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Children's misconceptions about weather: A review of the literature part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This paper from Project ALERT reports a synthesis of the existing research about children's misconceptions relating to weather, climate and the atmosphere. The scientifically accepted interpretations ...
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Education

BGeology 3D part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site from the Interdisciplinary Research in Geology, Computer Science, and Psychology at Bowling Green State University provides teaching tools for the geological sciences. The NSF-funded ...
Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:3D, Maps
Subject: Geography, Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques

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

Minnesota Lake Monitoring Program part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This site offers information on the Citizen Lake Monitoring Program (CLMP). CLMP combines the technical resources of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) and the volunteer efforts of ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design
Subject: Biology, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water

On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book reviews modern survivors of lineages greatly reduced by mass extinctions and discusses why those lineages got hit so much harder than others. Examples include the chambered nautilus, ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time
Subject: Geoscience:Paleontology, Biology

Development and Validation of an Instrument for Assessing the Learning Environment of Outdoor Science Activities part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study was conducted to describe the development and validation of Science Outdoor Learning Environment Inventory (SOLEI), an instrument used to assess science learning environments on field ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Constructivism, Assessment:Meta-Analysis, Classroom Methods, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Affective Domain:Learning Environments, Ways Of Learning:In the Field
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Education:Assessment

The Web-based Inquiry Science Environment (WISE): Scaffolding teachers to adopt inquiry and technology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This chapter describes the WISE learning environment and curriculum partnerships and discusses a research program aimed at helping all teachers adopt inquiry and technology methods. WISE ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Scaffolding, Assessment, Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Use of Technology
Subject: Geoscience, Education

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

Research methodologies in science education; assessing students' alternative conceptions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article explores three conceptual understanding topics: barriers to understanding, instructional strategies to help students understand fundamental geoscience concepts, and determining if and ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Assessment, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning
Subject: Geoscience, Education:Assessment

Position Location on Topographical Maps: Effects of Task Factors, Training and Strategy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This study examines task factors, cognitive processes, and individual differences as determinants of performance differences when locating a position on a topographical map from a given position on ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Verbal, Spatial Intelligence:3D, Instructional Design, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data , Maps
Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Education

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