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Working with Datasets in R swirl
15 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Caitlin Hicks Pries
The goal of this lesson is to learn how to import datasets into R, understand variable types, make adjustments to variables, perform basic calculations, and begin data visualization. The exercise...
Reflective Writing Adapted for Non-Majors
14 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Crystal Peirce
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. The prompts have been modified to...
The Polar Bear of the Salt Marsh? Warming Tolerance Limits of Local Species
13 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Angela Dassow1, Sheryl Konrad1
National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science- In the adaptation exercise, students explore connections between saltmarsh sparrow declines and declining populations of local species that live...
Adapted Value of Mistakes
10 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Sheela Vemu
Waubonsee Community College - Tenure Track
This module is adapted from BIOMAAP materials on the value of mistakes and application of growth mindset in a microbiology lab.
Sampling Distributions and Null Distributions: two swirl lessons in R
By Rachel Hartnett
Oklahoma State University
There are two complementary lessons. The first covers how sampling distributions are made and ID's their key properties. The second covers how null distributions and how the test statistic of a...
Importing Data into R
This short swirl lesson on importing data is designed to 1) get a basic understanding in how tables are read into R and some common issues and 2) develop an individual set of instructions for...
Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
09 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Katie Northcutt
Teaching Notes on the Exaggerated Traits and Breeding Success in Widowbirds
The Evolution of Human Skin Color
My teaching notes for the Evolution of Human Skin Color case study.
Figure of the Day - Adapted for Non-Majors
Students use their number sense to make observations and come up with reasonable guesses or explanations for the patterns shown.
Investigating human impacts on stream ecology: Intro to R
08 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Kristen Kaczynski
California State University - Chico
This resource uses the Human Impact on Stream Ecology data set, background and questions and provides students an very general introduction to using R. Students perform basic summary statistics and...
Sequence Similarity: An inquiry based and "under the hood" approach for incorporating molecular sequence alignment in introductory undergraduate biology courses
02 May 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Adam Kleinschmit1, Benita Brink1, Steven Roof2, Carlos Christopher Goller3, Sabrina Robertson3
1. Adams State University 2. Fairmont State University 3. North Carolina State University
This laboratory module, published on CourseSource, leads introductory biology students in the exploration of a basic set of bioinformatics concepts and tools.
Discrete Math Modeling with Biological Applications (Course Materials)
26 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Carrie Diaz Eaton
These are the materials for Math 214 offered at Rhodes College.
Calling Bull in an Age of Big Data with R
Use the calling bull course to introduce students to data, ethics, visualization, and R.
Calling Bull: Data Reasoning in a Digital World
By Carl Bergstrom1, Jevin West1
University of Washington
"So, the aim of this course is to help students navigate the bullshit-rich modern environment by identifying bull seeing through it, and combating it with effective analysis and argument."
Quantifying and Visualizing Campus Tree Phenology
18 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Nate Emery1, Caleb Trujillo1, Andrew Jarosz1, Tammy M Long1
Michigan State University
This lesson, published on CourseSource, enables collaborative teams to collect, quantify, and analyze observable seasonal changes in nature.
Data is the New Science
12 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio 3. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida
In this module, students will be introduced to some emerging biodiversity data resources. They will be asked to think critically about the strengths and utility of these data resources and apply...
Following the Data
09 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Anna Monfils1, Debra Linton1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
1. Central Michigan University 2. iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida 3. iDigBio
The video and exercise provides insight into how researchers are using digital data resources to investigate biodiversity in prairie fen wetlands.
Mentoring Pacific Island Students for Conservation
07 Apr 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Noelani Puniwai-Ganoot1, Sharon Ziegler-Chong2, Rebecca Ostertag3, Moana Ulu Ching4, Linnea Heu2, Cherie Kauahi2
1. University of Hawaii at Manoa 2. University of Hawaii at Hilo 3. University of Hawaii At Hilo 4. Conservation International
This undergraduate internship program focuses on mentoring Pacific Island Students into conservation careers through development of skills, networks and sense of self, while being grounded in...
Amphibian Diversity: Species Richness and Precipitation
19 Mar 2019 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Molly Phillips2, Libby Ellwood3
This activity will explore how natural history specimen data can be used to investigate the relationship between precipitation levels in a region and species diversity of amphibians.
Species Range Over Space and Time
By Debra Linton1, Anna Monfils1, Libby Ellwood2, Molly Phillips3
In this module, students use data from natural history collections to look at range shifts related to climate variables over different time periods.