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An Interactive Game Approach to Learning in Historical Geology and Paleontology part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert L. Reuss, Anne F. Gardulski
This article describes a series of games to help students identify and answer questions about fossils. The game grows more complex over time as the instructors add rules and phyla to identify. The ...

Ice Time: Climate, Science and Life on Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Thomas Levenson
This book deals with geologically recent climate change: the last ice age, the Little Ice Age (~1600-1800 AD), and current global warming. It describes the scientific methods used to analyze those ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Learning Geologic Time in the Field part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert C. Thomas
This article in the Journal of Geoscience Education describes a method used to teach the concept of geologic time to introductory geology students using an inquiry-based approach. Students work in ...


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