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A New Phenology-focused CURE using Herbarium Specimen Data
14 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Pearson1, Natalie Love2, Tadeo Parada2, Jenn Yost
1. Cal Poly State University 2. UC Santa Barbara
A short description of the undergraduate research course developed by the California Phenology Network.
A Phenology-focused CURE using Herbarium Specimen Data
21 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie D. Pearson1, Susan J. Mazer2, Tadeo Parada2, Natalie Love2, Jenn M. Yost1
1. California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 2. UC Santa Barbara
10-week course-based undergraduate research experience in which students conduct novel research on the effects of climate on phenological events (e.g., flowering) of a plant species using publicly...
09 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie D. Pearson1, Susan J. Mazer2, Tadeo Ramirez Parada2, Natalie Love2, Jenn M. Yost1
A Short Laboratory Module to Help Infuse Metacognition during an Introductory Course-based Research Experience
28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Suzanne R. Lee*1, Caroline (Lina) L. Dahlberg1, Benjamin L. Wiggins2
1. Western Washington University 2. University of Washington
A core competency identified in Vision and Change for undergraduate biology students is the Ability to Apply the Process of Science. Here, we describe a three-week laboratory module for students in...
Allele and Phenotype Frequencies in Rock Pocket Mouse Populations
23 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By HHMI BioInteractive
A lesson that uses real rock pocket mouse data collected by Dr. Michael Nachman and his colleagues to illustrate the Hardy-Weinberg principle.
Amylase Copy Number and Diet
18 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rebecca Orr1, Ruth Buskirk2, Kristin Harvey2
1. Collin College 2. University of Texas at Austin
An adapted module from HHMI Spreadsheet Tutorials using amylase data for students to gain data analysis and excel skills
10 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
An Introduction to the Squirrel-Net Teaching Modules
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Laurie Dizney*1, Patrice K. Connors2, Johanna Varner2, Jennifer M. Duggan3, Hayley C. Lanier4, Liesl P. Erb5, Elizabeth A. Flaherty6, Christopher J. Yahnke7, John D. Hanson8
1. University of Portland 2. Colorado Mesa University 3. California State University, Monterey Bay 4. University of Oklahoma 5. Warren Wilson College 6. Purdue University 7. University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point 8. Institute for Biodiversity Research and Education
Although course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) are gaining popularity in biology, most are designed for benchwork-based laboratory courses while few focus on field-based skills....
Calculating Lifetime Cancer Risk Resulting from DNA Replication
An expanded case study adapted from an HHMI Data Point on Cell Division and Cancer Risk using Figure 1 from Tomasetti, C. and Vogelstein, B. (2015).
Cell Division and Cancer Risk Data Point
17 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Cancer is typically attributed to hereditary and environmental factors, but these only explain a fraction of overall cancer risk. This activity explores a third factor.
Coral Bleaching Mapping Activity
This is a classroom activity in which students use authentic data to assess the threat of coral bleaching around the world. It supports the 2014 Holiday Lectures on Science video featuring Dr....
Coral Reefs in Hot Water
04 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
Students analyze sea surface temperature (SST) data from NOAA to predict coral bleaching at four locations in the Bahamas. They then compare their predictions to authentic research collected about...
Decoding, Critiquing, and Creating a Graph from the Ground Up
28 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, HHMI BioInteractive
Students decipher a published graph with little supplemental information and are given more details in pieces before producing a new graph that displays the data more effectively and is easier to...
Expanded Graphing Tutorial
By Kiersten Nicole Newtoff1, Cheryl Squair2, Sharon Maureen Homer-Drummond3, Tamar Goulet4
1. Montgomery College 2. University of Hawaii at Manoa 3. Tri-County Technical College 4. University of Mississippi
The tutorial has two approaches for teaching about graph building and choosing the appropriate graph for different data types, a scaffolding approach and a exploration approach which can be...
Mapping Coral Bleaching Modified with NOAA and Authentic Bleaching data
By Kristine Grayson
University of Richmond
Students access NOAA data to conduct an analysis to look at differences between locations in heat stress and ultimately the amount of coral bleaching in 2005
Mendelian Genetics, Probability, Pedigree, and Chi-Squared Statistics
A lesson that requires students to work through a series of questions pertaining to the genetics of sickle cell disease and its relationship to malaria.
Mimicry in a Diverse Community of Arthropods
21 Feb 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Module exploring how researchers exposed arthropod mimics that use a golden patch to warn of unpalatability to predators with different prey preferences to determine how effective their warnings were.
Redox Chemistry and Coral Bleaching
25 Jul 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By David Julian
University of Florida
Mapping coral bleaching using NOAA data to set the stage for reviewing redox chemistry concepts
Seed Dispersal in Tropical Forests
26 Mar 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
In this activity, students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area.
25 Apr 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Petrovicheva1, HHMI BioInteractive, Jessica Joyner2
1. Brooklyn college 2. CUNY Brooklyn College
In this activity, students use data from published studies to understand patterns of seed dispersal and apply these ideas to the design of a conservation area. This was applied through the lens of...