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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Structured Academic Controversy: A Peaceful Approach to Controversial Issues part of SERC Print Resource Collection
Claudia Khourey-Bowers
This article describes the use of structured academic controversy to teach evolution to pre-service science teachers. This pedagogic strategy is designed to engage students in controversy and then ...

Activities for Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science part of SERC Print Resource Collection
National Academy Press
This is a chapter from the National Academy of Sciences book "Teaching about Evolution and the Nature of Science" (1998). This chapter presents eight activities that ...

Earth and Mind: How Geologists Think and Learn about the Earth part of SERC Print Resource Collection
C.A. Manduca, D.W. Mogk
What does it mean to be a geoscientist? What characterizes the expertise that geoscientists bring to understanding the Earth? How do students develop this expertise? This volume brings together ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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