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# Pedagogy: Teaching with Data

Results 21 - 40 of **119 matches**

Monohybrid Fruit Fly Crosses: A Simulation

Jeff Bell

This assignment uses a computer simulation of fruit fly genetics to have students design and interpret monohybrid crosses of a trait with simple dominant and recessive alleles. Detailed instructions with animated examples, background material, a sample report and a rubric are included.

Phenylketonuira

Scott Cooper, UW-La Crosse

In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate how this mutation may cause the disease phenylketonuria (PKU).

Protein Evolution

Scott Cooper, UW-La Crosse

In this activity students explore the evolution of proteins by comparing 2D and 3D alignments of orthologs and paralogs.

Long Term Ecological Resources

Scott Cooper, UW-La Crosse

Students analyze data on temperature and precipitation collected from 26 different Long Term Ecological Research sites and compare them with annual net primary productivity. The students then form an ecological rule to explain their results.

Plant Pest Control

Jim Bidlack

This learning experience introduces participants to scientific inquiry, hypothesis formation, experimental design, data analysis, and interpretation.

Searching Genbank

Jeff Bell

An active problem-based assignment that uses the Genbank database to teach the basics of molecular biology and molecular evolution

Using an Applet to Demonstrate Confidence Intervals

Roger Woodard

Students will utilize an applet to further expand their knowledge of confidence intervals.

Influence of Outliers on Correlation

Roger Woodard

In this visualization activity, students will observe their instructor create a scatterplot and observe how the correlation coefficient changes when outlier points are added. Students are then given a follow up assignment which guides them through the applet. In addition, the assignment provides insight about outliers and their effect on correlation.

Coke vs. Pepsi Taste Test: Experiments and Inference about Cause

This lesson plan and activity are based on material from the NSF-funded AIMS Project (Garfield, delMas and Zieffler, 2007). For more information contact Joan Garfield at jbg@umn.edu

The Coke vs. Pepsi Taste Test Challenge has students design and carry out an experiment to determine whether or not students are able to correctly identify two brands of cola in a blind taste test. In the first ...

Reese's Pieces Activity: Sampling from a Population

This activity is based on an adaptation by Joan Garfield and Dani Ben-Zvi of an activity from Rossman and Chance (2000), Workshop Statistics: Discovery with Data, 2nd Edition.

This activity uses simulation to help students understand sampling variability and reason about whether a particular samples result is unusual, given a particular hypothesis. By using first candies, then a web applet, and varying sample size, students learn that larger samples give more stable and better estimates of a population parameter and develop an appreciation for factors affecting sampling variability.

Simulating Size and Power Using a 10-Sided Die

Erin Blankenship, University of Nebraska--Lincoln

This group activity illustrates the concepts of size and power of a test through simulation. Students simulate binomial data by repeatedly rolling a ten-sided die, and they use their simulated data to estimate the size of a binomial test.

Simulating the Effect of Sample Size on the Sampling Distribution of the Mean

David Lane, Rice University

A java applet that simulates the sampling distribution of the mean. It allows students to explore the effect of sample size.

Simulating a P-value for Testing a Correlation with Fathom

Robin Lock, St. Lawrence University

This activity has students use Fathom to test the correlation between attendance and ballpark capacity of major league baseball teams by taking a sample of actual data and scrambling one of the variables to see how the correlation behaves when the variables are not related. After displaying the distribution of correlations for many simulated samples, students find an approximate p-value based on the number of simulations that exceed the actual correlation.

Stream Characteristics Lab

Wendy Van Norden, harvard-westlake school

Students determine the relationship between the sinuosity of a river and its gradient by calculating gradients and sinuosity, and generating a graph on Excel. They then test the relationship by making measurements on a picture generated on Google Earth.

Virtual Photoelectric Lab

This page authored by Terry Bradfield, based on a simulation authored by Angel Franco Garcia. The original activity (in Spanish) is located at: http://www.sc.ehu.es/sbweb/fisica/cuantica/fotoelectrico/fotoelectrico.htm

This is a virtual lab activity on the photoelectric effect based on a Java applet simulation of the experiment.

Tax Game

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

The link between a set of taxes and income distribution is an important, but difficult, concept taught in economics principles courses. The Tax Game simulation requires a student to set tax rates for an income tax, a property tax, a wealth tax, a payroll tax, a corporate income tax, a sales tax,and an excise tax. The student can choose any rates he or she wishes, but must achieve a given revenue target.

Economics and the Tragedy of the Commons

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

In both macroeconomics and microeconomics principles courses, economists teach the virtue of markets as an allocative mechanism. But markets sometimes fail. This example allows students to simulate the market ...

Ricardian Explorer

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

Ricardian Explorer, implemented on the internet, simulates a Ricardian trade model with linear production technology and a CES utility function. The typical simulation has two countries and two goods. While ...

MarketSim

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

MarketSim helps students understand the functioning of markets by having them become consumers and producers in a simulated economy. There are two versions, both implemented over the internet. Jeremy's market ...

Sports Franchise Simulation

Betty Blecha, San Francisco State University

A Sports Franchise Simulation, modeled after the card game War, lets students run their own sports franchise. While the goal of the simulation is to teach students several microeconomics concepts taught in a ...