Using Grassy Narrows in a Live Classroom with Clicker Questions and Interactive Histogram: Sampling Distributions, Probability, and Hypothesis Testing
24 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jonathan Andrew Akin
Northwestern State University of Louisiana
Students are introduced to concepts of sampling distributions, p-values, and hypothesis testing. Using both simulated and real data for methylmercury level in fish populations, students will...
Climate Change Module (Project EDDIE) for Introductory Statistics
20 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessie Oehrlein
Fitchburg State University
Students practice and deepen their understanding of bivariate numerical data analysis (correlation, linear regression, etc.) through working with data related to climate change. Adapted from a...
The Influence of Exotic Plant Invasion on Pollinator Abundance
11 May 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Maxcy Nicole Hill
Virginia Commonwealth University
This lesson introduces two global change factors, natural habitat loss and exotic plant invasion, and analyzes how these stressors impact the biodiversity and abundance of pollinator species....
Gender and Classroom Participation: A Case for Quantitative Analysis
24 Mar 2022 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Reimbay Reimbayev*
Teaching statistics to students using authentic research is one way to highlight the transferability and value of the material taught in the class. Below we describe an activity in Statistics for...
Ecological Forecasting Repository of Online Educational Resources
18 Dec 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alyssa Willson, Jody Peters1
University of Notre Dame
This pdf provides a list of over 100 educational resources related to tools and skills related to ecological forecasting.
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...
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...
Student-Driven Design-and-Improve Modules to Explore the Effect of Plant Bioactive Compounds in Three Model Organisms
30 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Iglika V. Pavlova
University of North Carolina Greensboro
Engaging and supporting introductory level students in authentic research experiences during required coursework is challenging. Plant bioactive compounds attract students' natural curiosity as...
BioVEDA Curriculum: An Approach to Link Conceptual and Quantitative Understanding of Variation During Experimental Design and Data Analysis
29 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Dewey†1, Jenna Hicks†1, Maxwell Kramer1, Anita Schuchardt*1
University of Minnesota
When performing a biological investigation, experts constantly cycle between conceptual and quantitative modes of thinking, integrating their understanding in both worlds to make decisions about...
Learning to Pipet Correctly by Pipetting Incorrectly?
28 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Stephanie F. Mel1, Melissa K. Micou1, Kshitij Gaur**1, David Lenh**1, Clifford Z. Liu**1, Stanley M. Lo*1
University of California San Diego
Beginning undergraduate students in biology need basic laboratory, data analysis, and science process skills to pursue more complex questions in course-based undergraduate research experiences...
Dynamic Daphnia: An inquiry-based research experience in ecology that teaches the scientific process to first-year biologists
By Alyssa Mae Gleichsner1, Shannon R. Butler2, Catherine L. Searle3
1. State University of New York, College at Plattsburgh 2. University of California, San Diego 3. Purdue University
This authentic research experience lesson teaches the core concept of systems and the competencies of quantitative reasoning, communication, and the ability to apply science. The research is...
A flexible, multi-week approach to plant biology - How will plants respond to higher levels of CO2?
By Vanessa Muilenburg1, Katherine Supanich1, Stephen Scogin1, Thomas Bultman1, Jianhua Li1, Lori Hertel1, Kathy Winnett-Murray1
To help introductory biology students understand how plants will respond to higher levels of CO2, we have created a multi-week module consisting of a series of four related laboratory lessons....
Out of Your Seat and on Your Feet! An adaptable course-based research project in plant ecology for advanced students
25 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michael P. Fleming
California State University, Stanislaus
University capstone projects can offer science students a rich research experience that illustrates the process of doing scientific research, and can also help students better choose future...
Teaching RNAseq at Undergraduate Institutions: A tutorial and R package from the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching
22 Aug 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Mark Phillip Peterson1, Jacob T Malloy2, Vincent P Buonaccorsi2, James H Marden3
1. Viterbo University 2. Juniata College 3. Pennsylvania State University
Next-generation sequencing is radically changing the study of biology, but there are currently few resources aimed at teaching the required laboratory and data-analysis skills to undergraduate...
Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests
28 Jul 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alida Janmaat1, Pete Kaslik2, Randall LaRue Moser Jr, Kevin David Simpson, Heather Susanne Zimbler-DeLorenzo3
1. University of the Fraser Valley 2. Pierce College 3. Alfred University
Students are introduced to concepts of hypothesis testing using elementary hypothesis tests, t-tests, and p-values as they compare a given fish population for methylmercury levels (using real and...
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.
Final Project for Calling Bull
11 Jun 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
This is the final project for the calling bull course & it is to find 3 pieces of misinformation/BS and debunk them. They have to re-do at least one visualization, use R in at least one debunking,...
Ingestion of Microplastics by Coral
12 May 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Alyssa Hoekstra
QUBES lesson on ingestion of microplastics by coral. Lesson will give environmental background and then use R for hands-on statistical analyses, followed by critical thinking questions.
Is bigger always better? An investigation on the effect of drought on different sizes of trees
11 Dec 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Brzyski
Seton Hill University
This data set was compiled from worldwide data to examine the effects of drought on trees. Included in the dataset are measurements of growth and mortality as they relate to the size category of...
Coding Club: A Positive Peer-Learning Community
22 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Gergana Daskalova1, Sandra Angers-Blondin1, John Godlee1, Izzy Rich1, Beverly Tan1, Declan Valters1, Haydn Thomas1, Pedro Miranda1, Gabriela Hajduk1, Kat Keogan1, Isla Myers-Smith1, Kyle Dexter1, Christina Coakley1
University of Edinburgh
Free and self-paced tutorials and courses for learning to code out of the University of Edinburgh