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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.
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.
Using an Applet to Demonstrate the Sampling Distribution of an F-statistic part of Examples
This visualization activity combines student data collection with the use of an applet to enhance the understanding of the distributions of mean square treatment (MST), mean square error (MSE) as well as their ratio, an F-distribution. Students will see theoretical distributions of the mean square treatment, mean square error and their ratio and how they compare to the histograms generated by the simulated data.
Learning to Think about Gravity: Newtons's Theory 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 the Newtonian understanding of gravity.
Hotspot Lesson: Relative Dating part of ERESE:ERESE Activities
This lesson explains the application of relative dating for volcanic features in the ocean.
Using PhET simulations in a large lecture class – The Photoelectric Effect part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:PhET Interactive Science Simulations:Examples
This activity provides a complete curriculum for teaching the photoelectric effect using the PhET Photoelectric Effect simulation in a large-lecture modern physics course. It includes links to powerpoint slides for two to three 50-minute lectures using Peer Instruction with clickers, and one homework assignment suitable for an online homework system. Research has demonstrated that students in classes using this curriculum have a better understanding of the photoelectric effect than students in classes using traditional instruction supplemented by a computerized tutor.
Earth and the Solar System part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is high enrollment science course for non-science students in which we examine the evidence for how geological, biological, atmospheric, oceanic, and climatic processes work and interact here on Earth. We then ...
Quicksand Questions: Short In-class Activity part of Examples
Student learning on quicksand is assessed during lecture with questions posed by the instructor and responses given with classroom response systems.
Starting Out With Earth History part of Examples
Distribute a blank geologic-history timeline to pairs or small groups of students at the start of an Earth History unit or course and ask them work together to fill it out as best they can.
Volumes of Solids of Revolution part of Examples
This write-pair-share activity presents Calculus II students with a worksheet containing several exercises that require them to find the volume of solids of revolution using disk, washer and shell methods and to sketch three-dimensional representations of the resulting solids.