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Measuring the Effects of a Research-Based Field Experience on Undergraduates and K-12 Teachers part of SERC Web Resource Collection

Jacqueline 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, ...
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Assessment

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

Evolution and Ecology: The Pace of Life part of SERC Print Resource Collection
K.D. Bennett
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 ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

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 ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

Research Methodologies in Science Education: Visualization and the Geosciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Julie Libarkin, Christine Brick
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education provides information about what methods are most useful in teaching students visualization skills, as well as what types of future research can ...

Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence, Instructional Design

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 ...

Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Constructivism, Assessment:Meta-Analysis, Classroom Methods, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Affective Domain:Learning Environments, Ways Of Learning:In the Field

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