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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

When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Hannah Bonner
This illustrated kid's book deals with the Carboniferous and Permian periods and covers climate, plate tectonics, and paleontology. The cartoons are wonderful and often involve plays on words. The ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

Science and Earth History: the Evolution/Creation Controversy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Arthur N. Strahler
This is basically an earth science textbook written to refute creation science arguments. For each topic (such as cosmology and astronomy or stratigraphy and the fossil record), he has chapters ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Donald Wise
Use melting ice to teach students about radioactive decay. With a ring stand, set a funnel of ice over a graduated cylinder and students can construct a decay curve by plotting meltwater volume ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Ways Of Learning:Active/Kinesthetic/Experiential

Red Earth, White Lies: Native Americans and the Myth of Scientific Fact part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Vine Deloria Jr.
Deloria, a Native American Creationist, attacks evolution and geologic time and presents as an alternative a synthetic history based on the oral history of several Native American tribes. In ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

Attracting students to science through field exercises in introductory geology courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Paul Karabinos, Heather Marie Stoll, William Templeton Fox
This article describes an introductory geology course at Williams College that is almost entirely field-taught. The article also refers to several other colleges that have - or have had - similar ...

Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field

A Student-Centered Project for Earth System History part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Rebecca Teed
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education describes a project in which students play the role of class lecturer. The purpose of the exercise is to reduce instructor lecture time and ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time

Climate Change: Confronting Student Ideas part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Diane Ebert-May, Jan Hodder, Kathy Williams, Doug Luckie
This journal article from Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment discusses student-centered, inquiry-based instructional strategies and learning goals for helping students learn about climate ...

Research on Learning: Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning, Geoscience Expertise:Drawing Inferences, Complex Systems

Qualitative Analysis of College Students' Ideas about the Earth: Interviews and Open-Ended Questions part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Julie C. Libarkin, Steven W. Anderson, Julie Dahl Science, Meredith Beilfuss, William Boone
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education discusses alternative conceptions held by college students about the geosciences. Data were collected from students enrolled in introductory level ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Assessment, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Design, Implementation, and Assessment of an Earth Systems Science Course for Secondary Teachers part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Jeffrey C. Owen, Stephen A. Norton, Maasch Kirk, Michael Wittmann
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education provides information about a course offered at the University of Maine's Department of Earth Sciences for secondary science teachers. This course ...

Research on Learning: Geoscience Expertise:Complex Systems


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