Virtual Courseware for Earth and Environmental Sciences

David Mayo, Robert Desharnais, Gary Novak, The California State University, Los Angeles, The California State University, Los Angeles, The California State University, Los Angeles

This site is a collection of interactive, inquiry-based learning exercises for variety of science topics. Activities are grouped by category and include earthquakes and seismicity, global warming, absolute dating, hydrology, and biology. Earth science tutorials and online laboratory activities feature photographs, maps, diagrams, interactive graphs, and helpful illustrations and animations that make the activities user-friendly and engaging. Exercises teach as they go by requiring students to answer questions correctly before they can proceed to the next section. Assessment tools such as quizzes and exams are available for instructors. The site also provides a link to Biology Labs On-Line, a comprehensive site of biology simulations and exercises available for a fee.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology, Historical Geology, Geoscience:Hydrology, Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Earthquakes, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change, Biology, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse effect
Resource Type: Activities, Scientific Resources:Collection
Special Interest: Hazards
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Middle (6-8), High School (9-12)
Theme: Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Hazards, Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Hydrology/Hydrogeology, Structural Geology, Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, Teach the Earth:Teaching Topics:Water, Earthquakes, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Environmental Science
Earth System Topics: Solid Earth:Earthquakes, Biosphere, Hydrology, Human Dimensions:Natural Hazards, Time/Earth History
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources, Hydrosphere/Cryosphere, Chemistry/Physics/Mathematics, Solid Earth:Structural Geology, Time/Earth History, Biosphere