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  3. Survey of basic understanding of statistics, experimental design, and cellular components

    18 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ed Bartlett

    This is an assessment of statistics, experimental design, and cellular components that has been used pre and post course for a cell biology class consisting mainly of biomedical and chemical engineers. Some of the statistics questions and the biology questions were developed by Ed Bartlett, and...

  4. Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy for Plant Biology and Agriculture

    18 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nicola Carraro

    Developed by Nicola Carraro and Wendy PeerObjective: Design a transferable module that combines quantitative data collection and design a transferable module that combines quantitative data collection and analysis together with microscopy.

  5. Enhancing Experimental Design: Minimizing Confounding Factors

    17 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Allison Sieving

    Developed By: Allison Sieving and Marcia PoolBiological Question: The content of this module focuses upon refinement of the experimental designprocess and thus can be applied to a wide variety of biological courses. The activities developed for this module were developed so that it may be...

  6. Lab 4: Broader Significance and Real-World Applications

    06 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Emery

    Today's lab activity aims to integrate the knowledge you have acquired over the past three weeks with "real world" challenges and constraints that may accompany restoration decisions. Working in groups, you will (1) address a series of questions about your team's approach to your particular...

  7. Two steps forward: Interpreting results reported with scientific figures

    06 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Pelaez, Harmony Dalgleish

    The focus of the module is on interpreting figures from the scientific literature. To do this, students must differentiate between categorical and continuous variables, identify the dependent and independent variable, understand treatments, interpret visual presentation of variation and draw and...

  8. Animal Physiology: Size and Surface Area in Animal Physiology

    06 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Pelaez, Harmony Dalgleish

    The major goals of the module are for students to a) be exposed to the overwhelming importance of size in an animal's life; b) understand the relationships between surface area, volume, and size; and c) see how the relationship between surface area and its volume is fundamental to the operation...

  9. Cisplatin: Observation and Serendipity

    06 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: James Forney

    This lesson is part of a sophomore level biochemistry course to introduce the concepts of experimental design. Students are provided with the description of an experiment designed to examine the effect of an electric field on bacterial growth. They are given initial observations from the...

  10. Experimental Design

    06 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ann Rundell, Kate Stuart

    This module is intended to refresh or introduce students to aspects of experimental design, enhance their understanding that the experiment design should support appropriate statistical analysis of the data, and promote the students' recognition that there is often more than one possible way to...

  11. Lab 1: Plant Responses to Burn Season at Konza Prairie

    06 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Emery

    This lab uses data published in Towne and Kemp (2003) to investigate the effects of fire disturbance on plant populations and communities in the tallgrass prairie. You will create and interpret graphical representations of the data to evaluate the central question of the lab (stated below) and a...

  12. Listen! Do you smell something? Signal Detection Theory in Biology

    06 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Ed Bartlett

    How do organisms detect changes in their environment, and how do scientists and their instruments detect changes in experimental conditions, such as: How does a photoreceptor detect the presence of a photon? How does a doctor detect the presence of a tumor? How does a cell detect the presence of...

  13. Osmosis and the Representation of Data

    06 Mar 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Stephanie Gardner

  14. Prairie Module Overview of Weekly Writing Assignments

    23 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Emery

    As you progress through the Prairie Module over the next four weeks, you will be introduced to fire disturbance and its known effects on prairie plant populations (Week 1), collect your own field data on restored prairie parcels with different season-of-burn treatments (Week 2), analyze that data...

  15. Little Niche on the Prairie

    22 Feb 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Nancy Emery

    Students learn to create and analyze graphs associated with a published ecological experiment and the different ways of illustrating sources of variation in a complex data set to effectively present results.