Waubonsee Community College
The Oil Game: Problem-based learning exercise in an Environmental Geology lecture-format class part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Activities
In a capstone exercise in a unit on energy in an Environmental Geology class of non-science majors, students participate in a 'field-based' simulation of oil exploration and exploitation which uses readily available supplies and easily constructed equipment. The class is divided into oil companies of no more than 4 'employees', in which they are asked to explore and model an oil prospect in a 'field area' set up in the classroom. Along the way, they are using the scientific method, and are exposed to skills and tools used by professional geologists. They are asked to (1) acquire 'field data', (2) construct a subsurface geologic model of the field area, (3) 'drill' an exploration well, (4) calculate the economics associated with a simulated development plan of the newly discovered oil field using the current price of oil, and (5) discuss and recommend to management (you, the instructor) the economic viability of the prospect by suggesting to proceed with development, or to wait for a particular scenario (i.e., price of oil).
The Geo2YC Division of NAGT part of Supporting Community College Faculty Across the Disciplines:Fall 2012 Workshop:Essays
David Voorhees, Associate Professor Earth Science / Geology, Waubonsee Community College Download this essay (Acrobat (PDF) 21kB Sep27 12) 1. From your perspective, what are the two things that your disciplinary ...
Identifying geoscience 'majors' at Waubonsee part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Supporting and Advancing Geoscience Education in Two-Year Colleges:Workforce Development:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
I have been teaching Earth Science, Geology, Astronomy and Geography full time at Waubonsee Community College for 10 years. As most of my teaching is the General Education Survey of Earth Science class, a 3-Â‐credit lecture course covering physical geology, oceanography, meteorology and astronomy, I don't have many, or know of many, geoscience majors in my classes, although I have identified several over the years using various techniques, four of which are described below.
David H. Voorhees part of Supporting Community College Faculty Across the Disciplines:Fall 2012 Workshop:Participant Profiles
Associate Professor Earth Science / Geology Waubonsee Community College Rt 47 @ Waubonsee Drive Sugar Grove, IL 60554 firstname.lastname@example.org Ã Hide Caption Dave Voorhees at Cambridge University in front of ...
Dolomite part of NAGT:Teaching Resources:Rock and Mineral Exchange:Postings
Dave Voorhees, Waubonsee Community College email@example.com Description of Available Specimens How many pieces are available: Large Collection I can provide hand specimens (and larger) of Sugar Run ...