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Climate change and extreme values analysis
Alexandre Martinez, University of California-Irvine
In this activity, we learn where to get climate data (monthly temperature maxima and monthly precipitation maxima) from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We learn how to fit a GEV ...

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

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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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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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 ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Problem Set
Subject: Biology
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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

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.

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Mathematics
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Simulation Klein-Nishina cross section using the Monte Carlo method
Eric Ehler, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
Project is designed for students learning radiologic physics and radiation dosimetry in a Medical Physics graduate program. The project is designed to reinforce course concepts on the Compton Effect and associated ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Project
Subject: Physics, Health Sciences

Investigating Properties of Determinants using Numerical Examples
Sandra Akelbek, Weber State University
We use Matlab as an enrichment tool for Elementary Linear Algebra. In this activity, students investigate, numerically, properties of determinants by creating and using random matrices. In particular, student ...

Resource Type: Activities: Activities:Classroom Activity
Subject: Mathematics