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Introduction to Carbonate Equilibrium
Michael Stapleton, Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
The activity asks students to make observations about what occurs when two effervescent antacid tablets are placed into a beaker of water. The Students work together in groups. There are three parts to the ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Acid/Base Reactions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry, Geochemistry:Aqueous Solutions

Viscosity experiments: physical controls and implications for volcanic hazards
Ben Edwards, Dickinson College
This activity is a laboratory-style exercise that involves investigating the physical controls on viscosity by pouring different syrup mixtures down an inclined plane and using Jeffreys equation to calculate ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Processes, Volcanology

Weathering Experiment
Pete Stelling, Western Washington University
This project has students dirty several dishes equally and design experiments to determine which analogs of geologic processes are most efficient for removing the baked-on food. Students calculate rates of ...

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geomorphology:Weathering/Soils, Modeling/Physical Experiments, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology:Weathering

Energy and the Environment
Sheryl Ball, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Univ
This experiment illustrates how seemingly harmless individual actions can, when taken collectively, develop into larger costs to society.

Subject: Economics

The Value of Exchange: A Classroom Experiment
Tisha Emerson, Baylor University
This experiment illustrates the value of exchange to students through trading of candy.

Subject: Economics

Airplane Production: A Law of Diminishing Marginal Product Exercise
Tisha Emerson, Baylor University
Classroom experiment illustrating the law of diminishing marginal productivity through the production of paper airplanes.

Subject: Economics

Homegrown Demand
Todd Swarthout, Georgia State University
The professor sells an announced number of M&M packets (or other inexpensive good) through an auction to derive a classroom demand schedule. The resulting demand schedule is displayed as a "curve" and facilitates discussion of consumer demand.

Subject: Economics

Public Goods Experiment
Todd Swarthout, Georgia State University

Subject: Economics

Learning by Teaching
Mary Lopez, Occidental College
In this service learning project, college students work in groups of three to prepare a 55-minute interactive lesson on one of the topics listed on the syllabus and team teach the lesson to students at a local high school.

Subject: Economics

Foreign Exchange Rates: Solidifying a Student's Grasp of Supply and Demand
Todd Easton, University of Portland
In this assignment, students think about four events that would affect a country's exchange rate. Without actually drawing a supply and demand diagram, students say what direction, if at all, each curve would shift–and whether the currency would appreciate or depreciate as a result.

Subject: Economics

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