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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

Universcience-VOD- La plasticité du cerveau
Laura Franklin
In this lab exercise, students of intermediate-level French will watch a short video on brain plasticity from the universcience VOD collection online.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Coached Problem Solving

Documented Problem Solving: The Impact of a Minimum Wage
Linda Wilson, University of Texas at Arlington
During the lecture, labor demand and labor supply were discussed and were used to determine the equilibrium wage rate. Then, the concept of a minimum wage rate was introduced and the impact of the wage rate on the ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Documented Probelm Solving

Exploring phyllosilicate structures with polyhedral models
James Rougvie, Beloit College
In this exercise, students build polyhedral models to learn about phyllosilicate structures and how they relate to physical properties. This directed-discovery activity is a very 'hands-on' experience ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Models:Physical Analog Models, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Group Work, Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw

Accuracy, Precision, and Topographic Data
Scott Linneman, Western Washington University
This jigsaw style exercise challenges new geomorphology students to collect topographic data and analyze its accuracy and precision.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Field Activity, Lab Activity, Classroom Activity:Jigsaw
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Jigsaw, Teaching in Specific Environments:Field, Teaching with Data, Models, Visuals, & Technology:Teaching with Technology

Evaluating the lines of evidence for plate tectonics
Becca Walker, Mt San Antonio College
In this in-class exercise, students compare several lines of evidence that support the ideas of continental drift and plate tectonics. Before the class meeting, each student is given a preparation assignment in which he/she studies one "continental drift" and one "ocean floor data" map. In class, students divide into teams of 3, with each team member having prepared different specialties. They discuss their respective maps and look for spatial patterns among the data.

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

Investigative Case - "Malama Keone'o'io"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Ann Coopersmith at Maui Community College. (http://www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
Students will learn techniques for conducting a local environmental assessment in an ecologically sensitive area. Identification of native plants and methodologies for sampling will be taught in the classroom and then reinforced in the field. The module also includes a community awareness and conservation aspect.

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

Investigative Case - "European Starlings and Woopeckers"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Arthur G. Nonhof. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
An exploration into Niche Competition and Population Ecology

Resource Type: Activities: Assessments:Other Assessment Type, Peer Assessment, Assessments, Activities:Project
New Pedagogic Methods: Problem Solving: Pedagogic Methods:Problem Solving:Investigative Case Based Learning, Pedagogic Methods:Other:Cooperative Learning

Investigative Case - "The Sky is Falling"
Developed for Lifelines Online by Tiffany Davidson, Sharlonne Rollin, and Nicohl Shelton. (www.bioquest.org/lifelines/)
Students will generate maps of ozone concentrations, graph air quality indices, and propose solutions to problems with the ozone and air quality, specifically smog.

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




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