January 2006 Journal of Geoscience Education

Volume 54, Number 1
On the Cover: A sliding rock and its trail, Racetrack Playa, CA. Photo by Marli Miller.

Uses of Zeno's "Achilles Paradox" in Historical Geology
Rossbach, Thomas J., Department of Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences, Elizabeth City State University
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Using Grain Size Analysis as the Basis for a Research Project in an Undergraduate Sedimentology Course
K. Sian Davies-Vollum, Environmental Science Program, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, University of Washington
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Searching for the Difference: A Controlled Test of Just-in-Time Teaching for Large-Enrollment Introductory Geology Courses
Scott Linneman, Department of Geology, Western Washington University
Terri Plake, Department of Geology, Western Washington University
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Reading and Writing Taught in a Sophomore Course on Plate Tectonics
Carl-Georg Bank, Department of Geology, University of Toronto, Earth Sciences Center
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Use of a Mentored Creative Writing Project to Improve the Geology Education of Preservice Elementary Teachers
Mary G. Lusk, Geology Department, Brigham Young University
Barry R. Bickmore, Geology Department, Brigham Young University
Eric H. Christiansen, Geology Department, Brigham Young University
Richard R. Sudweeks, Instructional Psychology and Technology Department, Brigham Young University
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Bucking the Trend: Three New Geoscience Programs
Steven W. Anderson, Black Hills State University, Department of Science
Timothy P. Flood, St. Norbert College, Geology Department
LeeAnn Munk, University of Alaska Anchorage, Department of Geological Sciences
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Building Groundwater Monitoring Wells on Campus A Case Study and Primer
W. Richard Laton, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University
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An Interactive Computer Model for Coriolis Demonstrations
Lensyl D. Urbano, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Memphis
Jennifer L. Houghton, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Memphis
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Using Conceptests to Assess and Improve Student Conceptual Understanding in Introductory Geoscience Courses
David A. McConnell, Department of Geology, University of Akron
David N. Steer, Department of Geology, University of Akron
Katharine D.Owens, Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies, University of Akron
Jeffrey R. Knott, Department of Geological Sciences, California State University
Stephen Van Horn, Department of Geology, Muskingum College
Walter Borowski, Department of Earth Sciences, Eastern Kentucky University
Jeffrey Dick, Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, Youngstown State University
Annabelle Foos, Department of Geology, University of Akron
Michelle Malone, Department of Geology, Western Washington University
Heidi McGrew, Department of Geology, University of Dayton
Lisa Greer, Washington and Lee University, Geology Department
Peter J. Heaney, Pennsylvania State University, Department of Geosciences
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High School Students' Mnemonic Devices for Mohs Hardness Scale
Pamela E. Harman, Spain Park High School, Birmingham, Alabama
Audrey C. Rule, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, State University of New York at Oswego
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A Simple Group Work Approach for Effective Field Work: a Soil Sciences Case Study
Sacha J. Mooney, Division of Agriculture & Environmental Sciences, School of Biosciences, University of Nottingham
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