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# New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving

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Is the New Madrid Seismic Zone at risk for a large earthquake?
Eliza Richardson, Penn State
In this lesson we discuss the controversy regarding the extent of seismic risk in the central United States today. We learn how to estimate earthquake recurrence interval using a variety of methods. This lesson ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning

Earthquake Case Study
Kaatje Kraft, Mesa Community College
This activity is a multiple case study analysis of different earthquakes that leads to student interpretation of claims, evidence and prediction/recommendations.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami Disaster Project
Char Bezanson, Eastview High School, Apple Valley, Minnesota
Students are employees of a unit of the United Nations responsible for coordinating disaster relief after a major disaster (the 2004 Asian Earthquake and Tsunami) occurs. The agency needs to understand the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity:Jigsaw, Activities:Writing Assignment, Project
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Runaway Greenhouse Effect Exercise
Rebecca Teed, Wright State University-Main Campus
This site has a collection of role-playing exercises that provide the students with equations and data to use in collaborative problem-solving. -

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Project, Activities, :Lab Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Role Playing, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving

Evaluating the Effects of Local Energy Resource Development
Devin Castendyk, SUNY College at Oneonta
This is a semester-long, jigsaw project for a class of 20 to 25 students that has students work in teams to explore the effects of energy resource development on local water resources, economics and society.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Writing Assignment, Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Investigative Case - "Goodbye Honey Buckets"
Developed by Lana McNeil, College of Rural Alaska, Nome for Lifelines Online. (http://bioquest.org/lifelines/index.html)
Students will investigate arctic geology and hydrology as well as tundra ecology as they consider options for sewage treatment. Public safety, environmental impact, and issues of construction and engineering will be explored.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Assessments
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Investigative Case - "Holy Starbucks Batman!"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Stacey Kiser at Lane Community College. (http://bioquest.org/lifelines/index.html)
Students will investigate caffeine as a potential new pollutant in a northwest river system. Effects of caffeine on invertebrates and salmon fry will be explored through field work and lab work.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Assessments
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Investigative Case - "Home, Home on the River"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Sara Simmers of Bismarck State College, Bismarck, ND. (http://bioquest.org/lifelines/index.html)
Students will examine the complex issues that result from human use of ecologically sensitive areas. The students will investigate these issues from the point of view of their major/career path.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Assessments
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Investigative Case - "Swampeast Missouri"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Michelle Fisher at Three Rivers Community College, Poplar Bluff, Missouri. (http://www.bioquest.org/lifeline/ (more info) )
Students will explore wetland hydrology and biology and decide whether or not to restore a wetland or retain dams and drainage systems.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Assessments
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Investigative Case - Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake
Developed by Monica Bruckner, Montana State University, based on the Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake WebQuest by Sarah Bordenstein, Marine Biological Laboratory.
The Los Angeles and the Future of Mono Lake WebQuest leads students in a guided exploration of Mono Lake's extreme environment and asks them to consider the preservation of this environment in relation to the needs of humans.

Resource Type: Activities: Computer Applications, Activities:Project:Investigative Case Studies, Activities:Classroom Activity, Project
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