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Fog Chamber part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Show how clouds and fog are created with a very simple physical model. Materials needed are: A large 1 gallon jar, latex glove, a little water, and matches.

Slinky and Waves part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Use a Slinky to show:P and S waves, Wave reflection, and Standing waves in interactive lecture demonstration.

Linear Systems and Matrices part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples

Wheel of... Geology! part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds.

An Interactive Game Approach to Learning in Historical Geology and Paleontology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
The instructor uses a series of games to help students identify and answer questions about fossils. The game grows more complex over time as the instructors add rules and phyla to identify.

GPS Treasure Hunt part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
Students are divided into teams, each of which is given a list of instructions and a GPS unit, and sent to find certain locations. At each stop, they identify a particular building stone or a plant.

Rock/Mineral Scavenger Hunt part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
Take students into the field and give each team a list of rocks or mineral types you want found and brought back within the time limit.

Virtual Oil Well Game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
This strategy game has players prospect for oil using seismic profiles on limited budgets.

Allosaur Survival Game part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
In this online computer game, players must figure out how to keep an Allosaurus from starving or being eaten until it grows to adulthood.

Welcome to Planet Oit! part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
This is an online adventure game in which players prospect for minerals on a virtual geologically realistic world.