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Artificial Outcrops Give Real Experience in Interpreting a Geologic History: The CMUland Group Project for Historical Geology Courses part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Kathleen C. Benison
A basic goal of historical geology courses is for students to gain an understanding of the methods, theories, and logic used in interpreting geologic histories. This is traditionally taught as a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

A new interactive class and lab for undergraduate non-geology majors on Earth, climate, and life through time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
T. Bralower, D. Whitney, I. Kogan, D. Campbell
Earth, Climate, and Life through Time is an Earth history course with a lab. Earth history is taught three times: first emphasizing the solid Earth and plate tectonics, again emphasizing the ...

Regional geology as a unifying theme and a springboard to Deep Time part of SERC Print Resource Collection
M. G. Miller
Miller (2001) teaches Earth History within regional contexts in his course 'The Geology of National Parks'. He emphasizes the geological relations of the strata, principles like ...

What is Deep Time and why should anyone care? part of SERC Print Resource Collection
E-An Zen
Zen (2001) recommends a field approach because it invites student inquiry into stratigraphy, sequence, and time. He takes his students on trips to complicated sites at which a sequence of events have ...

Combining a historical geology project with a campus student organization's fundraising efforts part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Laura Guertin, Catherine Nguyen
This project has students model the geologic timescale using distance as a metaphor for time. Each student writes a summary of a major event or fossil organism. The students would station themselves ...

Evolution and the Fossil Record part of SERC Print Resource Collection
John Pojeta, Dale A. Springer
This publication of the American Geological Institute is a non-technical introduction to evolution and aims to help the general public gain a better understanding of some of the fundamental ...

Geological reasoning: Geology as an interpretive and historical science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
R. Frodeman
Geology is not simply a derivative of physics and chemistry. It is an interpretive and historical science. It has its own set of methodologies, such as stratigraphy, which help students develop a ...

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