# Statistics Mini-Assignments

In EMR16 and Stat139, students periodically do very brief "mini-assignments" which require them to submit or consider something that the instructor incorporates into lecture.... Read more about Statistics Mini-Assignments

The primitive navigation final project will involve researching a topic that requires data gathering and analysis, along with research into the history associated with that topic. The final presentation will take the form of a video that will be posted online.

Using their knowledge of the use of a compass, triangulation, and uncertainties, students set off to walk to the bridge at the end of JFK Street in Harvard.

This activity was made by John Huth for his Primitive Navigation class, so his students will have practical experience working with primitive navigation tools through this experiment. This activity will help students understand navigational stars.

# Primitive Navigation - Sun Altitude

With the knowledge of the motion of the sun, the ability to find solar declination online, and how time can be used to find longitude from previous lectures in class, students must make a device to measure the altitude of the sun using a straw, protractor, and string weighted down to make horizontal.

# Weather Forecasting

Purpose: The purpose of this assignment is to consolidate knowledge of the weather from class.By making observations and committing to a prediction, it should help you see how weather systems evolve over time. It will also give you a first pass at video making, which will help with the final projects.

We ask that you refrain from looking up weather conditions and predictions for the  period when you are making observations and predictions. Often local observations will be more accurate than the ones found on website.... Read more about Weather Forecasting

# Planning a Documentary Film on Developmental Biology

To foster science communication skills, students are asked to propose a plan for a documentary film about an issue in developmental biology. They have to create a film poster and pamphlet that is presented at a class showcase.... Read more about Planning a Documentary Film on Developmental Biology

# Farm to Fork Project

Students apply what they have learned in the classroom to their own dinner plates by creating a meal based on principles of health and sustainability that are attentive to personal, local, and global considerations.... Read more about Farm to Fork Project

# Drawing Our Galaxy

In this activity, students will create an illustration of the Milky Way galaxy from multiple perspectives.

Students in a course on human usability of websites implement a semester-long project to analyze and propose a redesign of an existing badly-designed website.

# Game Design Activity

This activity in introductory game development is intended to offer concrete initial tools for solving some of the course problems, and provide comfortably small groups in which all student voices might be shared. ... Read more about Game Design Activity

# Web Re-design Project

This term long group re-design project emphasizes individual and collaborative learning to improve website designs.... Read more about Web Re-design Project

# Thalidomide: The pros and cons

This case study, contributed by the Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence, is intended to show that two enantiomers can have different effects on the body, and how the same drug can be used to treat different diseases or symptoms.  It is also intended to help students begin to understand the process of FDA approval for drugs.  This problem could be used in an organic chemistry class or in a class for non-science majors.... Read more about Thalidomide: The pros and cons