Initial Publication Date: April 19, 2012

Participant List

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Anne Egger, Departments of Geological Science and Science Education, Central Washington University
Essay: Using research to teach the methods of geoscience
Course: Teaching the Geology of the Pacific Northwest
Cathy Manduca, Science Education Resource Center at Carleton College
please see the pre-workshop reading for Cathy's contribution.
Dave Mogk, Department of Earth Sciences, Montana State University
Essays: Teaching geoscience methods in the field, Teaching the methods of geoscience in a mineralogy class, and Research on Learning in the Geosciences: Contexts, Goals and Opportunities
Course: Mineralogy - Course Supplement
Activity: Mineral Classification: What's in a Name - Activity Supplement and Guided Discovery and Scoring Rubric for Petrographic Analysis of a Thin Section - Activity Supplement

Workshop Participants

Jennifer Anderson, Department of Geoscience, Winona State University
Essay: My personal journey into the methods of geoscience
Course: Investigative Science I and III
Activity: The "What is Science?" Box
Joel Aquino, Department of Geology, Gainesville State College
Essay: The use of field experience and anecdotes in teaching
Course: Physical Geology
Activity: The Use of Cube Puzzle and Toilet Paper Roll Model in Teaching The Nature of Science
Charles Ault, Lewis and Clark College
Essay: The child as history: recapitulation goes to school
Course: Oregon Field Geology
Activity: My Geologic Address: Locating Oneself in Geologic Time and Process
Pier Bartow, Department of Natural Resource Systems, Klamath Community College
Essay: Teaching the scientific method at a community college
Activity: Demonstrating P and S Waves with a Slinky - Activity Supplement
Barbara Bekken, Department of Geosciences, Virginia Tech
Essay: Geoscience fundamentals: teaching the methods and philosophies of science through writing
Course: Geoscience Fundamentals
Activity: Collaborative Research Project: Geoscience Undergraduate Curricula and The Cube Exercise and the Methods of Science
Carol Cleland, Department of Philosophy, University of Colorado
Essay: Differences in the methodology and justification of the field sciences and the classical experimental sciences
Sean Cornell, Department or Geography and Earth Science, Shippensburg University
Essay: Field-experiences in every geoscience class: the key to facilitating developmentally appropriate instruction
Course: Introduction to Geology
Activity: Exploring Evidence of Plate Tectonics Using GeoMapApp
Declan DePaor, Departments of Physics and Ocean, Earth, and Atmospheric Sciences, Old Dominion University
Essay: Geospatial and geosocial education
Course: Intro Astronomy – the Solar System
Activity:Lahar Risk Assessment
Beth Dushman, Department of Natural Science, Del Mar College
Essay: Introducing the methods of geoscience to physical geology students
Course: Physical Geology Laboratory
Activity: Investigating Stream Energy and Gradient Using Small Stream Tables
James Ebert, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Science, SUNY College at Oneonta
Essay: Lithic literacy and the "forensic" methods of geoscience
Course: Earth History and the Fossil Record- Course Supplement and Sedimentary Geology - Course Supplement
Activity: Discovering the Principles of Relative Age Determination – a Think-Pair-Share In-Class Activity
Holly Godsey, Department of Geology and Geophysics and Center for Science and Mathmatics Education, University of Utah
Essay: Geoscience odd-(wo)man out
Activity: Interpreting the Geologic History of Canyon de Chelly
Laurel Goodell, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University
Essay: Emphasizing the science in geoscience
Activity: Analyzing your Hometown Stream using On-line USGS NWIS Data - Activity Supplement
Activity: Tracking Tectonic Plates Using Two Independent Methods - Activity Supplement
Kyle Gray, Department of Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa
Essay: Teaching geoscience methods to pre-service elementary teachers
Course: Inquiry into Earth and Space Science
Activity: Sea Floor Magnetism
Kim Hannula, Geoscience Department, Fort Lewis College
Essay: It's scary to feel uncertain
Course: Earth System Science - Course Supplement and Advanced Structural Geology
Activity: Florida River Project: Semester-long group project - Activity Supplement
Kathleen Harper, Department of Geoscience, University of Montana
Essay: Geoscience methods applied to real-world problems
Activity: Transport of heavy metals in the Clark Fork River
Paulo Hidalgo, Department of Geosciences, Georgia State University
Essay: Curiosity based learning and self-education
Course: Integrated Sciences I
Paul Kelso, Departments of Geology and Physics, Lake Superior State University
Essay: Learning geoscience by doing geoscience
Course: Using Geophysical Field Studies as the Focus for Problem-Based Learning (PBL) in an Introductory Geophysics Course - Course Supplement
Activity:Please see the three activities associated with the original course submission
Kaatje Kraft, Department of Physical Science, Mesa Community College
Essay: Why do we teach geoscience to non-majors?
Course: Geologic Disasters and the Environment - Course Supplement
Activity: Making the "black box" model more transparent - Activity Supplement
Scott Linneman, Department of Geology, Western Washington University
Essay: Should we teach how to cope with uncertainty and incomplete data?
Course: Geomorphology - Course Supplement
Activity: Accuracy, Precision, and Topographic Data
Ntungwa Maasha, Department of Natural Science, College of Coastal Georgia
Essay: Geoscience by example
Course: Physical Geology
Activity: Learning how to constuct a graph of a decaying isotope and using it in radiometric dating
George Nelson, Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Western Washington University

Stephen Reynolds, School of Earth and Space Exploration, Arizona State University
Essay: A metacognitive approach to teaching geologic reasoning
Course: Advanced Field Geology
Activity: Think-Aloud Modeling of Geologic Reasoning in the Field
Cindy Shellito, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Northern Colorado
Essay: Developing a hands-on approach to collecting, analyzing, and interpreting weather observations and climate data
Course: Paleoclimatology - Course Supplement
Activity: Exploring the Link Between Hurricanes and Climate Using GCM Results - Activity Supplement
Julie Stoughton, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Science, University of Nevada, Reno
Essay: Learning geoscience by talking and doing
Course: Principles of Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Activity: Riparian Plant Lab
Jeff Thomas, Department of Physics and Earth Science, Central Connecticut State University
Essay: The development of my understanding of the methods of earth science
Course: History and Nature of Science
Activity: Reasons for the Seasons
Basil Tikoff, Department of Geoscience, University of Wisconsin
Essay: What should all citizens know about geoscience?
Activity: Calculating the radius of earth
Paul Vincent, Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Geoscience, Valdosta State University
Essay: Why I have my students explore methods of the geosciences
Activity: Measuring the Campus Green
Becca Walker, Department of Earth Science and Astronomy, Mt. San Antonio College
Essay: Enjoy making observations and being frustrated? If you answered "yes", a career in geoscience is for you!
Course: Field Studies, Central California
Activity: Evaluating the lines of evidence for plate tectonics
Kandi Wojtysiak, Department of Education, Rio Salado College
Essay: Educating pre-service teachers in geoscience methods
Course: Science Methods and Curriculum Development