In the Trenches - October 2012
Volume 2, Number 3
In This Issue
- Using Stick Figure Drawings and Perlite Hills to Explore the Causes and Effects of Mass Wasting - LeAnne Teruya, San Jose State University
- Preparing Students to Address Grand Challenges Through Mixed-Mode Case Studies - Coal, China, and the Energy-Climate Nexus - James D. Myers and Alan Buss, University of Wyoming
- Albion College's Ore Exploration Game: An Integrative Exercise - Beth Z. Lincoln, Timothy N. Lincoln, Thomas I. Wilch, Carrie A. Menold, and Michael W. McRivette, Albion College
- Inventing a Biodiversity Index - Sara E. Harris, University of British Columbia
- NAGT & GSA Geoscience Education Division Award Winners for 2012
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Using Stick Figure Drawings and Perlite Hills to Explore the Causes and Effects of Mass Wasting
LeAnne Teruya, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Preparing Students to Address Grand Challenges Through Mixed-Mode Case Studies - Coal, China, and the Energy-Climate Nexus
James D. Myers and Alan Buss, University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
Albion College's Ore Exploration Game: An Integrative Exercise
Beth Z. Lincoln, Timothy N. Lincoln, Thomas I. Wilch, Carrie A. Menold, and Michael W. McRivette, Albion College, Albion, MI
Inventing a Biodiversity Index
Sara E. Harris, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- Quantifying Biodiversity
- Is it a Mineral?
- What are THESE rocks (and how did they form)?
- Where was that earthquake?
NAGT & GSA Geoscience Education Division Award Winners for 2012
NAGT and the GSA Education Division have announced the 2012 winners of their geoscience education awards. These awards recognize excellence in the k-12 classroom, in two- and four-year colleges and universities, and writing on the topics of geoscience and education. You can find out more about the various awards programs run by NAGT on the website. Information about the GSA ED Biggs Award is available on their website.
- Winners and Citations for 2012 NAGT and GSA ED Awards (Acrobat (PDF) 1018kB Oct24 12)
- Using Indoor Labs: Indoor Labs are structured investigations and experiments of materials, models, and other equipment.
- Using Field Labs: This module provides tips and help for getting students outside.
- Game-Based Learning: Learn how to start using games to help teach geoscience students.
EarthLabs units offer sequences for learning science concepts through hands-on experiments and data analysis. Using satellite imagery, numerical data, computer visualizations, and video, students explore Earth system processes and build quantitative skills that enable them to objectively evaluate scientific findings for themselves.
On the Cutting Edge Topics
- Teaching Biocomplexity in the Geosciences
- Teaching Geomorphology
- Teaching about Hazards in Geoscience
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- Remote Sensing for GIS Instructors
- Free Family Science Events at the AGU's Fall Meeting
- Opportunity to share your resources with K-12 Earth and space science educators this fall at NESTA events
- Workshop on Teaching Larges Classes at AGU
- 2013 On the Cutting Edge Workshop Series Announced
- Building Strong Geoscience Departments: 2012 Visiting Workshops
- The Heart of Alaska - Far Western Section Field Trip
- Visiting Assistant Professor Mineralogy/Metamorphic Petrology at Montana State
- Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Geomorphology at Montana State
- Assistant/Associate Professor of Global-Change Science Education at NC State
- Lone Star College-CyFair Seeks Geology Faculty
- Full-time Faculty Position in Structural Geology at CSU-Sacramento
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