Theme: Course Resources

The programming listed below seeks to address the topic of Course Resources.


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Information from Seismograms: Beyond Epicenters, For Even the Novice Student
Laurel Goodell, Princeton University
An objective of many entry-level earthquake exercises is to use S-P wave travel time differences from multiple seismic stations, and then "triangulate" to determine the location of the epicenter of a ...

Mission to Mars: Teaching Space Exploration and Technology Through Low-Tech Rover Simulations
Juliane Gross, NASA; Lauren Neitzke Adamo, Rutgers University-New Brunswick; Lauren Neitzke-Adamo, Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Many misconceptions about Planetary Sciences and exploration still exist today despite the progress that scientists and engineers have made over the last 50+ years. Much of these advancements have occurred on Mars, ...

Inquiry-based modeling in Earth Science
Beth Dushman, Howard Community College
Two activities are presented here, both using the Model-Based Inquiry method, in which students are introduced to a phenomenon, model an explanation, test those models with real scientific data, and share and ...

Paleontologists for a Day
Mattie Horne, Western Washington University; Robyn Mieko Dahl, Western Washington University
This activity uses hands-on interaction with 3D-modeled fossils to guide students and educators through an exploration of critical geoscience concepts (deep time, paleoclimate, functional morphology, and ...

Measuring Ground Motion with GPS: How GPS Works
Beth Pratt-Sitaula, EarthScope Consortium; Shelley Olds, EarthScope Consortium
This activity helps students better understand how GPS measures ground motion. Students work with models of GPS stations and printouts of typical GPS velocity vectors found near different tectonic boundaries. ...

Exploring Earth's Dynamic Systems
catherine etter, Cape Cod Community College
The Earth's Dynamic Systems Lab aims to illustrate the interconnectedness of Earth's systems by depicting global and local climate change variables, biogeochemical cycles, and natural versus ...

Gillian B Haberli, EarthScope Consortium; Michael Hubenthal, EarthScope; Mladen Dordevic, IRIS Consortium
EarthScope has created a new, Free, earthquake analysis toolkit which adopts an inquiry-based approach. It empowers students to select either recent or historical earthquakes, browse and pick seismic stations, and ...

Spotlights and Stories: Improving representation and engagement of diverse individuals in introductory geoscience courses
Christy Visaggi, Georgia State University
"Spotlights and Stories" is a new initiative for introductory geoscience courses led by four faculty in the Department of Geosciences at Georgia State University (GSU). Through this easily adoptable ...

Fred Marton, Bergen Community College; Lynn Schott, Bergen Community College
It is not unusual for students to search the web for sources to use for their classes. It is also not unusual for some of those sources to be unacceptable for a variety of reasons. To help students recognize which ...

Facilitating Effective Group Projects in Geoscience Courses
Sasha Seroy, University of Washington-Seattle Campus; Dana Thomas, The University of Texas at Austin
This workshop will explore effective ways to facilitate group projects to promote the development of workforce skills for students. We will provide an overview of the benefits of group projects for geoscience ...