Lecture Tutorials In Earth Science

Author: Karen M. Kortz
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781464123535
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Karen Kortz and Jessica Smay bring their highly successful lecture tutorial approach to this easy-to-implement resource for any introductory earth science module. The brief activities here get students actively involved in the practical application of earth science concepts, while helping them navigate common pitfalls and misconceptions.

Loose Leaf Version For Essential Earth

Author: Thomas H. Jordan
Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
ISBN: 1464110611
Size: 55.90 MB
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The Essential Earth is a whole new way to open students’ eyes to the physical world around them, to learn how scientists explore it, and what we need to do to both protect ourselves from it (hazards) as well as protect it from us (global change). In just 14 chapters, it offers a well-focused introduction to the basics of geology that emphasize the process of science and how humans interact with our home, Spaceship Earth.

Earth

Author: Jonathan I. Lunine
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521850010
Size: 47.43 MB
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Fully updated, this new edition provides a uniquely interdisciplinary overview of Earth's history and evolution for Earth science undergraduates.

Discipline Based Education Research

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309254140
Size: 63.87 MB
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The National Science Foundation funded a synthesis study on the status, contributions, and future direction of discipline-based education research (DBER) in physics, biological sciences, geosciences, and chemistry. DBER combines knowledge of teaching and learning with deep knowledge of discipline-specific science content. It describes the discipline-specific difficulties learners face and the specialized intellectual and instructional resources that can facilitate student understanding. Discipline-Based Education Research is based on a 30-month study built on two workshops held in 2008 to explore evidence on promising practices in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. This book asks questions that are essential to advancing DBER and broadening its impact on undergraduate science teaching and learning. The book provides empirical research on undergraduate teaching and learning in the sciences, explores the extent to which this research currently influences undergraduate instruction, and identifies the intellectual and material resources required to further develop DBER. Discipline-Based Education Research provides guidance for future DBER research. In addition, the findings and recommendations of this report may invite, if not assist, post-secondary institutions to increase interest and research activity in DBER and improve its quality and usefulness across all natural science disciples, as well as guide instruction and assessment across natural science courses to improve student learning. The book brings greater focus to issues of student attrition in the natural sciences that are related to the quality of instruction. Discipline-Based Education Research will be of interest to educators, policy makers, researchers, scholars, decision makers in universities, government agencies, curriculum developers, research sponsors, and education advocacy groups.

Visualizing Geology 4th Edition

Author: Barbara W. Murck
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 1119034027
Size: 51.45 MB
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Visualizing Geology, 4th Edition introduces students to geology and Earth system science through the distinctive mode of visual learning that is the hallmark of the Wiley Visualizing series. Readers learn that the geologic features we see and experience result from interactions among three grand cycles, which extend from Earths core to the fringes of our atmosphere: the tectonic cycle, the rock cycle, and the water cycle.

Lecture Tutorials For Introductory Astronomy

Author: Edward E. Prather
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
ISBN:
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Funded by the National Science Foundation, Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomyis designed to help make large lecture-format courses more interactive with easy-to-implement activities that can be integrated into existing course structures. The Second Editionof the Lecture-Tutorials for Introductory Astronomycontains nine new activities that focus on planetary science, system related topics, and the interactions of Light and matter. These new activities have been created using the same rigorous development cycle that was used for the highly successful first edition.#xA0;#xA0;The Night Sky: Position, Motion, Seasonal Stars, Solar vs. Sidereal Day, Ecliptic, Star Charts.#xA0;Fundamentals of Astronomy: Kepler#x19;s 2ndLaw, Kepler#x19;s 3rdLaw, Newton#x19;s Laws and Gravity, Apparent and Absolute Magnitudes of Stars, The Parse, Parallax and Distance, Spectroscopic Parallax.#xA0; Nature of Light in Astronomy: The Electromagnetic (EM) Spectrum of Light, Telescopes and Earth#x19;s Atmosphere, Luminosity, Temperature and Size, Blackbody Radiation, Types of Spectra, Light and Atoms, Analyzing Spectra, Doppler Shift.#xA0;Our Solar System: The Cause of Moon Phases, Predicting Moon Phases, Path of Sun, Seasons, Observing Retrograde Motion, Earth#x19;s Changing Surface, Temperature and Formation of Our Solar System, Sun Size.#xA0;Stars Galaxies and Beyond: H-R Diagram, Star Formation and Lifetimes, Binary Stars, The Motion of Extrasolar Planets, Stellar Evolution, Milky Way Scales, Galaxy Classification, Looking at Distant Objects, Expansion of the Universe.#xA0;For all readers interested in astronomy.

The Good Earth

Author: David McConnell
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
ISBN: 0077418506
Size: 68.66 MB
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The Good Earth is the product of collaboration between the content rigor provided by Earth Science specialists (McConnell, Steer) and the results of research on learning. The Good Earth has been explicitly designed to be compatible with inquiry-based, active learning in the college classroom. The structural elements of this text will allow the instructor to incorporate these student-centered teaching methods into their Earth Science course. The authors have tested the book’s content and pedagogy in large Earth Science classes for non-majors that are populated with mostly freshmen. Their experiences show that the materials and methods in The Good Earth can improve students’ learning, increase daily attendance, reduce attrition, and increase students’ enthusiasm in comparison with classes taught following a traditional lecture format. The authors have chosen to emphasize three scientific themes throughout the text: i) scientific literacy; ii) Earth Science and the human experience; and, iii) the science of global change. The discussion of scientific methods is woven into the text throughout. They have included numerous examples of human interaction with the Earth that can serve as entry points for students to appreciate the nature of science. Global change is a theme that is evident in much current Earth Science research so our authors have used global change as a content theme throughout the book.

An Introduction To The Psychology Of Hearing

Author: Brian C. J. Moore
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 1780520387
Size: 21.75 MB
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This sixth edition has been thoroughly updated, with more than 200 references to articles & books published since 1996. The book describes the relationships between the characteristics of the sounds that enter the ear & the sensations that they produce.