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Get your "lecture freak on" using JiTT part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
This JiTT activity will allow instructors to engage students prior to, during, and after lecture. This will be accomplished by asking questions using instructional technologies, course management systems, and in-class discussion of responses.

Subject: Education, :Assessment

Video Presentation Sessions part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
Provide opportunities to experience historic and/or current scientific information through audio/visual media. Further, these sessions allow students to express and discuss their understanding of the science content and its relevance prior to writing a summary.

Subject: Geoscience

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.

Subject: Geoscience

JiTT - La Brea Tar Pits part of Examples
1) What is "tar" and how does it form? 2) List the animals that have been uncovered in the tar pits that you didn't know were native to North America. Why do you think these animals are now extinct? ...

Subject: Biology:Evolution

JiTT - Neanderthals and Modern Humans part of Examples
1) What are Neanderthals? How do they differ from modern humans? 2) Discuss some of the new ideas as to why early human ancestors dispersed from Africa. 3) What are DNA studies telling us about human migrations and ...

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

JiTT - The Big 5 Extinctions and Then Some part of Examples
1) What are the three leading ideas for the cause of the Permian mass extinction? What is the evidence for and against each? 2) Why are tropical forest species going extinct the quickest? 3) What are the ...

Subject: Biology:Evolution

JiTT - Life in the Sahara Desert part of Examples
1) What the Sahara always a desert? How do we know? (*NOTE: for this question, I want you to focus on the physical environment) 2) What modern-day animals can be found in the desert? How do they survive? 3) Why ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial

JiTT - When "Modern" Human Behavior Appeared in Early Hominids part of Examples
1) What is this controversy in regards to the emergence of "modern" human behavior? In your opinion, what do you think "modern" human behavior means? 2) How do beads symbolize modern human ...

Subject: Biology:Evolution, Geoscience:Geology

JiTT - Exploring Geoarchaeology part of Examples
1) How is climate connected to geoarchaeology? Explain. 2) List as many "tools" you can think of that would be useful to a geoarchaeologist and describe why it would be of use. 3) Is geoarchaeological ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Paleontology, Geology:Historical Geology

JiTT - Groundwater and Archaeology part of Examples
1) What is causing the groundwater to rise to the foundations of Egypt's archaeological structures? What damage is the groundwater doing? 2) Describe at least two different solutions that have been proposed to ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water