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Students' Misconceptions About the Correspondences Between a Map and the Terrain Represented by the Map part of SERC Print Resource Collection
K. A. Kastens, J. Griffith, L. Liben, and L. Pistolesi
This paper presents the development of a field-based test of map skills requiring students to apply information from a map to the real world and vice versa. Test results show that approximately one ...

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Quality/Chemistry
Research on Learning: Spatial Intelligence:Scale, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Assessment:Classroom Methods, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Cognitive Domain:How information is organized:Mental models, Cognitive Domain:Misconceptions/barriers to learning

Students, fieldwork, space and time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C. King
This paper suggests how to get students to build up an overall perspective of the different rock sequences they see during a field excursion. It outlines a five-prong approach aimed at understanding ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Sedimentary Geology:Depositional environments, Stratigraphy, Education
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Geoscience Expertise:Geologic Time, Instructional Design:Constructivism, Teaching in the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data , Maps

Campus landscaping by constructing mock geologic outcrops part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David J. Matty
Student learning in the geosciences is enhanced by exposure to geology "in the field," where students put knowledge into practice to solve problems and make interpretations. Nonetheless, ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data

Mobile GIS in geologic mapping exercises part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Klauis Neumann, Michael Kutis
We have been developing and teaching the components of mobile GIS in Field Methods courses and will be incorporating them into Structural Geology exercises. Since the bedrock in east central Indiana ...

Subject: Geography:Geospatial, Geoscience
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Teaching in the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Maps, Spatial Representations Of Data

Integration of Field Observations with Laboratory Modeling for Understanding Hydrologic Processes in an Undergraduate Earth-Science Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J.M. Trop

Subject: Geoscience:Hydrology
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Instructional Design:Incorporating Research Experiences, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data , Cognitive Domain:Knowledge Transfer

A Multi-Week Basin-Analysis Lab for Sedimentary Geology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
G.S. Soreghan, M.J. Soreghan

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Sedimentary Geology
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data

Using Mobile Mapping to Determine Rates of Meander Migration in an Undergraduate Geomorphology Course part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kirsten Menking, Meg E. Stewart
Students in an undergraduate geomorphology course used tablet computers equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software to map the current ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Maps

Fostering Students' Comprehension of Topographic Maps part of SERC Print Resource Collection
David N. Rapp, Steven Culpepper, Kent Kirkby, Paul Morin
Novice earth science students often have difficulty visualizing three-dimensional interpretations of flat, two-dimensional displays. This challenge becomes apparent when students attempt to ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology, Geoscience
Research on Learning: Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Maps

Integrating Handheld Technology with Field Investigations in Introductory-level Geoscience Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Laura A. Guertin
Many geoscience students do not receive the opportunity to use handheld computers and similar tools during field experiences until they enroll in upper-division courses or attend field camp. Although ...

Subject: Geoscience
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Spatial Representations Of Data

Bringing the Field into the Classroom by Using Dynamic Digital Maps to Engage Undergraduate Students in Petrology Research part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Theresa M. Boundy, Christopher Condit
We utilize Dynamic Digital Maps (DDMs) in our undergraduate petrology courses to bring in accessible and exciting volcanic field areas to the students in the class room and to engage the students in ...

Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology
Research on Learning: Instructional Design:Use of Technology, Teaching in the Field, Ways Of Learning:In the Field, Spatial Intelligence:Maps

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