Sandra Rutherford

Geography and Geology

Eastern Michigan University

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Activities (2)

Movie Clip Lesson Plan part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
The students are asked to develop a lesson plan about an earth science concept that they have seen in a "Hollywood" film. They must find the short movie clip, come up with a way to show the students why this is wrong either by using a demo or a lab activity. Examples of appropriate movies are Dante's Peak, Twister, The Core, and Asteroid. The students complete a lesson plan, present the activity to the class, and reflect on how they did. Learn more about the course for which this activity was developed.

Earth System Science Project part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection
An Earth System Project shows the interaction between the Geosphere, Hydrosphere, Atmosphere, and Biosphere. The project is fully described with ready-to-copy materials, including student handouts in table form and diagrams describing project construction. This project is a valuable model of a pond ecosystem and can easily be woven into the hydrosphere unit.


Eastern Michigan University - Methods for Teaching Secondary Earth Science part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Courses
This class will introduce the student to: science content standards, hands-on activities, demos, laboratory organization, projects, assessments, differentiation, writing in science, technology, and homework. The preservice teacher should leave the class feeling prepared to student teach Earth Science. Course Prerequisites: ESSC 212 and CURR 305 For Dr. Rutherford's reflections on the course and its design, see Methods for Teaching Secondary Earth Science: Role in the Program.


Sandra Rutherford part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Workshop 08:Participant Essays
Researching Transfer of Knowledge with Elementary Preā€service Teachers by Sandra Rutherford, Department of Geography and Geology, Eastern Michigan University As with all educators I would like the students in my ...

Other Contributions (2)

Metacognitive Learning Strategies in All Classes part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Classroom Tactics
Contributors: Saundra McGuire Dave Gosselin Martha Mamo Mary Anne Holmes Jenefer Husman Sandra Rutherford Developed at the 2008 workshop, The Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience. Course level: intro ...

Clinical Interviews to Promote Metacognition: Design, perform, and evaluate clinical interviews of students solving problems around big ideas in the geosciences part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Tactics for Specific Populations
Developed by: Sister Gertrude Hennessey Demet Kirbulut Christy Briles Ron Narode Erin Peters Sandra Rutherford Jason McGraw Developed at the 2008 workshop, The Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience. For ...

Events and Communities

Teacher Preparation Workshop 2007 Participants

The Role of Metacognition in Teaching Geoscience Participants