Tom Hickson


University of St. Thomas (MN)

Workshop Leader, Website Contributor, Reviewer

Website Content Contributions

Activities (16)

Slicing Fruit part of Spatial Thinking Workbook:Teaching Activities
Students identify and draw slices through fruit, as practice for drawing slices through more complex features.

On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Collection This activity is part of the On the Cutting Edge Exemplary Teaching Activities collection.
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Courses (2)

Earth Surface Processes and Geomorphology part of Course Design:Goals Database
This is a sophomore level geomorphology course that mainly focuses on earth surface processes.

Sedimentology and Stratigraphy part of Course Design:Goals Database
This course covers the basics of fluid flow and sediment transport, sedimentary structures and textures, and-forming the bridge between modern landforms and ancient rocks-depositional sedimentary environments. The ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Teaching Spatial Thinking in Mineralogy, Structural Geology, and Sedimentology & Stratigraphy: Tools and Strategies from Cognitive Science Research part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Spatial visualization is an essential skill in the STEM disciplines, including the geological sciences. Undergraduate students, including geoscience majors in upper-level courses, bring a wide range of spatial ...

Other Contributions (3)

Glacial River Warren and the retreat of St. Anthony Falls part of Vignettes:Vignette Collection
Thomas Hickson University of St. Thomas Location Continent: North America Country: United States State: Minnesota City: Minneapolis/St. Paul UTM coordinates and datum: none Setting Climate Setting: Humid Tectonic ...

Strengthening Your Upper Division Course part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Workshops:Upper Division
Participants in this session will work together to improve their upper division courses for majors or graduate students. With support, you will be able to improve your course to capitalize on backward design, ...

Using Data to Teach Earth ProcessesAn Illustrated Community Discussion at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America part of Data, Simulations and Models:Workshop 03:Activities
Thomas Hickson and Melissa Lamb University of St. Thomas - These 3 activities (Mammoth Cave Passages; Red Beans & Rice & Slope Stability; Basin and Range Tectonic Geomorphology) involve students in data ...