The University of Arizona
The Evolution of Earth through Time part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This activity is designed for large freshman courses (>200 students) and is used in-class. The activity requires a short (15 minute) overview of Earth history before students have the opportunity to work through various questions and problems. Tasks include simple math problems, critical thinking questions, and include place-based examples of geological situations.
Multiple temporal scales of landscapes and landforms part of Cutting Edge:Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This exercise provides students with a timescale and list of geomorphic landforms and processes. The activity requires that students utilize their knowledge of process-driving mechanisms to place landforms and processes on a timescale. Students will encounter a wide variety of landforms and will learn how different processes occur on vastly different timescales.
Making geoscience more relevant: A game of catch up part of Integrate:Workshops:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
Philip Stokes, Geosciences, The University of Arizona To learn more about public attitudes towards geoscience, we collected data from 92 local middle school students who attended a geoscience-themed outreach event ...
Teaching time: A cultural approach to an old topic part of Workshop 2012:Essays
Phil Stokes, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona On the subject of mortality, poet Robert Hunter penned: But it's just a box of rain1 or a ribbon for your hair Such a long, long time to be gone ...
Geosciences, The University of Arizona part of Building Strong Geoscience Departments:Curricula & Programs:Curriculum Profiles
Information for this profile was provided by Philip Stokes, The University of Arizona. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a bachelors degree. Program Design ...
Supporting Minority Students at University of Arizona part of Integrate:Programs:Supporting Minority Students
The University of Arizona (UA) is located in downtown Tucson, Arizona. Tucson is the second largest city in Arizona and is situated about 100 km from the U.S.-Mexico border. Tucson has 500,000 people; the greater metro area has about 1,000,000. The population of Tucson is about 40% Hispanic or Latino, and this group is growing. For instance, in the Tucson Unified School District, Hispanics/Latinos make up about 60% of all students. The UA was founded in 1885 and was the first university in the Arizona territory (that's right, ASU). In the fall of 2013, the UA undergraduate enrollment was 31, 670 students. Approximately 39% of these students were from a minority (undifferentiated). The UA currently offers degrees in 334 fields of study. The Department of Geosciences offers undergraduate and graduate degrees. For undergrads, Geosciences has three tracks: Geology, Geophysics, and Earth Systems Science. There is also a minor in Geology. For grads, the department offers the M.S. and Ph.D. The department is ranked #1 in Geology, #7 in Earth Sciences, and #10 in Geochemistry in the most recent U.S. News and World Report national survey of graduate programs.