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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 ...

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 ...

part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Julie C. Libarkin, Steven W. Anderson, Julie Dahl, Beilfuss Meredith, William Boone
This study published by the Journal of Geoscience Education addresses student conceptual understanding and conceptual changes in college science courses. Data were collected at a small private ...

A new interactive class and lab for undergraduate non-geology majors on Earth, climate, and life through time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
T. Bralower, D. Whitney, I. Kogan, D. Campbell
Earth, Climate, and Life through Time is an Earth history course with a lab. Earth history is taught three times: first emphasizing the solid Earth and plate tectonics, again emphasizing the ...

Geological reasoning: Geology as an interpretive and historical science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. Frodeman
Geology is not simply a derivative of physics and chemistry. It is an interpretive and historical science. It has its own set of methodologies, such as stratigraphy, which help students develop a ...

Evolution and the Fossil Record part of SERC Print Resource Collection
John Pojeta, Dale A. Springer
This publication of the American Geological Institute is a non-technical introduction to evolution and aims to help the general public gain a better understanding of some of the fundamental ...

Combining a historical geology project with a campus student organization's fundraising efforts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Laura Guertin, Catherine Nguyen
This project has students model the geologic timescale using distance as a metaphor for time. Each student writes a summary of a major event or fossil organism. The students would station themselves ...

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