Exemplary Reviewed Activity Collection
Based on input from participants at the 2017 Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB workshop, the Teaching Computation community has begun conducting a peer review of MATLAB® based teaching activities submitted via the Teaching Computation in the Sciences workshops and website, as well as those in the existing SERC collections. Members of the Teaching Computation in the Sciences community review activities using a rubric and set of criteria to calibrate reviewer scoring. There are five elements of each activity that get reviewed: computational, quantitative, and scientific accuracy, alignment of goals, activity, and assessment, pedagogic effectiveness, activity robustness, and completeness of the web page for the activity. The activities that score very highly in these areas become part of the Teaching Computation in the Sciences Using MATLAB Exemplary Collection and are featured below.
Resource Type: Activities
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Traffic flow model
Morgan Fonley, Alma College
This assignment relates to a traffic flow model. Each problem involves graphing in two and three dimensions and interpreting those graphs.
Investigating Real and Ideal gases
Kristi Closser, California State University-Fresno
This activity looks at the difference between real and ideal gas laws, emphasizing the connection of the physical properties to equations and graphs. Students first analyze the real gas equation, which should be ...
Synthesizing Marine Data Sets using MATLAB
Diane Fribance, Coastal Carolina University
Students use MATLAB to analyze an oceanographic data set collected in an estuary on a class boat trip, and put it into context using time-series data downloaded from online sources. Some basic oceanographic ...
NAE Grand Challenges Project
Dan Burleson, University of Houston-University Park
The project requires a group of students to explore one of the National Academy of Engineering Grand Challenges using MATLAB as a tool. Students explore a grand challenge by researching data and performing ...
James Conder, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Students are given a set of gravity data with the aim of finding high density anomalies in the subsurface. Keywords: Data analysis; inverse modeling
Modeling River Long Profiles
Andrew Darling, Colorado State University
This project or multi-lab activity is designed to teach students about modeling landscape change caused by rivers over large time and spatial scales (e.g., the incision of Grand Canyon). Basic working knowledge of ...
Finite difference modeling of hillslope diffusion
Dylan Mikesell, Boise State University
This activity introduces students to the finite difference solution of the hill-slope diffusion PDE. The students derive partial derivatives from Taylor Series expansions of the 2D topography function z(x,t). After ...
Monitoring Algal Blooms with Landsat (OLI)
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
Algal blooms are caused by an aggregation of either microscopic phytoplankton or macro algae. They can produce toxic or harmful effects on humans and or the ecosystem. The purpose of this activity is to teach ...
Sophomore Bioengineering Final Project
Princess Imoukhuede, Washington University in St. Louis
Description: As a final project, students apply their knowledge of mass conservation to develop computational models of ligand-receptor signaling. Students systemically examine how signals enter cells ...
Tracking Groundwater Pollution
Victor Padron, Normandale Community College
This is a teaching module presenting an introduction to modeling ground water pollution, directed to undergraduate students in applied mathematics. It begins with a brief discussion of Darcy's law concerning ...