Perry Samson

Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, College of Engineering

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Challenging Pre-Conceptions part of Metacognition:Activities
Students carry into class pre-conceptions based on stories they've heard, articles they've read and experiences they've had. One of the best opportunities to teach metacognition is at a 'gotcha' moment when they come to realize their pre-conception is amiss.

What's Wrong with This Picture? part of Online Teaching:Activities for Teaching Online
In LectureTools, after an introduction to basics of energy transfer students are presented with image of infrared radiation and asked which parts of image make sense and which parts do not. This invariably leads to ...

Course (1)

Extreme Weather part of Online Teaching:Online Courses
This course provides an introduction to the physics of extreme weather events. We examine solar eruptions, ice ages, climate change, monsoons, El NiƱo, hurricanes, floods, droughts, heat waves, thunderstorms, ...

Conference Presentation (1)

Forecasting Exam Scores Based on How Students Participate in Introductory Geoscience Courses part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
This presentation reports on research being conducted at the University of Michigan on 1) how student participation is related to student grades and 2) how students participate as a function of their incoming GPA. ...

Other Contribution (1)

Increasing Student Inclusivity in Large Classes Through Use of an Anonymous Backchannel part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Round Table Discussions
The attrition of students belonging to populations traditionally a minority in STEM disciplines remains a national priority for undergraduate education. Arguably a critical inflection point for many college ...