Vanessa Svihla

Science and Mathematics Education

University of Texas at Austin, The

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Modeling Global Climate Change part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Teaching Activities
This activity explores the role of energy in global climate change. Students explore netlogo models of climate, and learn about cumulative effects.

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MySystem and Energy Story part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Assessments
The assessment includes a MySystem, which is a diagramming tool that is used to show flows in a system, and an Energy Story, which allows students to create a narrative explanation of a system.

Earth, Wind, and Fire Quiz part of Cutting Edge:Student Learning: Observing and Assessing:Activities
This is an example of one of the formative assessments I used while teaching labs for a geology class for non-science majors. Such quizzes were given at the start of each lab session.

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Student Learning: Observing and Assessing 2005 Participants

Developing Student Understanding of Complex Systems in the Geosciences Participants