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JiTT-Scientific Method part of Examples
A "Just in Time Teaching" question about he scientific method with follow-up class room activities and an exam question.

Subject: Biology, Environmental Science

JiTT - Dam Removal - A Good Idea or Not? part of Examples
1) What are some of the biological effects of dam removal (good and bad)? 2) What are some of the more pressing/compelling reasons to remove a dam? Explain. 3) The Stanley and Doyle (2003) article states that, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation, Geoscience:Geology

JiTT - Ethics of Fossil Collecting part of Examples
1) What do you think it means for a fossil resource to be "abused"? 2) What's the issue with fossil hunting on federal land (such as National Parks)? Explain what your interpretation of the conflict ...

Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Geoscience:Paleontology

JiTT - Geologic Dating part of Examples
1) How are zircons formed? 2) Which of the following statements describes relative geologic dating? a) the Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex went extinct at the same time b) dinosaurs came later than horseshoe ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Geochemistry:Radioisotopes

Graph Predictions for Position, Velocity and Acceleration part of Examples
Graphical Just-in-Time-Teaching questions for use before classes in which students explore position, velocity and acceleration graphs.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics:Motion in One Dimension

The Standard Model: Using CERN output graphics to identify elementary particles part of Examples
After using the historical development of the Standard Model to develop introductory understanding, students link to OPAL and DELPHI data archives from CERN to identify and study the tracks from elementary particles.

Subject: Physics:Modern Physics:Elementary Particles, Physics

Angular Momentum Experiment part of Examples
After using the historical development of concepts of conserved motion to develop introductory understanding, students are directed to a series of activities to gain a better understanding of momentum, conservation of momenta, angular momentum, and conservation of angular momenta.

Subject: Physics:Classical Mechanics

Geology of the Grand Canyon: Interpreting its rock layers and formation part of MnSTEP Teaching Activity Collection:MnSTEP Activity Mini-collection
In this culminating activity, students will be assessed on what they have learned during the Geology unit of their Earth Science class. After conducting classroom and field studies on geology students will utilize this knowledge to interpret the rock layers and formation of the Grand Canyon. Outside of class students will read/review a website and complete a study guide to be reviewed by the teacher to assess students' learning. Following teacher review of study guides, the next class period(s) will be a discussion and questioning session(s) on the formation of the Grand Canyon.

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Sedimentary Geology

Principles of Economics: understanding opportunity cost, comparative advantage, and absolute advantage part of Examples
In principles of economics students many times have trouble understanding the concept of opportunity cost, connecting opportunity cost to comparative advantage, and differentiating between absolute advantage and comparative advantage. This activity allows the instructor to detect whether a large number of students exhibit any of these misconceptions, and then focus on the most problematic concepts in class.

Subject: Economics

Critical Care Intravenous Drug Calculation: Drill and Practice part of Examples
This learning activity provides drill and practice for health care providers who administer critical care IV medications in fluids using a controller or pump. It includes an interactive worksheet with formulas to check math answers.

Subject: Health Sciences

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