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Using Cooperative Learning to Teach Mineralogy (and Other Courses Too!) part of Cutting Edge:Courses:Mineralogy:Activities
LeeAnn Srogi, West Chester University of Pennsylvania
This chapter is concerned primarily with how the content of a mineralogy course can be organized so that the students are more active and conscientious learners. This chapter is divided into three sections: Section ...

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Campus Nitrogen Budget part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Campus-Based Learning:Examples
Suzanne Savanick, Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, ssavanic@carleton.edu
Link the college or university operations with local ecology. In this study, students use a tool from urban ecology, the nitrogen budget, to research the inputs, outputs and subsytem transfers of nitrogen on the ...

The Cretaceous Superplume part of Integrating Research and Education:Cretaceous
Kent Ratajeski, University of Kentucky
This page was written by Kent Ratajeski as part of the DLESE Community Services Project: Integrating Research in Education. A satellite gravity and bathymetric map of the Ontong-Java plateau, an igneous province ...

Using Socratic Questioning part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Socratic Questioning
Dorothy Merritts
Can it be, Ischomachus, that asking questions is teaching? I am just beginning to see what is behind all your questions. You lead me on by means of things I know, point to things that resemble them, and persuade ...

Interactive Lecture Demonstrations part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations
Mark Maier, Glendale Community College; Sue Stockly, Eastern New Mexico University-Main Campus
Created by Dorothy Merritts, Robert Walter (Franklin & Marshall College), Bob MacKay (Clark College). Enhanced by Mark Maier with assistance from Rochelle Ruffer, Sue Stockly and Ronald Thornton Interactive ...

ConcepTests part of Cutting Edge:Enhance Your Teaching:Teaching Methods:ConcepTests
David McConnell, North Carolina State University
ConcepTests are conceptual multiple-choice questions that focus on one key concept of an instructor's learning goals for a lesson. When coupled with student interaction through peer instruction, ConcepTests represent a rapid method of formative assessment of student understanding.

How to Do the Earthquake Demonstration in Class part of Starting Point-Teaching Entry Level Geoscience:Interactive Lecture Demonstrations:Examples
The earthquake machine can be used in less than 5 minutes for a simple, show-and-tell demonstration by the demonstration of how elastic energy is stored (as the winch is cranked) and then released in a sudden slip ...