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Ocean Stratigraphy Challenge part of Examples
A 15-20 minute think-pair-share activity interpreting a deep-sea sediment core combining concepts from oceanography, sedimentology, and plate tectonics.

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.

Order It Up! part of Examples
A think-pair-share activity which involves putting solar system bodies in order based on various statistics: escape velocity, distance from the sun, mass, etc.

Mathematical Curve Conjectures part of Examples
In this activity, a six-foot length of nylon rope is suspended at both ends to model a mathematical curve known as the hyperbolic cosine. In a write-pair-share activity, students are asked to make a conjecture concerning the nature of the curve and then embark on a guided discovery in which they attempt to determine a precise mathematical description of the curve using function notation.

Combined Series and Parallel Circuits: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations part of Examples
Three in-class lecture demonstration questions to test and build understanding of DC circuits are presented. These questions cover simple series and parallel circuits, and a more complicated circuit that is fundamental for understanding this topic.

Partial Derivatives: Geometric Visualization part of Examples
This write-pair-share activity presents Calculus III students with a worksheet containing several exercises that require them to find partial derivatives of functions of two variables. Afterwards, a series of Web-based animations are used to illustrate the surface of each function, the path of the indicated partial derivative for a specified value of the variable and the value of the derivative at each point along the path.

Social Class Symbols: In-class Activity Game part of Examples
This sites provides three interactive games related to social class and personal possessions indicative of class.

Do You See What I See: Using Optical and Visual Illusions to Illustrate Perception part of Examples
An in-class demonstration of perception and individual perceptual differences, using optical illusions and visuals.

Financial Value of Customer Satisfaction: Using a Lifetime Value Calculator part of Examples
This online lifetime value calculator quickly demonstrates the financial value of a satisfied customer.

Externalities in the cashmere market: Colbert Report interview part of Examples
In this interactive lecture, students watch a video clip from The Colbert Report that addresses pollution externalities. Students graph the market and use the write-pair-share technique, then brainstorm ways to move the market to the socially efficient equilibrium.