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Survey of basic understanding of statistics, experimental design, and cellular components
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18 Oct 2012 | External Link | 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...
Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy for Plant Biology and Agriculture
18 Oct 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Nicola Carraro
Developed by Nicola Carraro and Wendy Peer
Objective: Design a transferable module that combines quantitative data collection and design a transferable module that combines quantitative data...
Enhancing Experimental Design: Minimizing Confounding Factors
17 Oct 2012 | Lesson Plans | Contributor(s): Allison Sieving
Developed By: Allison Sieving and Marcia Pool
Biological Question: The content of this module focuses upon refinement of the experimental design
process and thus can be applied to a wide...
Lab 4: Broader Significance and Real-World Applications
06 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | 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...
Two steps forward: Interpreting results reported with scientific figures
06 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | 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...
Cisplatin: Observation and Serendipity
06 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | 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...
06 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | 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...
Lab 1: Plant Responses to Burn Season at Konza Prairie
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...
Lab 2: Plant Responses to Burn Season at Prophetstown State Park
In this lab we will collect our own data on plant community composition in a recently restored tallgrass prairie site at Prophetstown State Park. We aim to compare the communities of two parcels...
Lab 3: Data Analysis and Interpretation
In your writing assignment for Week 1 you generated at least one hypothesis and prediction for each of these questions. The writing assignment for Week 2 asked you to state the comparisons that...
Listen! Do you smell something? Signal Detection Theory in Biology
06 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | 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...
Osmosis and the Representation of Data
06 Mar 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Stephanie Gardner
Prairie Module Overview of Weekly Writing Assignments
23 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | 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...
Little Niche on the Prairie
22 Feb 2012 | Series | 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...