Basil Tikoff

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Geoscience
UW Madison


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Activity

Calculating the radius of the Earth part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
Science students often have difficulty thinking about large spatial scales. The purpose of the exercise is to redo Eratosthenes' calculation of the radius of the Earth using data from to sites in ancient Egypt. The excercise teaches about the methodology of science - how Eratothenes figured it out - rather than worried about what the "right" answer is. It can also be used to discuss the role of models in geological thinking.

Essay

What should all citizens know about geoscience? part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
What should all citizens know about geoscience? Basil Tikoff, Geoscience, Univeristy of Wisconsin - Madison The problem I'll just put it out there: The way we teach science at the introductory level is ...


Events and Communities

Visualization Workshop 2004 Participants: Presenter

Teaching Structural Geology Participants: Presenter

ITG Teaching the Methods of Geoscience workshop 2012

ITG Teacher Preparation Module Development Meeting

Improving the Quantitative Training of Earth Science Graduate Students Participants