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    Will the egg break? part of Examples
    This is a discrepant event that can be used to help students understand applications of the momentum-impulse theorem. Students are first asked to predict and hypothesize what will happen when an egg is thrown into ...

    Modeling emf, Potential Difference, and Internal Resistance part of Examples
    Through class discussion and think-pair-share questions, this activity helps students come to understand the difference between emf and potential difference in electrical circuits. These concepts are broached ...

    Models of the Hydrogen Atom part of Examples
    In this interactive lecture, models of the hydrogen atom are explored using an online Java applet. The exploration leads to qualitative and quantitative analysis of energy transitions. -

    The Evolution of Pearsons Correlation Coefficient/Exploring Relationships between Two Quantitative Variables part of Examples
    The evolution of ideas is often ignored in the teaching of statistics. It is important to show students how definitions and formulas evolve. This activity describes a fairly straightforward activity of how measures ...

    Helping Students Discover Total Internal Reflection part of Examples
    Students learn the basic relationship of Snell's Law, practice applying it to a situation, then are given another situation where it "doesn't work."??? This situation turns out to be one in ...

    Using PhET simulations in a large lecture class The Photoelectric Effect part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:PhET Interactive Science Simulations:Examples
    This activity provides a complete curriculum for teaching the photoelectric effect using the PhET Photoelectric Effect simulation in a large-lecture modern physics course. It includes links to powerpoint slides for two to three 50-minute lectures using Peer Instruction with clickers, and one homework assignment suitable for an online homework system. Research has demonstrated that students in classes using this curriculum have a better understanding of the photoelectric effect than students in classes using traditional instruction supplemented by a computerized tutor.

    Externalities in the cashmere market: Colbert Report interview part of Examples
    In this interactive lecture, students watch a video clip from The Colbert Report that addresses pollution externalities. Students graph the market and use the write-pair-share technique, then brainstorm ways to ...

    Interactive lecture on diminishing marginal product: tennis ball production part of Examples
    In this interactive lecture, students "produce" tennis balls with fixed capital and increasing labor, generating a production function. Students calculate the marginal product of each work and discover ...

    Hotspot Lesson: Samoan Hotspot part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
    This lesson discusses the similarities and difference between Samoa and Hawaii. Both Samoa and Hawaii are island chains in the Pacific and thought to be the result of hotspots.

    Hotspot Lesson: Relative Dating part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
    This lesson explains the application of relative dating for volcanic features in the ocean.