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Question of the Day: Writing an Abstract part of Question of the Day
The purpose of this activity is to help you identify key components of a science paper, and clarify the purpose and content of an abstract. A good abstract is just a brief description of the contents of a paper. ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology:Geophysics and Structural Geology, Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics

Question of the Day: Efficiency of Food Production part of Question of the Day
The figure below shows a simple food chain for land production. How much solar energy does a vegetarian utilize when eating 1,000 calories of plant material? Use the information from the figure to calculate this. ...

Subject: Biology:Ecology:Principles, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Ecology, Education

Question of the Day: Making a Scientific Argument part of Question of the Day
A scientific argument must persuade the reader that the data you present, and your arguments are strong enough, to support your theory, model, or proposed action. The effective writer will make it easy for the ...

Subject: Education

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #2 part of Question of the Day
Surfers know that the best waves from distant storms have periods of about 14 seconds. The object of this activity is to compute how long it takes the 14 second period waves to travel 6,000 km across the pacific. ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

Question of the Day: Ocean Waves #1 part of Question of the Day
Sketch a simple diagram of an ocean wave and label its crest, trough, and wavelength. You are in a boat and you have a stop watch. How do you measure the period of the ocean waves passing beneath you? What ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Physical

Question of the Day: Regeneration of Fish part of Question of the Day
The two figures shown above are from the The Fishing Game (more info) game. They show the number of new fish per year that are added to the fish "stock," depending on the maximum number of fish that the ...

Subject: Geoscience:Oceanography:Marine Resources, Biology, Geoscience:Oceanography:Biological, Environmental Science:Oceans and Coastal Resources:Fisheries

Question of the Day: The Structure of the Earth part of Question of the Day
On the cross-section diagram below, label: Crust. Mantle. Lithosphere. Asthenosphere. The depth to the boundaries between each of the above specified layers. The direction of lithospheric motion. Where you would ...

Subject: Education

Question of the Day: Plate Boundary Characteristics part of Question of the Day
What kind of plate tectonic process or boundary would you expect if you find a seafloor region with: 1. A long, narrow linear or gently curving deep valley, earthquakes to depths of several hundred km, and ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

U.S. Population Growth: What Does the Future Hold? part of Examples
College Algebra or Liberal Arts math students are presented with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day and a write-pair-share activity involving U.S. population growth. The results are quite revealing and show that while students may have learned how to perform the necessary calculations, their conceptual understanding concerning exponential growth may remain faulty. Student knowledge (or lack thereof) of the size of our population and its annual growth rate may also be surprising.

Subject: Education, Mathematics