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Coyote Habituation and a Scientist Spotlight on Dr. Christopher Schell
25 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Darlene Panvini
Dr. Christopher Schell is an ecologist who uses a variety of techniques to study mammalian carnivores in urban areas. This scientist spotlight uses graphs from his study on parental habituation to...
Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)- adapted to provide greater autonomy for students in an upper level class
24 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laura Reynolds
Worcester State University
This module adaption focuses on the interplay between winds, ocean upwelling, and marine productivity. Students are able to select and download their own data and compare results among different...
Ecology of Infectious Disease: Data Mining the National Notifiable Diseases Surveillance System (NNDSS) for Ecological Patterns
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.
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...
The Perfect Brew: An Activity Demonstrating Cell Counting and Hemocytometer Use
08 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Bridgette Kirkpatrick
In this activity, students will explore the use of a hemocytometer for counting cells, demonstrate the relationship between the grid seen in the microscope with volume of liquid in suspension and...
BETTSI - Basic Evolutionary Tree-Thinking Skills Instrument
By Kristin Jenkins1, Louise Mead2, David Baum, Kristy L Daniel3, Carrie Jo Bucklin, Austin Leone, J. Phil Gibson4, Erin Naegle5
1. BioQUEST 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 3. Texas State University 4. University of Oklahoma 5. Columbia College, Sonora CA
A short, multiple choice diagnostic designed to provide instructors with a quick check on students’ understanding of and ability to read and interpret phylogenies.
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...
An Introduction to the R Programming Environment
02 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By K. A. Garrett1, P. D. Esker1, A. H. Sparks1
Kansas State University
An online module introducing students and biologists to R, published in American Phytopathological Society
Single Factor Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
31 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Peter M. Smyntek
Saint Vincent College
This swirl lesson introduces students to theoretical and practical concepts about single-factor ANOVA analysis and an approach to conduct this type of analysis using R.
Making Predictions with Linear Models: A Murder Mystery Case Study
By Miranda Chen Musgrove
University of Colorado, Boulder
This Swirl lesson will introduce two main concepts to students: 1) the idea of uncertainty around linear slopes versus individual values and 2) predicting values using linear models.
24 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This worksheet was developed for use in an introductory biology course to review the chemical bonds and structure of biological macromolecules. A nutritional label is provided to illustrate that we...
Exploring Health Inequities and Redlining
20 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mary Mulcahy
University of Pittsburgh at Bradford
For this assignment, students will investigate relationships between historic redlining data and modern statistics of human health.
Advanced Student Molecular Case Study Authorship Scaffolded Project and Rubric
By Kasandra Riley (She/Her)
Instructions, assignment prompts, and a rubric for assessing advanced undergraduate authorship of molecular case studies
Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)
17 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Andrew Haveles
University of Wisconsin - River Falls
In this module, students will use an analytical framework with publicly available data to formulate questions, analyze data, and report metrics of sustainability.
A Scientist Spotlight Featuring Dr. Danielle Brown
15 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Merrie Renee Richardson
Southcentral Kentucky Community & Technical College
A Scientist Spotlight-style assignment designed to introduce students to themes of quantitative biology, field research, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in science. Includes Teaching Notes,...
Exploring EnvironmenATL Justice with Data Analytics and Visualization
14 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ethell Vereen
Basic data handling and data analysis skills are introduced to visualize and analyze ‘big data.’ Environmental justice is introduced to give students an understanding of tools and strategies to...
The Legacy of Redlining in Oakland, CA
13 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marci Cole Ekberg
The issues of redlining and environmental justice will be introduced and used as a framework for a number of topics in the third part of the semester in a non-majors Environmental Science course.
Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE): A focus on American elm
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.