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The Hidden Earth: Visualization of Geologic Features and their Subsurface Geometry part of SERC Web Resource CollectionJessey David
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.
Measuring the Effects of a Research-Based Field Experience on Undergraduates and K-12 Teachers part of SERC Web Resource CollectionJacqueline Huntoon, Gregg Bluth, William Kennedy
During the summer of 1999, a new type of field course was taught in five of eastern Utah's National Parks and Monuments. It targeted a combination of university undergraduates and K-12 teachers, ...
First-Year Students 'Go Beyond' with Integrative Inquiry into Abrupt Change part of SERC Web Resource CollectionTricia 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 ...
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.
The Hidden Earth: Visualization of Geologic Features and their Subsurface Geometry part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Michael D. Piburn, Stephen J. Reynolds, Debra E. Leedy, Carla M. McAuliffe, James P. Burk, Julia K. Johnson
Describes development and testing of computer-based materials for improving understanding of topographic maps and block diagrams and the associated visualization skills. Paper presented at the annual ...
Software for Assisting High School Students in the Spatial Perception of Geological Structures part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Yael Kali, N. Orion
This paper investigates students' spatial perception of three-dimensional geological structures. Software was developed to assist students in developing the spatial skills needed for such perception. ...
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 ...
An Interactive Multimedia Tool for Helping Students to Translate from Maps to Reality and Vice Versa part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kim Kastens, D. VanEsselstyn, R. McClintock
This article outlines the rationale and implementation of the early phases of the Where are We? map utilization program. This program uses multimedia technology to help students understand how 2-D ...
Spatial Schemas in Depictions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Depictions, such as maps, that portray visible things are ancient whereas graphics, such as charts and diagrams, that portray things that are inherently not visible, are relatively modern inventions. ...