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Semester Lab Research in Marine Geology
Patricia Manley, Middlebury College Summary Students cooperatively conduct original research in Marine Geology utilizing marine practices on Lake Champlain, NY - Vermont. The lab section of the course is used to ...
The Scientific Method and the Paradox of Controversy
This course is an excellent example of Earth history taught from the perspective of the history of geology. Not only does it teach some of the most important concepts in geology, but it also teaches the students ...
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 ...
Earth Stories: Earth Science for Elementary Education Majors
This course is designed to help Elementary Education majors learn basic geological concepts. This is done in the context of the nature of science and basic scientific thinking skills.
Ways of Knowing in the Sciences (Integrated Liberal Studies 153)
Ways of Knowing in the Sciences is a course that focuses more on how scientists figure things out than what that knowledge is. The course emphasizes a deeper understanding of the contexts within which scientific ...
Natural Science for Non-Science Majors
Natural Science is an interdisciplinary course targeted for non-science majors. Science content includes The Nature of Science, The Physical World, Chemistry, Biology, and Geology. There will be an emphasis on ...
Introduction to Earth Science
Intro to Earth Science - survey of geology, astronomy, meteorology, and oceanography. Students are introduced to the process of science through a series of hands-on lab experiments and demonstrations.
Introductory level astronomy. The course focuses not only the science of astronomy but also on how astronomers learn about the night sky. Students spend considerable time with data, both raw (which in astronomy is ...
Survey of Science
This course uses the vast field of science to illustrate the scientific method. It begins with the scientific method, the basic laws of motion and thermodynamics. We then move on to how these concepts apply to ...
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 ...