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  1. Effect of the Intestinal Protein Snakeskin on the Lifespan of Fruit Flies: A Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysissource Draft (1)

    03 Feb 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maila Hallare1, Iordanka Panayotova2, Anna Salazar2

    1. US Air Force Academy 2. Christopher Newport University

    In this activity, students perform the Kaplan-Meier survival analysis on raw data obtained from an experiment that explores the effect of overexpressing the Snakeskin (Ssk) protein on the lifespan...


  2. Modified Grassy Narrows and Muskrat Falls Dam: Hypothesis Testing and t-Tests

    01 Feb 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sharon Maureen Homer-Drummond

    Tri-County Technical College

    Methylmercury contamination within fish populations is an important toxin that affect human, animal, and environmental health, serving as a carcinogen (cancer-causing agent) and endocrine-disruptor...


  3. A class activity on classification

    01 Feb 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Hillary DelPrete

    Monmouth University

    Within the sciences, we are often talking of phylogenetic classification; hominin and non-human primate phylogenetic trees are often introduced in a course in biological anthropology. Students are...


  4. Progressive Assignments to Introduce Students to Academic Reading

    31 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kim Harrington1, Jen Eklund2

    1. Tacoma Community College 2. Institute for Systems Biology

    Engaging students in the reading and analysis of primary literature is not only an import skill, it also promotes interest and motivation for many students. This guide provides an example of three...


  5. Quantitative Reasoning Heatmap Assessment - Google Docs

    31 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Jen Eklund1, Irene Shaver2, Kim Harrington

    1. Institute for Systems Biology 2. Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges

    This tool for formative assessment provides a mostly anonymous way for students to consider their confidence with a variety of skills related to quantitative reasoning in biology. The product of...


  6. Paleoclimate and Ocean Biogeochemistry (Project EDDIE)

    30 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Karen Bridges

    Howard Community College

    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...


  7. Using the Project EDDIE Sustainability Metrics module in Exploring Earth

    29 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Anne Meltzer

    Lehigh University

    Students use GapMinder, an interactive data exploration and visualization tool, to assess human impact on Earth systems. Using the impact = population x affluence x technology (IPAT) framework...


  8. Exploring Marine Primary Productivity with Descriptive Statistics and Graphing in Excel

    29 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kristin Byrd

    Tarrant County College

    In this activity, students use real water chemistry data and descriptive statistics in Excel to examine primary productivity in an urban estuary of the Salish Sea. They will consider how actual...


  9. Writing Microbiology Resource Announcements (MRA)

    26 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Arturo Diaz1, Julia Lee-Soety2, Shima Chaudhary3, Denise L Monti4, Viknesh Sivanathan5, Richard Pollenz6

    1. La Sierra University 2. Saint Joseph’s University 3. South Texas College 4. University of Alabama at Birmingham 5. Howard Hughes Medical Institute 6. University of South Florida

    This resources provides a framework for students to write a Microbiology Resource Announcement, collaboratively.


  10. Pesticide-Driven Bee Mortality: An Introduction to Survival Analysis in R

    26 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Megan Black

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    In this lesson, students will receive an introduction to survival analysis in R utilizing data on bee mortality caused by pesticide exposure. In their code, students will assess survivability,...



    26 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):


    Kalyani Mahavidyalaya

    Sustainability metrics and indices are measures of sustainability, and attempt to quantify beyond the general concept. Though there are disagreements among those from different disciplines (and...


  12. Rivers as Social-Ecological-Technological Systems: Integrative Issue Formulation and Problem Solving

    20 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Zbigniew Grabowski

    Flowing surface waters continue to capture the human imagination and are increasingly harnessed by many interdependent human activities. Existing theories for studying rivers as cohesive ecological...


  13. A STEAM Approach to Investigating the Hydrologic Cycle

    20 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Maribeth Kniffin

    Louisiana State University

    The purpose of this experiential lesson is to teach introductory to mid-level undergraduate students how to make detailed hydrologic field observations into a conceptual model using a painting...


  14. The River Breathes: Stream reach metabolism as an integrative and comparable measure of stream processes

    17 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Elise Chapman1, Aaron Koning2

    1. University of Tennessee at Chattanooga 2. University of Nevada, Reno

    Stream reach metabolism integrates organism respiration & production to provide a valuable ecosystem measure that varies as a function of biotic & abiotic factors. As a powerful indicator of whole...


  15. Simple, Accessible River-Based Field Investigation of Riverine Microplastics

    16 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Sarah Rankin Gordon

    Colorado Mountain College

    Scientists have discovered that microplastic pollution is ubiquitous in the environment, but the small size of these microscopic pollutants prohibits most people from recognizing their prevalence....


  16. MS Excel Refresher - Lizards, iguanas, and snakes! Oh my! | Data Nuggets

    13 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Kristen Kaczynski

    California State University - Chico

    This resource, a MS Excel refresher, extends the level for this Data Nugget. Students are given an Excel workbook with the data and asked to graph and calculate diversity using Excel functions...


  17. Aquatic Macroinvertebrates and Urbanization: Exploring urbanization’s effect on leaf litter decomposition in six streams of Puerto Rico using R

    11 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By John McIntosh

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Urbanization effects stream ecosystems by introducing pollutants to the streams.. This has detrimental effects on the life of the streams such as the aquatic macroinvertebrates who are in charge of...


  18. Using Survey123 to Map Physical Habitat Characteristics, Watershed Activities, and Disturbances

    09 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Lucas Ward

    Rocky Mountain College

    In this lesson, students are introduced to the idea and practice of “remote sensing” and provided with hands-on, field-based experience using standardized stream habitat assessment protocols (the...


  19. When tests disagree, how do I know if I have COVID-19?

    09 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Holly Basta1, Sean Coleman2, Iglika V. Pavlova3, Aparna Shah4

    1. Rocky Mountain College 2. Wartburg College 3. University of North Carolina Greensboro 4. Virginia Tech

    Students will learn about infectious disease and the immune response to infection by investigating different types of tests (PCR, antigen, and antibody tests) to detect the SARS-CoV-2 viral genetic...


  20. Identifying Groundwater Discharge Dynamics into Stream Habitat Assessments

    06 Jan 2023 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):

    By Danielle Hare

    University of Connecticut

    Groundwater contributions are overlooked in many habitat assessments, even though their ecological and water quality importance to streams has been broadly recognized. This lab encourages students...