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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.
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.
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.
Calculating and Comparing Biodiversity Materials Across Sites Using NEON Herbaceous Vegetation Data - a Tutorial
26 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Diane M. Styers1, Jennifer L. Schafer2, Mary Beth Kolozsvary3, Kristen M. Brubaker4, Sara E. Scanga5, Laurel J. Anderson6, Jessica J. Mitchell7, David Barnett8
1. Western Carolina University 2. Winthrop University 3. Siena College 4. Hobart and William Smith Colleges 5. Utica College 6. Ohio Wesleyan University 7. University of Montana, Spatial Analysis Lab 8. National Ecological Observatory Network, Battelle Memorial Institute
These materials are intended for use at the undergraduate level. They employ R and Excel software.
Graphing bacterial growth rates: semi-log graphs v linear graphs
By Adam Marschall Jaros1, Adronisha Frazier2, Beth Alford2, Brandy Williams2
1. Lansing Community College 2. Northshore Technical Community College
In this activity, students will explore the concept of binary fission, generation time, and bacterial growth curves, with an emphasis on the log phase. Students will use semi-log graphs and linear...
Biodiversity, Big Data, and the Fossil Record
25 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Joshua Zimmt1, Lisa White1
University of California Museum of Paleontology
In this lab, we will be making and testing hypotheses about how the biodiversity of groups of organisms may vary through time.
Climate-Induced Shifts in California Butterflies
18 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Jessica Coyle
A module in which students generate and test hypotheses about butterfly species’ response to climate change in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada Mountains of northern California using publicly...
STEM Inclusive Teaching Practices Webinar Series: Socially Relevant Teaching in the Time of COVID-19
By Joanna Wares1, Marcella Torres1, zeynep teymuroglu2, Grace Stadnyk3, Casey Hawthorne3, E Cabral Balreira4
1. University of Richmond 2. Rollins College 3. Furman University 4. Trinity University
Presents various mathematical modeling and data science activities created around analyzing and interpreting COVID-19 data. Much of the instructional guidance provided for the activities and...
The Human Microbiome Biodiversity in Health and Disease
17 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Angela Peña-Gonzalez1, Emily Weigel1
Georgia Institute of Technology
The students will analyze the human gut and vaginal microbiomes in healthy and diseased states using diversity of bacteria as determined by 16SrRNA sequence.
Sizes, Scales, and Specialization: An activity highlighting the diversity in cell types
15 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
Lichens in Diverse Landscapes: EREN-NEON Flexible Learning Project
12 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Leah Dudley
East Central University
This project makes use of publicly-available datasets on lichen presence and abundance and wet deposition, paired with geospatial data on air quality, tree canopy cover, and locally collected field...
Why Cells Change Weight: Demonstrating Linear Regression Through an Osmosis Experiment
10 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Ashley Lamb Galloway1, Stefanie L Holmes1, Ashley Morgan2, Mary Ann Sexton1
1. Roane State Community College 2. Roane State
In this activity, students will perform an experiment utilizing dialysis tubing to create cellular models to demonstrate the linear relationship between cell weight and time in varying tonicities....
The Evolution (and Coevolution) of Flowering Plants Virtual Classroom
05 Feb 2021 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Central Michigan University
In this lab, you will explore the diversity of flower and fruit adaptations that have evolved to accomplish pollination and seed dispersal and you will investigate the coevolution of angiosperms...