Megan Plenge

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Workshop Leader, Webinar Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Activities (2)

Investigating Rock Classification part of Guided Inquiry Introductory Geology Labs:Activities
Average inquiry level: Structured This lab activity provides an introduction to rock classification. Classification is useful because it allows scientists to identify patterns and organize information. In this lab, ...

Investigating flood hazard mitigation via a role-playing case-study in Brays Bayou, Houston, Texas part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2022:Program:Share-a-thon Session
Set in the Brays Bayou watershed in Houston after extreme flooding due to Tropical Storm Allison in 2001, students will roleplay stakeholders in the neighborhood who are evaluating mitigation strategies to prevent ...

Conference Presentations (3)

Making An Impact: Exploring Perceptions of 'Making' within Underrepresented Student Groups in Geoscience part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Oral Sessions:Monday Oral Session A
'Making' in STEM education promotes project-based learning and engineering design, encourages creativity, and, in some cases, can increase the engagement of marginalized students. Our research examines ...

Effects of role playing as an active learning strategy on student sense of classroom community and STEM Identity part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2024:Program:Poster Sessions:Monday Poster Session
Fostering a sense of classroom community in introductory geoscience classes can support students' sense of belonging, help students feel like part of the broader scientific community, and help them build a ...

Using 3D Modeling to Promote Design Thinking and Inquiry in an Introductory Geology Lab part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2018:Program:Poster Sessions:Friday
Introductory students rarely get the opportunity to engage in one of the most challenging and fundamental steps in scientific methodology: developing scientific research questions, formulating hypotheses, and ...

Other Contributions (8)

Sharing Resources to Promote Teaching Socio-scientific Issues part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Previous Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2023:Program:Round Table Discussions
Many students learn about topics such as natural hazards, resources, and climate change from the media and their community before they enter an Earth or Environmental Sciences classroom. The media- or community- ...


Workshop Leader

Workshop Participant (54 workshops)

Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2021
July 2021
EER 2020 Inquiry Based Labs
July 2020
Earth Educators' Rendezvous 2019 Attendees
July 2019

Webinar Participant