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

Jessey 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.
Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Spatial Representations Of Data , Ways Of Learning:Visual Learning, Geoscience Expertise

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

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

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

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:

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

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 ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems

Fossils: the Key to the Past part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Richard Fortey
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
Peter Ward
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

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