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Human Demographics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples
In this biology simulation students explore factors that change human population growth including age at which women begin to bear children, fertility rate and death rate.
Wheel of Geology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Games:Examples
This quiz game is intended to help students review for an upcoming exam. Topics of questions are randomly determined by spinning a wheel. Teams answer questions using electronic CPS handhelds.
What are the causes and remedies to the racial achievement gap part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching:Examples
The lcture is an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the causes and remedies of the racial achievement gap.
Using Learning Assistants in Homework Help Sessions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Learning Assistants:Examples
Using Learning Assistants to Support Peer Instruction with Classroom Response Systems ("Clickers") part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Learning Assistants:Examples
Learning Assistants are used to facilitate student discussion in peer instruction during clicker questions (i.e., classroom response systems), by asking Socratic questions, emphasizing reasoning, and probing student thinking.
U.S. Population Growth: What Does the Future Hold? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures: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.
Global Warming: Questions and Answers part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Back to Example Detailed Example of Using Socratic Questioning in Class This sample of plausible questions and responses is designed to help guide the instructor through a Socratic lesson. It will help instructors ...
Convection Demonstration part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
Summary This demonstration uses ** How to set up the demonstration How to do the demonstration Ideas for discussing the convection demonstration in class References and resources
Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) WarmUp Activity: Should Elephants be in Zoos? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) What are some of the health problems elephants in captivity face? 2) Pickrell (2002) states that, "apart from their drawing power as major wildlife attractions, zoo elephants are important for conservation, ...
Facts and Myths about Citing References in Scholarly Work and Plagiarism part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
This learning activity is designed to give the learner confidence and skill to avoid the use of plagiarism in scholarly papers.
A Look at High School Dropout Rates: Average Rates of Change and Trend Lines part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a spreadsheet to calculate an average rate of change and compare it to the slope of the trend line on a scatter plot of a real-world data set
Grade Calculation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. This activity introduces the student to the concept of weighted averages by asking them to calculate course grades and grade point averages.
What's the Difference? -- Calculating the difference in wages for a bookkeeper (AA degree) vs. a cashier (no college degree) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students build a basic spreadsheet to calculate the accumulating difference in wages between two jobs in the context of deciding to get an AA degree.
Investigative Case - Living in an Alkaline Environment part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Investigative Case Based Learning:Examples
Living in an Alkaline Environment is a three-part interactive activity that explores the ecology and diversity of life in alkaline environments.
Gallery Walk Questions about Energy and Material Cycles part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Gallery Walks:Examples
created by Mark Francek, Central Michigan University The following are potential questions that could be used in a gallery walk activity about energy and material cycles. The questions are organized according to ...
Geologic mapping in a classroom part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
Combining rock description, map interpretation and other field skills to decipher the geology of an unknown region.
Question of the Day: Efficiency of Food Production part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures: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. ...
Question of the Day: The Structure of the Earth part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures: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 ...
Question of the Day: Making a Scientific Argument part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures: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 ...
Service-Learning in University of Connecticut Upper Division Geosciences Courses part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Service-Learning:Examples
Upper-division earth science courses taught in the Department of Geology and Geophysics at the University of Connecticut used a service-learning approach. The emphasis was on providing sound and useful scientific expertise through a project for the local community. Two projects, Imaging the Interior of the Nathan Hale Monument and Hydrogeophysical Investigation of the University Well Field, are described.