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The Hidden Earth: Visualization of Geologic Features and their Subsurface Geometry part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This PDF from researchers at Arizona State University illustrates useful graphs, charts and maps with which to teach undergraduates petrology and other processes beneath the earth's surface.
Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Spatial Representations Of Data , Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Geoscience Expertise

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

Systems Theory and Modeling part of SERC Web Resource Collection

From the website: 'This site is for teachers, students, and anyone else who would like a very brief, general introduction to systems thinking and systems modeling. It was written primarily as a ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:

The Method of Multiple Working Hypotheses part of SERC Web Resource Collection

This essay describes the problems that can develop while working with multiple hypotheses and presents ideas for solving these problems. Topics discussed include premature theory development, the ...
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain, Geoscience Expertise
Subject: Education

Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book describes how Milankovitch cycles work, that is, how slight variations in Earth's rotation and orbit cause ice ages. Over tens of thousands of years, changes in the eccentricity of Earth's ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

Fossils: the Key to the Past part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book is targeted to the general public and explains geologic time, rocks, and fossils (both in terms of the organisms that made them and how they formed). It also discusses evolution, ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

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

Evolution and Ecology: The Pace of Life part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This book deals with punctuated-equilibrium evolutionary mechanisms during the Quaternary. The author argues that frequent (on a scale of tens of thousands of years) ice ages and related climate ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

Creationism's geologic time scale part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This is a detailed description and debunking of the entire Flood-Creation timeline supported by most Creation Scientists. The Flood-Creation timeline begins 6,000 years ago with the creation of the ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

Research Methodologies in Science Education - Assessing Students' Alternative Conceptions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education explores what some of the barriers are to achieving a higher level of student understanding in the geosciences. It discusses instructional ...

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

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