As Academic Laboratory Manager for the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University, Laurel Goodell develops laboratory curricula, teaches, leads field trips, trains and supervises graduate student teaching assistants, and works with professional development programs for school teachers.
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Course Modules (7)
Living on the Edge part of Living on the Edge
This module, intended to take two weeks in an introductory-level class, is divided into three units that focus on geologic hazards and associated risks at representative plate boundary settings: transform, ...
Unit 4 Risk at Divergent Plate Boundaries part of Living on the Edge
Volcanoes typically give warning that they are coming out of dormancy and entering an eruptive phase. Being able to recognize those warning signs and take appropriate actions (e.g. evacuations) are important ...
Unit 1 Hazards at Transform Plate Boundaries part of Living on the Edge
This unit uses scientific data to quantify the geologic hazard that earthquakes represent along transform plate boundaries. Students will document the characteristics of the Pacific/North American plate boundary in ...
Unit 6 Hazards and Risk at Convergent Plate Boundaries (Day 2 of activity) part of Living on the Edge
In this two-day activity, students monitor a simulated evolving volcanic crisis at a convergent plate boundary (Cascadia). Using monitoring data and geologic hazard maps, students make a series of forecasts for ...
Unit 3 Hazards at Divergent Plate Boundaries part of Living on the Edge
Students work in small groups to examine data and videos of earthquakes, submarine volcanic eruptions, and black smokers at submarine divergent plate boundaries, and then predict similar processes at subaerial ...
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Unit 5 Hazards and Risks at Convergent Plate Boundaries (Day 1 of activity) part of Living on the Edge
In this two-day activity, students monitor an evolving volcanic crisis at a convergent plate boundary (Cascadia). Using monitoring data and geologic hazard maps, students make a series of forecasts for the ...
part of Living on the Edge
This unit builds on what students have learned about transform fault hazards to introduce the idea of risk. Students examine earthquake risk along the San Andreas Fault in San Francisco by examining public school ...
Analyzing your Hometown Stream using On-line USGS NWIS Data part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Students analyze discharge records of streams or rivers of interest to them using on-line USGS NWIS data.
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Geomorphology: Were Earth-like river processes ever present on Mars? part of GIS and Remote Sensing:Activities2
Laurel Goodell, Summary Students compare rivers on Earth to channel-like features on Mars, and consider whether Earth-like river processes were ever present on Mars. Context Type and level of course Entry level ...
Tracking Tectonic Plates Using Two Independent Methods part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Students use two independent methods to determine relative plate motions across a plate boundary. They find that plate tectonic theory generally holds up but also discover sophisticated detail (e.g. velocities ...
Using GPS data to analyze crustal strain -or- Where is the boundary between the Pacific and North American plates? part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Activities
Students determine and interpret crustal strain along the Pacific/North American plate boundary in southern California. They do this by using GPS time series data to plot strain ellipses in the study area, first by hand (to understand how the method works) and then by using provided Matlab code.
Using Google Earth to Explore Plate Tectonics part of Teaching Methods:Teaching with Google Earth:Examples
Students use Google Earth to learn about plate tectonics by exploring the topography of the earth's continents and ocean floor, the distribution of earthquakes and volcanoes, and seafloor age. They become familiar with these global data sets and understand how Earth's tectonic plates and plate boundaries are defined.
GEO235: The Physical Earth part of Introductory Courses:Courses
This course is an introduction to physical geology and geological processes. Topics include earth materials and structure, geologic time, internal and surface processes, and current issues in geoscience research. ...
Reinventing the Introductory Geology Course for Engineering and Other Quantitatively-able Students part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Engineering, Sustainability, and the Geosciences:Essays
Laurel Goodell, Geosciences, Princeton University Our fairly traditional GEO203: Physical Geology had for years served as entry into the department. However, enrollment in the course had been steadily declining; ...
Emphasizing the science in geoscience part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Essays
Emphasizing the Science in Geoscience Laurel Goodell, Geosciences, Princeton University Geoscience was not part of the curriculum when I went through the New Jersey public schools. Things have certainly improved ...
Conference Presentations (3)
Living on the Edge: Engaging students in evaluating hazards and societal risks at active plate boundaries part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
The InTeGrate module, "Living on the Edge: Building Resilient Societies on Active Plate Margins" (LOE) consists of six units in which students use qualitative and quantitative information to assess risk ...
Using Google Earth to Teach Complex Earth Science Concepts part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Google Earth offers an engaging environment for exploration of earth science data by students at any level. The following GE layers (with data sources) have been collected/compiled by the author: 1) tectonic plate ...
"Jelloea" and Understanding Basaltic Volcanism part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Thursday B
"Volcanoes" are formed from bowls of gelatin inverted onto pegboard. "GPS stations" (pushpins) are installed and "housing developments" (Monopoly™ houses and hotels) are built. ...
Other Contributions (7)
Teaching Geo-Competencies part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Morning Workshops:Geo Competencies
Instructors can hit unanticipated roadblocks to covering content when students have deficiencies in "geo-competencies" such as quantitative skills, data analysis and geographic awareness. This workshop ...
Thursday Session B part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Teaching Demonstrations:Thursday B
Thursday Session B Your Account Earth Educators' RendezvousMadison, WI July 18-22, ...
Tracking Tectonic Plates Using Two Independent Methods part of Integrate:Workshops and Webinars:Teaching the Methods of Geoscience:Activity Supplement Collection
Laurel Goodell, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University.This page is a supplement to the original activity description found hereShort description of the activity:Students come to this activity familiar ...
Best Practices in Online Courses part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Poster Sessions
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Digital Geology and Visualization part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Poster Sessions
See Related Oral Session w/ discussion @ 3:45pm, Wed
Digital Geology and Visualization part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
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Online Education: Thinking outside the box part of Rendezvous 2015:Program:Oral Sessions
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