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Describe and Interpret Images: Folded Strata part of Examples
In class, have students make a simple sketch of an outcrop shown in a slide (or computer projection) then discuss possible interpretations.

Rivers: Short In-class Activity part of Examples
Images of the James River in Virginia, including one at flood stage, and of potholes, all of which can be used to have the students make observations, estimates, and interpretations.

The Transformer: Simulation Lecture Demo part of Examples
The activity presents an interactive lecture demonstration of the operation of a transformer using a simulation.

Think-Pair-Share Analysis of the Operation of a Metal Detector part of Examples
The activity presents a Think-Pair-Share analysis of a metal detector including a simulation.

Work: pre, during and post class questions part of Examples
This series of questions before instruction, in-class peer instruction, and post-instruction allow students to iterate and improve their understanding of work incrementally.

Motion Concepts: Displacement, velocity, & acceleration graphs part of Examples
Students often struggle with motion concepts. These activities focus on the graphical representations of displacement, velocity, and acceleration given a number of situations of an object moving along the x-axis. ...

Measuring voltage and current in a DC circuit part of Examples
These exercises target student misconceptions about how to properly measure voltage and current in simple DC circuits by letting them investigate different meter arrangements without fear of damaging equipment. These activities also are designed to lead to other investigations about simple DC circuits.

Concept Questions for the Photoelectric Effect with Interactive Simulation part of Examples
These are interactive lecture-demonstration questions probe student understanding of fundamental concepts in the photoelectric effect.

Interactive Lecture Questions for Single Slit Diffraction part of Examples
This is a set of interactive lecture demonstration questions designed to probe student understanding of single-slit diffraction.

Learning to Think about Gravity II: Aristotle to Einstein part of Examples
The purpose of this exercise is to learn how to think about gravity, learn about scientific methodology, and transition from the Aristotelian to Newtonian to Einsteinian understanding of gravity.