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US Historical Climate: Excel Statistical part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples

Students import US Historical Climate Network mean temperature data into Excel from a station of their choice and use Excel for statistical calculations, graphing, and linear trend estimates.

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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.

Applying Lessons Learned to the Volcanic Risk at Mt. Rainier part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Jigsaws:Examples

In this jigsaw-method activity on subduction zone volcanism, students apply lessons learned from four historic eruptions to the volcanic hazards associated with Mt. Rainier in the Pacific Northwest.

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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Describe and Interpret Images: Folded Strata part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

In class, have students make a simple sketch of an outcrop shown in a slide (or computer projection) then discuss possible interpretations.

Constructing Phylogenetic Trees: The Whippo Story part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

An interactive lecture in which students use data on feeding habits and habitat, skeletons, and DNA sequences to draw phylogenetic trees.

Rivers: Short In-class Activity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

Images of the James River in Virginia, including one at flood stage, and of potholes, all of which can be used to have the students make observations, estimates, and interpretations.

Writing a Wikipedia Genetic Disease Article part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples

Writing a Wikipedia article about a genetic disease is a good culminating activity for a genetics course or module, as it requires synthesizing and interpreting a wide range of genetic information. This assignment also includes a potential service component, which is normally very difficult in genetics.

Monohybrid Fruit Fly Crosses: A Simulation part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples

This assignment uses a computer simulation of fruit fly genetics to have students design and interpret monohybrid crosses of a trait with simple dominant and recessive alleles. Detailed instructions with animated examples, background material, a sample report and a rubric are included.

Phenylketonuira part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples

In this activity, students are assigned different alleles of the gene for phenylalanine hydroxylase to research using OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man). They are then asked to both explain and illustrate how this mutation may cause the disease phenylketonuria (PKU).

Long Term Ecological Resources part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples

Students analyze data on temperature and precipitation collected from 26 different Long Term Ecological Research sites and compare them with annual net primary productivity. The students then form an ecological rule to explain their results.

Protein Evolution part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples

In this activity students explore the evolution of proteins by comparing 2D and 3D alignments of orthologs and paralogs.

Effect of Coefficient of x on Parabola Vertex (b>0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x on the vertex of a parabola where a>0, b>0 and a and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Effect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k>0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k>0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

Water Quality-Total Dissolved Solids part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples

Students use a microcomputer connected to a conductivity probe to measure the total dissolved solids in local area water samples.

Stratospheric Ozone part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with Data:Examples

Students explore observational data from ozone-sondes, TOMS, and UARS measurements to learn about changes in stratospheric ozone over the past several decades.

Effect of Coefficient of x^2 on Parabola Vertex (a < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest, a Question of the Day, and a Write-pair-share activity concerning the effect of the coefficient of x^2 on the vertex of a parabola where a<0, b>0 and b and c are fixed values in f(x)=ax^2+bx+c.

Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C<0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx

Effect of Proportionality Constant on Exponential Graph (k < 0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the proportionality constant, k, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential graph where k<0 and C is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).

Effect of Initial Value on Graph of Exponential Function (C>0) part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

This classroom activity presents College Algebra students with a ConcepTest and a Question of the Day activity concerning the effect of the initial value, C, on the y-intercept and position of an exponential function where C>0 and k is an arbitrarily fixed value in f(x)=Ce^(kx).