Mary Anne Holmes
Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
University of Nebraska at Lincoln
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Writing A Book Synopsis for Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Activities
Students read popular science books and write a synopsis of the book, linking the topic(s) covered in the book with those covered in class. This activity is designed for a large geoscience lecture course to aid students in improving their understanding of the topics we cover. In addition, students tend to get lost in large science courses; they may arrive with misconceptions about science and their ability to perform well in a science course. This assignment allows students to do some extra work and improve their grades. It presents science as an intriguing story while emphasizing topics covered in class. The intended outcome is to deepen student understanding of specific topics and to lower students' anxiety about their ability to "do science".
Oceanography part of Cutting Edge:Oceanography:Courses
This course is intended to provide students with a beginning towards understanding the oceans, how they affect you, and how you affect them. After taking this course, you will be prepared to learn more, throughout your life, and to enjoy this unique water planet through a better understanding of it. The course is 15 weeks; 3 lecture sessions of 50 minutes each per week.
Mary Anne Holmes part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Workshop 08:Participant Essays
Brain Development and Long-Term Memory Mary Anne Holmes, University of Nebraska - Lincoln The aspect of learning that most interests me is long-term declarative memory formation. Three aspects of brain development ...