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Hypothesis Testing
Elizabeth Wright, School of the Art Institute of Chicago Course: Earth Science 20 students The Activity We discuss the scientific method. Then I present an image entitled "The World of the Ancient ...

Investigating Earth
In this introduction to physical geology course, we explore rocks exposed near campus, and do our best to interpret the processes that formed them.

Exploring the nature of geoscience using cartoon cards
In this activity, students work in groups to put a set of cartoon cards in order, much in the way that we might assemble a geologic history. The primary goal of the activity is to explore the nature of science in general and the nature of geoscience or historical science specifically, without requiring any content knowledge.

Environmental Geophysics
The students are exposed to the geophysical methods that geologists and civil engineers use to examine a number of different geological and environmental problems. While it will be important to understand the ...

Introduction to Environmental Science
This course is an introduction to the field of environmental science, focusing on how an understanding of the natural world around us and the application of scientific method can help us address problems facing our ...

Peat Bogs of Allegan County: A Field-Based Research Project Involving College and High School Students
By Suzanne DeVries-Zimmerman, Hope College Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences Project Goals The Hope College REACH (Research Experience Across Cultures) program is a 6-week summer research program ...

International Research on a Shoestring: Geological mapping in Halland, Province Southwestern, Sweden
By Ed Hansen, Hope College Overview On three separate visits to Sweden between 2008 and 2011, groups of between two and three Hope College students mapped the geology in the area around the StensjÃstrand ...

Watersheds and Rivers
This course uses simple yet authentic methods to describe properties of a local river system in order to better understand how all rivers function. The process of science is explicitly discussed and examined ...

Error and the Nature of Science
Understanding the nature of science, especially how scientists err, is an essential tool for assessing the reliability and scope of scientific claims perceiving the scope of these claims making personal and public ...

Thinking Scientifically
This activity is designed to teach introductory Earth Science students how to use the scientific method, by performing a simple in-class experiment that investigates the existence of Extra-Sensory Perception (ESP).



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