Dorothy Merritts

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Climate: Global Warming part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
An annotated example of Socratic questioning by the teacher with sample responses from students is provided in the Teaching Materials below. Topics covered are 20th century global warming, climate change, and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Acid Rain Socratic Questions part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Questions regarding acids in the atmosphere (and acid deposition) are arranged in a suggested sequence in which the teacher can direct a session of Socratic questioning. General answers are provided in italics within brackets. Main concepts addressed are causes of acid deposition and the residence time of anthropogenically-derived acids in the atmosphere.

Hydrosphere part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
An annotated example of Socratic questioning by the teacher with sample responses from students is provided in the Teaching Materials below. Topics covered are the hydrologic cycle, stream hydrographs, and land-use change.

Using Socratic Questioning part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning
Can it be, Ischomachus, that asking questions is teaching? I am just beginning to see what is behind all your questions. You lead me on by means of things I know, point to things that resemble them, and persuade ...

Earth Surface Socratic Questions part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Questions regarding Earth Surface Processes are arranged in sequence for a session of Socratic questioning.


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Solid Earth Socratic Questions part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Questions regarding the solid Earth are arranged in sequence for a session of Socratic questioning.

Oceans Socratic Questioning part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Questions regarding the oceans are arranged in sequence for a session of Socratic questioning and learning.

Climate and Solar Radiation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Questions regarding climate are arranged in a suggested sequence in which the teacher can direct a session of Socratic questioning in order to achieve certain learning content goals. Main concept addressed is various controls on the amount of solar radiation received at different parts of Earth's surface.

Solar System Socratic Questions part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Questions regarding the origins of the Universe and Solar System are arranged in sequence for a session of Socratic questioning and learning.

Time and Earth History Socratic Questions part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Questions regarding Time and Earth History are arranged in sequence for a session of Socratic questioning.

Biosphere Socratic Questions part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning:Examples
Questions regarding the biosphere are arranged in sequence for a session of Socratic questioning.

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Using Socratic Questioning part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning
Can it be, Ischomachus, that asking questions is teaching? I am just beginning to see what is behind all your questions. You lead me on by means of things I know, point to things that resemble them, and persuade ...