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New Teaching Materials from InTeGrate

published Oct 6, 2014 4:48pm

InTeGrate is pleased to announce the publication of two new modules of teaching materials on its website.

Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes

Developed by Lisa Gilbert (Williams College), Josh Galaster (Montclair State University), and Joan Ramage (Lehigh University), this two week teaching module explores how hurricanes connect the ocean-atmosphere-terrestrial systems and society. Students evaluate how hurricane hazards and risks have changed with coastal development. Students also use data to track historic hurricanes and compare the impacts from different hurricanes. The module culminates in a role-playing activity in which students identify and represent stakeholders facing a hypothetical hurricane evacuation in their town. Natural Hazards and Risks: Hurricanes is a great fit for courses in Earth science, environmental science, oceanography, natural hazards, global change, sustainability science, and atmospheric science.

Exploring Geoscience Methods with Secondary Education Students

Developed by Jim Ebert (SUNY-Oneonta), Scott Linneman (Western Washington University), and Jeff Thomas (Central Connecticut State University), this one-to-four week teaching module introduces the distinctive methods of geoscience to future middle and high school science teachers, who may have little experience with the geosciences. In short, the goal is for students to understand how the methods of geoscience are similar to and different from the stereotypical experimental scientific method. By understanding the methods of geoscience, pre-service teachers will be better equipped to develop interdisciplinary lessons that leverage geoscience thinking and content in the teaching of other sciences biology, chemistry, or physics) or social sciences. Exploring Geoscience Methods with Secondary Education Students is a great fit for courses in Secondary science teaching methods, Earth science education, Elementary science teaching methods, Nature of science or Environmental studies.

These two new modules join the previously published Climate of Change: Interactions and Feedbacks between Water, Air and Ice module. All of the InTeGrate-developed teaching materials can be found on the InTeGrate website.