Dan Zalles

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Center for Technology in Learning
SRI International

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Activities (3)

The Heat is On: Understanding Local Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Visualization:Examples
Students draw conclusions about the extent to which multiple decades of temperature data about Phoenix suggest that a shift in local climate is taking place as opposed to exhibiting nothing more than natural variability.

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Alternative futures lesson part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This lesson is the culmination of a course on river systems restoration being taught at the University of Washington as part of the Project "Data Sets and Inquiry in Geoscience Environmental Restoration Studies" (NSF GEO-0808076), which is collaboration between UW and SRI International. The lesson bridges the physical and social science issues surrounding how alternative future models are generated for future scenarios about river systems that reflect different stakeholder preferences and how analyses of those scenarios inform attempts to negotiate policies acceptable to the stakeholders.

Lessons on River Ecosystems part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
These lessons immerse students in thinking about the big idea of an environmental system as a network of interrelationships and evaluating the goodness of policy options for the environment in the future.


Teaching About River Systems to High School and Undergraduate Students part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Project: Data Sets and Inquiry in Geoscience Environmental Restoration Studies (NSF GEO-0808076) Authors: Daniel Zalles, Center for Technology in Learning, SRI International and David Montgomery, Dep't of ...

Events and Communities

Student Learning: Observing and Assessing 2005 Participants

New Geoscience Tools 2008 Participants

Developing Student Understanding of Complex Systems in the Geosciences Participants

Teaching About Complex Systems Using the STELLA Modeling Software Participants

Using Data in the Classroom Workshop 2005 Participants