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Antibacterial Soaps, Friend or Foe: An Investigative Case Study
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This lab activity will not only draw on students' real life experiences but will also draw on student's previous lab experiences in proper laboratory techniques and data analysis performed in previous activities. The lab will incorporate the use of scientific inquiry methods and strategies while students develop reasonable answers to the questions asked.

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Ann Mills
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Classifying Rocks by Color, Shape, Texture and Size
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In this activity students will observe and investigate rocks in order to classify them in terms of color, shape, texture and size.

Subject:
Earth and Space Systems
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Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Kathleen Oliver
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Disease Prevention: Chronic Disease Case Studies Performance Task
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This is a collaborative task that can be modified to be accomplished by students in both the face to face and the virtual environment.  The task involves researching chronic medical conditions and evaluating data provided in a case study in order to make conclusions about potential disease diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment.

Subject:
Health Education
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Author:
Bridget Mariano
Jenn Vedder
Date Added:
12/14/2020
Farewell to Manzanar by James D. Houston and Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston
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This lesson reimagines an existing instructional resource, "The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck" created by Franky Abbott, Digital Public Library of America.

<https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/the-grapes-of-wrath-by-john-steinbeck>.

In this remix, "The Grapes of Wrath" and the related primary source documents are exchanged for "Farewell to Manzanar" and related primary sources accessed through secondary open-source databases.

Discussion questions ask students to consider the memoir in light of its historical context and students gain experience reading and evaluating visual sources including political cartoons and propaganda posters to understand how elements of rhetorical can shape and/or reflect cultural values.

Subject:
Communication and Multimodal Literacy
Non-fiction
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Primary Source
Unit of Study
Author:
Andrea Yarbough
Date Added:
12/12/2019
Fossil and DNA Evidence for Evolution 5E Lesson
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In the engage section of the 5Elesson, students are introduced to the role of fossils as evidence of evolution and evolutionary relationships by watching a videos about the discovery of Lucy and Ardi and consider what type of information that they can gain from skull fossils. Students will then explore features of skulls from human ancestors and the modern day Homo sapien. After measuring skull to cheekbone ratios, students will create a graph to compare various species. Several interactives are provided to explain fossils, skeletal evidence for human evolution, and phylogenetic trees. Then, students will apply their skills of analyzing data about anatomical similarities and genetic information to depict evolutionary relationships between organisms using cladograms. To evaluate student understanding, students will complete an evolutionary relationships CER.

Subject:
Humanities
STEM/STEAM
Living Systems and Processes
Scientific and Engineering Practices
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Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
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Interactive
Lecture Notes
Lesson
Lesson Plan
Reading
Visual Media
Author:
Mary Hill
Date Added:
03/19/2021
Instruction in Functional Assessment
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Instruction in Functional Assessment introduces learners to functional assessment (FA), which includes a variety of assessment approaches (indirect, observational, and experimental) for identifying the cause of an individual’s challenging behavior for the purpose of designing effective treatments. FA is mandated by federal law and is a recognized empirically based approach to treatment of individuals with challenging behaviors (e.g., disruptive, self-injurious, and aggressive behaviors). Instruction in FA is essential for students who will one day enter professions as educators, psychologists, social workers, counselors, or mental health professionals.The purpose of this textbook is to provide instruction in FA skills for pre-professionals in the fields of education and psychology. This supplemental resource provides the context, background, and knowledge to facilitate students’ acquisition of the methods, decision-making, and skills involved in conducting FA. Each chapter begins with focus questions designed to promote reflective thinking and ends with discussion questions. To promote application of FA in diverse situations and teach important lessons, case studies of individuals with challenging behaviors, interactive activities, and opportunities for practice are embedded in the chapters. Moreover, the text includes the ingredients to facilitate students’ role play and rehearsal of appropriate FA skills while working in cooperative groups and using performance-based training.

Subject:
History/Social Sciences
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Textbook
Provider:
State University of New York
Provider Set:
OpenSUNY Textbooks
Author:
Marcie Desrochers
Moira Fallon
Date Added:
08/08/2014
Lake Investigation: Determining Lake Type and Health Using the Internet
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This activity is an on-line research activity in which students research different Minnesota lakes and determine their physical characteristics, chemical characteristics, and the overall health of the lake.

Subject:
Earth Resources
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Seth Webster
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Limiting Reactants: Industrial Case Study
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An exercise in which students apply limiting reactants, mass ratios and percent yields to suggest an optimum industrial process. Cost figures are provided but students are told to come up with, and defend, their own criteria for their recommendation.

Subject:
Matter
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Dave Blackburn
Date Added:
05/29/2019
Modeling DNA and RNA 5E Lesson
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Students will participate in a 5E lesson. To ENGAGE, students will connect their understanding of the characteristics of life to the fundamental molecule of life: DNA. To EXPLORE, students will extract DNA from fruit in a hands on (or video of a) lab, and then, students will act as Watson and Crick and use clues to discover the structure of DNA. In the EXPLAIN section, students will use slides to fill out guided notes on the structure of DNA and RNA. To ELABORATE on their understanding of DNA, students can participate in the CRISPR-Cas9 interactive and the Regulation of the Lactase Gene click and learn. Formative evaluations of students's ability to model DNA include (1) using an online interactive, (2) using their bodies as a class, and (3) using a cut and paste model. Finally, the summative EVALUATE is a DNA Model FlipGrid in which students use various materials to construct and explain the structure of DNA.

Subject:
STEM/STEAM
Health and Medical Sciences
Science
Living Systems and Processes
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Assessment
Case Study
Lecture Notes
Author:
Mary Hill
Date Added:
12/14/2020
Not So Neutral Views
Read the Fine Print
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Students are introduced to acids and bases, and the environmental problem of acid rain. They explore ways to use indicators to distinguish between acids and bases. Students also conduct a simple experiment to model and discuss the harmful effects of acid rain on our living and non-living environment, as well as how engineers address acid rain. In an associated literacy activity, students learn how persuasive techniques are used to develop an argument, and create an environmental case study.

Subject:
Scientific and Engineering Practices
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Provider:
TeachEngineering
Provider Set:
TeachEngineering
Author:
Amy Kolenbrander
Denise Carlson
Janet Yowell
Malinda Schaefer Zarske
Natalie Mach
Date Added:
09/18/2014
Urban Renewal
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Urban renewal policies enacted in San Francisco's Fillmore district in the 1950s-60s provide a vivid case study in public policy, federal and local government, and citizen activism. This important history sheds light on present-day urban renewal policies, such as empowerment zones and welfare-to-work.

Subject:
Fine Arts
Material Type:
Case Study
Lesson Plan
Provider:
KQED Education
Provider Set:
KQED Education Network
Date Added:
01/01/2001
Using Satellite Images to Understand Earth's Atmosphere
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In this Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter, students select, explore, and analyze satellite imagery. They do so in the context of a case study of the origins of atmospheric carbon monoxide and aerosols, tiny solid airborne particles such as smoke from forest fires and dust from desert wind storms. They use the software tool ImageJ to animate a year of monthly images of aerosol data and then compare the animation to one created for monthly images of carbon monoxide data. Students select, explore and analyze satellite imagery using NASA Earth Observatory (NEO) satellite data and NEO Image Composite Explorer (ICE) tool to investigate seasonal and geographic patterns and variations in concentration of CO and aerosols in the atmosphere.

Subject:
Earth and Space Systems
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Todd Ensign
Date Added:
06/05/2019
Whither Arctic Sea Ice?
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In this Earth Exploration Toolbook chapter, students work with real datasets to investigate a real situation regarding disappearing Arctic sea ice. The case study has students working side-by-side with a scientist from the National Snow and Ice Data Center and an Inuit community in Manitoba.

Subject:
Earth and Space Systems
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Provider:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Provider Set:
CLEAN: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Author:
Anupma Prakash
Betsy Youngman
Brian Rogan
Mark McCaffrey
Walt Meier
Date Added:
06/05/2019
Wonder Lake, a Case Study
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A town board based classroom scenario where students decide what to do with a parcel of land on the shoreline of a lake. Various interested parties try to purchase, but must answer town board questions in the process. Real issues of land-use, resource allocation, ethics, planning, and impacts.

Subject:
Living Systems and Processes
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Case Study
Provider:
Science Education Resource Center (SERC) at Carleton College
Provider Set:
Pedagogy in Action
Author:
Matthew F. Whitehill
Date Added:
05/29/2019