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Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource CollectionDiane Schweizer Clayton, Catherine Gautier
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 ...
Fieldwork in the Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences Higher Education Curriculum: an annotated bibliography part of SERC Web Resource CollectionC. Cottingham, M. Healey, P. Gravestock
Fieldwork Bibliography part of SERC Web Resource CollectionThe Geography Discipline Network
An annotated bibliography from the Geography Discipline Network (affiliated with GEES in the UK) on learning in the field. Readers are invited to suggest additions to the bibliography.
Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery part of SERC Print Resource Collection
John Imbrie, Katherine Palmer Imbrie
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 ...
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, ...
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, ...
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 ...
Creationism's geologic time scale part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Donald U. Wise
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 ...
Development and Validation of an Instrument for Assessing the Learning Environment of Outdoor Science Activities part of SERC Print Resource Collection
N. Orion, A. Hofstein, P. Tamir, and G.J. Gidding
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 ...
Improving the preparation for fieldwork with IT: two examples from physical geography part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Warburton, and M. Higgitt
This paper investigates two ways information technology (IT) can enhance fieldwork preparation. The author asserts that geographic information systems (GIS) and computer-based tutorials can help ...