Eliza Richardson

Geosciences

Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (6)

Is the New Madrid Seismic Zone at risk for a large earthquake? part of Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
In this lesson we discuss the controversy regarding the extent of seismic risk in the central United States today. We learn how to estimate earthquake recurrence interval using a variety of methods. This lesson ...

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The spectrum of fault slip part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:Mini Lesson Collection 2014
Introduction to the different types of slip behaviors that can occur on subduction thrust, and comparative analysis of data sets derived from earthquakes and slow slip events to learn to discriminate among events.

Accretionary vs. erosive subduction margins part of MARGINS Data in the Classroom:Mini Lesson Collection 2014
This module examines the nature and variability of subduction margins through examination of data sets that document subduction zone inputs, deformation, and resulting morphology in different settings.

VEPP: Working with the VEPP website in an online M.Ed. course part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Volcano Exploration Project: Pu`u `O`o:Examples
Students explore the VEPP website and complete a two-part problem set in which they work through the ideas presented in an EOS paper regarding eruptions at Kilauea and they try to find a deflation-inflation event ...

Pre-instructional activities to prepare students for online learning part of Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
Students get low-stakes practice doing many of the tasks they will have to complete later on the course such as navigating the course website, turning in an assignment to a dropbox, and posting to a discussion ...

Optics Lab part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching About Earth Online Workshop:Activities
In this activity, students will calculate the index of refraction of water by measuring the angles of incidence and refraction of light as it passes from air to water. They will follow directions to set up the ...

Essay (1)

Eliza Richardson, Pennsylvania State University-Main Campus part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching About Earth Online Workshop:Essays
From your experience, what practices make for excellent online Earth Science learning? The one single practice that makes for excellent online Earth Science learning is essentially the same one which makes for ...

Conference Presentations (2)

Eat All the Pez: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Ideas for K-12 Teacher Professional Development part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Earth science is the smallest discipline among the sciences in terms of number of certified teachers at the K-12 level (compared to biology, chemistry, and physics). Some states require no instruction in Earth ...

Teaching inservice teachers with authentic data in an online environment part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Tuesday
An overarching goal of the Master of Education in Earth Sciences program at Penn State University is to expose excellent and enthusiastic teachers to primary scientific research in Earth science so they can master ...

Other Contribution (1)

Engaging Online Students in Authentic Earth Science Experiences part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Roundtable Discussions
Whether we are teaching large or small classes, introductory level, non-majors, or upper levels, we all want our online students to analyze and interpret authentic data as well as make scientifically sound ...