Gary Solar

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Earth Sciences and Science Education
SUNY College at Buffalo

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Buffalo State College - Geology of New York State part of Teacher Preparation:Resource Collections:Courses
This course, intended for in-service science teachers who may not possess a geoscience background, is designed as a systematic approach to understanding the entirety of geology as recorded by earth materials, and those found in New York State in particular. The course is not intended to substitute for discipline-specific courses, but is meant to be an application of basics of physical geology in a systems context. New York State geology is particularly appropriate for this course because geologic time recorded spans almost 1.5 billion years and every aspect of the science from mineralogy-petrology to paleontology-sedimentology-stratigraphy to glaciology-geomorphology to structural geology-tectonics. The early part of the course is devoted to learning and re-emphasizing the essential tools of the geologist, including a command of the basics. Otherwise the course is designed in three parts that are integrated throughout in the context of the State's record of the geologic system. For Dr. Solar's reflections on the course and its design, see Geology of New York: Role in the Program.

Other Contribution

Theme Group 1: Earth Science for Secondary Teachers - Connection to Place part of Teacher Preparation:Workshops and Activities:Workshop 2007
Group Members Beth Pratt-Sitaula, Pacific Northwest Geology Gary Solar, Geology of New York State Amy Ellwein, Geobotany Joel Johnson, Earth System Science for Teachers Approach to Teaching the Course What ...

Events and Communities

2006 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop Participants

Teacher Preparation Workshop 2007 Participants

2008 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop Participants

2009 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop Participants

2010 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop Participants

Bringing MARGINS Science to the Classroom

2011 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop Participants

2012 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop

2013 AGU Heads and Chairs Workshop Participants