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Cognitive Factors Affecting Student Understanding of Geologic Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dodick, and N. Orion

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 ...

Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. Frodeman
This book examines the boundaries between philosophy and earth science. The author challenges each field, proposing that only by engaging other fields will earth science and philosophy reach their ...

Artificial Outcrops Give Real Experience in Interpreting a Geologic History: The CMUland Group Project for Historical Geology Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kathleen C. Benison
A basic goal of historical geology courses is for students to gain an understanding of the methods, theories, and logic used in interpreting geologic histories. This is traditionally taught as a ...

The Effect of an Earth-Science Learning Program on Students' Scientific Thinking Skills part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Nir Orion, Yael Kali
This study published in the Journal of Geoscience Education explores junior high school students' understanding of the essential concepts involved in scientific thinking: observation, hypothesis and ...

The Effects of Different learning Tasks on Model-building in Plate Tectonics: Diagramming Versus Explaining part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Janice D. Gobert
Based on previous work in students' conceptions in geology, this article from the Journal of Geoscience Education features three studies of students' conceptions and cognition in plate tectonics. ...

Spatial Ability and Earth Science Conceptual Understanding part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Alice A. (Jill) Black
Relatively little research has considered the relationship of spatial abilities with common misconceptions and broader conceptual difficulties in the Earth sciences. This article from the Journal of ...

Students' Beliefs About the Role of Atoms in Radioactive Decay and Half-life part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Edward Prather
This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education addresses the common difficulties that students experience when trying to learn about radiation and radioactivity. By identifying inaccurate ...

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 ...


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