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BioNumbers: The Database of Useful Biological Numbers
17 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ron Milo1, Paul Jorgensen2, Michael Springer2
1. Weizmann Institute of Science 2. Harvard Medical School
A database of biological numbers that you can search and browse.
Figure of the Day - Ecology additions
16 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristine Grayson
University of Richmond
Used in an Integrated Biological Principles II Class (Intro to Ecology/Evolution/Physiology) at University of Richmond
Use of Peerwise and Twitter in Open Pedagogy
10 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Prescott
University of New Hampshire
This presentation will demonstrate the use of two open tools (Peerwise and Twitter) to engage students in creating and discussing course content.
An Investigation of Island Biogeography using Data from Online Natural History Collections
05 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Joseph Cook3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. University of New Mexico
Module on coevolution in which students utilize natural history collections. Initial module by AIM-UP was modified by BLUE
Islands as a Tool for Teaching Ecology and Evolution
By Joseph Cook1, Yadeeh Sawyer1, Kayce Bell1, Libby Beckman1
University of New Mexico
Module for Ecology & Evolution course covering island biogeography principles, The scientific process and hypothesis testing, statistical methods (t-tests, regression), and online database use...
The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips2
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
Module on coevolution developed by AIM-UP. In the module students utilize natural history collections.
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...
Value of Mistakes
03 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jeremy M Wojdak2
1. QUBES; Radford University 2. Radford University
This module familiarizes students with brain research describing our physiological response to mistakes, and how making mistakes is a useful part of learning.
This activity introduces the research showing a benefit of reflective writing, and then uses a modified version of the prompt from Park et al. to provide practice.
In this activity, students demonstrate their own innate number sense by playing an online game that asks them to estimate quantities that are flashed on screen for only milliseconds. Research...
Introduction to Growth Mindset
1. University of San Diego 2. Radford University
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minutes-1 hour presentation to give students general information on math anxiety and a few strategies to try on their own.
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Introduction
This presentation is intended as a short, in-class introduction to the program and some of the research behind it, in hopes of generating ‘buy in’ for a course-long use of BIOMAAP materials.
Intro to BIOMAAP - Faculty Math Anxiety Overview
This presentation is intended as a stand alone 45 minute-1 hour presentation to introduce faculty or other instructors to the idea of math anxiety and some strategies they can use in their own...
Figure of the Day
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
This can be given at the beginning and end of the BIOMAAP program, in order to measure student changes in math anxiety.
This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers in their biology and other courses. Students practice the answer checking strategies on a series of...
Laboratory exercises on microbial growth, horizontal gene transfer, competition and evolution
01 Oct 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Davida Smyth
The New School
Simple laboratory exercises to reinforce student learning when performed in conjunction with NetLogo simulations.
Sample NetLogo Code of Bacterial Growth
By Anne Elizabeth Yust
Each NetLogo file is a sequential version of the final bacterial growth model produced in the Bacterial Growth Tutorial. These are to be used as checks to one's understanding alongside the tutorial.
BSL-4: Authorized Personnel Only
24 Sep 2018 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nicole Anthony
Biological Sciences, Toronto District School Board
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science resource on the 2014 Ebola epidemic. This resource is also included in the NIBLSE Learning Resource Collection