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7th Grade Life Science at the Observatory: Life Throughout the Universe
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This classroom activity will show students that there is a lot we don't know about science, for example life throughout the universe. It will hopefully encourage students to question what we know and don't know, and exploration and study of the unknown.

Subject:
Astronomy
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Brad Snyder
Date Added:
08/10/2012
The American Founding in Practice: Ideals vs. Reality
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The United States was founded on the principles of natural rights, equality, and classical republicanism, but how well did it actually live up to these ideals? In this lecture, Professor Rob McDonald of the US Military Academy at West Point describes the conflict between the ideals of the American Revolution and the unfortunate realities of the time.

Subject:
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lecture
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Rob McDonald
Date Added:
10/31/2017
Angular Momentum Experiment
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After using the historical development of concepts of conserved motion to develop introductory understanding, students are directed to a series of activities to gain a better understanding of momentum, conservation of momenta, angular momentum, and conservation of angular momenta.

Subject:
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
David Trapp
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Are Nanobacteria Alive: Sample Socratic Questions
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This example Socratic questioning page provides an outline for leading a classroom discussion regarding whether or not nanobacteria exist. Sample questions, resources for background information, and tips and assessment information are provided.

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Biology
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Teaching With Data
Author:
Monica Bruckner
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Are Viruses Alive: Sample Socratic Questions
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This example Socratic questioning page provides an outline for leading a classroom discussion regarding whether or not viruses are alive. Sample questions, resources for background information, and tips and assessment information are provided.

Subject:
Life Science
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Teaching With Data
Author:
George Rice
Monica Bruckner
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Capitalism and Political Economy
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This course is an introduction to economics for non-majors and political economy, with an emphasis on the moral and ethical problems that markets solve, and fail to solve. Taught by Professor Michael Munger of Duke University, this course includes full length lectures, links to readings, and a sample final exam.

Subject:
Economics
Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Author:
Michael Munger
Date Added:
10/31/2017
Classify the Trees/Leaves
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This activity is a field investigation where students gather leaves from various trees on school property, interpret findings, name tree and leaves, journal activity and develop a new "aha" for nature!

Subject:
Botany
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Activity/Lab
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Mary Walsh
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Combined Series and Parallel Circuits: Interactive Lecture Demonstrations
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Three in-class lecture demonstration questions to test and build understanding of DC circuits are presented. These questions cover simple series and parallel circuits, and a more complicated circuit that is fundamental for understanding this topic.

Subject:
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Bruce Mason
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Concept Questions for the Photoelectric Effect with Interactive Simulation
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These are interactive lecture-demonstration questions probe student understanding of fundamental concepts in the photoelectric effect.

Subject:
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Terry Bradfield
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Concepts of Biology instructional videos - Camosun College
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This series of instructional videos was created by Camosun College for a Canadian edition of the OpenStax "Concepts of Biology" open textbook as part of the BC Open Textbook Project. The lectures are taught by Charles Molnar, a Biology instructor at Camosun College. The videos are accompanied by transcripts.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Lecture
Author:
Sonya Bennett-Brandt
Date Added:
08/16/2016
Constructing Phylogenetic Trees: The Whippo Story
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An interactive lecture in which students use data on feeding habits and habitat, skeletons, and DNA sequences to draw phylogenetic trees.

Subject:
Life Science
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Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
11/06/2014
The Crusty Loaf of Bread: An Exploration of Area of a Surface of Revolution
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This write-pair-share activity for Calculus II students involves a hypothetical hemispherical loaf of bread with a 12-inch diameter that has been sliced into twelve one-inch-thick slices. The objective is to determine which slice contains the most upper crust (i.e., most area of its surface of revolution).

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
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Pedagogy in Action
Author:
James Rutledge
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Economic Statistics: Hypothesis Testing
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This activity helps a student recognize the consequences of Type I and Type II errors in hypothesis testing.

Subject:
Business and Communication
Mathematics
Economics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Teaching and Learning Economics (SERC)
Author:
Rae Jean Goodman
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Economics Made Easy: Curricular Resources for Economics Courses
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Looking for engaging content for your economics courses? The Institute for Humane Studies has curated this collection of educational resources to help economics professors enrich their curriculum. Find videos, interactive games, reading lists, and more on everything from opportunity costs to trade policy. This collection is updated frequently with new content, so watch this space!

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Institute for Humane Studies
Date Added:
04/13/2018
Effective Problem Solving Option
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Slides for lecture on Effective Problem Solving from Springfield Technical Community College's Communications and Editing 1 (OIT-110) course. Taught by Professor Eileen Cusick. This lecture focuses on office-related issues that need immediate attention.

Subject:
Communication
Material Type:
Lecture Notes
Author:
Eileen Cusick
Date Added:
04/25/2019
The Evolution of Pearsons Correlation Coefficient/Exploring Relationships between Two Quantitative Variables
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The evolution of ideas is often ignored in the teaching of statistics. It is important to show students how definitions and formulas evolve. This activity describes a fairly straightforward activity of how measures of association can evolve.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Gary Kader
Date Added:
11/06/2014
Famous Scientists
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This lesson is a presentation of famous scientist throughout history where the students will learn and take notes about the contributions and discoveries made in science.

Subject:
Life Science
Physical Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Pam Schilling
Date Added:
08/16/2012
Global Water Availability
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This activity is an interactive lecture, where students will learn that fresh water is a limited resource. They will also see that drinkable water is not distributed evenly over the earth.

Subject:
Ecology
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Barbara Boyer
Date Added:
08/16/2012