Natural Sciences, Department of Natural Sciences
Del Mar College
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How Many Is A Million? part of Rates and Time:Visualizations with Teaching Notes
Roger Steinberg, Department of Natural Sciences, Del Mar College Description To help students visualize the immensity of geologic time, or even the immensity of just one million years, I have created a very large ...
Relative Age-dating -- Discovery of Important Stratigraphic Principles part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Students don't have to be passively taught the important principles geologists use to do relative age-dating of rocks and geologic events. By careful analysis and critical thinking about photos and ...
The Use of Natural Crystals in the Study of Crystallography part of Mineralogy:Activities
I use single, euhedral, natural crystals of minerals extensively when teaching basic concepts of crystallogtaphy. In my Mineralogy course, I use single, well-formed crystals in all aspects of basic crystallography ...
Geologic Maps and Geologic Structures: A Texas Example part of Introductory Courses:Activities
Students work with geologic maps of Texas, learning details of Texas geology, and reinforce knowledge and use of geologic structures, stratigraphic sections, and geologic cross sections.
Historical Geology (Earth History 1404) part of Introductory Courses:Courses
Introduction to geologic time; relative and actual age-dating methods; stratigraphic principles; origin of the Universe, Solar System, atmosphere, oceans, life; plate tectonics; changes on the Earth's surface ...
A Moveable Museum part of SAGE 2YC:Workshops:Preparing Students in Two-year Colleges for Careers:Essays
Del Mar College (DMC) is a two-year college in Corpus Christi, Texas. We have a lot of the pieces in place needed to create a strong program in support and preparation of students for transfer to four-year colleges, the geotechnical workforce, or geoscience careers - but we could use some new strategies for putting the pieces together.
Teaching about Time and other Big Numbers part of Rates and Time:Workshop 2012:Essays
Roger Steinberg, Department of Natural Sciences, Del Mar College I use several strategies to address the challenge of teaching about time—conceptual, visual, and quantitative—but first, some background. After ...
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Using Student-Created Metaphors to Assess Comprehension of Geologic Time part of Rates and Time:Assessments
At Del Mar College, we are now officially assessing the comprehension of the immensity of geologic time by our Historical Geology students. This is one of six Geology Program student learning outcomes that we ...
Visualizing the Precambrian part of Rates and Time:Visualizations with Teaching Notes
Roger Steinberg, Department of Natural Sciences, Del Mar College Description I love the Precambrian! Some geologists, of course are not nearly as enamored as I am, and many discussions of the Earth's history, ...