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11 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By James Burton Deemy
College of Coastal Georgia
In this exercise students work in groups to design an agroecosystem to feed a Mars Colony while accounting for space and energy transfer limitations.
This is an exercise in island biogeography that allows students to reconstruct splits in the evolutionary history of several hypothetical frog species.
Adaptation of Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: locally and nationally
10 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Catherine Sughrue Etter
Cape Cod Community College
TIEE Module- How does nutrient pollution impact stream ecosystems locally and nationally?
A Fun Introductory Command Line Exercise: Next Generation Sequencing Quality Analysis with Emoji!
07 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Rachael St. Jacques1, Max Maza1, Sabrina Robertson2, Guoqing Lu3, Andrew Lonsdale4, Ray A Enke5
1. Department of Biology, James Madison University 2. Department of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 3. Department of Biology and School of Interdisciplinary Informatics, University of Nebraska Omaha 4. ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Melbourne University 5. James Madison University
This resource is a fun computer-based intro to command line programming. The activity takes FASTQ NGS data files and runs a fun program called FASTQE.
Answer Checking - Modified for Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Course
06 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jennifer Prairie
University of San Diego
Modified answer checking worksheet from original BIOMAAP resource to include two additional questions relating to probability/P-values.
Figure of the Week: Environmental Data Analysis/Statistics Version
Adaptation of Figure of the Day activity used on a weekly basis in an environmental data analysis/statistics course.
Growth Mindset Prompt
By Arietta Fleming-Davies1, Jennifer Prairie2
1. QUBES; Radford University 2. University of San Diego
Before giving an introduction to growth mindset, these prompts can be given to students so they can brainstorm activities they associate with long hours of practice (growth mindset) vs. natural...
Exploring how climate will impact plant-insect distributions and interactions using open data and informatics
By Wendy Clement1, Kathleen Prudic2, Jeffrey Oliver3
1. The College of New Jersey 2. University of Arizona 3. University of Arizona Libraries
This teaching module provides an entry point for students to learn about data science, open data repositories (e.g., citizen science data), and species distribution modeling to study the effects of...
Spatial Justice, Marginal Populations, and Data Integrity
04 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melinda Laituri
Colorado State University
Spatial justice refers to the consequential geography of a place where spaces are socially produced. Understanding how spatial injustice is created at different spatial scales is an essential part...
03 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Lisa Dierker
E-book in .pdf format and customizable .iba format
Investigating Primary Productivity
By Heather Olins
In this 3-part investigation, students discuss, make predictions, and work with data about global scale net primary productivity.
Figure of the Day - Teaching Notes - Boersma
01 Jun 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kate S Boersma
Teaching notes from my application of Figure of the Day in my BIOL305 Ecology lecture course for biology majors.
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview - Teaching Notes - Boersma
Teaching notes from my application of the BIOMAAP math anxiety materials in my BIOL305 Ecology course for biology majors.
Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes - Boersma
Teaching notes from my use of BIOMAAP Growth Mindset teaching materials in my 300 level Ecology class for majors.
Processes that Regulate Patterns of Species and Genetic Diversity - Intro Environmental Science
By Megan Kelly
Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago
This activity was adapted for use in an intro non-majors Environmental Science course, with an emphasis on collaborative data collection.
Introduction to Growth Mindset
By Heather McGray
San Diego City College
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability through effort
Frayer model growth mindset
A Frayer model worksheet for the concept of growth mindset.
Reflective Writing Prompt
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.
Figure of the Week (Non-major's Biology)
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology - Intro Environmental Science
In this module, students practice interpreting the relationship between variables before exploring changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data.