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Innovative Hands-on Geoscience Lab and Class Activities for use in Undergraduate Teaching

Session for 2011 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting
Minneapolis, MN
October 9-12, 2011

Session 45
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Minneapolis Convention Center: Hall C

This session serves as a showcase for active, hands-on, inquiry-based activities used in undergraduate teaching. Participants are required to make their hands-on activity available for the "Hands-on Gallery."

Session Participants

EARTHLEARNINGIDEA, A GLOBAL ON-LINE RESOURCE OF EARTH SCIENCE LEARNING ACTIVITIES: KING, Chris J.H.(1), KENNETT, Peter(2), and DEVON, Elizabeth(2), (1) Earth Science Education Unit, Education Department, Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom, chris@cjhking.plus.com, (2) Earth Science Education Unit, Keele University, Keele, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
ANALYZING REFLECTANCE SPECTRA OF MINERALS AND PLANETARY SURFACES: URBAN, Michael J., Department of Professional Education, Bemidji State University, 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Bemidji, MN 56601, murban@bemidjistate.edu
USING STICK FIGURE DRAWINGS AND PERLITE HILLS TO EXPLORE THE CAUSES AND EFFECTS OF MASS WASTING: TERUYA, LeAnne, Department of Geology, San Jose State University, One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192-0102, LeAnne.Teruya@sjsu.edu
ALBION COLLEGE'S ORE EXPLORATION GAME: AN INTEGRATIVE EXERCISE: LINCOLN, Beth Z.1, LINCOLN, Timothy N.1, WILCH, Thomas I.(2), MENOLD, Carrie(1), and MCRIVETTE, Michael W.(1), (1) Geological Sciences, Albion College, 611 East Porter St, Albion, MI 49224, Blincoln@albion.edu, (2) Geological Sciences, Albion College, Albion, MI 49224
GeoMapApp LEARNING ACTIVITIES: "OFF THE SHELF" LEARNING ACTIVITIES FOR THE GEOSCIENCE CLASSROOM: KLUGE, Steve, Resources for GeoScience Education / Bedford Central Schools (ret), Geoscience.Stevekluge.Com, 63 Lake Drive, New Milford, CT 06776, steve.kluge@gmail.com and GOODWILLIE, Andrew M., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY 10964
PREPARING STUDENTS TO ADDRESS GRAND CHALLENGES THROUGH MIXED MODE CASE STUDIES: I. GOLD, SOUTH AFRICA AND RESOURCE AVAILABILITY: BUSS, Alan R., Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, ABuss@uwyo.edu and MYERS, James D., Geology & Geophysics, Univeristy of Wyoming, Department 3006, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071

PREPARING STUDENTS TO ADDRESS GRAND CHALLENGES THROUGH MIXED MODE CASE STUDIES: II. COAL, CHINA, AND THE ENERGY-CLIMATE NEXUS: MYERS, James D., Geology & Geophysics, Univeristy of Wyoming, Department 3006, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071, magma@uwyo.edu and BUSS, Alan R., Elementary and Early Childhood Education, University of Wyoming, 1000 E. University Ave, Laramie, WY 82071

MARS ROCKS! USING LASER-INDUCED BREAKDOWN SPECTROSCOPY (LIBS) IN AN INTRODUCTORY GEOLOGY COURSE: MITCHELL, Sara Gran, Department of Biology, College of the Holy Cross, PO Box B, 1 College St, Worcester, MA 01610, smitchel@holycross.edu and KELLEY, Jude A., Department of Chemistry, College of the Holy Cross, 1 College St, Worcester, MA 01610

"INVENTION" ACTIVITIES IN AN INTRODUCTORY LAB: MINERALS, ROCKS, BIODIVERSITY, AND EARTHQUAKES: HARRIS, Sara, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada, sharris@eos.ubc.ca and GILLEY, Brett, Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of British Columbia, 6339 Stores Road, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z4, Canada

AN INQUIRY-BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING ABOUT THE INTERNAL STRUCTURE OF THE EARTH: CALLAHAN, Caitlin N., The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 3225 Wood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, caitlin.n.callahan@wmich.edu, HAYDEN, Travis G., Department of Geosciences, Western Michigan University, 1187 Rood Hall, 1903 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, SIBERT, Ryan J., Geosciences, Western Michigan University, 1187 Rood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, and EWALD, Stephanie K., Geosciences, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

DISCOVERING MICHIGAN'S GEOLOGIC PAST: A HANDS-ON ACTIVITY FOR TEACHING REGIONAL GEOLOGIC HISTORY: BARNEY, Jeffrey A., Mallinson Institutute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 3225 Wood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008, jeffrey.a.barney@wmich.edu and PETCOVIC, Heather L., Department of Geosciences and The Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Western Michigan University, 1187 Rood Hall, Kalamazoo, MI 49008

ANALOG MODELS FROM THE MODELING AND EDUCATIONAL DEMONSTRATIONS LABORATORY AT UCLA: GLESENER, Gary, Earth and Space Sciences, and The Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California Los Angeles, 595 Charles Young Drive East, Los Angeles, CA 90095, gglesener@ess.ucla.edu

THE eGEO VIRTUAL WORLD FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE EDUCATION: SLATOR, Brian M.(1), SAINI-EIDUKAT, Bernhardt(2), SCHWERT, Donald P.(2), BORCHERT, Otto(1), HOKANSON, Guy(1), FORNESS, Sara(3), and KARILUOMA, Matti(1), (1) North Dakota State University, Computer Science Dept. 2740, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, brian.slator@ndsu.edu, (2) Department of Geosciences, North Dakota State Univ, Fargo, ND 58108-6050, (3) West Fargo High School, 801 9th Street East, West Fargo, ND 58078-3100

CONFRONTING AND CORRECTING MISCONCEPTIONS IN PALEONTOLOGY THROUGH USE OF THE CONCEPTUAL CHANGE MODEL: SAVARESE, Michael, Marine & Ecological Sciences, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd South, Fort Myers, FL 33965, msavares@fgcu.edu and SCHMIDT, Diane, College of Education, Florida Gulf Coast University, 10501 FGCU Blvd South, Ft. Myers, FL 33965

HEAVY METALS IN WEST CHESTER, PA: AN OPEN-ENDED, INQUIRY-BASED PROJECT BY STUDENTS IN ENVIRONMENTAL GEOCHEMISTY: HALL, Cynthia, Department of Geology and Astronomy, West Chester University, 750 S. Church Street, West Chester, PA 19383, chall@wcupa.edu

RIVER ON THE ROAD: THE POWER OF FLOWING WATER AND MOVING SAND: CAMPBELL, Karen, National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota, 2 Third Ave. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, kmc@umn.edu

EXERCISES FOR 3D ANAGLYPH MAPS: USING SIMPLE VISUAL OBSERVATION TO INTRODUCE COMPLEX GEOLOGIC HISTORIES: POUND, Kate S., Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, St. Cloud State University, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301, kspound@stcloudstate.edu and CAMPBELL, Karen M., National Center for Earth-surface Dynamics, University of Minnesota, St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, Mississippi River at 3rd Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414


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