Natural Sciences & Business
Illinois Valley Community College
Natural Hazards Term Project part of Cutting Edge:Environmental Geology:Activities
Students apply the concepts learned in the class by preparing two (2) term projects discussing two natural hazards and how they impact the area where the student lives (or an area the student might like to live in).
Environmental Geology of the Area where you Live part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students research and report on the environmental geology (resources and hazards) of the area around their home. The project helps develop students' abilities to apply what they have learned.
Expedition to the PreCambrian part of Cutting Edge:Early Earth:Activities
A group exercise that investigates geological, atmospheric, hydrologic, and biological conditions during the Hadean, Archean, and Proterozoic. Students will plan a trip to a certain time period within the Precambrian, research critical environmental clues, and report their findings with a group presentation to the class. Note: This activity is still under development and has not yet been used in the classroom. We encourage instructors to add supporting information or to try this activity and suggest changes or additions.
Election Project part of Cutting Edge:Public Policy:Activities
Students research and report on candidates positions on issues relevant to the course. Students get to apply what they have covered in class to real events relevant to their current and future lives.
Energy Policy part of Cutting Edge:Public Policy:Activities
Students research and make recommendations regarding the petroleum energy policy of the U.S. with respect to other countries.
The Global Environment part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Courses
This is an interdisciplinary course that introduces students to the study of environmental issues. Students read about and discuss a broad range of issues where humans interact with the environment. Topics range throughout the sciences including biology, geology, and the atmosphere. Student work includes discussion in class, written reflections, essay exams, and leading class discussions.
Historical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an introductory study of geologic history of the Earth. Emphasis is placed on interpretation of rocks and fossils as a means of understanding the Earth's history.
Historical Geology part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Mike Phillips , firstname.lastname@example.org Illinois Valley Community College a Two Year College . Course URL: http://www.ivcc.edu/phillips/courses/gel1009/map-hist.htm Subject: ...
Incorporating Environmental Justice as Part of a Holistic Approach to Environmental Science Courses part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching Environmental Justice: Interdisciplinary Approaches:Essays
Mike Phillips, , Illinois Valley Community College At the beginning of my professional career, I worked for an environmental consulting firm investigating hazardous waste sites throughout the Midwest. I ...
Physical Geology at Illinois Valley Community College part of Math You Need:Implementations
Physical Geology at Illinois Valley Community College Instructor: Mike Phillips Enrollment: 30-45 Challenges to using math in introductory geoscience In my physical geology course, students abilities in math vary ...
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