# Example JiTT WarmUp Exercises

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Written Assignment Sessions part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities

Provide students an opportunity to read scientific literature, express understanding of scientific content and write a summary of the written work.

Earth Systems Science part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database

Earth is studied in terms of how different physical and chemical systems interact with each other.

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 ...

Example JITT Activity part of Examples

Summary Context This is the second of two lessons on one-dimensional kinematics. The first lesson introduced the relevant physical quantities, position, velocity and acceleration. In this lesson we review the ...

Pythagorean Theorem Investigations part of Examples

Secondary Math Ed majors or Geometry students are directed to a Web site where they read through a rich and extensive collection of proofs of the Pythagorean Theorem, some accompanied by Java applets. Each student then selects two proofs to prepare to present to the class-a geometric proof and a visual proof-and writes a detailed outline of each proof. The student also indicates one additional proof that was of particular interest and the reason(s) for its selection.

Symmetry and Tilings: An Exploration part of Examples

Students are directed to read through a Web-based tutorial on Symmetry and Tilings in the form of an short and colorful article entitled Tilings and Tesselations; afterwards, they answer several questions on tilings (tessellations), tiling terminology, types of symmetry (isometries), periodic tilings and Penrose tilings.

JiTT - Threats to Biodiversity part of Examples

1) How is climate change a threat to biodiversity? 2) What are the impacts of pesticides on animals (including insects) and humans? 3) Can human population growth really impact biodiversity? Explain your viewpoint.

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Students are directed to visit the MacTutor History of Mathematics Archive and read an extensive online article entitled History of Pi; in addition, they make use of an interactive simulation of Buffon's Needle experiment. Afterwards, they answer several questions on how mathematicians calculated approximations for the value of pi and on the formulas that they used; they also discuss and analyze Buffon's experiment.

JiTT - The Future of Global Climate part of Examples

1) According to NASA, why is Earth's climate warming? 2) Is the Geritol solution the solution to global warming? Explain what the "Geritol solution" is, and then state your opinion as to why you ...

JiTT - Life on the Moon and Mars part of Examples

1) Based on "Microbial Colony in US..." article, what are Archaea? 2) From the same article, which of the following is NOT evidence to support life on Mars? a) Mars' subsurface groundwater system b) ...