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Exploring Soil Development & Conservation of Mass part of Cutting Edge:Geomorphology:Activities

This activity aims to develop understanding of soil formation using the principles of conservation of mass. This is best applied to a chronosequence of 2 soils/deposits, such as a set of terraces or glacial ...

Physical Properties of Minerals and Determinative Techniques part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities

This activity uses cooperative learning to identify minerals in hand sample based on physical properties. The "Jigsaw" pedagogy upon which this lab is based provides the environment for four succeeding ...

Effect of Coefficient of x^2 on Parabola Shape part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^2 on the shape of a parabola where b and c are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Effect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k>0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k>0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

Effect of Coefficient of x^0 on Parabola Vertex part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^0 (i.e., the constant, c) on the vertex of a parabola where a and b are arbitrarily fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C<0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx

Problem-Based Learning: UV Menace part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions to ozone depletion. They work out what they need to know, and split the team up to research different parts of the issue.

Effect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k<0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C>0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C>0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

Effect of Coefficient of x on Parabola Vertex (b < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b<0 and a and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Plate Tectonics writing assignment suitable for Calibrated Peer Review part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples

This is an example of a writing assignment focussed on the use of data to support the theory of plate tectonics.

Calibrated Peer ReviewTM: Introduction - Why Study Geology? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples

Sarah Andrews is a geologist who has also written a series of successful mystery novels featuring (naturally) a geologist who solves crimes in her spare time. Students read her article, "Why Study Geology?", then write and essay addressing points listed in the Writing Prompt. After this, students are introduced to the process of Calibrated Peer Review and evaluate their papers.

Transnational Pollution: Why Are You Dumping on Me? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples

The purpose of this lesson is to familiarize students with the different types of transnational pollution, by having them role-play in a hypothetical disaster on the Danube River.

Human Impacts on Sharks: Developing an Essay Through Peer-Review on a Discussion Board part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples

Through a discussion board, students comment and respond to paper topics on the human impacts on sharks.

Viewpoint on Causes of Global Warming - An Assignment Using Anonymous Electronic Peer Review With a Dropbox part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples

This is an anonymous electronic peer review exercise that utilizes a dropbox, where students detail and support their viewpoint on nonhuman-induced global warming.

Reducing Volcanic Hazards to People and Property - An Assignment with Electronic Peer Review part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Peer Review:Examples

This electronic peer review exercise has students discuss the major volcanic hazards and risks to humans.

Greenhouse Emissions Reduction Role-Play Exercise part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples

When the science is so clear, why is it so difficult to make agreements that will reduce our impact on climate change? This exercise is designed to help students explore that important question in an active and ...

The Candle Icebreaker part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities

Small groups of students examine a candle to consider its chemical properties. Class discussion follows to consider macro vs. molecular events, energy, phase changes, etc.

Learning to Paraphrase: A Group Activity part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities

This is a short paper assignment assigned to groups of 3 that teaches students how to paraphrase.

Histogram Sorting Using Cooperative Learning part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Intended as an early lesson in an introductory statistics course, this lesson uses cooperative learning methods to introduce distributions. Students develop awareness of the different versions of particular shapes (e.g., different types of skewed distributions, or different types of normal distributions), and that there is a difference between models (normal, uniform) and characteristics (skewness, symmetry, etc.).