Barry Bickmore

Geological Sciences

Brigham Young University

Barry Bickmore is a professor in the Department of Geological Sciences at Bringham Young University. His two main research focuses are in low temperature geochemistry and geoscience education. For more information, visit Barry Bickmore's faculty web page from Brigham Young University.

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Activities (7)

The Anatomy of a Rate Law part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Quantitative Writing:Examples
This assignment teaches geochemistry students to explain the mathematical forms of rate laws, and organize paragraphs in their writing assignments properly.

Magma Viscosity Demos part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Interactive Lectures:Examples
This is an interactive lecture where students answer questions about demonstrations shown in several movie files. They learn to connect what they have learned about molecules, phases of matter, silicate crystal structures, and igneous rock classification with magma viscosity, and to connect magma viscosity with volcano explosiveness and morphology.

Chemical Equilibrium Misconceptions part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Mathematical and Statistical Models:Examples
This STELLA modeling and writing assignment helps students confront and replace common misconceptions about chemical equilibrium.

Science as Storytelling for Teaching the Nature of Science part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Activities
"Science as Storytelling" is a program designed to help students in introductory science courses confront and replace misconceptions about the nature of science, and become more willing and able to address science-religion conflicts.

Rock Types Lab part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Indoor Labs:Examples
This lab helps students link concepts about how rocks form with observations about how rocks look. It is designed to help them learn rock classification in a more connected manner than is usual.

Organizing Scientific Writing part of Process of Science:Examples
I give writing assignments along with some explicit instructions about how to organize their writing. Drafts are reviewed by peers and the instructor.

Observations vs. Explanations part of Process of Science:Examples
In small-group and class discussions, students learn to separate scientific observations from explanations.

Courses (3)

Earth Stories: Earth Science for Elementary Education Majors part of Process of Science:Courses
This course is designed to help Elementary Education majors learn basic geological concepts. This is done in the context of the nature of science and basic scientific thinking skills.

Geochemistry part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
This course is an introductory geochemistry class that focuses on the application of basic chemical principles and problem-solving to geochemical systems.

Brigham Young University: Earth Science for Elementary Education Majors part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Courses
This is the second part of a 2-semester sequence on the physical sciences required for Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education majors. The first course in the sequence covers principles of chemistry and ...