the molecular basis of why an infant turned blue soon after birth and how the cyanosis resolved on its own...
07 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Keith A. Johnson
Bradley University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
This is an introduction to bioinformatics using hemoglobin as an example. The worksheets introduce students to resources to explore the DNA, RNA and polypeptide linear structure with a brief...
Traditional Ecological Knowledge and Natural History
06 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this module, students will explore Western Science and Traditional Ecological Knowledge and review a case study of how the TEK of the Inuit provided a way of knowing and understanding the...
Developing a phylogram from computational resources.
01 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melanie Lenahan1, Shea Cinquemani1
Raritan Valley Community College
This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.
Introductory Video and worksheets on Module 1 and 2 on "Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and under the hood..."
31 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alice Tarun
St. Lawrence University
The video walks the students to complete Module 1 and 2 on Sequence Similarly and Alignment adapted from Tapprich (2019) and Hudson Alpha that teaches these modules within the context of the...
Understanding Action Potential and Frequency Coding using Scientist Spotlight and Data Nuggets
28 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Pratima Jindal1, Sheela Vemu1
Waubonsee Community College
The main crux of this activity is to integrate three existing frameworks including ideas of the Scientist Spotlight Initiative, build and solidify the quantitative reasoning skills in our students...
Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R (Project EDDIE) for Advanced GIS class
20 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristen Brubaker
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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...
Comparative Landscape Ecology Project using RStudio Cloud (Project EDDIE)
17 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth Ferguson
This modified version incorporates the use of RStudio Cloud for easier remote instruction, and culminates in an exploratory project comparing the influence of patch metrics on vegetation health for...