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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 ...

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 ...

Scientific Observation Activity
This activity is an introduction to making scientific observations and exploring those observations. It is designed for students unfamiliar or uncomfortable with science.

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 ...

Earth's Natural Resource Systems
Earth's Natural Resource Systems is designed to introduce students to fundamental concepts in the Earth sciences related to rock and mineral resources, water resources, soil resources, and their role and ...

The Nature of Science in Science Teaching
This course explores philosophical and sociological questions related to the scientific enterprise. The understandings developed are then applied to questions about teaching and learning science.

Planetary Climate Change
What are weather and climate, how has climate changed in the past, how do we know, what causes climate to change, and how can we predict future climate? Planetary Climate Change explores scientists' current ...

General Geology lab
This is the lab portion of General Geology (Geology 101), and is designed for novice scientists or science-phobic students. Different aspects of the process of science are addressed each week in the context of ...

Mineral Cleavage: a practical experiment
In this geology activity, students investigate the physical property of mineral cleavage by physically trying to break down a block of halite and describing the results. This lab addresses many misunderstandings non-majors have about the physical properties of minerals and includes a brief write up of their conclusions.

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