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13 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaci Thompson
University of Maryland
Climate Change, Phenology, and Community Interactions: Helping students explore the complexity of changing ecosystems
12 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Doudna
Lake Michigan 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...
NEON Data in the Classroom: Implementing and Adapting an Open Education NEON Resource “Quantifying the Drivers and Impacts of Natural Disturbance Events-The 2013 Colorado Floods” for the Southern California Classroom.
11 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adriane Clark Jones
Mount Saint Mary's University
Natural disasters and subsequent ecological disturbance events illustrate the complexity of problems in ecology and environmental science, and can be used as effective teaching tools. Unpacking the...
Permeability of Molecules
10 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lou Gross1, Monica Beals1, Susan Harrell1
University of Tennessee Knoxville
This module introduces Overton's Rule in the context of understanding the permeability of molecules across the cell membrane. It is intended for an introductory biology audience.
Leaf litter and soil invertebrates
05 Dec 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Tanya Matlaga1, Emily Mausteller2
1. Susquehanna University 2. Marshall University
The diversity of invertebrates occupying the leaf litter and organic layer of soil can be quantified to examine abiotic and biotic questions. This lab can be used as a starting point for a...
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...
Figure of the Day: Disease version
20 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies
QUBES; Radford University
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown. Forked version with all infectious disease graphs.
The Mystery of the Missing Martens
12 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Elizabeth A. Flaherty1, Carolyn A. Eckrich2, Merav Ben-David2
1. Purdue University 2. University of Wyoming
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this interrupted case study introduces basic modeling to investigate a decline in an American marten population on an island in Southeast Alaska.
Search for the Missing Sea Otters
By Mary Allen1, Mark L. Kuhlmann1
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- using a progressive disclosure format, this case study teaches students how to apply ecological principles to a real-life ecological problem.
Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this interrupted case focuses on sexual selection in widowbirds.
The Polar Bear of the Salt Marsh?
By Beth A. Lawrence1, Christopher R. Field2
1. University of Connecticut 2. National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC)
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- in this interrupted case study, students follow a young naturalist as she explores why saltmarsh sparrows are increasingly rare in coastal...
How Many More Thymes? A Case of Phytochemical Defense
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this clicker case addresses several concepts related to the evolutionary ecology of herbivore defenses.
The Evolution of Human Skin Color
By Annie Prud’homme-Genereux
Quest University Canada
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- while the concept of evolution by natural selection is very simple, it is often misunderstood by students.
Selection and the Blond Beach Mouse
By Joan Sharp
Simon Fraser University
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- this "clicker" case study explores ultimate and proximate explanations for cryptic coloration in animals.
Math and Stats in the Biology Classroom with HHMI BioInteractive
08 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Grayson1, Karen Lucci2, Bob Kuhn3
1. University of Richmond 2. Hopewell Valley Central High School 3. Centennial High School
Conquer basic math and statistics used in biology while exploring classroom-ready resources. Concepts include central tendency and variation, spreadsheet skills, graphing, and data analysis with...
Introduction to Python for Data Science Course
05 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials
Free Introduction to Python for Data Science Course at DataCamp
Introduction to R Course
Free Introduction to R Course at DataCamp
DataCamp: The Easiest Way to Learn Data Science Online
Complete Set of Lessons
01 Nov 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anne Rosenwald1, Gaurav Arora2, Vinayak Mathur3
1. Georgetown University 2. Gallaudet University 3. Cabrini University
The Genome Solver Project began as a way to teach faculty some basic skills in bioinformatics - no coding or scripting. These Lessons also work well in the undergraduate classroom, culminating with...
Lesson VI - The Community Science Project
31 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Genome Solver's Community Science Project was developed as a way to use the skills taught in the previous lessons. We're asking members of the community to provide instances of potential phage...