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JiTT - Geologic Dating part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) How are zircons formed? 2) Which of the following statements describes relative geologic dating? a) the Triceratops and Tyrannosaurus rex went extinct at the same time b) dinosaurs came later than horseshoe ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Radioisotopes, Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology

JiTT - Ethics of Fossil Collecting part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) What do you think it means for a fossil resource to be "abused"? 2) What's the issue with fossil hunting on federal land (such as National Parks)? Explain what your interpretation of the conflict ...

Subject: Geoscience: Environmental Science:Policy:Local Policy, Geoscience:Paleontology

JiTT - Dam Removal - A Good Idea or Not? part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) What are some of the biological effects of dam removal (good and bad)? 2) What are some of the more pressing/compelling reasons to remove a dam? Explain. 3) The Stanley and Doyle (2003) article states that, ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Surface Water:Water Management and Policy, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Freshwater, Environmental Science:Ecosystems:Restoration/Reclamation, Geoscience:Geology

Video Presentation Sessions part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
Provide opportunities to experience historic and/or current scientific information through audio/visual media. Further, these sessions allow students to express and discuss their understanding of the science content and its relevance prior to writing a summary.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

Written Assignment Sessions part of MnSCU Partnership:PKAL-MnSCU Activities
Provide students an opportunity to read scientific literature, express understanding of scientific content and write a summary of the written work.

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience

JiTT - Neanderthals and Modern Humans part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) What are Neanderthals? How do they differ from modern humans? 2) Discuss some of the new ideas as to why early human ancestors dispersed from Africa. 3) What are DNA studies telling us about human migrations and ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Historical Geology, Biology:Evolution

JiTT - Life in the Sahara Desert part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) What the Sahara always a desert? How do we know? (*NOTE: for this question, I want you to focus on the physical environment) 2) What modern-day animals can be found in the desert? How do they survive? 3) Why ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology, Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial

JiTT - When "Modern" Human Behavior Appeared in Early Hominids part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) What is this controversy in regards to the emergence of "modern" human behavior? In your opinion, what do you think "modern" human behavior means? 2) How do beads symbolize modern human ...

Subject: Geoscience: Biology:Evolution, Geoscience:Geology

JiTT - Exploring Geoarchaeology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) How is climate connected to geoarchaeology? Explain. 2) List as many "tools" you can think of that would be useful to a geoarchaeologist and describe why it would be of use. 3) Is geoarchaeological ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Geology:Geomorphology, Geoscience:Paleontology, Geology:Historical Geology

JiTT - Groundwater and Archaeology part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Just in Time Teaching:Examples
1) What is causing the groundwater to rise to the foundations of Egypt's archaeological structures? What damage is the groundwater doing? 2) Describe at least two different solutions that have been proposed to ...

Subject: Geoscience: Geoscience:Hydrology:Ground Water

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