Teacher's Manual for 'Our Dynamic Planet' CD

William Prothero, University of California, Santa Barbara

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This is a draft version of a teacher's manual for the "Our Dynamic Planet" CD. Complete chapters are available in downloadable pdf format. The handbook includes assignment descriptions, group activities, and scoring rubrics that are directly applicable for introductory earth science classes. Chapter topics include elements of scientific investigation, writing science papers, plate tectonics, example investigations in plate tectonics and installing and using the Our Dynamic Planet CD.

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Part of the Cutting Edge collection. The NAGT/DLESE On the Cutting Edge project helps geoscience faculty stay up-to-date with both geoscience research and teaching methods.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology
Resource Type: Activities:Classroom Activity, Datasets and Tools:Datasets with Teaching Activities, Activities:Lab Activity
Inquiry Level: Step-By-Step Instruction
Special Interest: Computer-Based
Grade Level: College Lower (13-14), Graduate/Professional, High School (9-12)
Use: Enabling Student Investigation:Analyze published data, Illustrating concepts and ideas
Topics: Solid Earth