Gary Varrella

Extension - Spokane County

Washington State University-Spokane

Dr. Gary F. Varrella received his bachelor’s, teaching credential and masters from  UC-Davis, and his doctorate from the University of Iowa (1997). His areas of expertise are 4-H youth development, expertise in teaching, emphasis of STEM and science & society, formal and informal learning, evaluation, and agricultural education. He is an associate professor at WSU as an Extension 4-H Educator. Dr. Varrella has been a high school teacher, a state Ag Ed Curriculum Specialist, managed NSF projects, was a science teacher educator at Ohio University (Athens) and George Mason University (Fairfax), and worked in the developing nations of Armenia and Azerbaijan. He has co-edited/co-authored 10 international texts, written one monograph, five book chapters, and published five peer-reviewed journal articles.

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Unit 2: Mapping Patterns part of Soils, Systems, and Society
In this unit, students work in small groups to examine and analyze spatial data relevant to soils to identify patterns. They use their analyses to add detail to their Earth systems concept maps and describe how ...

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Assessment of Module Goals part of Soils, Systems, and Society
Overall Module Assessments Summative Assessment The overarching summative assessment for this module is the "Soils, Systems, and Society Kit" (Kit) and presentation. For this assessment, students ...