Jeffrey D. Thomas
Central Connecticut State University
Jeff Thomas is an associate professor of science and science education at Central Connecticut State University. He teaches secondary science methods, earth science and physical science for elementary majors, meteorology, and various graduate courses for in-service science teachers. Previously, Jeff was a secondary earth science teacher for twelve years and he was also a broadcast meteorologist for four years. His research interests are related to inquiry, curriculum development, geoscience education.
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Exploring Geoscience Methods part of Exploring Geoscience Methods
This module gives pre-service secondary science teachers the opportunity to use and reflect on geoscientific thinking. The module begins with an exploration of how geoscience methods are similar to and different ...
Activity 2.2: Issue Investigation part of Exploring Geoscience Methods
During Activity 2.2, students download, organize, and analyze geoscience data sets of sea level trends, terrestrial ice sheet trends, and intensity of tropical cyclones as well as forecast models of atmospheric CO2 ...
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History and Nature of Science part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Course
This course examines the development of science, mathematics, and technology in order to understand our natural world. Specifically, this course focuses on the nature of scientific knowledge that is created through ...
The development of my understanding of the methods of earth science part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
The development of my understanding of the methods of earth science Jeff Thomas, Physics and Earth Science, Central Connecticut State University My first job after college was working for a small, private weather ...