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Exploring Species Interactions with "Snapshot Serengeti"
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Meredith S. Palmer*1, Charlie Willis2, Katherine Barry2, Craig Packer2, Annika Moe2, Deena Wassenberg2
1. Princeton University 2. University of Minnesota
Authentic learning experiences are a valuable way for students to gain an in-depth understanding of the scientific process. However, implementing such experiences in large enrollment courses can be...
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.
Fantastic Birds and Where to Find Them
20 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Molly Phillips1, Kathryn Green2
1. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 2. North Carolina Sate University
5E lesson plan for middle/high school aligned to NGSS standards.
Climate Change, Phenology, and Community Interactions: Helping students explore the complexity of changing ecosystems
12 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Doudna
Lansing Community College
Students explore findings from long-term studies of migrating and hibernating animals at high elevation. Students then use this understanding to explore the phenology of species and possible...
Developing quantitative skills for ecological data: the effects of climate warming on phenological variation and species interactions
21 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jill Hamilton1, Zachary Tarble1
North Dakota State University
Students combine long-term observational data sets and experimental warming in an alpine meadow in Gothic, CO to test, evaluate, and interpret ecological data focusing on phenological variation and...
The Biology of Climate Change: The effects of a changing climate on migrating and over-wintering species at a high-elevation field station
12 Jun 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Wu1, Amy Ellwein2
1. University of Richmond 2. Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory
Students evaluate weather and phenology data sets spanning 40+ years from a high-elevation field station in the Colorado Rocky Mountains, to test predictions about the effects of climate change on...
Population dynamics in simple two-species experimental microcosms
22 Apr 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher T. Ivey
California State University, Chico
A two-week exercise which includes homework calculations and teaching resources. Students establish brine shrimp and Platymonas algal cultures and predict final densities.
Exploring the Lotka-Volterra Competition Model using Two Species of Parasitoid Wasps
05 Jan 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Christopher Beck1, Judy Guinan2, Lawrence Blumer3, Robert Matthews4
1. Emory University 2. Radford University 3. Morehouse College 4. University of Georgia
Experiment included in Teaching Issues and Experiments in Ecology (TIEE) Volume 2