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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.
What Do You Know About Ozone? part of SERC Web Resource Collection
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 ...
Once in a Million Years: Teaching Geologic Time part of SERC Web Resource CollectionSusan 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 ...
Systems Theory and Modeling part of SERC Web Resource Collection
Eighth Grade Students' Understandings of Groundwater part of SERC Web Resource CollectionDaniel 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 ...
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 ...
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, ...