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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.

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

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

Icebreaker: Coat of Arms part of Activities
Martin Balinsky, Florida A&M University Course: Earth and Space Science for pre-service and inservice teachers 26 students An icebreaker is an activity that helps students (and instructor) to get to know each ...

First Day Focus: Classroom Climate:Icebreaker, Survey Students:Student Interests
Earth System Topics: Solid Earth, Solar System and Astronomy

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

Attitude Toward Science, Scientists part of Activities
Prajukti Bhattacharyya, University of Wisconsin - Whitewater Course: Introduction to Earth Science 25-32 students Students' negative attitudes toward science can be a surprisingly powerful barrier to learning. ...

First Day Focus: Survey Students:Attitude Survey, Classroom Climate
Earth System Topics: Solid Earth

Identify Pressing Environmental Issues part of Activities
Kathy Licht, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Course: Environmental Geology 70 students Connecting course topics to students' lives is a very effective motivational strategy. The Activity In ...

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

Preconceptions: Private Universe part of Activities
Don Minkel, Adirondack Community College Course: Introduction to Astronomy 22 students This activity is designed to inform students about how misconceptions can interfere with the learning process, and to alert ...

First Day Focus: Survey Students:Knowledge Survey