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Students, fieldwork, space and time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper suggests how to get students to build up an overall perspective of the different rock sequences they see during a field excursion. It outlines a five-prong approach aimed at understanding ...
Use of a virtual environment in the Geowall to increase student confidence and perfomrance during field mapping: An example from an introductory-level field class part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michael M. Kelly, Nancy R. Riggs
Geology students often have difficulty learning the baseline terrain-analysis skills required for success in introductory field geology. Students in the Introductory Field Methods class at Northern ...
Bringing the Field into the Classroom by Using Dynamic Digital Maps to Engage Undergraduate Students in Petrology Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Theresa M. Boundy, Christopher Condit
We utilize Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs) in our undergraduate petrology courses to bring in accessible and exciting volcanic field areas to the students in the class room and to engage the students in ...
A Simple and Effective Tool for Teaching the Concept of Strike and Dip and the Measurement of Structural Data in the Field part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David A. Gonzales
The concept of strike and dip is integral to field studies in geology, but can be challenging and frustrating for students to learn. A simple and inexpensive field tool has proven effective in ...
Fieldwork in a digital world part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. E. Dobson
The use of computer games as an educational tool: identification of appropriate game types and elements part of SERC Print Resource Collection
A. Amory, K. Naicker, J. Vincent, C. Adams
The authors had students play three different kinds of games: an educational simulation game, a strategy game, a narrative-driven adventure game, and a first-person shooter. Students preferred the ...
Effects of Student-Generated Diagrams versus Student-Generated Summaries on Conceptual Understanding of Causal and Dynamic Knowledge in Plate Tectonics part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Gobert, J. Clement
This article examines the beneficial effects of student-generated diagrams versus student-generated summaries on conceptual understanding on the topic of plate tectonics. A group of fifth grade ...
Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C.A. Manduca, D.W. Mogk
What does it mean to be a geoscientist? What characterizes the expertise that geoscientists bring to understanding the Earth? How do students develop this expertise? This volume brings together ...
Pictorial Aids for Learning by Doing in a Multimedia Geology Simulation Game part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R.E. Mayer, P. Mautone, W. Prothero
How can we help students learn to solve authentic geology problems within a virtual environment? This article describes the results of various scaffolding methods for students who were asked to ...
Prospects for Scientific Visualization as an Educational Technology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
D. N. Gordin, R. D. Pea
Scientific visualization has the potential to make science education more accessible and to provide a means for authentic scientific inquiry. The role of scientific visualization within science is ...