

Making Introductory Biology Labs Cooler: Data Acquisition and Analysis





Introductory Biology classes, Introductory Mathematics classes , Introduction to Computer Science, Intoduction to Statistics? 

We are exploring increasing the mathematics application in Introductory Biology courses and collaborating with colleagues in the Math and Science departments by sharing data sets generated in the Biology labs. Our students can collect sets of data and then quantify these data in various ways. Colleagues from the other departments can use the same data sets and use as needed. 

Any way to collect a set of data. It could be counting, probes for temperature, etc. Bug Lab (see concept map) Ice Lab (see data sets) Other suggested labs (see description) 

Modeling the Budding Yeast Cell Cycle http://mpf.biol.vt.edu/research/budding_yeast_model/pp/target.php?PHPSESSID=4cfff5b40318e2aa49e51de9bb1c0107 Modeling the Budding Yeast Cell Cycle Modeling Software How to Use WINPP Free Statistics and Forecasting Software Teaching with Models Mathematical Modeling Process The Regression Line Concept Maps on Various Topics Concept Mapping/Semantic Networking/ Knowledge Representation Allometry Prior work on incorporating mathematics more deeply into the biology curriculum 

We will continue to upload new lab acivities and continuously update and improve posted lab activities. 