Math, Physical & Computer Science Department, Physical Science Department, Math, Physical & Computer Science, Physical Science, Engineering & Technology
Dutchess Community College
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Local Rock Outcrop Project in Physical Geology & Historical Geology part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Supporting Student Success in Geoscience at Two-year Colleges:Essays
One way I get Physical Geology & Historical Geology students in my mid-Hudson Valley community college to apply new concepts is by giving them the option of studying a local rock outcrop for their final project. The process is really a mini-independent study as students apply what they learn in class about minerals, rocks, maps, geologic processes, and plate tectonics to "their" outcrop. I visit many of the students at their outcrops. Students can also share their own videos and photos of their site visits with me. The geology of most of the outcrops has not been recently described or interpreted in the geologic literature, or even in local hiking guidebooks, in any meaningful way, so students really must make their own observations and interpret them in order to unravel the geologic history of their outcrop.
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Research on Students' Conceptual Understanding of Geology/Solid Earth Science Content part of NAGT:Geoscience Education Research:Community Framework for GER:Conceptual Understanding - Solid Earth
Download a pdf of this chapterEric J. Pyle, James Madison University; Andy Darling, Colorado State University; Zo Kreager, Northern Illinois University; and Susan Howes Conrad, Dutchess Community College ...
Eastern Section, Geo2YC: The Two-Year College Division, Geoscience Education Research Division