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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. -

The Great Energy Debate part of Role Playing:Examples
This lesson plan explores the energy debate in the U.S. Students will hold a mock congressional committee meeting and make decisions about public lands and energy resources. -

Yellowstone Fires part of Role Playing:Examples
This module enables students to take a problem-based learning approach to wildfires, in particular whether a "let-it-burn" policy makes sense in Yellowstone National Park. -

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. -

Ideas for Resources: Geology Lab Manual part of Role Playing:Examples
This site offers an overview of role-playing activities and contains a partially-fleshed-out list of questions and situations dealing with water, minerals, and public policy. -

The Living Edens: Virtual Yellowstone Tour part of Role Playing:Examples
Students take the role of park rangers during this lesson and make use of a virtual tour of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, particularly its spectacular geologic features. -

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.