Geology and Oceanography
Green River Community College
B.A. (Earth and Planetary Sciences) Washington University in St. Louis
M.S. (Geology) University of Washington, Seattle
Ph.D. (Geosciences) Princeton University
I teach geology, oceanography, and paleontology classes at Green River Community Colleges in Auburn, WA. Examples of my syllabi and class exercises are on line at: http://www.instruction.greenriver.edu/khoppe/
In addition to teaching, I have also worked as a paleontologists. My research interest focus on using isotopic analyses of fossils to reconstruct paleoecological and paleoclimatic conditions (http://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kathryn_Hoppe)
I have also worked as a professional science writer, and I have published three books about dinosaurs and other fossil animals under the Pen name of Charlotte Lewis Brown (http://www.harpercollins.com/cr-100068/charlotte-lewis-brown)
Website Content Contributions
Introduction to Science - Penny Histograms part of Undergraduate Research:2014 Workshop:Activities
Overview: This exercise serves as an introduction to histograms. Students are given a short introduction to histograms in lecture and reading. They are then broken up into different groups of 3-5 students. Students ...
Evolution of the Earth part of Paleontology:Courses
Goals of class: To discuss the past history of Earth and its inhabitants. It examines how the geologic record can be used to reconstruct how we got where we are today, and how it can help us predict the future.
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Phylum Cnidaria (Jellyfish, Corals, & Sea Anemones) in Action part of Videos:Videos Workshop 2014:Contributed Videos
Videos of 2 taxa of jellyfish, 2 taxa of coral, & 1 sea anemone (that moved only with the current), plus still shots of coral tanks in natural light & UV