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Simulating Passive Properties of Neurons Using Matlab
Michael Wright, California State University-Sacramento
This lab activity simulates a fundamental concept in cellular neuroscience; namely that all neurons can be modeled as circuits (i.e., the equivalent circuit) composed of resistors and capacitors in parallel. The ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Biology
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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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Chemistry
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Introduction to strings and DNA/protein sequence alignments
Benjamin Bratton, Vanderbilt University
This is problem set that helps solidify concepts of computational processing (accessing data, parsing data, visualizing data, using preconstructed tools) and sequence matching, specifically in the context of ...

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Subject: Biology
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Cool Roof
Eugene Mahmoud, Mt. San Antonio College
This project is a hands-on, open-ended, collaborative assessment of students' abilities to collect numerical data, and develop mathematical models of naturally occurring phenomena. Students design physical ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project, Writing Assignment, Field Activity
Subject: Mathematics, Physics, Engineering
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Modeling Rocket Flight Trajectory
Sani Abba, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University
<a>An aeronautical of a Rocket Missile Launch</a>

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Engineering

Calculating and using Unit Hydrograph using Matlab
Negin Hayatbini, University of California-Irvine; Alexandre Martinez, University of California-Irvine
We are using the concept of Unit Hydrograph to understand the behavior of a watershed following a rain event and to calculate the runoff following any rainfall event.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Problem Set, Lab Activity, Project
Subject: Environmental Science, Geoscience, Engineering

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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Subject: Environmental Science
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Traffic Data Interpolation
Cynthia Flores, California State University-Channel Islands
The goal of this assignment is for students to demonstrate understanding of numerical interpolation through an intensive writing prompt. Two methods are implemented in MATLAB, Lagrange interpolation, and ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity, Lab Activity, Writing Assignment
Subject: Mathematics

Exploring Fish Diversity in Australia's Marine Ecoregions
Andrew Fischer, university of tasmania
This activity accomplishes two tasks. First it teaches students about the concepts of species richness and biodiversity using a global data set of marine fish diversity. Second, it teaches them about application ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity
Subject: Environmental Science, Biology

Arduino Pendulum Physics Lab
Paul Kassebaum, MathWorks
Easy to build pendulum lab to acquire data from an Arduino, analyze the data to find the period of the pendulum, and connect theory with the experiment using symbolic calculations.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Lab Activity, Project
Subject: Physics