September 2005 Journal of Geoscience Education

Special Issue: Student Thinking about the Earth

Volume 53, Number 4

Editorial - Conceptions, Cognition, and Change: Student Thinking about the Earth
Julie C. Libarkin, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University
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Students' Beliefs About the Role of Atoms in Radioactive Decay and Half-life
Edward Prather, Department of Astronomy, University of Arizona Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 5.3MB Aug23 05)
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Concept Mapping to Reveal Prior Knowledge and Conceptual Change in a Mock Summit Course on Global Climate Change
Stacy Rebich and Catherine Gautier, Department of Geography, Institute for Computational Earth Systems Science, University of California, Santa Barbara Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 909kB Aug23 05)
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A Study of Junior High Students' Perceptions of the Water Cycle
Orit Ben-zvi-Assarf and Nir Orion, The Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 634kB Aug23 05)
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Students' Conceptions of Scale Regarding Groundwater
Daniel Dickerson, Old Dominion University, Educational Curriculum and Instruction
Timothy J. Callahan, College of Charleston, Department of Geology and Environmental Geosciences
Meta Van Sickle, College of Charleston, Department of Foundations, Secondary, and Special Education
Genny Hay, College of Charleston, Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education
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Water Towers, Pump Houses, and Mountain Streams: Students' Ideas about Watersheds
Daniel P. Shepardson, Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University
Jon Harbor, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Purdue University
Bryan Wee, Departments of Curriculum and Instruction, Purdue University Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 1.5MB Aug23 05)
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The Effect of an Earth-Science Learning Program on Students' Scientific Thinking Skills
Nir Orion, Science Teaching Department, Weizmann Institute of Sceince, Israel
Yael Kali, Department of Education in Science and Technology, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 1.1MB Aug23 05)
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Assessment of Learning in Entry-Level Geoscience Courses: Results from the Geoscience Concept Inventory
Julie C. Libarkin, Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio University
Steven W. Anderson, Science Department, Black Hills State University Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 236kB Aug23 05)
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Spatial Ability and Earth Science Conceptual Understanding
Alice A. (Jill) Black, Department of Geography, Geology, & Planning, Southwest Missouri State University, Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 197kB Aug23 05)
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Challenging Students Ideas About Earth's Interior Structure Using a Model-based, Conceptual Change Approach in a Large Class Setting
David N. Steer, Department of Geology, University of Akron, Akron
Catharine C. Knight, Educational Foundations & Leadership, College of Education, University of Akron
Katharine D. Owens, Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies, University of Akron
David A. McConnell, Department of Geology, University of Akron, Akron Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 169kB Aug23 05)
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The Development of Student Conceptions of the Earth-Sun Relationship in an Inquiry-Based Curriculum
Christina Salierno, Aha! Interactive, Chicago, IL
Daniel Edelson and Bruce Sherin, School of Education and Social Policy, Northwestern University Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 141kB Aug23 05)
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A Preliminary Study of Students' Asking Quantitative Scientific Questions for Inquiry-Based Climate Model Experiments
Catherine Gautier and R. Solomon, Geography Department and Institute for Computational Earth System Science, University of California Santa Barbara Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 167kB Aug23 05)
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The Effects of Different learning Tasks on Model-building in Plate Tectonics: Diagramming Versus Explaining
Janice D. Gobert, The Concord Consortium, Concord MA Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 252kB Aug23 05)
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Exploring the Social, Moral, and Temporal Qualities of Pre-Service Teachers' Narratives of Evolution
Deirdre Hahn and Sarah K Brem, Division of Psychology in Education, College of Education, Arizona State University
Steven Semken, Department of Geological Sciences, Arizona State University Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 298kB Aug23 05)
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How Students Think: Implications for Learning in Introductory Geoscience Courses
David A. McConnell and David N. Steer, Department of Geology, University of Akron
Katharine D. Owens, Department of Curricular and Instructional Studies, University of Akron
Catharine C. Knight, Department of Education Foundations and Leadership, University of Akron Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 199kB Aug23 05)
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Visual Abilities and Misconceptions About Plate Tectonics
Duncan F. Sibley, Department of Geological Science, Michigan State University Full text (Acrobat (PDF) 208kB Aug23 05)
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Column - Computational Geology 31: Visualizing averages—The 60% Relative Depth Rule for Stream Velocity
H. Len Vacher, University of South Florida
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