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This page currently houses examples from the geosciences. Examples specific to economics may be found at the economic examples page.

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    Combined Series and Parallel Circuits: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations part of Examples
    Three in-class lecture demonstration questions to test and build understanding of DC circuits are presented. These questions cover simple series and parallel circuits, and a more complicated circuit that is ...

    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. -

    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. -

    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. -

    Mathematical Curve Conjectures part of Examples
    In this activity, a six-foot length of nylon rope is suspended at both ends to model a mathematical curve known as the hyperbolic cosine. In a write-pair-share activity, students are asked to make a conjecture ...

    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. -

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