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High School Students' Perceptions of Evolutionary Theory part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This article offers several useful insights for teaching evolution in the science classroom. The authors examine the teaching of evolution by applying Joseph J. Schwab's "four commonplaces" ...
Research on Learning: Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics, Affective Domain, Cognitive Domain, :Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education

The Goal of Evolution Instruction: Belief or Literacy? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper discusses an approach to teaching evolution that allows students to develop an accurate understanding of the nature of science and the scientific process, resulting in improvement in their ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Science Education Standards/Science Literacy, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics
Subject: Biology:Evolution, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Education

Evolution Resources from the National Academies part of SERC Web Resource Collection

The National Academy of Science offers a linked list of statements from scientific organizations about dealing with creationism. Links include statements from the National Academy of Sciences, ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Science Education Standards/Science Literacy, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Evolution, Biology:Evolution

History of Energy in the United States: 1635-2000 part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This website, from the US Department of Energy, provides a history of energy use in the US from 1635-2000. It includes several figures showing how energy sources and consumption have changed through ...
Subject: Environmental Science:Energy

Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

We investigate the merit of including deliberate instruction on argumentation and debate in an undergraduate Earth system science course. We examine sample student evaluations of arguments ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics
Subject: Education, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change

Models in the courtroom part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article provides background information about the societal and technical aspects of the famous 'A Civil Action' trial. It also proposes that the steps involved in constructing a predictive ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Ways Of Learning
Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Groundwater modeling, Water and society, policy, and management, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Point Source Pollution, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Contaminant hydrology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Industrial Waste, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Economics, Environmental Science:Waste:Toxic and Hazardous Wastes:Metals, Environmental Science:Mineral Resources:Mining

The Effect of an Earth-Science Learning Program on Students' Scientific Thinking Skills part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study published in the Journal of Geoscience Education explores junior high school students' understanding of the essential concepts involved in scientific thinking: observation, hypothesis and ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Geologic Time
Subject: Education, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Biogeochemical cycling

Learning-for-Use in Earth science: Kids as climate modelers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper discusses the Learning-for-Use design framework, a tool to aid curriculum designers develop engaging curricula that foster useful understanding of material. The main goals of the framework ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Scaffolding, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized, Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Education, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Global change modeling, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology

American Heat: Ethical Problems with the United States' Response to Global Warming part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book by Donald Brown opens with a historical analysis of America's response to global warming, and continues with a look at the history of scientific and political concern with climate change. ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Drawing Inferences, Complex Systems
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Climatology , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Ethics/Values

Integrating Policy and Land Management Issues into a Natural Sciences Education: Teaching Environmental Sciences on the lower San Juan River, Utah part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article describes an interdisciplinary field course combining natural sciences and policy and land management. The course is founded on a place-based set of problems. The course consists of a ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology, Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Science, :Policy:US National Policy

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