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Teaching Mineral and Rock Identification with a Jigsaw Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Jigsaws:Examples
In this Jigsaw activity, groups of four students are tasked with identifying 20 different minerals (or rocks).

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The Pet Rock Project - Developing Professional Communication in a Petrology Course part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

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Making Paints from Minerals part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching Urban Students:Examples
Students prepare simple gouache paints using common minerals that are typically of sedimentary origin (e.g., hematite, limonite, kaolinite, glauconite), and use these paints to produce artifacts that are ...

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Flood Curves Lecture Tutorial part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Lecture Tutorials:Examples
This Lecture Tutorial worksheet guides students through thinking about the effects humans have on infiltration, and how that effects the duration and severity of floods. It is designed to be used in groups after a brief lecture introducing surface and ground water flow into a stream.

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Energy Consumption Rates across the USA and the World part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
A investigation of differences in rates and categories of energy use between countries and US states

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The Anatomy of a Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Ocean Crust Ages Lecture Tutorial part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Lecture Tutorials:Examples
Students work on this Lecture Tutorial worksheet on ocean crust ages in groups during lecture. It directly confronts misconceptions students have about the patterns of ages of the ocean crust, and interpretations that can be made.

Student Inquiry Into Cellular Respiration part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
A POGIL activity regarding cellular respiration with an additional activity regarding the function of NAD+ in redox reactions.

The Candle Icebreaker part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
Small groups of students examine a candle to consider its chemical properties. Class discussion follows to consider macro vs. molecular events, energy, phase changes, etc.

Wonder Lake, a Case Study part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
A town board based classroom scenario where students decide what to do with a parcel of land on the shoreline of a lake. Various interested parties try to purchase, but must answer town board questions in the process. Real issues of land-use, resource allocation, ethics, planning, and impacts.

Ionic and Binary Compound Chemical Nomenclature part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
This is a POGIL activity geared for general chemistry students. The activity guides students through the process of determining how ionic and binary compounds are named as well as inorganic acids.

Metric System Conversions: Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL) activity part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
This activity helps student learn to convert within the metric system and begin learning about process skill necessary for working in groups.

Developing hypotheses using GeoMapApp part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This lab uses a number of different geologic and geophysical data sets from the free and downloadable program, GeoMapApp to develop a hypothesis about what geologic environment is occurring in the Gulf of Aden in Africa.

Incorporating Community-Based Research in a Course on the Economics of Poverty part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Service-Learning:Examples
A community-based research project in an economics of poverty course connects students to the issues that nonprofit organizations are facing in serving low-income households.

Core Microscopy Skills: Instructional Scaffolding for the Gram Stain part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
Effective use of a microscope and Gram staining are important skills in biology and clinical medicine. This scaffolded activity teaches students these skills in steps that build on each other.

Race, Gender, and Intersectionality at Work: An Exploration of Your Future Occupation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
In this assignment students examine data from the 2014 American Community Survey and learn more about an occupation of personal interest. In doing so, they gain insight into how social characteristics like race and gender shape the wages paid to people with their chosen occupation.

Tariff wars: Context-rich problem part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Context-Rich Problems:Examples
Context rich problem providing opportunities for principles or upper level students to consider trade, tariffs, producer and consumer surplus.

Communicate the Quake: An interactive earthquake role-play used to teach communication skills part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
Communicate the Quake is an interactive role-play used to teach upper-level undergraduate students about earthquake hazards, emergency management, and risk communication through the management of an authentic earthquake event.

Can we know the presence of Global Warming via the Scientific Method part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples
Using the Scientific Method, can we know of the existence of Global Warming? Students will research the question: "Does global warming exit" using and summarizing Scholarly Journals.

The Volcanic Hazards Simulation: A complex role-play used to teach communication, teamwork and decision-making skills part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Role Playing:Examples
The Volcanic Hazards Simulation is a complex role-play used to teach upper-level undergraduate students about volcanic forecasting and emergency management through the management of an authentic volcanic scenario.

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