GEO-Logic: How Well Do You Know Your National Parks and Memorials
In this example, students are asked to associate historical figures with a particular National Park or Memorial (and its size) as well as the number of points they scored in a fictitious game show, based on clues about the situation given from various perspectives.
- To develop students' problem solving skills by requiring them to examine problems from multiple points of view
- To expose students to real geologic data and common concepts and units (rates, distance, time, etc.)
Context for Use
Teaching Notes and Tips
References and Resources
Guertin, 2000 . Using Logic Problems in Introductory-Level Geoscience Courses to Develop Critical Reasoning and Basic Quantitative Skills, Journal of Geoscience Education, 48(4), 423.
- In this paper, the author describes the development and implementation of GEOLogic problems as well as her reasoning for the focus on logic problems and problem solving.
Controlled Vocabulary Terms
Resource Type: Activities:Lab Activity, Classroom Activity
Special Interest: Quantitative
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14):Introductory Level, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12)
Quantitative Skills: Problem Solving
Ready for Use: Ready to Use
Earth System Topics: Geography
Topics: Human Dimensions/Resources
Theme: Teach the Earth:Teaching Environments:Intro Geoscience