William Hansen

Earth Environment and Physics

Worcester State University

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Course Module (1)

William Hansen: Environmental Science at Worcester State University part of Integrate:Teaching for Sustainability:How the Community is Using InTeGrate Materials:Instructor Stories
Environmental Science is a class that draws in concepts from across the science disciplines as well as technological and societal factors. As such it can be complex for students to navigate with respect to terminology, sources of information and synthesis of concepts. Environmental Science classes typically have a small number of very vocal students but a large number of students with a lack of familiarity with these concepts and therefore many tend not to participate in class discussions. Integrate materials work well in bringing all students into the discussion through student-to-student interaction and tie fundamental geoscience concepts back to human actions in a way that facilitates student's exploration and interaction.

Activity (1)

Online Mapping of Ocean Floor and Coastline Change part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching About Earth Online Workshop:Activities
The Exercise is a 2 part look at the configuration of the Atlantic Coast, specifically in New England. Using online mapping applications students create a cross section of the North Atlantic Ocean and explain the ...

Essay (1)

William Hansen, Worcester State University part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching About Earth Online Workshop:Essays
From your experience, what practices make for excellent online Earth Science learning? Timely responses to student questions are vital. Using materials at a variety of complexity levels, especially the use of well ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Do InTeGrate materials increase scientific understanding among women? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
InTeGrate geoscience teaching materials were developed to link societal challenges to geologic concepts in order to improve Earth literacy in undergraduate students. These curricular products span topics from ...