David McConnell

Marine, Earth & Atmospheric Sciences

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

Project Leader, Workshop Leader and Participant, Website Contributor

Project Leader

Cutting Edge part of Cutting Edge
The On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods through workshops and websites which combine to provide professional development opportunities, resources, and opportunities for faculty to interact with colleagues around the world.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (7)

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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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. ...

Physical Weathering Concept Map Exercise part of Cutting Edge: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.

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: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 ...