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Tags: natural history collections

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  1. When did I lose my legs? A limbless lizard tale

    11 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Patrick Kelly

    Leesburg High School

    Using oVERT project models students examine examples of extant traditional lizards, snakes and limbless lizards and create phylogenies based on trait and genetic data.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2102/?v=1

  2. What Moves You?

    09 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Tamiko Iansiti

    Palm Springs Community Middle

    Using various bone segments to create joints that will explain planar movement and then develop a mechanical model of different joint types that will allow certain movement in a robotic unit.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2100/?v=1

  3. Wing Aspect Ratio and Morphological Measurement Analysis Relating to Bird Flight and Natural History

    04 Sep 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Richard Hunter

    Brown-Barge Middle School

    This activity simulates analysis and identification of bird specimens based on the relationship of the natural history of bird species with the morphographic measurements and ratios compared to...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2099/?v=1

  4. Engaging students in data exploration using digital biodiversity databases: BLUE Data Network

    27 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1

    Central Michigan University

    Slides for BLUE presentation at 2020 BIOME Institute: Cultivating Scientific Curiosity

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/2010/?v=1

  5. Exploring multiple approaches to engage underrepresented students in research with natural history collections.

    24 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Molly Phillips1, Adania Flemming2, Jeanette Pirlo3, David Blackburn4

    1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. iDigBio, FLMNH 3. University of Florida, Florida Museum of Natural History 4. Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

    The iDigBio team has leveraged natural history collections in a 3-pronged approach designed to engage undergraduates from underrepresented groups in collections-based research.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1972/?v=1

  6. Cleaning Biodiversity Data: A Botanical Example Using Excel or RStudio

    16 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Michelle Gaynor

    University of Florida

    Access and clean an open source herbarium dataset using Excel or RStudio.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1964/?v=1

  7. Digital Atlas of Ancient Life | Exploring the Diversity and History of Fossil Life

    08 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jonathan Hendricks

    Paleontological Research Institution

    The Digital Atlas project include field guides to fossils (including a mobile app), an online paleontology textbook, and a collection of over 500 virtual 3D models of fossil specimens.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1893/?v=1

  8. The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

    29 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Risa Cohen

    In this module, students explain the importance of collections in scientific research, manipulate data in a spreadsheet program, create properly plotted and labeled graphs, analyze data to test...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1876/?v=1

  9. Origin and Diversity of Armor in Girdled Lizards

    15 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jennifer Broo

    Mariemont High School

    The girdled lizards (Cordylidae) are a family of distinctively armored lizards endemic to Sub-Saharan Africa. Students examine lizards in this family to classify the lizards based on morphological...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1846/?v=1

  10. That Vertebrate Ate What Exactly?

    15 May 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jason Horner

    Coral Glades High School

    During the course of this lesson, students will analyze CT scan data and observe bycatch (or an unknown discovery) captured during the scanning process of vertebrates.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1845/?v=1

  11. Diving into Deep Sea Data

    23 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Adania Flemming1, Randy Singer2, Molly Phillips3

    1. iDigBio, FLMNH 2. University of Michigan Museum of Zoology 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

    A module that combines NOAA's Okeanos Explorer and the iDigBio Portal to explore the deep sea!

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1820/?v=1

  12. Using Digitized Collections-Based Data in Research: A Hands-On Crash Course in Ecological Niche Modeling

    23 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Blaine Marchant

    Stanford University

    Step-by-step, hands-on instruction on ways to access and download these specimen data, how to process climate layer data, and how to apply Maxent software to construct ecological niche models.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1819/?v=1

  13. Birds and Lice: Reciprocal Natural Selection

    22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anna Monfils1, Julie Allen, Brad W Goodner, Debra Linton1

    Central Michigan University

    This exercise investigates the form and function of lice and their relationship to their bird host.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1817/?v=1

  14. Supersized Life: Comparing Across Scales

    24 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Natasha Vitek1, Christopher Baker2

    1. Stony Brook University 2. Exceptional Student Education Department, Alachua County Public Schools

    How wide is the size range of living beings, from "big" to "too small to see"? Students will collect and compare measurements from 3D specimens within the metric system by multiplying or dividing...

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1789/?v=1

  15. Using Data Science Skills and Digitized Natural History Collections Data to Investigate Ecological and Evolutionary Principles in Introductory Biology Courses

    22 Aug 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3, Lisa White, Anna Monfils1

    1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio

    Session presentation Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education project at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1404/?v=1

  16. Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science

    30 Jul 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Margaret S Saha1, Beteel Abu-Ageel1, Sanjana Challa1, Xiangyi Fang1, Chai Hibbert1, Anna Isler1, Elias Nafziger1, Adam Oliver1, Hanqiu Peng1, Julia Urban1, Vivian Zhu1

    College of William and Mary

    Poster and supplemental materials on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1326/?v=2

  17. Using Synthetic Biology to Teach Data Science

    26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Margaret S Saha1, Beteel Abu-Ageel1, Sanjana Challa1, Xiangyi Fang1, Chai Hibbert1, Anna Isler1, Elias Nafziger1, Adam Oliver1, Hanqiu Peng1, Julia Urban1, Vivian Zhu1

    College of William and Mary

    Abstract for poster on using synthetic biology to introduce students to meaningful data mining, analysis, and application to engineering novel biological constructs.

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1326/?v=1

  18. Biodiversity Literacy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE): Building standards and resources for using collections data in the classroom

    26 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Molly Phillips1, Debra Linton2, Libby Ellwood3, Natalie Douglas2, Lisa White4, Anna Monfils2

    1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. Central Michigan University 3. La Brea Tar Pits and Museum, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 4. University of California Museum of Paleontology, UC Berkeley

    Abstract for poster on using collections data presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1324/?v=1

  19. Rachael Snodgrass

    https://qubeshub.org/community/members/11993

  20. Measuring Success for Collections: Educational Products and Outcomes

    07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3, Debra Linton1, Lisa White, Natalie Douglas, Shari Ellis, Sam S Donovan4

    1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio 4. University of Pittsburgh

    Presentation at the 34th Annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

    https://qubeshub.org/publications/1291/?v=1