Del Mar College
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How Many Is A Million? part of Cutting Edge:Topics:Rates and Time:Visualizations with Teaching Notes
Roger Steinberg, Department of Natural Sciences, Del Mar College Description To help students visualize the immensity of geologic time, or even the immensity of just one million years, I have created a very large ...
Relative Age-dating -- Discovery of Important Stratigraphic Principles part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students don't have to be passively taught the important principles geologists use to do relative age-dating of rocks and geologic events. By careful analysis and critical thinking about photos and ...
The Use of Natural Crystals in the Study of Crystallography part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
I use single, euhedral, natural crystals of minerals extensively when teaching basic concepts of crystallogtaphy. In my Mineralogy course, I use single, well-formed crystals in all aspects of basic crystallography ...
Geologic Maps and Geologic Structures: A Texas Example part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
Students work with geologic maps of Texas, learning details of Texas geology, and reinforce knowledge and use of geologic structures, stratigraphic sections, and geologic cross sections.
Historical Geology (Earth History 1404) part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to geologic time; relative and actual age-dating methods; stratigraphic principles; origin of the Universe, Solar System, atmosphere, oceans, life; plate tectonics; changes on the Earth's surface ...
A Moveable Museum part of SAGE 2YC:Workforce, Transfer, and Careers:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
Del Mar College (DMC) is a two-year college in Corpus Christi, Texas. We have a lot of the pieces in place needed to create a strong program in support and preparation of students for transfer to four-year colleges, the geotechnical workforce, or geoscience careers - but we could use some new strategies for putting the pieces together.
Teaching about Time and other Big Numbers part of Workshop 2012:Essays
Roger Steinberg, Department of Natural Sciences, Del Mar College I use several strategies to address the challenge of teaching about time—conceptual, visual, and quantitative—but first, some background. After ...