David McConnell

Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

North Carolina State University

Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (7)

Physical Weathering Concept Map Exercise part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
Students review and score a concept map for physical weathering using a grading rubric. They are then asked to reorganize or redraw the diagram to a form that you believe is appropriate to earn the highest score on the rubric.

ConcepTests part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:ConcepTests
Developed by David McConnell, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University What are ConcepTests? ConcepTests are conceptual multiple-choice questions that focus on one key ...

Conceptest: CFCs and ozone part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:ConcepTests:Examples
Analyze the following student descriptions of the relationship between CFCs and ozone. Which is the best? a. CFCs are manufactured gases that destroy the ozone layer and produce oxygen. b. Chlorine forms from the ...

Conceptest: Cooling rate of Igneous Rocks part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:ConcepTests:Examples
What is the most likely cooling rate and composition of a light colored, small grained igneous rock? A. Cooled rapidly, low silica B. Cooled rapidly, high silica C. Cooled slowly, low silica D. Cooled slowly, high ...

Conceptest: Ozone umbrella analogy part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:ConcepTests:Examples
Which statement is the best analogy? A. An umbrella is to rain as the stratosphere is to solar radiation. B. An umbrella is to rain as the stratosphere is to ultraviolet radiation. C. An umbrella is to rain as the ...

Conceptest: Permeability and cone of depression part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:ConcepTests:Examples
Two wells (A and B) are drilled into rocks that have the same porosity, but the rocks around well A have a higher permeability than these around well B. Suppose both wells are pumped at the same rate. Which ...

Conceptest: Equator tilt part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:ConcepTests:Examples
What would happen to the average temperature at the equator during our summer if the tilt angle of Earth's axis increased to 27 degrees? A. Temperatures would increase B. Temperatures would decrease C. ...

Teaching Method Module (1)

ConcepTests part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:ConcepTests
Developed by David McConnell, Department of Marine, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, North Carolina State University What are ConcepTests? ConcepTests are conceptual multiple-choice questions that focus on one key ...

Essay (1)

David McConnell part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Department of Geology, University of Akron Homepage Essay 1: Office Hours I taught a large introductory earth science class in spring semester 2006. I encouraged any student who wished to improve their exam ...

Conference Presentations (6)

On the Cutting Edge: Demonstrating Impact on Teaching part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Established in 2002 with funding from NSF, more than 1800 geoscience faculty, post-docs and graduate students have participated in On the Cutting Edge (CE) professional development workshops. The CE website, ...

Evaluating and revising the inquiry level of physical geology labs and assessing the impact on student academic performance. part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The introductory physical geology labs taught at North Carolina State University were reformatted in 2009 to include more inquiry-based activities and utilize local geologic resources. After several years of ...

Impact of InTeGrate materials on teaching beliefs and practices part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The NSF-funded InTeGrate project (http://serc.carleton.edu/integrate/index.html) seeks to develop, test, and disseminate geoscience educational resources for a variety of courses and disciplines so that they can ...

Strategies for incorporating InTeGrate materials in a large lecture physical geology course: Implications for early adopters. part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The InTeGrate project is an interdisciplinary effort to promote geoscience literacy through the context of societal issues. The project seeks to accomplish this in introductory geoscience and environmental science ...

Geoscience Videos and Their Role in Supporting Student Learning in Hybrid Introductory Geoscience Courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
A series of geoscience videos were created to support student learning in Introductory Physical Geology classes at North Carolina State University. Specifically, we have created web-streamed videos with multiple ...

Characterizing the teaching beliefs of today's geoscience graduate students and tomorrow's professors part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The next generation of professors will be drawn from today's graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. However, research into the pedagogical beliefs of geoscience graduate students and post-docs is ...