Biodiversity Final Exam

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This exam consists of five multipart questions related to the biodiversity materials presented in Frontiers of Science. The document provided here contains the questions and associated figures, while the answers are provided in a separate document. Each question requires students to apply their understanding of both content and the scientific habits of mind learned in the biodiversity unit. (Note: We provide the exam questions and answers to guide instructors in designing their own assessments. Since this Web site is freely accessible to anyone, including students, we recommend revising these questions to suit your own course content.)

Biodiversity Final Exam

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This exam consists of five multipart questions related to the biodiversity materials presented in Frontiers of Science. The document provided here contains answers, while the full questions and associated figures are provided in a separate handout-ready document. Each question requires students to apply their understanding of both content and the scientific habits of mind learned in the biodiversity unit. (Note: We provide the exam questions and answers to guide instructors in designing their own assessments. Since this Web site is freely accessible to anyone, including students, we recommend revising these questions to suit your own course content.)

Astronomy Final Exam

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Exam Hertzprung-Russell diagram.

This exam consists of 11 questions related to the astronomy materials presented in Frontiers of Science. The document provided here contains the questions and associated figures, while the answers are provided in a separate document. Each question requires students to apply their understanding of both content and the scientific habits of mind learned in the astronomy unit. (Note: We provide the exam questions and answers to guide instructors in designing their own assessments. Since this Web site is freely accessible to anyone, including students, we recommend revising these questions to suit your own course content.)

Astronomy Final Exam

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Theoretical equilibrium temperature as a function of distance from star.

This exam consists of 11 questions related to the astronomy materials presented in Frontiers of Science. The document provided here contains answers, while the full questions and associated figures are provided in a separate handout-ready document. Each question requires students to apply their understanding of both content and the scientific habits of mind learned in the astronomy unit. (Note: We provide the exam questions and answers to guide instructors in designing their own assessments. Since this Web site is freely accessible to anyone, including students, we recommend revising these questions to suit your own course content.)

Biodiversity Seminar 1b

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Depletion of fish stocks.

This teaching guide provides ideas for an alternative or additional seminar to include in a unit on biodiversity. The topics included in this guide are related to species decline in aquatic ecosystems. The guide contains an overview of the seminar, a reading list, and a step-by-step seminar plan, including suggested discussion questions, activities, and references to associated assignments. The related assignment questions are provided in an accompanying file.

Wombats and Bees

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Butterfly, bird, and plant declines.

This assignment requires students to consider data related to diversity in local animal populations. Students will apply their understanding of samples, populations, and statistics to data from several different published studies of biodiversity. This document serves as a student handout; an answer key is provided in an accompanying document.

Wombats and Bees

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Fruit-set effect sizes of pollen-supplementation experiments, North America.

This assignment requires students to consider data related to diversity in local animal populations. Students will apply their understanding of samples, populations, and statistics to data from several different published studies of biodiversity. This document serves as an answer key; a student handout is provided in an accompanying document.

Population Ecology

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Expected decline without TEDS.

In this assignment, students will consider models for managing populations of sea turtles and fish. For the first question, students will apply their understanding of statistical concepts (means, standard deviations, t tests, hypothesis testing) to the results of a model simulation and use their analysis to make a policy recommendation about turtle conservation. In the second question, students will calculate and compare the survival rates resulting from two strategies of fish population management. This document serves as a student handout; an answer key is provided in an accompanying document.

Population Ecology

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Population trajectory for species X in the Atlantic.

In this assignment, students will consider models for managing populations of sea turtles and fish. For the first question, students will apply their understanding of statistical concepts (means, standard deviations, t tests, hypothesis testing) to the results of a model simulation and use their analysis to make a policy recommendation about turtle conservation. In the second question, students will calculate and compare the survival rates resulting from two strategies of fish population management. This document serves as an answer key; a student handout is provided in an accompanying document.