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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

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

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

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

The Role of Scaffolding Student Metacognition in Developing Mental Models of Complex Earth and Environmental Systems part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Students organize knowledge in Earth and environmental sciences and reason about environmental issues through manipulation of mental models. The nature of the Earth and environmental sciences, which ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Instructional Design:Scaffolding, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, How information is organized:Mental models
Subject: Environmental Science, Education

The Lifestyle Project part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper from the Journal of Geoscience Education describes the Lifestyle Project. This project is an innovative way for students to learn about environmental alternatives by modifying their own ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Decision-Making, Environmental Ethics/Values, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity:Water Conservation, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Soils and Agriculture:Food Production and Distribution, Environmental Science:Energy:Efficiency and Energy Conservation, Environmental Science:Waste:Waste Solid :Waste Reduction/Recycling

Science Policy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Science policy involves consideration of two fundamental human activities: science and policy. People make decisions of valued outcomes, so thinking about science policy necessarily implicates ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time
Subject: Environmental Science:Policy:Environmental Ethics/Values

Using Internet technology to deliver an inquiry-based Earth systems course designed for middle school teachers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Abstract: The past decade has seen the exponential growth of the Internet as a tool to deliver on-line instruction at all educational levels. Many first generation on-line courses employed strategies ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Inquiry-Based Learning, Ways Of Learning:Cooperative Learning
Subject: Environmental Science:Ecosystems, Education, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology:Extreme weather, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Extreme Weather:Hurricanes, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Environmental Science:Forest Resources:Rainforests, Deforestation

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