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Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE): A focus on American elm
13 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Hopfensperger
Northern Kentucky University
In this module, students will practice answering a specific question about how climate change has affected flowering date in American elm trees.
Ingestion of Microplastics by Coral
12 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alyssa Hoekstra
QUBES lesson on ingestion of microplastics by coral. Lesson will give environmental background and then use R for hands-on statistical analyses, followed by critical thinking questions.
A Little Off The Top: The Effects Of Mountiantop Removal Mining On Salamanders
11 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Brian Tyler Dagliano
This lesson will provide an explanation of mountaintop removal mining, and potential harms associated with it. Then the lesson will move into a statistical analysis of salamanders living in streams...
Free Math Games for Algebra, Pre-Algebra and Co-requisite Courses
02 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kathleen Offenholley
Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
These three games were created as part of grant #1501499 for the National Science Foundation. Games cover concepts in pre-algebra, algebra and precalculus, but can also be played just for fun!
Climate Drivers of Phenology Across Scales (adapted during Project EDDIE FMN)
30 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Courtney Campany
This activity explores the question: how is bumblebee phenology affected by climate, and are patterns in the phenology of an organism better explained at smaller scales?
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...
Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)
09 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
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.
Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)
By Alanna Lecher1, April Watson1
This module introduces students to the concepts of Ekman transport, eastern boundary currents, and upwelling, while learning how to find a location on a map using latitude and longitude, how to...
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.
Designing an Anti-Racist Syllabus
08 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By CSUEB Alliance for the Black Community Education1, Ana Almeida1, Kim Geron1, Pascale S. Guiton1, Nina Haft1, Marlin Halim1, Eve Higby1, Michael Lee1, ZáNean McClain1
California State University East Bay
The Alliance for the Black Community (ABC) developed a workshop to help faculty at California State University East Bay redesign their syllabi to incorporate anti-racist pedagogical practices.
Electrical and chemical communication in the nervous system
04 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Patrick Cafferty
This activity guides students through an online tutorial to examine the electrical and chemical communication of neurons.
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...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Socially Relevant Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
By Joanna Wares1, Marcella Torres1, zeynep teymuroglu2, Grace Stadnyk3, Casey Hawthorne3, E Cabral Balreira4
1. University of Richmond 2. Rollins College 3. Furman University 4. Trinity University
Presents various mathematical modeling and data science activities created around analyzing and interpreting COVID-19 data. Much of the instructional guidance provided for the activities and...
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.
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...