Grand Valley State University
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Making Topographic Maps part of K-8 Geo Teacher Preparation:Workshop 2016:Activities
In this activity, students learn how to contour topographic data from three-dimensional models that they create for themselves. Students examine how topographic contour lines differ based on different topographic features.
Conference Presentations (2)
Rock, Paper, Hammer: Where do thoughts and actions count in making a geologic map? part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
In this study, we integrate data capturing the physical actions, spoken thoughts, and navigation paths of geologists as each makes a geologic map of a field site in the Tobacco Root Mountains, Montana, USA. Four ...
Comparing Social Comparisons in Geoscience Courses part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday B
Students commonly compare their performance on an assignment or in a class to that of their peers. Our goal in this descriptive pilot study is to explore how this tendency towards making comparisons—defined as ...
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Research on Access and Success of Under-Represented Groups in the Geosciences part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Access and Success
Download a pdf of this chapterEric M. Riggs, Texas A & M University; Caitlin Callahan, Grand Valley State University; and Jim Brey, American Meteorological Society Introduction The geosciences as an allied ...
Central Section, Geoscience Education Research Division, Teacher Education Division