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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, Aqueous Solutions, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry

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

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

Energy and the Environment
Sheryl Ball, Virginia Tech Department of Economics
This experiment illustrates how seemingly harmless individual actions can, when taken collectively, develop into larger costs to society.

Subject: Economics

Introduction of Backward Induction Technique Using a Classroom Experiment
Utteeyo Dasgupta
This classroom activity serves as an intuitive introduction to backward induction solutions in an upper level undergraduate game theory course.

Subject: Economics

An Interactive Introduction to Randomized Control Trials
Utteeyo Dasgupta
This activity provides a classroom impact evaluation exercise that serves as an introduction to the primary investigative tool of current Development economics.

Subject: Economics

Teaching Case: This American Life Episode 391: More is Less, 2009
Christina Robinson, Central Connecticut State University
This case study is based on NPR's This American Life Episode 391: More is Less, which originally aired in 2009. The story highlights the role health care providers, patients, and health insurance companies play in driving up the cost of care.

Subject: Economics

Penalty KicksA Simultaneous Move Zero-Sum Game
Christina Robinson, Central Connecticut State University
Penalty KicksA Simultaneous Move Zero-Sum Game is an experiment that illustrates the importance of playing randomized strategies. This experiment is appropriate for undergraduate students who have completed a basic game theory module and can be completed in 15-20 minutes.

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

Learning by Teaching
Mary Lopez
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

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