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    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. -

    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 ...

    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 ...

    Learning to Think about Gravity: Newtons's Theory part of Examples
    The purpose of this exercise is to learn how to think about gravity, learn about scientific methodology, and transition from the Aristotelian to the Newtonian understanding of gravity. -

    Quicksand Questions: Short In-class Activity part of Examples
    Student learning on quicksand is assessed during lecture with questions posed by the instructor and responses given with classroom response systems. -

    Starting Out With Earth History part of Examples
    Distribute a blank geologic-history timeline to pairs or small groups of students at the start of an Earth History unit or course and ask them work together to fill it out as best they can. -

    Mapping Plate Boundaries part of Examples
    Students can discover plate boundaries by plotting different sets of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on maps. These are then stacked on the overhead projector, outlining the tectonic plates. -

    Ocean Stratigraphy Challenge part of Examples
    A 15-20 minute think-pair-share activity interpreting a deep-sea sediment core combining concepts from oceanography, sedimentology, and plate tectonics. -

    Order It Up! part of Examples
    A think-pair-share activity which involves putting solar system bodies in order based on various statistics: escape velocity, distance from the sun, mass, etc. -