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Question of the Day

Cam asks his class a question about a geologic timeline shown on an overhead
The Question of the Day is an in-class project that Bill Prothero developed to use at the beginning of class and takes 5-15 minutes. It requires the students to start class as active participants and involves them in the material.



Questions

Students can be asked to do one of several things:

Context

William Prothero (depicted at left) at UCSB designed The Question of the Day exercise for his large oceanography class (more info) .


Assessment

The students turn in their answers to be graded by teaching assistants.


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