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The Forecast Factory part of Role Playing:Examples
This is a highly scripted role-playing exercise in which students act out the elements of the weather-forecasting process, from TV announcers to the continuity equation. -
WorldWatcher Project: Global Warming Project part of Role Playing:Examples
In this exercise, students role-play advisors to various heads of state on the subject of global warming. The web site also has free modeling and GIS software and lesson and lab plans. -
Science in the Courtroom: The Woburn Toxic Trial part of Role Playing:Examples
In this exercise, hydrology students role-play expert witnesses in a mock trial dealing with contamination of groundwater. -
Collaborative Decision Making: NASA's Deep Impact Mission part of Role Playing:Examples
This is collaborative problem solving using data in which students role-play NASA and other personnel determining a good strategy for launching a probe to study a comet. -
Jurassic Park Debate part of Role Playing:Examples
This role-playing exercise casts students as scientific specialists, assigned to a group either supporting or opposing the cloning of dinosaurs. Each group researches and presents its argument. -
The Grand Canyon part of Role Playing:Examples
This interdisciplinary lesson plan deals with the consequences of damming in the Grand Canyon area. The students, role-playing as scientists, write a proposal to try experimental flooding. -
Rescuing the Aral Sea: use of Case Method part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
A case based upon the environmental devastation of the Aral Sea that illustrates economic concepts of opportunity cost and social marginal cost.
Too many deer? A public hearing part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
Students reenact a public hearing to determine how to manage a deer herd that is overpopulated.
Recycle -- or not? A case from New York City part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Teaching with the Case Method:Examples
A case for the analysis of externalities (social costs and benefits) in the context of recycling. Drawn from a program in New York City.