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Inclusivity Survey part of Activities
Megan Jones, North Hennepin Community College Course: Physical Geology 15-25 students I want to establish class norms that will foster an inclusive environment. I need to know what each particular group of students ...

First Day Focus: Survey Students, Classroom Climate

Engaging Question part of Activities
Karl Wirth, Macalester College Course: Dynamic Earth and Global Change 20 students This activity serves a number of functions, including an introduction to the course, a learning prompt that can be revisited ...

First Day Focus: Classroom Climate:Icebreaker, Motivate Students:Problem-Solving, Relevance, Engage with Content:Practice Science Skill, Introduce Course Topic, Survey Students:Knowledge Survey
Earth System Topics: Climate, Atmosphere

Environmental Science Gallery Walk part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Gallery Walks:Examples
Gallery walk activity that relies on students' prior knowledge of environmental issues as an introductory activity in a general education, large-lecture format environmental science class.

Rock Description part of Activities
Michael Phillips, Illinois Valley Community College Course: Historical Geology 15-30 students My historical geology course is focused on how geologists are able to "read the rocks" and thereby interpret ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Introduce Course Topic, Practice Science Skill, Motivate Students:Problem-Solving, Classroom Climate:Icebreaker

Eruption Prediction part of Activities
Bryan Oakley, Bryant University and University of Rhode Island Course: Physical Geology Lab 25 students Students remember what they have seen and done much better than they remember what you have told them. The ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Practice Science Skill
Earth System Topics: Solid Earth

Career Goals part of Activities
David Mogk, Montana State University Course: Mineralogy 25-35 students This survey of students' professional goals connects course topics to students' lives while also serving as an icebreaker. The ...

First Day Focus: Motivate Students:Career Information, Classroom Climate:Icebreaker, Motivate Students:Relevance, Survey Students:Student Interests, Attitude Survey

Turbulent Flows part of Activities
Evgeni Fedorovich, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma Course: Atmospheric Turbulence 5 students Students remember what they have seen and done much better than they remember what you have told them. The ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Introduce Course Topic

Remote Sensing part of Activities
Dallas Rhodes, Georgia Southern University Course: Remote Sensing 30 students Connecting course topics to students' lives is an effective strategy to motivate their learning. The Activity Because remote ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Introduce Course Topic, Motivate Students:Relevance

Earth is Our Spaceship part of Activities
Steven Semken, Arizona State University Course: Introduction to Geology I (Physical) 220 students Presenting students with a realistic problem-solving task draws them in. The Activity Before doing any lecturing, I ...

First Day Focus: Motivate Students:Problem-Solving
Earth System Topics: Solar System and Astronomy

Resource Consumption part of Activities
Janis Treworgy, Principia College Course: Introductory Geology 17 students Connecting course topics to students' lives is a very effective strategy to motivate their learning. The Activity As one means of ...

First Day Focus: Motivate Students:Relevance
Earth System Topics: Human Dimensions