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Vision & Change (for higher education)

General Biology Competencies Classifications
Apply the process of Science (23)
Communicate and Collaborate with other disciplines (5)
Tap into the interdisciplinary nature of science (6)
Understand the relationship between Science and Society (9)
Use modeling and simulation (12)
Use quantitative reasoning (17)

View Resource Move It or Lose It: Species Respond to a Warming World

In this activity students work in teams to examine a primary literature paper, understand statistical output, and interpret graphs. The paper provides crucial evidence on species shifts in latitude and elevation in response to climate change. Not only will students learn how to read and think critically, through discussion with their peers, they will also gain confidence in the ability to...


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource The Effect of Climate Change on Butterfly Phenology

Plot and analyze natural history specimen data to identify trends in butterfly phenology, plot temperature data and test for relationships between temperature and phenology, relate their findings to published research


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library

View Resource The nose knows: How tri-trophic interactions and natural history shape bird foraging behavior

This dataset is designed for first-year biology students, but can be altered for upper-level students. After receiving sufficient background on the biology of King penguins, students must make hypotheses regarding the penguins sensitivity to an odor known to be associated with the primary productivity of the ocean. Students are given multiple data sets and need to analyze the data using a...


Publisher: EcoEd Digital Library