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How Mosquitoes Can Fly in the Rain
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In this lesson, we learn how insects can fly in the rain. The objective is to calculate the impact forces of raindrops on flying mosquitoes. Students will gain experience with using Newton's laws, gathering data from videos and graphs, and most importantly, the utility of making approximations. No calculus will be used in this lesson, but familiarity with torque and force balances is suggested. No calculators will be needed, but students should have pencil and paper to make estimations and, if possible, copies of the graphs provided with the lesson. Between lessons, students are recommended to discuss the assignments with their neighbors.

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Physics
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M.I.T.
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M.I.T. Blossoms
Author:
David Hu
Date Added:
10/29/2012
Macro Lecture Plan: Geography and the Deep Determinants of Economic Growth
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Lecture Objective: Introduce geography as a potentially deep determinant of growth and expose students to questions in the cutting edge of the field.

The lesson incorporates a few MRU videos about geography and growth from our Principles of Macroeconomics and Development Economics video courses. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant news articles and blog posts, and two podcast episodes

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Economics
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Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
02/16/2018
Macro Lecture Plan: THE SUPER SIMPLE SOLOW MODEL, PART 1: CONDITIONAL CONVERGENCE
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Lecture Objective: Introduce students to the super simple Solow model. By the end of the lesson, students should be able to identify inputs to growth, solve for the steady state, and identify the factors that lead to conditional convergence.

The lesson incorporates a number of MRU’s videos about the Solow model and conditional convergence from our Principles of Macroeconomics video course. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant articles and blog posts, an episode of Planet Money, and even an interview with Robert Solow himself.

Subject:
Economics
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Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
02/16/2018
Macro Lecture Plan: THE SUPER SIMPLE SOLOW MODEL, PART 2: IDEAS LECTURE PLAN
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Lecture Objective: Students are able to identify incentives and factors that increase the production of ideas, and list the costs and benefits of using patents, prizes, and subsidies to increase idea creation.

The lesson incorporates a number of MRU’s videos about the economics of ideas from our Principles of Macroeconomics video course, as well as a TED-talk on the topic. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant articles and blog posts, a few episodes of Planet Money, and even an interview with Robert Solow himself.

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What is Marginal Revolution University (MRU)?

Many of us can remember our first great economics teacher who fundamentally changed how we see the world. At MRU, we try and deliver that experience to millions worldwide through video.

Founded as a nonprofit in 2012 by George Mason University economics professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, MRU is building the world’s largest online library of free economics education videos -- currently weighing in at more than 800 videos.

Subject:
Economics
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Lecture
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Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
02/16/2018
Micro Lecture Plan: Compensating Wage Differentials
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Lecture Objective: Students understand what “there ain't no such thing as a free lunch” really means. In other words, they can identify different types of nonmonetary compensation and how they form part of real wages.

The lesson incorporates two MRU videos about compensating wage differentials from our Principles of Microeconomics video course. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, graphs and charts, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant news articles and blog posts, two episodes of Planet Money, and a podcast conversation between Tyler Cowen and Peter Thiel.

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What is Marginal Revolution University (MRU)?

Many of us can remember our first great economics teacher who fundamentally changed how we see the world. At MRU, we try and deliver that experience to millions worldwide through video.

Founded as a nonprofit in 2012 by George Mason University economics professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, MRU is building the world’s largest online library of free economics education videos -- currently weighing in at more than 800 videos.

Subject:
Economics
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Lecture Notes
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Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
02/16/2018
Micro Lecture Plan: I, Rose - An Intro to the Price System
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Lecture Objective: Introduce students to the price system - how markets connect to one another and form a sophisticated global network that is constantly adjusting based on price signals. We use a Valentine’s Day analogy to illustrate key points.

The lesson incorporates a few MRU videos from MRU's Principles of Microeconomics video course. We also mix in discussion prompts, exercises, practice questions, and pre- and post-class assignments. Finally, we provide supplementary resources such as additional data sources, relevant news articles and blog posts, and an episode of Planet Money.

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What is Marginal Revolution University (MRU)?

Many of us can remember our first great economics teacher who fundamentally changed how we see the world. At MRU, we try and deliver that experience to millions worldwide through video.

Founded as a nonprofit in 2012 by George Mason University economics professors Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok, MRU is building the world’s largest online library of free economics education videos -- currently weighing in at more than 800 videos.

Subject:
Economics
Material Type:
Lecture
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Provider:
Marginal Revolution University
Author:
Alex Tabarrok
Mary Clare Peate
Date Added:
02/16/2018