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Bird watching: An easy way to get students collecting real biological data
15 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ellen Wisner
University of North Carolina Charlotte
Poster on ways to implement citizen science-based bird watching into education. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
Grappling with Graphs: New tools for improving graphing practices among biology students
By Stephanie M. Gardner1, Eli Meir2, Joel K Abraham3, Ryan Baker4
1. Purdue University 2. SimBiotic Software 3. California State University, Fullerton 4. University of Pennsylvania
Poster on gathering information about undergraduate biology students' graphing practices and using this information to guide teaching of graph construction. Presented at the 2021 BIOME Institute.
Critical inquiry for inclusive teaching of statistics
28 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Professional development workshop slides to help curate conversations in teaching statistics with a critical inquiry lens.
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.
Test Pub DOI
11 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nathan Snodgrass
Testing DOI service
Open Practices Learning Community Curriculum
04 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Karen Cangialosi
Keene State College
This is a learning community curriculum designed to engage participants in discussions, short readings and mini-exercises to explore basic tools for Open Educational Practices (OEP)
Sequence Similarity: Introducing Biological Databases to Community College Biology Students
01 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Katcher
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...
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.
Oyster Restoration Success and Water Quality in the James and Rappahannock Rivers of Virginia
12 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia L. Josephs
This QUBES lesson uses statistical analysis to test whether or not oyster restoration sites in Virginia are successfully increasing the number of oysters and whether or not water quality is...
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...
Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE) - adaptation focused on Part A and B
10 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Strimaitis Grinath
This adaptation explores the questions: Based on observations of bumblebee phenology, are bumblebees in the western United States behaving differently from 2011 to 2019? What climate variables may...
Exploring global reef health and human population using correlation and simple linear regression
By David Sale
Virginia Commonwealth University
In this lesson, students will explore the relationship between reef cover and human disturbance. Students will manipulate a large dataset and perform normality tests, data transformations,...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: The Biocultural Labels Initiative
03 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jane Anderson1, Maui Hudson2
1. New York University 2. University of Waikato
The Biocultural (BC) Labels initiative is focused on accurate provenance, transparency and integrity in research engagements with Indigenous communities. ...
Collections Education Coffee Break Series Episode One: What Can We Learn From an Insect Specimen Label?
26 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By M. Anne Basham
Biodiversity Outreach Network
In the first episode of the Collections Education Coffee Break Series we speak with Anne Basham from SCAN and the Biodiversity Outreach Network. ...
Science of Sorting
22 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Julia Robinson1, Margaret t Liechty2, Ashley Kramer3
1. Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University 2. Cecilia Berg Center for Environmental Education, Hefner Museum of Natural History,Miami University 3. Cecilia Berg Center of Environmental Education; Hefner Museum of Natural History; Miami University
Children possess an innate curiosity about the natural world. This Discovery Trunk explores the topic of sorting, or classification, in the study of life science.
Hewlett Foundation - Bates Final Evaluation Report 2021
20 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robin Taylor
Taylor, Robin Terrell dba RTRES Consulting
Evaluation findings of Hewlett Foundation award to Bates College
Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Using Relative Proportions and Scientific Notation to Highlight the Diversity of Cell Types
15 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Seitz1, Jillian Marie Miller2, Joseph Esquibel3
1. Johnson County Community College 2. Roane State Community College 3. Lansing Community College
This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.