Geological and Environmental Sciences
California State University-Chico
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Density, Buoyancy and Convection part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
In this Earth Science lab, students observe the process of convection and then discover how and why it works through a series of hands-on activities in which they explore and build the various concepts that they need to understand in order to fully construct an understanding of the process of convection. The lab activity culminates in the construction of a concept map to explain how and why convection occurs. Learn more about the course for which this activity was developed.
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California State University, Chico - Concepts in Earth and Space Sciences part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Courses
Catalog Description: Fundamental concepts in (1) the solar system and the universe, (2) the structure and composition of the solid Earth, and (3) Earth's atmosphere and water. Intended for Liberal Studies majors and students pursuing a single subject teaching credential in science. 1.0 hours lecture, 4.0 hours activity. For Dr. Bykerk-Kauffman's reflections on the course and its design, see Concepts in Earth and Space Science: Role in the Program.
Teaching Method Module
Guided Discovery Problems part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:Guided Discovery Problems
Developed by Ann Bykerk-Kauffman . Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico What are Guided Discovery Problems? Deep down inside, why are you a scientist? I'll ...
A Brief History of Program Assessment part of Building Strong Geoscience Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico California State University, Chico, is a residential campus set in the northern Sacramento Valley at the ...
Ann Bykerk-Kauffman part of Cutting Edge:Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, California State University, Chico Homepage What are the key issues related to the role of the affective domain in teaching geoscience that you would like to ...
Lesson Plan Experiences in Science Content Courses part of Teacher Preparation:Workshops and Activities:Workshop 2007
Earth Science for Elementary Teachers - Including Lesson Design Group Members Heather Petcovic, Earth Science for Elementary Educators II Ann Bykerk-Kauffman, Concepts in Earth and Space Sciences Elizabeth ...
Events and Communities
Teaching Structural Geology Participants: Presenter
Career Prep Participants 2006: Leader