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Simon, Gregory L.; Wee, Bryan Shao-Chang; Chin, Anne; Tindle, Amy Depierre; Guth, Dan; Mason, Hillary – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2013
As our understanding of complex environmental issues increases, institutions of higher education are evolving to develop new learning models that emphasize synthesis across disciplines, concepts, data, and methodologies. To this end, we argue for the implementation of environmental science education at the intersection of systems theory and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Environmental Education, Systems Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Morgenstern, Mark; Meyer, Sally; Whitten, Barbara; Reuer, Matt – Journal of College Science Teaching, 2008
At Colorado College, the energy retrofit of a building is used as a service-learning research project to teach physics and chemistry in a variety of courses. In introductory courses for nonscience majors, the project helps students appreciate the scientific method and quantitative reasoning. Within the physical-chemistry course, students see that…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Introductory Courses, Scientific Methodology, Thermodynamics