Course descriptions for teaching geoscientific thinking

These course descriptions were submitted by faculty in preparation for the Teaching the Methods of Geoscience workshop in June 2012. In some cases, participants submitted a supplement calling out the ways in which the course explicitly addressed teaching geoscientific thinking for a course they had previously submitted.

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Paleoclimatology
Cindy Shellito, University of Northern Colorado
This course introduces students to the methods of paleoclimatology and provides a survey of major climatic events over the history of the Earth. The course incorporates journal articles and web resources to teach ...

Mineralogy
Dave Mogk, Montana State University-Bozeman
Dave Mogk, Montana State University.This page is a supplement to the original course description found hereShort description of the course:Introduction to mineralogy includes the following topics: hand sample ...

Physical Geology Laboratory
Beth Dushman, Howard Community College
This page describes a freshman-level Physical Geology Laboratory class taught at a community college. This course covers basic Earth processes (streams, tectonics, groundwater) and Earth materials (minerals and ...

Advanced Structural Geology
Kim Hannula, Fort Lewis College
This is an advanced course in structural geology, including discussion and lab. The course is focused around exploration of structural geology modeling software.

Advanced Field Geology
Steve Reynolds, Arizona State University at the Tempe Campus
This is a field-based course, taught during four weekends, spread out over the semester. Each trip generally visits a different locality in order to expose students to diverse types of geology, everything from ...

Integrated Sciences I
Paulo Hidalgo, Georgia State University
This is an inquiry-based content course designed to familiarize students with the fundamental concepts of biology and geology.

Inquiry into Earth and Space Science
Kyle Gray, University of Northern Iowa
Inquiry into Earth and Space Science is a semester-long content course developed for pre-service elementary teachers that uses inquiry learning to teach concepts related to rocks, minerals, groundwater, stream ...

Teaching the Geology of the Pacific Northwest
Anne Egger, Central Washington University
This course is for Earth science teaching majors, general science teaching majors, and anyone who is interested in both the geology of the Pacific Northwest and how to teach. We explore broad themes in Earth ...

Investigative Science I and III
Jennifer Anderson, Winona State University
This is a two-semester sequence that covers science content for elementary education majors(preK-8). Investigative Science I: "Physical Science in your Environment" covers Nature of Science, Physics, and ...

Using Scientific Data For Multi-Disciplinary Science Instruction (PD for K-12 Teachers)
Amy Ellwein, Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory; Matthew Nyman, Oregon State University
Using Scientific Data is a professional development course for in-service K-12 teachers focused on climate change and Earth system science that also explores how climate concepts can be incorporated into courses ...