Laurel Goodell


Princeton University

As Academic Laboratory Manager for the Department of Geosciences at Princeton University, Laurel Goodell develops laboratory curricula, teaches lab sections, leads field trips, trains and supervises graduate student teaching assistants, and works with several professional development programs for school teachers.

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Activities (5)

Analyzing your Hometown Stream using On-line USGS NWIS Data part of Cutting Edge: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 Cutting Edge: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 Cutting Edge: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 Google Earth to Explore Plate Tectonics part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching: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.

Using GPS data to analyze crustal strain -or- Where is the boundary between the Pacific and North American plates? part of Integrate:Workshops: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.

Course (1)

GEO235: The Physical Earth part of Cutting Edge: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. ...

Essays (2)

Reinventing the Introductory Geology Course for Engineering and Other Quantitatively-able Students part of Integrate:Workshops: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: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 ...