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Mapping Plate Boundaries part of Examples
Students can discover plate boundaries by plotting different sets of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on maps. These are then stacked on the overhead projector, outlining the tectonic plates.
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.
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.
Riemann Sums and Area Approximations part of Examples
After covering the standard course material on area under a curve, Riemann sums and numerical integration, Calculus I students are given a write-pair-share activity that directs them to predict the best area approximation methods for each of several different functions. Afterwards, the instructor employs a Web-based applet that visually displays each method and provides the corresponding numerical approximations.
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.
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.
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.
Pro-Con-Caveat Grid part of Examples
The pro-con-caveat activity is a quick and easy way to engage students through a more interactive lecture experience.
The Price Mechanism, Subjective Value and The Antiques Road Show part of Examples
An interactive lecture segment utilizing videos from the Antiques Roadshow, designed to create an interactive experience for students and the instructor. After watching an expert appraisal of a rare/unique object students respond to discussion questions. Instructors lead the discussion toward issues of subjective value, willingness to pay, and the price mechanism.