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Introduction to Gibbs Energy
Dexter Perkins, University of North Dakota-Main Campus
This is a short project that can be used in-class or as homework. It involves just a few questions and it is intended to help students understand the idea of Gibbs free energy.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Problem Set
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Quantitative Reasoning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving, Problem Solving:In-Class Problems

Relative Age-dating -- Discovery of Important Stratigraphic Principles
Roger Steinberg, Del Mar College
Students don't have to be passively taught the important principles geologists use to do relative age-dating of rocks and geologic events. By careful analysis and critical thinking about photos and ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
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Red Beans and Rice: Slope failure experimental modeling
Tom Hickson, University of St. Thomas (MN)
Students replicate a slope failure experiment published in Science (Densmore et al., 1997) using a simple, acrylic slope failure box in an effort to forge a link between autocyclic processes, long-term landscape ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities, Classroom Activity, Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Models:Physical Analog Models, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Models, Quantitative Reasoning, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Active Learning, Teaching in Specific Environments:Indoor Labs

Using Excel to plot numerical and analytical forms of the diffusion equation
Anne Lightbody, University of New Hampshire-Main Campus
This computer-based assignment forces students to compare and contrast integral and differential forms of the conservation of mass equation, as well as analytical and numerical approaches to solution. Students are ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Inquiry, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Quantitative Reasoning:Teaching with Equations, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Technology, Quantitative Reasoning, Teaching in Specific Environments:Indoor Labs, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Data, Teaching with Models

RNA processing and northern blot technique problem
Debby Walser-Kuntz; Sarah Deel, Carleton College
Students are given a figure from a journal article of a northern blot, and are asked to interpret the results, demonstrating an understanding of both the northern blot technique and RNA processing in eukaryotic cells.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Coached Problem Solving

Gleevec and the cell cycle problem
Debby Walser-Kuntz
Students are given a problem about a relatively new treatment for cancer, Gleevec, and asked to apply and synthesize what they have learned about cell signaling and the eukaryotic cell cycle to explain why this targeted treatment works to prevent cell division with fewer side effects than traditional chemotherapeutic agents.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Activities
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Coached Problem Solving, In-Class Problems

Gene expression during development: Experimental design problem
Sarah Deel, Carleton College; Debby Walser-Kuntz
This problem challenges students to design experiments using techniques measuring gene expression (reverse transcriptase PCR, microarrays, in situ hybridization).

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Coached Problem Solving

Phylogenetics problems
Sarah Deel, Carleton College; Debby Walser-Kuntz
Students receive information about cladistics and apply this phylogenetic approach to two problems, collecting data, determining whether traits are ancestral or derived, and using this information to select the most parsimonious tree.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Coached Problem Solving

Malnutrition, DNA replication, development, and schizophrenia homework problem
Debby Walser-Kuntz; Sarah Deel, Carleton College
At the beginning of a DNA, DNA replication, and mitosis unit, students are given a short science news article summarizing a recent research paper. This assignment links the article to figures and key techniques from a related journal article, requiring students to apply and transfer the knowledge they gained in the unit.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Coached Problem Solving

Recycle -- or not? A case from New York City
Patrick Conway, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A case for the analysis of externalities (social costs and benefits) in the context of recycling. Drawn from a program in New York City.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:In-Class Problems, Teaching with the Case Method, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Role Playing