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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

Image Description & Interpretation part of Activities
Heather Macdonald, College of William and Mary Course: Earth History 18 students The most effective way to develop geoscience skills in your students is to make opportunities for them to practice those skills. The ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Practice Science Skill

Geoscience Gallery Walk part of Activities
Cari Johnson, University of Utah Course: Architecture of the Earth 30-40 students This activity combines an assessment of prior knowledge with a survey of student interests. The Activity I have my students do a ...

First Day Focus: Survey Students:Student Interests, Knowledge Survey

Mapping a Park part of Activities
Kaye Savage, Vanderbilt University Course: Methods in Environmental Geology Up to 10 students The most effective way to develop geoscience skills in your students is to make opportunities for them to practice those ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Practice Science Skill, Introduce Course Topic

Quantifying Hydrologic Observations part of Activities
Alicia Wilson, University of South Carolina Course: Surface and near-surface processes (Geomorphology and Hydrology) 24 students Presenting students with a realistic problem-solving task draws them in. The Activity ...

First Day Focus: Engage with Content:Introduce Course Topic, Practice Science Skill

Plate Tectonics Q&A part of Activities
Charlotte (Char) Mehrtens, University of Vermont Course: Earth, Environments and Life Through Time 15 students Surveying students to assess their prior knowledge serves two purposes: it helps students review ...

First Day Focus: Survey Students:Knowledge Survey