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Metamorphic Rocks Lab part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
Students are introduced to the processes involved in metamorphism through hands-on study of rock samples. They examine different metamorphic paths, protoliths, textures, and minerals.
Natural Resources Mini-Research Project part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
This activity is a mini-research project in which students independently investigate the variety of natural resources mined from the Earth and the broader implications of this mining. Students then give very short presentations of their findings to the class as a whole.
Rock Types Lab part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
This lab helps students link concepts about how rocks form with observations about how rocks look. It is designed to help them learn rock classification in a more connected manner than is usual.
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.
Quantifying gustatory sensitivity using signal detection theory part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
In this lab, students explore the complex relationship between sensory stimulus and perceptual experience. This lab demonstrates how "noise" in the perceptual system, individual variability, and sensory adaptation influence perceptual judgments.