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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

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Campus Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
Students conduct a greenhouse gas emission inventory for their college or university. Students analyze findings and present information to the college or university community.

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Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
Link the college or university operations with local ecology. In this study, students use a tool from urban ecology, the nitrogen budget, to research the inputs, outputs and subsytem transfers of nitrogen on the college or university campus.

Natural Disaster Risk at Home part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
Students analyze the natural disaster threat and potential mitigation techniques of their (family) home.

Analyzing beach sands with a SEM/EDS part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
Students pose a question that can be answered using the SEM and sand they have previously collected from beach profiles.

Petrology in the Field and Laboratory part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
In this multi-week project, students collect samples in the field, analyze them using various tools and instruments, then present their results and interpretations.

Professional Communication Projects: Training Science Students to Communicate part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects
Developed by Colleen H. Fava, Basic Sciences Communication Studio Coordinator, Louisiana State University and Darrell Henry, Campanile Charities Professor of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University ...

Using a Groundwater Pollution Problem to Develop Professional Communication Skills part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

Using an Observatory Project to Develop Professional Communication in Astronomy part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples
This is a comprehensive project using the Highland Road Park Observatory camera. This project encompasses the formal portions for both written and spoken communication, and carries 55% of the course credit.

Developing Professional Communication Skills in an Undergraduate Research Experience Poster Session part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

Building Professional Communication Skills in Microbiology part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

Environmental Assessment Course part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
The classic campus-based project is an environmental or sustainability assessment, often referred to as an environmental audit. This course, taught at Carleton in 2001, describes how this type of project can be undertaken. In this scenario, a student, campus environmental group or class researches aspects the envinormental impact of the school.

Sarita Wetland Restoration part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
The Sarita Wetland restoration on the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus is used as teaching tools by numerous classes. Students, staff and faculty have collaborated on the planning and implementation of the project. This example highlights the restoration process, and specifically references one of the classes, the Water Quality class.

Design and Construction of an Eco-House part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Campus Living Laboratory:Examples
Students in this course explore designs of a future Carleton College student house. This is a multi-year project where students from the social sciences, humanities / arts, and natural sciences explore parts of the design of an actual house.

Becoming a Psychology Scholar part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment takes indtroductory psychology students step-by-step through the research process.

American Politics Group Data Projects part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
SETUPS (Empirical Teaching Unites in Political Science) data, published by the American Political Science Association, will be employed in group data analysis projects in an American Government class. Students then use results from these reports in composing an essay question on the course's final exam.

Experience-Based Environmental Projects part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Experience-Based Environmental Projects
Created by Karin Kirk, Montana State University Get your students involved in their own learning! This module includes examples of projects, background information and teaching ideas to promote experiential ...

The Effects of Condemned/Restored Homes on Surrounding Property Values: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
In this undergraduate research and service learning project, students and faculty collaborate on a study of the effects of condemned/restored homes in their college town on surrounding property values. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

Using Census Data to Identify a Town's Housing Needs: A Student/Faculty Collaborative Research and Service Learning Experience part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
In this classroom project, students and faculty help a local housing non-profit identify area U.S. Census tracts most in need of its assistance in promoting decent and affordable homeownership to low- to moderate- income individuals. While this example describes an experience in a small, upper-level elective economics course, it includes suggestions for modifications of design and learning goals for other learning levels and environments.

The Effect of Race and Ethnicity on High School Graduation Rates in Florida part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Undergraduate Research:Example
In this individual research project, a senior thesis student conducts a regression analysis that investigates the effects of race, ethnicity, and poverty on high school graduation rates in Florida. The data are easily obtainable from the Florida Department of Education. The project can be modified to be a group research project in a Research Methods Class or a Special Topics Upper Level Economics class.

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