Cinzia Cervato

Geological and Atmospheric Sciences

Iowa State University

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Carbon Footprint Exercise part of Climate Change:Activities
We designed a three-step assignment for students in introductory geoscience that asks them to calculate their carbon footprint during one specific week. The goal of the assignment is to increase student awareness ...

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Groundwater wells part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
We created a field of 8 wells that tap into the unconfined aquifer close to campus. Four of the wells are open for students to collect samples and take measurements. The remaining four wells have instruments that ...

Essays (2)

Student Assessment and Departmental Reviews, ISU part of Building Strong Departments:Workshops:Assessing Geoscience Programs:Participant Essays
Cinzia Cervato, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University Student Assessment In 2004 Iowa State University requested that all departments prepare an outcomes assessment plan. The ...

Cinzia Cervato part of Affective Domain:Workshop 07:Workshop Participants
Geological & Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University What are the key issues related to the role of the affective domain in teaching geoscience that you would like to engage at the workshop? Quantitative ...

Conference Presentations (3)

Testing the Effectiveness of Student-Centered Pedagogy in a Large Introductory Physical Geology Course part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2019:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Large enrollment introductory science courses generally have a range of student engagement that can result in low attendance and participation. Instructors may implement active learning techniques to encourage ...

Rock Experts: an innovative rock lab for preservice elementary teachers part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
Rocks are part of the curriculum of all introductory geology labs. To avoid having students memorize names and complete worksheets without understanding the significance of rocks as fundamental components of the ...

The impact of inquiry-based instructional methods in improving pre-service K-5 teachers' self-efficacy part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2017:Program:Poster Sessions:Wednesday
It is known that pre-service elementary school teachers have low science teaching self-efficacy (i.e., low confidence in their ability to teach science), which in turn can influence negatively the quality of ...

Other Contribution (1)

Research on Students' Conceptual Understanding of Environmental, Oceanic, Atmospheric, and Climate Science Content part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Conceptual Understanding - Ocean, Atmosphere, Climate
Download a pdf of this chapterCinzia Cervato, Iowa State University; Donna Charlevoix, UNAVCO; Anne Gold, University of Colorado at Boulder; and Hari Kandel, Lake Superior State University Introduction At the ...