Assignment Library Tag: Group Project

Everyday Macroeconomics: An Indicator Assessment Project

Description The Everyday Macroeconomics: An Indicator Assessment is a group project that is incorporated within the instruction of Principles of Macroeconomics. The project is a significant component of establishing access, interest, and understanding of the use-value of economics in everyday life and offers a creative student-led synthesis of the objective of the course: be able… Read more »

Design and Build a Musical Instrument

Description The Design and Build a Musical Instrument project represents both an individual and a group project. Each student is to design and build an instrument that is durable, audible, and attractive. This instrument is accompanied by a paper describing the physics concepts related to creating the instrument (e.g., length of strings, placement of holes,… Read more »

Final Paper: Proposing a Solution to a Global Problem

Description The purpose and focus of the assignment are to have students apply what they have learned about a global problem to propose an evidence-based solution, to critically evaluate a local institution or organization in terms of the proposed solution, and to hypothesize their own involvement in the solution. This signature assignment and rubric were… Read more »

Power line sag analysis

Description The assignment puts students in the context of working for an engineering consulting firm asked by a city council to model the sag of high voltage transmission lines, and consider health implications of electromagnetic fields around the lines. Student teams are allowed to select a municipality. The assignment is part of a course deliberately… Read more »

Keychain Ziplines: A Practical Way to Study Velocity in the Calculus Classroom

Description This formative assessment entails a set of activities designed for the first day of a college calculus course and tested in a variety of college calculus classrooms. Learning objectives are to: review calculations of average velocity; introduce the concept of instantaneous velocity; have students explore the connections between average and instantaneous velocity; and create… Read more »