ESA offers several great resources for lesson plans and other educational resources. The Jigsaw Newsletter highlights upcoming workshops, articles and reports. You can sign up for this monthly newsletter here:http://www.esa.org/esa/?page_id=7656 ESA also has the EcoEd Digital Library, which is a database of peer reviewed lesson plans,data sets, useful pictures, and other resources that can be utilized in the classroom or lab setting. This is a free resource. You can also upload your own lesson plans and materials to the database. You can access the EcoEd Digital Library at: http://ecoed.esa.org/ The material can be easily adapted for use with the LI-6400XT, LI-8100A, or light instrumentation.
Does anyone have other sources for pre-made lesson plans, or would like to share some they have developed? You can upload the lesson plans to the forum.
The National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) produces excellent videos discussing a variety of scientific topics, including photosynthesis, eddy covariance, LIDAR, and phenology. The videos are captivating and would be a great tool for introducing a new topic to undergraduate students. I encourage you to check out the NEON Science channel on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNodgIxpGyEjhV3XXMxFO5g
The Association for Biology Laboratory Education (ABLE) holds an annual conference composed of several workshops where educators can participate in labs geared toward undergraduate students. They publish the labs shared at these workshops in the journal, Tested Studies for Laboratory Teaching, which is a peer-reviewed publication. Their site provides information on past conferences and proceedings. A great place to find solid, peer-reviewed, vetted labs for use with your students! http://www.ableweb.org/