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What Do You Know About Ozone? part of SERC Web Resource Collection

In this activity, students are encouraged to share what they know about ozone and explore misconceptions. Ideally, they will come to understand that ozone is desirable in the stratosphere and a ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Eighth Grade Students' Understandings of Groundwater part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Daniel Dickerson, Karen Dawkins
According to national standards, eighth graders should possess appropriate understandings regarding groundwater and its role in the hydrologic cycle. This article describes a study of eighth-grade ...
Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning, Cognitive Domain, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

First-Year Students 'Go Beyond' with Integrative Inquiry into Abrupt Change part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Tricia Ferrett
In a first-year seminar on abrupt change in climate and human networks, the author analyzed student writing for integrative science learning that 'goes beyond'. Her research maps what students gain ...
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Inquiry-Based Learning, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Complex Systems, Drawing Inferences, Instructional Design:Interdisciplinary Education, Ways Of Learning:Cooperative Learning, Cognitive Domain:Metacognition, Cognitive Development, Affective Domain, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential

Once in a Million Years: Teaching Geologic Time part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Susan E. Lewis, Kristen A. Lampe, Andrew J. Lloyd
Helping students understand the magnitude of geologic time: * strengthens student understanding of biological concepts * illustrates not just when things happened but also how they are interconnected ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Scientific Argumentation in Earth System Science Education part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Diane 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 ...
Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain, Affective Domain:Teaching Controversial Topics

(no title provided) part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Yael Kali
This article presents the software, A Virtual Journey within the Rock Cycle, which was developed as a microworld game meant to enhance students' ability to perceive the rock cycle in terms of a ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems, Cognitive Domain

Development and Evaluation of Where are We?: Map-skills Software and Curriculum part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kim Kastens, D. Kaplan, K. Christie-Blick
Improvements in the instructional materials used in the prototype version of the Where are We program were accomplished through formative evaluation. These improvements include replacement of ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design, Ways Of Learning, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Cognitive Models of Dynamic Geographic Phenomena and their Representations part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S. Hirtle, A. MacEachren

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence, Cognitive Domain

Multiple Modalities and Multiple Frames of Reference for Spatial Knowledge part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S. M. Freundschuh, H. A. Taylor

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence, Cognitive Domain

Envisioning Information part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E. R. Tufte
This book focuses on informational design, but is also useful in designing other print media. Tufte uses historical examples of successful and failed visual communication of data and outlines several ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized, Spatial Intelligence:Maps

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