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Better Field Instruction by using Jigsaw Groups
Jigsaw groups places field site students in active, shared responsiblity, collaboration as they infer the concepts previously chosen and supported by their instructor.
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Developed by Barbara Tewksbury, Hamilton College "When efforts are structured cooperatively, there is considerable evidence that students will exert more effort to achieve - learn more, use higher-level ...
Specific Strategies for Using the Jigsaw Technique for Working in Groups in Non-Lecture-Based Courses
Barbara J. Tewksbury
This article in the Journal of Geological Education describes a teaching strategy called the jigsaw technique. The article uses 13 steps to explain how to use this technique, as well as critical ...
Centennial Field Guide Volume 2: Rocky Mountain Section of the Geological Society of America
Stanley S. Beus
This volume is a collection of field guides to 100 sites of geological interest within the intermountain states of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico as well as the northern third of ...
Geology Along Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana
Omer B. Raup, Robert L. Earhart, James W. Whipple, Paul E. Carrara
This guide describes many of the major geologic features of the Park. It is directed toward the Park visitor with little to no background in geology. The guide begins with a short introduction to the ...
Glacial Lake Missoula and the Channeled Scabland
Roy M. Breckenridge
This field trip guidebook is a detailed treatment of the field geology and geomorphology of Glacial Lake Missoula and the Spokane Floods. Seven field trips, published as separate chapters, follow the ...
Lynn Margulis, David Chase, Ricardo Guerrero
This 1986 journal article reports that most microbial communities have escaped description. The introduction discusses the various reasons for this gap in knowledge, while individual sections cover ...
The Five Biggest Ideas in Science
Charles M. Wynn, Arthur W. Wiggins
In a thought-provoking and entertaining exploration of The Five Biggest Ideas in Science, authors Charles Wynn and Arthur Wiggins provide a panoramic view of the questions scientists seek to answer ...
Ecology in a Jar
This journal article discusses incorporation of the Winogradsky Column into high school science classrooms to demonstrate nutrient cycles and inter-relatedness of organisms in the environment. It ...
The Life of Sergei Winogradsky
This journal article describes the life history of Sergei Winogradsky, the "Father of Soil Microbiology." It discusses the two phases of his scientific career and highlights his major ...