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Sizes, Scales and Specialization: Using Relative Proportions and Scientific Notation to Highlight the Diversity of Cell Types
15 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Heather Seitz1, Jillian Marie Miller2, Joseph Esquibel3
1. Johnson County Community College 2. Roane State Community College 3. Lansing Community College
This module explores how cell size and shape varies across cell types in the human body by having students calculate relative proportions of numbers in scientific notation.
Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry (Project EDDIE)
11 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Allison W. Jacobel
This module guides students in an examination of how surface ocean productivity relates to global climate on glacial-interglacial timescales and how the availability of ocean nutrients can be...
10 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Peter VanZandt
Users access and manipulate drought data and visualize these data to learn about historical drought patterns.
Phenology Trends and Climate Change in Minnesota (Project EDDIE)
By Pamela Freeman
The College of St. Scholastica
In this module, students will practice answering a specific question about how climate change has affected flowering date in American elm trees. Students can then practice on a species of their own...
Climate Drivers of Phenology (Project EDDIE)
By Emily Mohl
St. Olaf College
This activity explores the question: which species will be most affected by temperature changes, and how will changes in the phenology of one species affect its interaction with others as the...
Plate Tectonics: GPS Data, Boundary Zones, and Earthquake Hazards (Project EDDIE)
By Christopher Berg1, Julie Elliott2, Beth Pratt-Sitaula3
1. Orange Coast College 2. Purdue University 3. UNAVCO
Students work with high precision GPS data to explore how motion near a plate boundary is distributed over a larger region and hypothesize the area over which boundary-related earthquake hazards...
Remote Sensing of Plants and Topography in R (Project EDDIE)
09 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kyla M. Dahlin
Michigan State University
Students will explore different possible abiotic drivers of plant growth, defined as greenness and height. In the final step, students will analyze data from around the United States and consider...
Sustainability Metrics (Project EDDIE)
By Natalie Hunt
University Of Minnesota - Twin Cities
In this module, students will use an analytical framework with publicly available data to formulate questions, analyze data, and report metrics of sustainability.
Wind and Ocean Ecosystems (Project EDDIE)
By Alanna Lecher1, April Watson1
This module introduces students to the concepts of Ekman transport, eastern boundary currents, and upwelling, while learning how to find a location on a map using latitude and longitude, how to...
“Leveling Up” In Your Favorite Video Game Math Modeling Activity
03 Apr 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Virginia Parkman1, Cameron Cook2, Greg Wiggins3, Suzanne Lenhart4
1. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis 2. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 4. University of Tennessee
Students write linear equations that represent their model for solving a problem about playing video games.
Running the Same Pace During a Marathon
By Cameron Cook1, Greg Wiggins2, Suzanne Lenhart3
1. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 3. University of Tennessee
This activity uses Algebra concepts for simple models using long distance running as an example.
Regression: Tree Rings and Measuring Things
By Greg Wiggins1, Suzanne Lenhart2
1. Department of Mathematics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 2. University of Tennessee
Students develop scatter plots of growth rings by tree diameters and determine the equation of their best fit line.
Modeling an Ironman Race
In this activity students create a model that represents an Ironman race.
Fungus Among Us!
By Kelly Sturner1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Courtney Patterson3
1. National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis 2. University of Tennessee 3. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
This game introduces the idea of how fungi and plants can work together in a symbiotic relationship.
3-D Printing Models of Cell Organelles and Flowers
By Suzanne Lenhart1, Kelly Sturner2
1. University of Tennessee 2. Argonne National Laboratory
This hands-on module features active learning using 3-D printing technology to teach middleschool students about physical scientific models and cell organelles.
All About Cod For Grades 3-5
By Kelly Sturner1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Virginia Parkman3
1. National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis 2. University of Tennessee 3. National Institute for Mathematical and Biological Synthesis
This activity uses background from The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky and then uses a simple story to engage students in solving problems using several operations and algebraic thinking math standards.
All About Cod For Grade 2
By Kelly Sturner1, Suzanne Lenhart2, Virginia Parkman1
1. National Institute for Mathematical & Biological Synthesis 2. University of Tennessee
This activity uses data from The Cod's Tale by Mark Kurlansky to engage students in summarizing data in a table and bar graph.
Food, Energy and Water Learning Modules (FEWLM) Workbooks
19 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Porche L. Spence1, Tonya Maria Gerald-Goins2, Greg Goins3
1. North Carolina A&T State University; North Carolina Central University 2. North Carolina Central University 3. North Carolina A&T State University
FEWLM is a low-cost inquiry-based interdisciplinary STEM prototypical curriculum built on Next Generation Science Standards, systems thinking and informed engineering design pedagogy.
Designing an Anti-Racist Syllabus
08 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By CSUEB Alliance for the Black Community Education1, Ana Almeida1, Kim Geron1, Pascale S. Guiton1, Nina Haft1, Marlin Halim1, Eve Higby1, Michael Lee1, ZáNean McClain1
California State University East Bay
The Alliance for the Black Community (ABC) developed a workshop to help faculty at California State University East Bay redesign their syllabi to incorporate anti-racist pedagogical practices.
Electrical and chemical communication in the nervous system
04 Mar 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Patrick Cafferty
This activity guides students through an online tutorial to examine the electrical and chemical communication of neurons.