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Analyzing the Last Five Years of the US Economy for an Intermediate Macro Course
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Intermediate students are asked to analyze data on the components of consumption and investment expenditures and explanatory variables based on textbook models of each. Students look for rough correlations between the explanatory and dependent variables.

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Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Steven Greenlaw
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Animals of the Chinese Zodiac
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In this lesson plan, students will learn about the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac. In the introductory first lesson, they will see how animals are often used as symbols. In the second lesson, they will hear one of several versions of how the 12 animals were chosen. They will then focus upon a few of the animals in the story and see how they can be used as symbols of certain human characteristics. In the third lesson, they will be introduced to the other animals of the zodiac, and they will be given a chart on which they will assign traits to each animal. Then they will consult a number of websites to find the traits traditionally associated with the animals, which they will add to their list. Then, they will come up with a number of ways to compare and contrast the animals in the list. In the third lesson, they will focus upon the animal associated with the year of their birth, learning about its traits and discussing whether or not these apply to themselves and their peers. Finally, each student will make an acrostic, combining the letters of his or her first name with adjectives that relate to his or her zodiac sign.

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Education
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Activity/Lab
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Lesson Plan
Provider:
Internet Scout Project
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
Internet Scout Project
EDSITEment
Author:
Individual Authors
Date Added:
12/06/2011
Arctic Bird Migration Monitoring Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to observe when selected bird species first arrive at your study site, and to count the numbers until few or none of these birds are seen. Students select a common and easily identifiable bird species in their region and observe when the bird species first arrives. Students use binoculars or telescopes to scan a study site and count how many they see. They continue to observe every other day until few or none of the selected species can be seen.

Subject:
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
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The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide NGSS Aligned Records
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
Bird Beak Accuracy Assessment
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The purpose of this resource is to quantitatively evaluate the accuracy of a classification system. Students sort birds into three possible classes based on each bird's beak: carnivores, herbivores, and omnivores. Students compare their answers with a given set of validation data.

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History, Law, Politics
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Mathematics
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Student Guide
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NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Budburst Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to observe budburst on selected trees at a Land Cover or Phenology Site. All students will learn about hummingbird natural history and ecology. Students will learn how to identify and age male and female Ruby-throated Hummingbirds and to observe migration and feeding behavior. Students will learn how to make connections among hummingbird behavior and weather, climate, food availability, seasonality, photoperiod (day length), and other environmental factors.

Subject:
Ecology
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide NGSS Aligned Records
Author:
The GLOBE Program
University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
Climate Change Kids Site
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Explore this site to learn about the science and impacts of climate change. The site also provides games that help students, their parents and their teachers learn about both the science of climate change and what actions they can take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Subject:
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Diagram/Illustration
Full Course
Game
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Reading
Simulation
Provider:
UCAR
UCAR Staff
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Provider Set:
Digital Water Education Library (DWEL)
DLESE Community Collection
Date Added:
02/16/2011
ClimateSim - a climate-change simulation app from ScienceBySimulation
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ClimateSim is a fast and simple climate modeling and simulation tool. It is a web app that is freely available to anyone interested in climate science. ClimateSim allows users to model scenarios of greenhouse gas emissions in the current century and simulates the first-order response of the earth system. ClimateSim makes climate simulation accessible in a simplified form and provides an easy-to-use simulation platform for performing virtual climate experiments. ClimateSim is primarily targeted as a science education tool for undergraduate and advanced high-school students in physics, environmental science and related courses. Instructors can use ClimateSim to illustrate climate-change concepts, demonstrate dynamic relationships between climate variables, and assign simulation-based exercises as part of their courses. It is also an appropriate and accessible tool that policymakers, journalists and others can use to get a better understanding and working knowledge of the basics of climate science.

Subject:
Geoscience
Physics
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Simulation
Author:
Kumar Venkat
Date Added:
08/28/2017
Clonal and Common and Lilac Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to have students observe their lilac plants and identify the five phenophases (first leaf, full or 95% leafed, first bloom, full bloom and end of bloom) for each lilac plant. During the growing season, students will observe their lilac plants and identify the five phenophases (first leaf, full or 95% leafed, first bloom, full bloom and end of bloom) for each lilac plant.

Subject:
Life Science
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
01/09/2007
Comparing Stream Discharge in Two Watersheds in Glacier National Park
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Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum module/Geology of National Parks course. Students study how discharge per unit area varies with elevation in the high country of Glacier National Park from USGS hydrograph data from Swiftcurrent Creek and its tributary Grinnell Creek..

Subject:
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Spreadsheets Across the Curriculum
Author:
Mark Rains
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Comparison of GDP and the Human Development Index (HDI).
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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.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Meherun Ahmed
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Discovery Area Post-Protocol
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The purpose of this resource is to use a land cover type map to make environmentally sound decisions.

Subject:
Technology
History, Law, Politics
Ecology
Forestry and Agriculture
Chemistry
Geoscience
Physics
Space Science
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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Lesson Plan
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
NASA
The GLOBE Program
UCAR
UCAR Staff
Provider Set:
NASA Wavelength
Globe Program
GLOBE Teacher's Guide
Author:
The GLOBE Program, University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Date Added:
02/16/2011
Do Quantitative Indicators Make Qualitative Meaning? Analysis of World Development Indicators, Human Development Indicators, and Happy Planet Indicators
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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.

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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Tun Myint
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Empirical Economics Research Proposal
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This assignment asks students to propose an original research question and identify data that could be used to answer that question.

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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Nathan Grawe
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Encyclopedia of STEM problems/solutions at StemEZ.com
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Encyclopedia of STEM education is a free resource with 50,000 problems/solutions covering 13 math subjects, 13 science subjects and 13 engineering subjects for self study learning, classroom teaching, tutoring and teacher training.

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Engineering
Technology
Education
Mathematics
Algebra
Calculus
Functions
Geometry
Statistics and Probability
Trigonometry
Physical Science
Chemistry
Physics
Material Type:
Full Course
Homework/Assignment
Student Guide
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
open source
Date Added:
12/21/2017
Environmental Injustice: Evaluating the Evidence
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This assignment teaches students how to evaluate arguments concerning the maldistribution of environmental hazards, based on complex quantitative data.

Subject:
Ecology
Geoscience
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Kimberly Smith
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Epplets
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Epplets present extended Parsons puzzles. In a Parsons puzzle, the student is presented a problem statement, and a program to implement it, but with the lines in the program scrambled. The student must reassemble the lines in their correct order and eliminate distracters. The tutor provides feedback until the student arrives at the correct solution. Epplets help students construct the algorithm for a problem.

Subject:
Applied Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Interactive
Provider:
Amruth N. Kumar
Date Added:
12/27/2016
Evolution, Natural Selection and Speciation
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In this out of class tutorial, students explore several examples of natural selection and speciation.

Subject:
Life Science
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Starting Point (SERC)
Author:
Scott Cooper
Date Added:
08/28/2012
Example Scenarios
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This section explores several hypothetical scenarios of nuclear-weapon detonations on U.S. cities. These scenarios are meant to illustrate the possibilities of such events. Scenarios include a "what-if" scenario of a 150-kiloton nuclear explosion by terrorists on New York City, and the effects of a nuclear accident or "broken arrow" on board a nuclear submarine in San Francisco Bay.

Subject:
Technology
History, Law, Politics
Physics
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Reading
Provider:
NSDL Staff
Provider Set:
Atomic Archive
Author:
Christopher Griffith
Date Added:
10/17/2005
Exploring Economic Inequality with Data
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This set of assignments exposes students to data which can be used to analyze economic inequality in international and historical context. Then students are asked to generate a thesis-driven argument drawing supporting evidence from one or more of the data sources.

Subject:
Mathematics
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Homework/Assignment
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Quantitative Writing (SERC)
Author:
Nathan Grawe
Date Added:
08/28/2012