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Tracers in the hydrologic cycle: A jigsaw activity part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
Using a jigsaw approach, students investigate biogeochemical transformations (nitrate, silica, pH and conductivity) of water as it moves through the hydrologic cycle. The resulting conceptual framework facilitates later use of tracers in evaluating runoff mechanisms and sources of stream flow.
Bedform mapping in a coastal environment part of Cutting Edge:Sedimentary Geology:Activities
Students use a learning cycle of prediction-observation- comparison to investigate diverse bedforms exposed at low tide at a beach/inlet/tidal-delta complex and to relate them to formative flows.
Peter Lea part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Workshop 2010:Participant Essays
Peter Lea, Bowdoin College One of the main issues that I would like to discuss in this workshop concerns where and how student understanding of complex systems fits with in a geoscience department's overall ...
Peter Lea part of Cutting Edge:Metacognition:Workshop 08:Participant Essays
Metacognition and Cognitive Load in Teaching Sedimentary Geology Peter Lea, Geology Department, Bowdoin College Two of the major learning goals for undergraduate students in my Sedimentary Geology course are the ...