Federica Raia


The City College of New York

 University of California, Los Angeles

Materials Contributed through SERC-hosted Projects

Activities (3)

Urban Farming, Soil Science and Me - Reflection 1 part of Cutting Edge:Service Learning:Activities
This reflection assignment is used within a service learning project to bridge three fundamental categories: community service, personal growth and course content. Reflections are designed to gauge students' expectations, thoughts, learning and understanding and make them evident to the students. Students reflect back on the experience(s) and also relate it to what they had written at the beginning of the course. The first assignment of the reflections series is presented along with the general expectations for reflections (which will become a rubric), The DEAL Model and questions guiding critical reflections.

Global Patterns part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Based on my research on how best to enhance students' understanding of complex systems, I utilize various activities to support pattern recognition, a fundamental skill to understanding complex systems behavior. For example, students examine data of soil moisture, insolation, surface temperature, cloud fraction, precipitation, world topography/bathymetry, aerosol optical thickness, and biosphere (from different times of the year) to identify patterns of distribution and variation at regional and global scales. The data are taken from NOAA, NASA, SERC, and NSIDC.

Greenproofing part of Cutting Edge:Urban Geology:Activities

Other Contributions (2)

Modeling Systems Behavior part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Frederica Raia, City College of New York Course: Earth System Science: Physical and Chemical Principles 10-15 students Students remember what they have seen and done much better than they remember what you have ...

Force Concept Inventory part of Cutting Edge:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
The Force Concept Inventory (FCI) is a research-based multiple-choice test designed to assess student understanding of the most basic concepts in Newtonian physics.

Events and Communities

Student Learning: Observing and Assessing 2005 Participants

Urban Geology Workshop 2008 Participants

Developing Student Understanding of Complex Systems in the Geosciences Participants

Teaching Service Learning in the Geosciences Participants

Early Career '02 Participants