Black Hills State University
Petroleum Depletion by Inquiry part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This is a draft of a guided inquiry activity to help students become aware of the problem of petroleum depletion or peak oil. Students use existing data to make projections of future discoveries and consumption. It has yet to be tested in a classroom!
What ideas from physics education research can be useful in teaching complex systems? part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Andy Johnson, Black Hills State University I have not been working on teaching complex systems - instead I have been studying physics teaching, which focuses on simple systems, yet still offers plenty of learning ...
The Tragedy of the Commons Homework part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Assessments
This is actually a homework assignment that we talk about in class. But when we talk about it I discover how my students are thinking. So it also serves as a formative assessment that I use to find out whether students are clear about the characteristics of a commons.