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Determining the Geologic History of Rocks from a Gravel Deposit part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Gravels deposited as a result of continental glaciation are used to teach introductory-level earth-science students the application of the scientific method in a cooperative learning mode which utilizes hands-on, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology

Earth Systems Science part of Cutting Edge:Course Design:Goals Database
Earth is studied in terms of how different physical and chemical systems interact with each other.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Earth and the Solar System part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
This is high enrollment science course for non-science students in which we examine the evidence for how geological, biological, atmospheric, oceanic, and climatic processes work and interact here on Earth. We then ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Classification of Igneous Rocks part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Activities
This is a Think-Pair-Share activity in which I show class photos of a range of igneous rocks in terms of composition and texture. After they complete the activity I fill in the voids in their knowledge with lecture ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology:Igneous Associations and Tectonic Settings, Igneous Rocks

Using a Groundwater Pollution Problem to Develop Professional Communication Skills part of Pedagogy in Action:Library:Professional Communications Projects:Examples

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water quality/chemistry , Water and society, policy, and management, Water supply/water resource evaluation, Contaminant hydrology

Exploring phyllosilicate structures with polyhedral models part of Cutting Edge:Mineralogy:Activities
In this exercise, students build polyhedral models to learn about phyllosilicate structures and how they relate to physical properties. This directed-discovery activity is a very 'hands-on' experience ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Systematic Mineralogy:Sheet Silicates, Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Crystal Chemistry, Crystallography

Discovering the Principles of Relative Age Determination a Think-Pair-Share In-Class Activity part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this in-class activity, students are challenged to identify rock units and geologic features and determine the relative ages of these features without prior instruction in the classical methods of relative age determination.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

Accuracy, Precision, and Topographic Data part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
This jigsaw style exercise challenges new geomorphology students to collect topographic data and analyze its accuracy and precision.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology:GIS/Mapping/Field Techniques

Evaluating the lines of evidence for plate tectonics part of Integrate:Workshops:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activities
In this in-class exercise, students compare several lines of evidence that support the ideas of continental drift and plate tectonics. Before the class meeting, each student is given a preparation assignment in which he/she studies one "continental drift" and one "ocean floor data" map. In class, students divide into teams of 3, with each team member having prepared different specialties. They discuss their respective maps and look for spatial patterns among the data.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics, Sedimentary Geology, Geoscience:Oceanography

An Experiential Pedagogy for Sustainability Ethics: The Externalities Game part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Games:Examples
The Externalities Game is a non-cooperative game that teaches students about the concept of environmental externalities and allows them to directly experience the moral dimensions of collective action problems. It ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Human Population:Developing/Developed Countries, Environmental Science:Sustainability, Energy:Energy Policy , Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Mitigation of climate change, Public policy , Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Public policy, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change, Environmental Science:Policy:Energy Policy, Environmental Ethics/Values, Environmental Decision-Making, Global Policy, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Environmental Science:Global Change and Climate:Climate Change:Greenhouse gas emissions, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology



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