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Special Interest: Process of Science
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Earthquake Case Study
This activity is a multiple case study analysis of different earthquakes that leads to student interpretation of claims, evidence and prediction/recommendations.
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Reflection on the process of science & geoscience
This is an activity for early in the semester that asks student to reflect on their understanding of the process of science, participate in an activity about the process of science, and then re-reflect on their ...
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 ...
Science in My Backyard
In this lab report writing assignment, students will use the scientific method to solve a real life problem from their own lives. Students use the scientific method to record observations, develop a hypothesis, and set up their experimental design, which they then actually carry out. This approach allows students to practice using the process of science without the intimidation of scientific terms and concepts.
Geoscience Fundamentals is a workshop-style course that introduces sophomore-level geoscience majors to very basic philosophical, methodological, and historical foundations of the geosciences. As described in the ...
Geologic Disasters and the Enviroment
Kaatje Kraft, Department of Physical Sciences, Mesa Community College.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:This course teaches the essentials of ...
History and Nature of Science
This course examines the development of science, mathematics, and technology in order to understand our natural world. Specifically, this course focuses on the nature of scientific knowledge that is created through ...
Exploring undergraduate research
Students attend a poster session where undergraduates are presenting their research. They are required to talk to four students; they submit the questions they asked and the responses they received, as well as ...
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.
The Activity Model for Inquiry: Reflective Writing Prompts
Reflective writing is be a valuable communication tool between instructor and student that fosters critical thinking. When combined with a better model of the scientific method (the AMI) than the "standard" linear model, learners gain a better understanding of the process of science.