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03 Apr 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anton E Weisstein
Truman State University
An introduction to epidemiological models using interactive Excel worksheets
Transpiration- Adapted for online
27 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By J. Phil Gibson
University of Oklahoma
In this adaptation, the lab is completed remotely.
Movement: Nature's Flying Machines (Online)
25 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton
Central Michigan University
Adapted for online learning: 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...
23 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils
This is an introduction to the idea of data visualization and the importance of presenting data for understanding.
Communicating with Data: Digital Data Resources
22 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1
Students access, clean, configure, and standardize a dataset and create a relevant and scientifically valid data visualization to communicate science.
Communicating with Data: Infographic with Digital Data
Working collaboratively in teams of 2-4 researchers, students engage in targeted projects to address critical information and research needs using digital biodiversity data.
21st Century STEM Workforce Skills
This activity includes a leadership assessment and associated exercise to encourage the development of 21st Century STEM Skills.
COVID-19 Simulator (ISEE) Module
20 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sarah Hews
This accessible module guides students through exploring the COVID-19 Simulator developed by ISEE. Students dig into the four scenarios provided (including the parameters and the graphs), construct...
Coronavirus Epidemic Curves - Graphically Interpreting Derivatives
19 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
A set of exam questions or class activity related to 'flatten the curve' during the coronavirus outbreak of 2020. Content includes: notation, first derivative, second derivative, and interpreting...
GBIF Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Libby Ellwood
A user guide and video instructions for GBIF
iDigBio Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Molly Phillips
iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
A user guide and video instructions for iDigBio
Arctos Tutorial - BLUE Resource
By Erica Krimmel
iDigBio, Florida State University
A user guide and video instructions for Arctos
By Rebecca Renirie
Data ethics and the use of digital data
SEIR simulation activity for flattening the curve
12 Mar 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
Bates College and QUBES
This is a short exploration activity to introduce SIR and SEIR models without explicitly introducing differential equations. It utilizes the R package EpiDynamics and students can run the...
Investigating Evidence for Climate Change (Project EDDIE)
18 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Melissa Hage
Oxford College of Emory University
This multi-part activity allows students to discover the relationships between CO2 and temperature and how these variables have changed over time using real-world data.
Water Quality Investigation (Project EDDIE)
This multi-part module aims to help you learn about water quality implications by understanding the variability of concentrations of nitrate in stream water through the evaluation of real-time data...
Responses to Climate Change in California Chipmunks: Move, Adapt, or Die
10 Feb 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Talisin Hammond1, Rachel E. Walsh2, Eileen Lacey3
1. San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research 2. University of California, Berkeley 3. Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, UC Berkeley
A series of three modules using data from natural history museum collections to examine responses to climate change in multiple chipmunk species. Elevation and morphological data, beginner skills...
Exploring the evolution of caffeine biosynthesis enzymes
22 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Shuchismita Dutta
RCSB Protein Data Bank, Rutgers University
Caffeine is a very common stimulant consume worldwide as tea, coffee, mate, cocoa, and chocolate. Ever wondered why plants make caffeine? Do all caffeine producing plants have the same enzymes for...
Introduction to UNIX command line
By Serghei Mangul1, Kristen Butela2, Michael Sierk3, Lihua Stefan
1. University of California - Los Angeles 2. University of Pittsburgh 3. Saint Vincent College
A laboratory module for an upper-level undergraduate biology course in which students will be able to carry out simple tasks using the Unix command-line environment.
Graphing grouped continuous data in R with swirl
13 Jan 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Marney Pratt
This lesson helps students know some of the options for how to graph grouped continuous data (such as those involved in doing a t-test or ANOVA) and how to choose the best option.