Sara Harris

Earth, Ocean, & Atmospheric Sciences

University of British Columbia

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (10)

What are THESE rocks (and how did they form)? part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection

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Relative Dating on Earth and Mars part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students apply principles of relative dating to a cross-section, then to the surface of Mars.

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Testing the Fixed-hotspot-moving-plate model part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students examine hot spot tracks, magnetic inclination data, and coral data from the Hawaii-Emperor Seamount Chain to test the hypothesis that hotspots are fixed. Most students have learned somewhere that hotspots ...

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Is it a Mineral? part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection

Where was that earthquake? part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection

Quantifying Biodiversity part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Teaching Materials Collection

Absorption by atmospheric gases of incoming and outgoing radiation part of CLEAN:CLEAN Network:Teaching Materials
This activity is part of the community collection of teaching materials on climate and energy topics. These materials were submitted by faculty as part of the CLEAN Climate Workshop, held in June, 2011 and are not ...

Activity Suite: How Does The Greenhouse Effect Influence Global Temperature? part of CLEAN:CLEAN Network:Teaching Materials
This activity is part of the community collection of teaching materials on climate and energy topics. These materials were submitted by faculty as part of the CLEAN Climate Workshop, held in June, 2011 and are not ...

What makes a greenhouse gas a greenhouse gas? part of CLEAN:CLEAN Network:Teaching Materials
This activity is part of the community collection of teaching materials on climate and energy topics. These materials were submitted by faculty as part of the CLEAN Climate Workshop, held in June, 2011 and are not ...

Earth and the Solar System part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is high enrollment science course for non-science students in which we examine the evidence for how geological, biological, atmospheric, oceanic, and climatic processes work and interact here on Earth. We then ...

Course (1)

Earth and the Solar System part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is high enrollment science course for non-science students in which we examine the evidence for how geological, biological, atmospheric, oceanic, and climatic processes work and interact here on Earth. We then ...

Conference Presentations (2)

Thinking Big: A School-Wide Course Transformation at the University of Hawai'i's School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
We aim to fundamentally transform undergraduate geoscience instruction at the University of Hawai'i, Mānoa (UHM) School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST) based on the Science Education ...

An Inexpensive, Faculty-led School-Wide Undergraduate Course Transformation part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday A
Efforts to fundamentally transform undergraduate geoscience instruction at a school-wide level are generally institutionally driven and supported. For example, the Carl Weiman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI), ...

Other Contributions (3)

Spreading evidence-based practices through paired teaching part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:GER:Idea Papers
Sara Harris, University of British Columbia At our research-intensive university, some new faculty members arrive enthusiastic about teaching. Even the keen ones, however, come with little training nor awareness ...

Online and Hybrid Learning part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Mini Workshops:Online & Hybrid Learning
How do we maximize student learning opportunities in on-line and hybrid* courses? In this workshop, we will explore ways to best take advantage of student contributions, instructor expertise, and existing ...

Overcoming the Obstacles to Teaching Reform part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Afternoon Mini Workshops
Transitions to evidence-based, student-centered teaching can involve practical, human, and system-level challenges. How do we transform our own teaching practices, and also develop critical mass to change cultural ...