Theme: Curriculum Design

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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 ...

Earth's climate system
Rondi Davies, CUNY Queensborough Community College
An exploration of Earth's climate system was created for a physical geology laboratory class at an urban community college in New York City. At the outset, students engage with a phenomenon-based exploration ...

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 ...

Enhancing Teaching and Learning about Water: Sustained Professional Development for K-12 Science Teachers
Brenda Costello, The University of Texas at Arlington; Silvia Jessica Mostacedo Marasovic, The University of Texas at Arlington; Cory Forbes, The University of Texas at Arlington
The hydrologic cycle plays a crucial role in Earth's ability to sustain the complex ecosystems that make the planet rich and diverse. As the world's population increases, water resources may become ...

Exploring Earth's Surface Through Remote Sensing
Elizabeth Joyner, NASA; Michael Taylor, NASA Goddard
This hands-on mini-workshop introduces participants to the exciting world of remote sensing for studying Earth's surface. We will guide participants through remote sensing, from understanding the fundamental ...

Designing field-learning experiences with the end in mind: a reflection and planning tool
Laura Lukes, University of British Columbia; Silvia Mazabel, University of British Columbia; Sarah Sherman, University of British Columbia; Shandin Pete, University of British Columbia
In effective curriculum design efforts, it is important to design with the end in mind, starting with clear learning objectives and aligning learning support and assessment activities with those objectives (Wiggens ...

Soil Science: Bridging Geology and Environmental Science in a Sustainable World
Michelle Cauley, Dakota State at Bottineau
The study of soils, soil health, and soil's impact on our climate is paramount in our ever-changing educational landscape. In this workshop, participants will be exploring the connection that soils have in our ...

Teaching Atmospheric Dynamics with Python Modules
Walt Robinson, North Carolina State University
Students (undergraduate & graduate) often find dynamics the most challenging course in their atmospheric sciences curricula. Traditionally the material is presented from a mathematical physics perspective, and ...