Analysis of sidewalk fractures

Geology professor Charles Onasch of Bowling Green State University suggests a lesson in observation and analysis: ANALYSIS OF SIDEWALK FRACTURES Summary Using fractures in sidewalks as an analog for natural outcrops, students learn to make systematic observations, measure the orientation and location of fractures, manipulate and analyze data, and consider some kinematic and dynamic questions […]

Remembrance of lectures past

I once heard somebody describe the lecture method as a process whereby the lecture notes of the instructor get transferred to the notebooks of the students without passing through the brains of either. That is essentially what is happening in classrooms around the globe. So writes Eric Mazur in “Farewell, Lecture?” Science, January 2, 2009, […]