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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Mathpatch - a Just in Time approach to teaching quantitative skills in introductory courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E.M. Baer, E.A. Baer, H. Burn, L.A. Gilbert, C. Whittington
This abstract outlines the implementation of Mathpatch, a one-credit course on quantitative skills that can be taken in conjunction with an introductory geology class. This course embodies the ...

Philosophy in the Field part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert Frodeman
Understanding of geologic time extends one's human-scaled sense of time. One's sense of time determines the type and manner of things we think are real and important. If we see ourselves as existing ...

Science Policy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. A. Jr. Pielke
Science policy involves consideration of two fundamental human activities: science and policy. People make decisions of valued outcomes, so thinking about science policy necessarily implicates ...

College student conceptions of geological time and the disconnect between ordering and scale part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Julie C. Libarkin, Josepha P. Kurdziel, Steven W. Anderson
College student conceptions of the scale of geologic time and the relationships between time and geological or biological events were evaluated through interviews, open-ended questionnaires, and ...

What is Deep Time and why should anyone care? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E-An Zen
Zen (2001) recommends a field approach because it invites student inquiry into stratigraphy, sequence, and time. He takes his students on trips to complicated sites at which a sequence of events have ...

Regional geology as a unifying theme and a springboard to Deep Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. G. Miller
Miller (2001) teaches Earth History within regional contexts in his course 'The Geology of National Parks'. He emphasizes the geological relations of the strata, principles like superposition, and ...


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