Cara Thompson

Earth Science, School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences

Arizona State University at the West Campus

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Course Modules (7)

Ocean Sustainability part of Ocean Sustainability
This two- to three-week, six-unit module introduces the importance of oceans, basic ocean processes, and impacts of human activity on ocean health. It aims to increase awareness of our dependence on and ...

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Time Scales of Climate Change part of Rates and Time:Teaching Activities
This activity introduces students to the fact that climate change occurs at timescales of 1 year to 108 years and there are various drivers to explain these changes. It addresses how scientists detect these scales ...

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Cara Thompson: Using Ocean Sustainability in Physical Oceanography at Santa Monica College part of Ocean Sustainability
I implemented the Ocean Sustainability Module in my introductory Physical Oceanography course at a two-year junior college (Santa Monica College). Many of our students struggle in science courses. It was great to see those students grasp concepts through the hands-on, student-lead learning provided in this module.