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When Pond Scum Ruled the Earth - The Proterozoic Fossil Record part of Paleontology:Activities
In this specimen-based activity, students examine microfossils and stromatolites and build an understanding of the Proterozoic paleontological record.
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Climate Change and the Arctic part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:Gustavus Adolphus:Teaching Activities
Students will learn about the physical changes occurring in the Arctic and the local and global physical, climatic, and human impacts of these changes.
Global Climate Change: Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:Gustavus Adolphus:Teaching Activities
This mini-module describes a two-day mini-unit integrating global climate changein Woolf's book Orlando: A Biography. The module connects historical climate records to literary descriptions, discusses the difference between weather and climate, and invites conversation about climate-driven trends in phenology.
Monsoons in a Changing Climate part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:Gustavus Adolphus:Teaching Activities
In this mini-module, students are introduced to the mechanisms of the African monsoon and explore the relationship between climate feedback and changes to the monsoon. It concludes with an illustration of how those changes are affecting the people who live there and generating political instability.
Climate Change and Migratory Behavior part of Integrate:Program Design:Implementation Programs:Gustavus Adolphus:Teaching Activities
In this 50-minute guided lecture, students learn the peculiar threats to migratory animals, given the projected spatial variability of climate change on the planet. This activity uses a climate departure analysis to assess threat to the monarch butterfly.
Sedimentology and Stratigraphy part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course addresses sedimentary rocks and sedimentary systems. It includes sediment transport and deposition processes, sedimentary environments and systems, and stratigraphic patterns.
Paleontology part of Paleontology:Courses
Catalog Description: The life of the geologic past, including the application of the study of fossils to evolution processes, paleoecology, and biostratigraphy. Laboratories will emphasize invertebrates including ...
Conference Presentations (2)
Reformed teaching in geoscience classrooms: How engaged are our students and what can we do to engage them more? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday B
A team of trained observers made direct observations of 204 unique geoscience classes across the US using the Reformed Teaching Observation Protocol (RTOP). Observed classes were taught by faculty of diverse ...
Empowering the Student Voice in Place-Based Geoscience Education: From Field Trips to Case Studies part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday B
Geoscience education research strongly supports the use of place-based approaches to effectively teach Earth science content, particularly when working with general education students and members of underserved ...
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What is "Sustainability Education" and How do We Get There? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Panel Discussions
Sustainability themes, in terms of meeting the needs of human society while sustaining environmental support systems of the planet, can be applied to a broad range of courses in the geosciences and provide the ...
Central Section, Geoscience Education Research Division
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