Callan Bentley

Geology

Northern Virginia Community College

Callan Bentley is an assistant professor of geology at Northern Virginia Community College.

Workshop Participant, Website Contributor

Website Content Contributions

Course Modules (2)

Unit 3: Geologic Record of Past Climate part of Carbon, Climate, and Energy Resources
Students will be introduced to a few of the different methods used in paleoclimatology, including isotopic ratios as paleotemperature proxies. They will investigate the greenhouse gas connections of two ancient ...

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Unit 2: The Carbon Cycle part of Carbon, Climate, and Energy Resources
Students will explore the different aspects of the carbon cycle on Earth. This includes the original source of all the carbon on our planet, the near ubiquity of carbon, the six principle reservoirs of carbon in ...

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Activities (2)

Unit 3: Geologic Record of Past Climate part of Carbon, Climate, and Energy Resources
Students will be introduced to a few of the different methods used in paleoclimatology, including isotopic ratios as paleotemperature proxies. They will investigate the greenhouse gas connections of two ancient ...

InTeGrate Developed This material was developed and reviewed through the InTeGrate curricular materials development process.
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Unit 2: The Carbon Cycle part of Carbon, Climate, and Energy Resources
Students will explore the different aspects of the carbon cycle on Earth. This includes the original source of all the carbon on our planet, the near ubiquity of carbon, the six principle reservoirs of carbon in ...

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Course (1)

GOL 135: Field Studies in Geology - Geology of the Billy Goat Trail part of Geoscience in Two-year Colleges:Courses
One-day field trip course with pre-trip reading and post-trip essay. This field trip will examine the geology of Maryland's Bear Island, considering the metamorphic and igneous rocks exposed by the river, ...

Essay (1)

Geology at NOVA: Important ideas that are failing to reach everyone part of Integrate:Workshops:Broadening Access to the Earth and Environmental Sciences:Essays
Callan Bentley, Math, Science and Engineering, Northern Virginia Community College Part I: No plan for minorities, and the data show it At Northern Virginia Community College's Annandale campus, we have no ...

Conference Presentations (3)

Technology for Teaching Geoscience Onsite and Online part of Earth Educators Rendezvous 2015:Program:Abstracts
Geoscientists face challenges when it comes to teaching with technology. Although our discipline is highly visual, it is also very physical and tactile. We traditionally map geological contacts on foot, record ...

Utilizing the Paleobiology Database to Provide Hands-On Research Opportunities for Undergraduates part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Poster Sessions:Thursday
Numerous studies indicate that student participation in undergraduate research experiences can result in increased recruitment and retention of science majors. Many undergraduate students' only exposure to ...

Interactive, Web-Based Geoscience Education Resources part of Earth Educators Rendezvous:Rendezvous 2016:Program:Oral Sessions:Wednesday B
The geosciences are highly visual, and benefit greatly from computer visualizations, but also stress hands-on and tactile student experiences. Digital methodologies are recent additions to a toolkit of skills ...

Other Contributions (2)

Supporting Minority Students at Northern Virginia Community College part of Integrate:Program Design:Increase Diversity:Supporting Minority Students
We are a large, multi-campus community college in the suburban fringe of a major metropolitan area (Washington, D.C.). We grant A.S. degrees in Science (among many other degrees), and so any student who intends to major in geology would first get an A.S. with us, then transfer to a four-year college for their B.S. degree in geology.

Associates of Science, Northern Virginia Community College part of Strong Geoscience Departments:Degree Programs:Curriculum Profiles
Information for this profile was provided by Callan Bentley, Northern Virginia Community College. Information is also available on the program website. Students in this program are pursuing a associates degree. ...

Communities

Member of the National Association of Geoscience Teachers
Eastern Section, Geo2YC: The Two-Year College Division

Workshop Participant (4 workshops)