Earth's Magnetic Field CogSketch geoscience worksheet
Skills and concepts that students must have mastered
How the activity is situated in the course
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Description of the activity/assignment
This worksheet uses the sketch-understanding program with built-in tutor: CogSketch. Therefore, students, instructors, and/or institution computer labs need to download the program from here: http://www.qrg.northwestern.edu/software/cogsketch/. At any point during the worksheet, students can click the FEEDBACK button and their sketch is compared to the solution image. The built-in tutor identifies any discrepancies and reports pre-written feedback to help the student correct their sketch until they are done with the activity. Once worksheets are emailed to the instructor, worksheets can be batch graded and easily evaluated. This program allows instructors to assign sketching activities that require very little time commitment. Instead, the built-in tutor provides feedback whenever the student requests, without the presence of the instructor. More information on using the program and the activity is in the Instructor's Notes.
We have developed approximately two dozen introductory geoscience worksheets using this program. Each worksheet has a background image and instructions for a sketching task. You can find additional worksheets by searching for "CogSketch" using the search box at the top of this page. We expect to have uploaded all of them by the end of the summer of 2016.
Determining whether students have met the goals
Teaching materials and tips
- Activity Description/Assignment: Earth's Magnetic Field CogSketch geoscience worksheet (Cogsketch Worksheet 1.9MB May25 16). Note: This file is in the CogSketch "Sketch Worksheet" file format. You'll need to download CogSketch in order to open it.
- Instructors Notes: Instructor Notes for Earth's Magnetic Field CogSketch geoscience worksheet (Microsoft Word 2007 (.docx) 153kB May25 16)