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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 ...
Scale and Detail in the Cognition of Geographic Information part of SERC Print Resource Collection
D. R. Montello, R. G. Golledge
Cognitive Models of Dynamic Geographic Phenomena and their Representations part of SERC Print Resource Collection
S. Hirtle, A. MacEachren
When Bugs Were Big, Plants Were Strange, and Tetrapods Stalked the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...
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 ...
Using Melting Ice to Teach Radiometric Dating part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
A Student-Centered Project for Earth System History part of SERC Print Resource Collection
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 ...