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Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection
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
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
Subject: Geoscience, Education
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 ...
Subject: Geoscience, Education:Assessment
Integrating undergraduate education and scientific discovery through field research in igneous petrology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
We recast a standard igneous petrology course at Fort Lewis College into a field-based, inquiry-driven research course focused on a specific field area, in this case the Tertiary volcanic complex at ...
Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Learning in the Field: Synthesis of research on thinking and learning in the geosciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper begins by addressing practical wisdom that has been drawn from anecdotal reports of learning in the field contributed by geoscience faculty. It then outlines the following attributes of ...
Geomorphology and the World Wide Web part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This paper examines the possibilities and risks involved in using technology and the World Wide Web to improve the teaching of geomorphology. It also addresses the potential of the web as a research ...
When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This illustrated kid's book deals with the Carboniferous and Permian periods and covers climate, plate tectonics, and paleontology. The cartoons are wonderful and often involve plays on words. The ...