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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 ...
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 ...
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. -
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. -
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. -
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. -
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.