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Tags: Open Data


Research data that: (SPARC)

  1. Is freely available on the internet;
  2. Permits any user to download, copy, analyze, re-process, pass to software or use for any other purpose; and
  3. Is without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.

All Categories (1-16 of 16)

  1. Linear Regression (Excel) and Cellular Respiration for Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics

    03 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Irene Corriette1, Beatriz Gonzalez1, Daniela Kitanska2, Henriette Mozsolits2, Sheela Vemu3

    1. Santa Fe College 2. Passaic County Community College 3. Waubonsee Community College

    Students typically find linear regression analysis of data sets in a biology classroom challenging. These activities could be used in a Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, or Statistics course. The...

  2. BIRDD Presentation at NABT November 2021

    22 Nov 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sam S Donovan1, John R Jungck2

    1. University of Pittsburgh 2. Interdisciplinary Science Learning Center at the University of Delaware

    This publication captures parts of the BIRDD workshop at NABT in November 2021. It contains the workshop slides and links to two hands-on BIRDD activities.

  3. Collections Education Coffee Break Series: oVert TCN Resources for Education

    24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jaimi Gray

    Florida Museum of Natural History

    Dr. Jaimi Gray gives a brief introduction into educational resources associated with the oVert project. ...

  4. Mapping Specimen Occurrence Data in QGIS

    24 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Cecily Bronson

    Portland State University

    Use digitized natural history collection occurrence data from the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) to map the distribution of the beaver in the state of Oregon from 1800-2020 using QGIS

  5. Exploring Marine Primary Productivity with Descriptive Statistics and Graphing in Excel

    02 Sep 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Marina McLeod1, Jennifer Olson1, Wendy Houston1

    Everett Community College

    In this activity, students use real water chemistry data and descriptive statistics in Excel to examine primary productivity in an urban estuary of the Salish Sea. They will consider how actual...

  6. Climate change and Strawberries: A real-life problem-based activity for teaching ANOVA

    08 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Nicole Hopkins1, Holly Felker1, Catharine Dickerson1, Terry O'Brien1, Dex Whittinghill1, Nathan Ruhl1

    Rowan University

    This is a real-life lab activity for teaching ANOVA using Problem-Based Learning and formatted for one-day (JMP or R) or two-day (JMP) implementations.

  7. 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...

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. Exploring USGS streamflow data with dataRetrieval and Swirl

    18 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By David Manning

    University of Nebraska at Omaha

    This Swirl lesson walks through how to retrieve, view, and visually analyze streamflow and water quality data from the National Water Information System (US Geological Survey).

  11. Case Study — The Gender gap in 100-meter dash times

    11 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Carrie Diaz Eaton

    Bates College

    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...

  12. Carbon Sequestration and the Urban heat Island Effect

    12 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Evan Blais

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    An urban heat island is an urban or metropolitan area that is on average far warmer than the surrounding rural areas. In this lesson we will study the impact these warmer temperatures have on the...


    10 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Peter VanZandt

    Birmingham-Southern College

    Users access and manipulate drought data and visualize these data to learn about historical drought patterns.

  14. Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)

    09 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Alanna Lecher1, April Watson1

    Lynn University

    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...

  15. National Ecological Observatory Network: A Data Source For Your Classroom

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

    By Megan A. Jones

    National Ecological Observatory Network

    Poster on NEON resources for use in research and education presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop.

  16. Video: The Future of Science is Open

    Collections | 07 Nov 2018 | Posted by Alycia Crall