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Answer Checking - Teaching Notes
28 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jayme Dyer
Durham Technical Community College
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes. / This activity provides students with a set of strategies they can use to check their own answers. Students practice the answer checking...
Introduction to Growth Mindset - Teaching Notes
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
This module introduces students to the research supporting ‘growth mindset,’ the idea that you can increase your brainpower and ability...
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Introduction - Teaching Notes
I used this resource as-is. Included are my teaching notes.
Investigating Biomes with BiomeViewer
By Heather Olins
This interactive classroom activity facilitates student learning about biodiversity through an investigation of biomes (what they are, how they're defined, their global distribution) using a free...
Plant Defenses and Bioprospecting Mini-case Study
27 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By John Anthony Barone
Columbus State University
This narrative mini-case study for use in undergraduate ecology courses reviews plant defense theory within the context of bioprospecting. Students learn about factors affecting plant defenses and...
Competition under the Sea: Exploring the competitive interaction between native and non-native seagrasses in the Caribbean
26 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Demian Alexander Willette
Loyola Marymount University
A mini-case study that uses real-world data to explore the competitive interaction among seagrasses.
The tale of two fish: A case study on vicariance and allopatric speciation
This mini-case study guides students through multiple lines of evidence that suggests the most likely sister species to the lake species Sardinella tawilis, the sister species being the marine fish...
Climate Diagrams Mini-Case Study for Ecology
This mini-case study provides undergraduate ecology students with experience in how to read climate diagrams and how to put them together. The activity includes a discussion of actual and potential...
Avida-ED Lab Book
24 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Robert T Pennock1, Louise Mead2, Wendy Johnson3, Amy Lark3, Jim Smith1, Cory Kohn4
1. Michigan State University 2. BEACON Center for the Study of Evolution in Action 3. Avida-ED 4. Keck Science Department, The Claremont Colleges
Avida-ED activities, modified for the Argentina 2019 Avida-ED Workshop, presented at the 2019 BioQUEST & QUBES Summer Workshop
Movement: Nature's Flying Machines
23 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Blake Cahill1, Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this lab, you will explore the physics of flight, the adaptations that make powered flight possible, and the evolution of powered flight in vertebrates and invertebrates.
Investigating Human Impacts on Hawaiian Fishpond Ecology
22 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Michelle Phillips
Hawaii Community College
Examining water quality (including fertilizer residue, nutrients, soil erosion, and invasive plants) on a Hawaiian fishpond ecosystem.
Investigating the Ecology of Mosquitoes and Birds in Hawaii
Examining biotic and abiotic environmental factors explain the historic, present, and future prevalence and range of avian malaria in Hawaii. The activity also asks how this affects local...
AVIDA exercise on the role of mutation in evolution
21 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Beachly
A tested exercise at the college freshmen level using AVIDA-Ed to generate and test a hypothesis about the relationship between mutation rate and the probability of evolving a useful function in...
Intro to BIOMAAP - Student Math Anxiety Overview
By Paige F.B. Ferguson
University of Alabama
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.
Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data
By Valerie Greene
De Anza College
pptx presentation & partially filled out student proposal worksheet
The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology
In this module, students explore changes in butterfly phenology through the use of natural history collections data. The resource I have modified is a pptx presentation to introduce the background...
Exploring the population dynamics of wintering bald eagles through long-term data using R
By Kristen Kaczynski
California State University - Chico
The purpose of this modification was to take the analyses that were done in Excel and have the students perform them using R. Students were not given any R code for this activity, as R code was...
Investigating human impacts on local Hawaiian stream ecology
20 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By pamela scheffler
Students learn about stream ecology on the island of Hawaii using data available through USGS and University of Hawaii websites and develop an understanding for potential stream changes due to...
Examining human impacts on tusk evolution in elephants using authentic research data
17 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kaitlin Bonner
St. John Fisher College
In this activity students explore and analyze real, authentic research data paired with HHMI’s “Selection for Tuskless Elephants” video in a hands-on investigation of human impacts on elephant...
Sequence Similarity Resource Adaptation: Exploring Ebola Virus
16 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By William Tapprich
University of Nebraska-Omaha
This adaptation of the sequence similarity resource provides biology students with a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools. These concepts and tools are used to explore relationships...