Kim Kastens

Marine Geology & Geophysics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Project Leader, Webinar Leader, Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Project Leader

Synthesis of Research on Thinking and Learning in the Geosciences part of Research on Learning:Synthesis Study
This project synthesizes existing knowledge and articulates unanswered questions in critical areas of research on cognition and learning relevant to the Geosciences.

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Concept Test: Mid-Ocean Ridges part of Visualization:Examples
Single item multiple choice questions, based on mid-ocean ridge bathymetric data, suitable for using in the middle of a lecture to assess students' learning of basic plate tectonic concepts.

Mentally Visualizing Large Geologic Structures from Field Observations: A Behavioral Study part of Structural Geology and Tectonics:Activities
Artificial outcrops made of plywood that together would form a large geologic structure, part of which is eroded or covered by dirt and vegetation, are constructed on campus. One structure is an elongate basin, and ...

Essays (75)

Teaching is Insufficient; Learning is also Insufficient. part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Earth Education for Sustainable Societies:Essays
Kim Kastens, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University Pre-workshop Essay for the Workshop on Earth Education for Sustainable Societies In episode 122 of Star Trek: Voyager, the character Seven of ...

Conference Presentations (10)

Why is teaching and learning about feedback loops hard? part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session II
Feedback loops provide a powerful explanatory framework for analyzing important Earth and environmental processes, such as climate change and predatory/prey balance. Our pilot research and review of the literature ...

Other Contributions (11)

Oral Session II part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2020:Program:Oral Sessions:Oral Session II
Each oral session will run over a 2.5 hour period. Each talk will be 15 minutes in length, and there will be a 25 minute break halfway through the session. The schedule for this session is posted below.


Workshop Leader (4 workshops)

Workshop Participant (38 workshops)

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2021
July 2021
EER 2020 Art and Field Sketching
July 2020
Using Conceptual Frameworks of Earth Systems to Frame Future Directions in Systems Thinking Research
July 2018

Webinar Leader

Webinar Participant (31 webinars)

Data Puzzle Project
March 2023
Evaluating Lessons Using the NSTA Sensemaking Tool
November 2022
Sharing Scientific Ocean Drilling with Students
May 2022