John Maynard Keynes classic "Beauty Contest" had people choose from a set of faces which they thought would be considered the six most beautiful. Winners were chosen from those who chose the most popular face. This easy task replicates the experiment with a simple numbers game.... Read more about The Beauty Contest
This activity brings the real world into the classroom. Eva Millona visited GOV98mg to talk about The Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA).... Read more about MIRA Guest Speaker
There has been an outbreak of an unusual Asian disease. Which policy is best based on the scientific estimations of how many people will be saved? This activity uses this example with poll everywhere (polleverywhere.com) technology to demonstrate framing and prospect theory.... Read more about Unusual Asian Disease Outbreak
During J-Term prior to Field Geology (EPS74), students live in the Mojave desert for almost three weeks to map different pieces of the area in groups. The data will eventually be compiled into a composite class map.... Read more about Field Geology
In EPS182, Professor Francis MacDonald's students take a spring break trip to Sicily to study the geology of the region. They later use this information to write mock geology journal articles.... Read more about Mock Geology Journal Article
This final lab project, contributed by the Cornell Center for Teaching Excellence, utilizes the techniques learned throughout the semester in the lab as well as the concepts learned in the lecture portion of the class. The project involves a person breaking into a building and leaving the exhumed body of the dead college founder and a threatening note in a classroom. Evidence such as fingerprints, hair, fibers, shoeprints and glass are left at the crime scene.... Read more about Forensics Lab
Introduction/Background: In Jacob Barandes' Physics 302, students are driven to learn how to teach and communicate physics by giving small, mini-lessons throughout the semester. They are then driven to perform a longer lesson as a final project to show what they have learned during the term.