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Geo-Logic: Breaking Ground Between Philosophy and the Earth Sciences part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. Frodeman
This book examines the boundaries between philosophy and earth science. The author challenges each field, proposing that only by engaging other fields will earth science and philosophy reach their ...

Introducing Evolution to Non-Biology Majors Via the Fossil Record: A case study from the Israeli High School System part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dodick, and N. Orion
This paper discusses the curriculum, From Dinosaurs to Darwin: Evolution from the Perspective of Geologic Time, and a case study of the implementation of that curriculum in a high school class. Many ...

Cognitive Factors Affecting Student Understanding of Geologic Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
J. Dodick, and N. Orion

Spatial Ability and Earth Science Conceptual Understanding part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Alice A. (Jill) Black
Relatively little research has considered the relationship of spatial abilities with common misconceptions and broader conceptual difficulties in the Earth sciences. This article from the Journal of ...

The Effects of Different learning Tasks on Model-building in Plate Tectonics: Diagramming Versus Explaining part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Janice D. Gobert
Based on previous work in students' conceptions in geology, this article from the Journal of Geoscience Education features three studies of students' conceptions and cognition in plate ...

Students' Beliefs About the Role of Atoms in Radioactive Decay and Half-life part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Edward Prather
This article from the Journal of Geoscience Education addresses the common difficulties that students experience when trying to learn about radiation and radioactivity. By identifying inaccurate ...

The Effect of an Earth-Science Learning Program on Students' Scientific Thinking Skills part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Nir Orion, Yael Kali
This study published in the Journal of Geoscience Education explores junior high school students' understanding of the essential concepts involved in scientific thinking: observation, hypothesis ...

College student conceptions of geological time and the disconnect between ordering and scale part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Julie C. Libarkin, Josepha P. Kurdziel, Steven W. Anderson
College student conceptions of the scale of geologic time and the relationships between time and geological or biological events were evaluated through interviews, open-ended questionnaires, and ...

Science Policy part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. A. Jr. Pielke
Science policy involves consideration of two fundamental human activities: science and policy. People make decisions of valued outcomes, so thinking about science policy necessarily implicates ...

Philosophy in the Field part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Robert Frodeman
Understanding of geologic time extends one's human-scaled sense of time. One's sense of time determines the type and manner of things we think are real and important. If we see ourselves as ...

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