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Structural Smoothies part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Dyanna Czeck, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Course: Structural Geology 12 students Students remember what they have seen and done much better than they remember what you have told them. The Activity On the ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Introduce Course Topic, Practice Science Skill
Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology

Quakes, Volcanoes & Plate Boundaries part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Tanya Atwater, University of California - Santa Barbara Course: Geology 157, Plate Tectonics 25 students Students remember what they have seen and done much better than they remember what you have told them. ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Practice Science Skill, Introduce Course Topic
Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Natural Hazards:Volcanism, Earthquakes, Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Hypothesis Formulation & Testing part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Kaatje Kraft, Mesa Community College Course: Introduction to Physical Geology ~50 students Students remember what they have seen and done much better than they remember what you have told them. The Activity In ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Practice Science Skill
Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology

Today's Weather part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Alvin Konigsberg, SUNY-New Paltz Course: Weather and Environment 55-60 students Connecting course topics to students' lives is a very effective strategy to motivate their learning. The Activity We discuss the ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Introduce Course Topic, Motivate Students:Relevance
Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Meteorology

Mineral Properties part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Rachel Beane, Bowdoin College Course: Mineralogy 8 students The most effective way to develop geoscience skills in your students is to make opportunities for them to practice those skills. The Activity Students, in ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Practice Science Skill, Introduce Course Topic
Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy:Physical Properties

Isostatic Topography Calculation part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Colin Shaw, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire Course: Structural Geology 12-18 students Students remember what they have seen and done much better than they remember what you have told them. The Activity I do an ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Introduce Course Topic, Practice Science Skill
Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology

Interview a Faculty Member in Your Major part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
John Hogan, University of Missouri-Rolla Course: Structural Geology 60 to 70 students Connecting course topics to students' lives is a very effective strategy to motivate their learning. The Activity I have ...

First Day Focus: Motivate Students:Relevance, Career Information
Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Structural Geology

Sand & Rock Sample Observations part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Katherine Lee, College of the Redwoods Course: Introductory Geology 25 students The most effective way to develop geoscience skills in your students is to make opportunities for them to practice those skills. The ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Practice Science Skill, Introduce Course Topic
Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Mineralogy, Sedimentary Geology:Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks

Plate Tectonics Q&A part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Charlotte (Char) Mehrtens, University of Vermont Course: Earth, Environments and Life Through Time 15 students Surveying students to assess their prior knowledge serves two purposes: it helps students review ...

First Day Focus: Survey Students:Knowledge Survey
Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Tectonics

Water-Related Environmental Issues part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:First Day of Class:Activities
Donna Wolcott, North Carolina State University Course: Environmental Science-Water Issues 12-20 students Connecting course topics to students' lives is a very effective strategy to motivate their learning. The ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Introduce Course Topic, Motivate Students:Relevance
Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Human Population, Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Environmental Science:Water Quality and Quantity, Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water:Water and society, policy, and management



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