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Biology 101-103 Lab Manual

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This lab manual is designed to support classrooms without specialized lab equipment. Recommended as a supplement to the Blue Mountain Community College adaptation of OpenStax Concepts of Biology: Concepts of Biology, available at

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Sascha McKeon

CH100: Everyday Chemistry (Southeast)

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Introduces chemistry related topics pertaining to everyday life. Includes topics such as renewable energy, clean air and water and global climate change using a relatively nonmathematical approach. Includes atomic/molecular structure, the periodic table, chemical bonding, intermolecular forces, chemical reactions, acids/bases and the social and environmental role of chemistry. Recommended for non-science majors to fulfill the Gen Ed science with lab requirement.

Material Type: Textbook

Author: Luke Miller

Geology F20 Lectures

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G 201 : GEOLOGY I DESCRIPTION Examines the nature of Earth's interior processes from a geologic perspective. Need not be taken in sequence. Field trips will occasionally substitute for labs, with multiple options to ensure accessibility for every student. LEARNING OUTCOMES 1. Students will develop an effective understanding of the basic concepts, processes, and analytic tools as they are currently understood in the science of geology. Students will able to articulate and describe the fundamental disciplinary models/laws/theories presented as well as the current state of supporting evidence. Within the realm of geology these include fundamental scientific theories such as plate tectonics and geologic time. These courses will expose students to a diversity of topics within the realm of geology and explore the relationships among other scientific disciplines. (ex: chemistry of minerals; fossil record of biologic organisms) 2. Through inquiry-based, hands-on laboratory activities and field experiences students will develop specific experimental skills and knowledge leading to the ability to identify, implement, and interpret scientific information as it relates to geology. Students will apply their knowledge and skills and employ logical scientific methodologies in a variety of numerical and descriptive problem solving situations. 3. Students will enhance their ability to effectively communicate scientific concepts and data via multiple means including visual, oral and written modes using activities such as poster presentations, term papers, computer graphics and modeling, test essay questions, interactive questioning and lab write-ups. 4. Students will be able to evaluate and articulate the application and relevance of specific geology topics to the world around them at a personal, community, and global level. As a result, students will understand the significant role of science and geology in particular in modern society. Moreover, students will become more scientifically literate citizens capable of formulating informed logical opinions regarding the application of science and technology to solving such problems as pollution, energy demands, minerals extraction, and geologic hazards.

Material Type: Lecture, Teaching/Learning Strategy

Author: Hal Wershow

BI 101 OER Syllabus and Lab Pack

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Syllabus and lab manual to accompany course using OpenStax Concepts of Biology ( Course description: Centers on concepts of unity of living organisms including evolution, biochemistry, cell biology (morphology and physiology), genetics and development. Lab manual begins on p. 11.

Material Type: Activity/Lab, Syllabus

Author: Laurie Harrer

BI 234: Microbiology

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Syllabus for Microbiology course at Clackamas Community College. Course Description: An introductory microbiology lab course required for health science and science majors. Includes characteristics, physiology and growth requirements of microorganisms, interactions between humans and microorganisms, immunology, infection, and principles of microbial control. This course emphasizes critical thinking and analytical skills in a collaborative laboratory environment.

Material Type: Syllabus

Author: Polly Schulz

Culture and Identity in STEM Portfolio

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These materials are generalizable to any STEM class. They were developed for Introductory Astronomy at Lane Community College. These assignments were developed with the Equity and Open Education Faculty Cohort, hosted by Open Oregon Educational Resources. The overarching goal is to broaden participation in STEM and increase student success by using creative portfolio assignments which connect course content with various dimensions of students’ lives. ASTR 121 - Astronomy of the Solar System 4 Credit(s) ASTR 121, 122 and 123, may be taken out of sequence. This sequence provides an in-depth and comprehensive introduction to the science of astronomy. These courses are designed to serve non-science majors, but also offer a good introduction for prospective science majors interested in Astrophysics or Space Science. These courses have a significant lab component. ASTR 121 focuses on naked-eye astronomy and the science of astronomy focused primarily on our solar system and comparative planetology, the Earth and its Moon, detailed consideration of the individual planets, solar system debris including comets and asteroids, and modeling the origin of our solar system. Lab included. Prerequisite: MTH 052 or MTH 060 or MTH 065 or MTH 070 or MTH 095 or MTH 111 or placement test. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Think and communicate based on familiarity with a wide variety of physical phenomena involving the solar system and the means by which it is described and explained. 2. Think and communicate based on familiarity, in part through direct practice, with observational tools, chains of reasoning and exploration and knowledge of scientific methods that are part of the practice of this area of astronomy. 3. Correctly use scientific reasoning regarding the formation of the solar system, and think and communicate with significant basic conceptual understanding of systems involved in present-day terrestrial and Jovian planets. 4. Converse and comprehend making use of elementary descriptions and laws of mechanical motion and gravity applied to the motion of objects in our solar system. 5. Engage this area of astronomy with an active scientific literacy, which includes use of public resources widely available as part of large scale astronomy investigation. 6. Think and communicate based on an elementary understanding of exploration of the solar system, drawing conclusions from experimental data about possible explanations of physical mechanisms of the solar system and its constituent parts. 7. Formulate questions to move their thinking forward concerning the subject matter of the class. 8. Think and communicate with a familiarity with elementary applications of basic physics underlying the formation and structure of the solar system, as well as interplay of planetary systems such as plate tectonics, volcanic activity and atmospheric evolution. 8. Reflect and communicate on possible uses and impacts of this physics knowledge regarding the solar system. 9. Converse and write about the nature of science with increased sophistication and see physics/astronomy as a science, rather than a body of knowledge. 10. Appreciate that the insights provided by Classical Mechanics and Newtonian Gravity are valuable and useful even though physics has developed beyond Newtonian Gravity and Classical Mechanics and beyond mechanical theories - of which Classical Mechanics is a premier example. 11. Appreciate current efforts to create new insights in this area of astronomy and have a sense of currently open questions within the astrophysics community.

Material Type: Homework/Assignment

Author: Andrea Goering

Environmental Science Fall 2020 OER Folder

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This folder currently includes Environmental Science: People to Know Lab, Environmental Science: Ethnobotany Lab, and Example: Pacific Northwest Ethnobotany: Native Plants & Their Uses Slides for ESR 171 Fall 2020. ESR 171 Environmental Science: Biological Perspectives Covers environmental topics that are primarily biological in nature, including ecosystem functions, biodiversity, human population issues, agricultural practices, and environmental ethics. Laboratory exercises illustrate these topics and may include fieldwork.

Material Type: Activity/Lab

Author: Taryn Oakley

Beginner Adult ESOL Digital Literacy Course

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Beginner Adult ESOL Digital Literacy Course Appropriate for use in the following courses: ESOL 23: English Language Learning Lab ESOL 20: Level 2 Integrated Skills ESOL 30: Level 3 Integrated Skills ESOL 23 ESOL Language Learning Lab Description The ESOL Language Lab provides ESOL students with self-paced, individualized learning. The primary focus in the lab is on grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and speaking skills related to the eight levels of the ESOL program curriculum. Multi-media/computer assisted instruction in addition to textbook and workbook assignments are used. Learning activities may be supplemented with one-on-one or small group tutoring. ESOL 20 Level 2 Integrated Skills Description Continues to develop beginning English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for adult learners in their roles as family and community members, workers, citizens and lifelong learners. Promotes the process of combining knowledge, skills, and problem-solving strategies. Second course in the eight-level ESOL sequence. ESOL 30 Level 3 Integrated Skills Description Develops high-beginning English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills for adult learners in their roles as family and community members, workers, citizens and lifelong learners. Promotes the process of combining knowledge, skills, and problem-solving strategies. Third course in the eight-level ESOL sequence.

Material Type: Full Course

Author: Julie Hastings