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Advanced Placement Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach Introduction (For teachers and for students)
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Advanced Placement Biology Investigative Labs: An Inquiry-Based Approach Introduction (For teachers and for students)

How to use a different approach to teaching biological concepts using inquiry-based ... (more)

How to use a different approach to teaching biological concepts using inquiry-based investigations for students to develop reasoning skills essential to the science practices used throughout their study of biology. A more student-directed, inquiry-based lab experience supports the AP Biology course revision and curricular requirements by providing opportunities for students to design plans for experiments, data collection, application of mathematical routines, and refinement of testable explanations and predictions. The investigations are organized under four big ideas entitled: (1) evolution, cellular processes; (2) energy and communication; (3) genetics and information transfer; and (4) interactions. (less)

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Life Science
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Reference
Student Guide
Teaching and Learning Strategies
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
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BiosciEdNet (BEN): Digital Library Portal for Teaching and Learning in the Biological Sciences
Author:
College Board College Board (College Board;)
American Politics Group Data Projects
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American Politics Group Data Projects

SETUPS (Empirical Teaching Unites in Political Science) data, published by the American ... (more)

SETUPS (Empirical Teaching Unites in Political Science) data, published by the American Political Science Association, will be employed in group data analysis projects in an American Government class. Students then use results from these reports in composing an essay question on the course's final exam. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steven Schier
Analysis of Occupational Change Data, 1950-1990
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Analysis of Occupational Change Data, 1950-1990

In this three-part module, students develop a practical understanding of the sociological ... (more)

In this three-part module, students develop a practical understanding of the sociological imagination through data analysis. Students will investigate how social events between 1950 and 1990 led to changes in occupation. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Jim Jones, Mississippi State University
Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions
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Analyzing Data on American Political Divisions

Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers ... (more)

Students conducted data analysis about American political divisions and created two papers from this data analysis. Sutdents were assigned to group projects involving data analysis assigned chapters in MICROCASE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, a textbook that includes access to a variety of datasets. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Steven Schier
Archimedes and Pi
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Archimedes and Pi

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to ... (more)

Spreadsheets across the Curriculum Activity. Student build spreadsheets that allow them to estimate pi using the same iterative process as Archimedes. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Christina Stringer
Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets
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Assessing the Measurement and Validity of Ambiguous Concepts in Ethnic Conflict Datasets

This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. ... (more)

This assignment introduces students to commonly used datasets in ethnic conflict studies. It also encourages them to think critically about data quality and measurement challenges when using large datasets. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Devashree Gupta
Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data
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Building an Electoral Dataset and Testing Hypotheses with the Data

Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, ... (more)

Undergraduate student project for building datasets and analyzing the electoral, party system, and mass behavioral characteristics for a set of countries. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Alfred Montero
Calculating and Comparing Tax Rates
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Calculating and Comparing Tax Rates

This example focuses on six letters to the editor. All six letters ... (more)

This example focuses on six letters to the editor. All six letters attempt to describe and compare the amount of taxes paid on two different incomes: $30,000 and $200,000. Tax rates are expressed in absolute dollars, tax per $1,000 of income, $1 of tax per income amount, and as percents of annual income. Students need to be able to organize the relevant information and convert each stated tax rate to a standard form to help make comparisons. Additionally, students need to be aware that letter writers may make their own mistakes! (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Science and Technology
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Stuart Boersma
Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI).
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Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI).

This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth and development as ... (more)

This assignment exposes students to data on economic growth and development as commonly measured by per capita GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI) for 100 countries of the world. There is a big debate about how good an indicator HDI is compared to GDP per capita as a measure of development. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Meherun Ahmed
Cost Effectiveness of Increased Fuel Efficiency
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Cost Effectiveness of Increased Fuel Efficiency

In this example students examine and critique an argument which implies that ... (more)

In this example students examine and critique an argument which implies that it is not cost effective to pay for an automobile with increased fuel efficiency. Using a few reasonable assumptions shows that some of the writer's quantitative claims are not very accurate. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Physics
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Stuart Boersma
Data Rich Economic Policy Brief
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Data Rich Economic Policy Brief

This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ... (more)

This assignment asks students to write a data-rich policy brief, showing their ability to apply standard microeconomic models and contextualizing the policy debate with numeric evidence. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Nathan Grawe
The Death Penalty
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The Death Penalty

Students will use data from the General Social Survey to explore factors ... (more)

Students will use data from the General Social Survey to explore factors which affect attitudes towards the death penalty. (less)

Subject:
History, Law, Politics
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN)
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
DataCounts!
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
James Chriss
James Chriss, Cleveland State University
SSDAN
Do Quantitative Indicators Make Qualitative Meaning? Analysis of World Development Indicators, Human Development Indicators, and Happy Planet Indicators
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Do Quantitative Indicators Make Qualitative Meaning? Analysis of World Development Indicators, Human Development Indicators, and Happy Planet Indicators

In this assignment, a group of four to five students will select ... (more)

In this assignment, a group of four to five students will select one country that has been ranked in the World Development Indicators of the World Bank, the Human Development Indicators of the United Nations Development Program, and the Happy Planet Indicator of the New Economic Foundation. Using the selected country's political, social, and economic statistics, each group will assess the methodology and validity of the measurements of WDI, HDI, and HPI indicators for the country. Students will compare and contrast the measurement methods, analyze the strengths and weaknesses of each indicator, and propose recommendations to improve these indicators. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Tun Myint
Drought (Lab 1): Where's the Water?
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Drought (Lab 1): Where's the Water?

Using data on the world's water distribution, students calculate the percentage of ... (more)

Using data on the world's water distribution, students calculate the percentage of water that is available to humans and examine graphics that illustrate the distribution. Students develop a sense of where the world's water is located and how it moves through the Earth system. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Drought (Lab 6): Drying of the American West
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Drought (Lab 6): Drying of the American West

When populations live in areas where natural resources are scarce, conserving them ... (more)

When populations live in areas where natural resources are scarce, conserving them becomes critical for survival. The case study presented in this lesson introduces students to a real drought that has been developing in the Colorado River basin for many years. The Colorado River is the major source of water for people in the driest part of the United States. More than 30 million people in 7 states depend on this river as the primary source of their water.In this lesson, students discover how changes in climate over the Colorado watershed are reducing the amount of fresh water available in the river. They also see how the population of the region that uses this water has grown, resulting in increasing demands on a dwindling resource. (less)

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Images and Illustrations
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Teach the Earth
Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the Evidence
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Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the Evidence

This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of ... (more)

This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Geoscience
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Homework and Assignments
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
SERC at Carlton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Kimberly Smith
Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students
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Examining Prosocial Behavior Quantitatively: An Activity for Introductory Psychology Students

For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute ... (more)

For this psychology project, students in small groups will design and execute a study on helping behavior and then analyze and interpret the results. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kenneth Abrams
Florida Cities and Metro Areas
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Florida Cities and Metro Areas

In addition to the raw data files that you analyzed in Module ... (more)

In addition to the raw data files that you analyzed in Module One, the US Census makes a great deal of information about cities (and everything else) available through its various publications. Our learning objective in Module Two is to familiarize students with these data resources and their contents by retrieving information on various Florida cities and metropolitan areas. (less)

Subject:
Mathematics and Statistics
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
Education
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Instructional Material
Lesson Plans
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC)
Social Science Data Analysis Network (SSDAN)
TeachingWithData.org
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
DataCounts!
TeachingWithData.org
Author:
Jim Wright
Jim Wright, University of Central Florida
SSDAN
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