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Carbon Sequestration in Campus Trees part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students use allometric relationships to calculate tree mass from trunk diameter in a stand of trees in the Pacific Northwest.

Simple Mendelian Genetics: An interactive lecture using "DNA from the Beginning" part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

An interactive lecture that uses flash animations showing the researcher and their experiments that were used to develop the basic concepts in Mendelian genetics. Includes multiple choice questions students can answer in class.

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.

Problem-Based Learning: UV Menace part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Cooperative Learning:Examples

Students work as a team to determine the causes, effects, and solutions to ozone depletion. They work out what they need to know, and split the team up to research different parts of the issue.

Mathematics and Statistics Models part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models

Developed by Bob MacKay, Clark College. What are Mathematical and Statistical Models These types of models are obviously related, but there are also real differences between them. Mathematical Models: grow out of ...

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.

Shaking Ground - Linking Earthquake Magnitude and Intensity part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples

An in-class activity for connecting earthquake magnitude, shaking, and intensity.

Frequency of Large Earthquakes -- Introducing Some Elementary Statistical Descriptors part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Teaching with SSAC:Examples

Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module. Students examine the number of large earthquakes (magnitude 7 and above) per year for 1970-1999 and 1940-1999. QL: descriptors of a frequency distribution.

What Determines Gender in Humans? part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples

In this activity students examine karyotypes from five individuals to try to identify which chromosomes determine gender in humans. This activity is also a good illustration of meiotic non-disjunction.

Fog Chamber part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

Show how clouds and fog are created with a very simple physical model. Materials needed are: A large 1 gallon jar, latex glove, a little water, and matches.

Phases of the Moon part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

This exercise has students use a simple physical model of the Earth, sun, and moon to understand why the moon changes phases from the perspective of Earthly observers.

Igneous Rocks Model part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

While working in groups to facilitate peer tutoring, students use samples of four igneous rocks (gabbro, basalt, granite, and rhyolite) to observe differences in texture, color and grain size and make inferences ...

Earthquake Demonstration part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

This demonstration uses an "earthquake machine" constructed from bricks, sand paper, and a winch, to simulate the buildup of elastic strain energy prior to a seismic event and the release of that energy during an earthquake.

Crystallization from Melt Demonstration part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

This demonstration uses melted phenyl salicylate to show how crystals nucleate and grow as the temperature of the liquid melt decreases.

Copper Extraction Demonstration Tutorial part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples

Summary This demonstration uses sulfuric acid and crushed copper ore (malachite) to produce a solution of copper sulfate and carbonic acid in a beaker. When a freshly sanded nail is dropped into the copper sulfate ...

Sea Floor Spreading I part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples

In this introductory Excel tutorial (Activity I) students use Excel to explore the geodynamics model equation for ocean depth around a sea-floor spreading center. For students with no prior Excel experience.

Sea Floor Spreading II part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples

Students import ocean bathymetry data from text files, they then use Excel to graph these observations along with model prediction to assess the model's ability to simulated the observed topographic features of the North Atlantic.

Human Demographics part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples

In this biology simulation students explore factors that change human population growth including age at which women begin to bear children, fertility rate and death rate.

Genetic Drift part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples

In this biology simulation, students use a mathematical simulation of genetic drift to answer questions about the factors that influence this evolutionary process. Students run a series of simulations varying allele frequency and population size and then analyze their data and propose a model to explain their results.

Conics and Reflection part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples

This is a discovery bases lesson on the reflective properties of the conics: parabolas, ellipses, and hyperbolas.