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Viscosity experiments: physical controls and implications for volcanic hazards
Ben Edwards, Dickinson College
This activity is a laboratory-style exercise that involves investigating the physical controls on viscosity by pouring different syrup mixtures down an inclined plane and using Jeffreys equation to calculate ...
Pete Stelling, Western Washington University
This project has students dirty several dishes equally and design experiments to determine which analogs of geologic processes are most efficient for removing the baked-on food. Students calculate rates of ...
Introduction to Carbonate Equilibrium
Michael Stapleton, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
The activity asks students to make observations about what occurs when two effervescent antacid tablets are placed into a beaker of water. The Students work together in groups. There are three parts to the ...
Energy and the Environment
Sheryl Ball, Virginia Tech Department of Economics
This experiment illustrates how seemingly harmless individual actions can, when taken collectively, develop into larger costs to society.
Public Goods Experiment
Todd Swarthout, Georgia State University
Enrique Valdes, Miami Dade College
This is a game that puts students in a groups to interact as if they were firms in a cartel. This game will illustrate how oligopoly's are inherently unstable.
Introduction of Backward Induction Technique Using a Classroom Experiment
This classroom activity serves as an intuitive introduction to backward induction solutions in an upper level undergraduate game theory course.
An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Control Trials
This activity provides a classroom impact evaluation exercise that serves as an introduction to the primary investigative tool of current Development economics.
The Value of Exchange: A Classroom Experiment
Tisha Emerson, Baylor University
This experiment illustrates the value of exchange to students through trading of candy.
Learning by Teaching
In this service learning project, college students work in groups of three to prepare a 55-minute interactive lesson on one of the topics listed on the syllabus and team teach the lesson to students at a local high school.