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Chaumba, Josphine; Chaumba, Jeff – Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 2022
This paper reports on a service-learning component introduced in an upper-level undergraduate geology course. Students identified rock types used by a local countertop manufacturing company and made fliers describing their mode of formation. Students then completed a final rock identification exam. To assess the effect of participating in the…
Descriptors: Mineralogy, Geology, Identification, Service Learning
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Manzanares, Amanda D.; Anderson, Steven W.; Pugh, Kevin J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2023
The mineral identification lab is typically the entry level college student's initial hands-on introduction to minerals. Our research focused on identifying alternative mineralogy conceptions that students bring to an introductory geology course and investigating the origins and nature of these conceptions. We identified a number of alternative…
Descriptors: Mineralogy, Science Education, Scientific Concepts, Knowledge Level
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Senter, Philip J. – American Biology Teacher, 2022
Evidence from isotopes other than radiocarbon shows that dinosaur fossils are millions of years old. Despite that, bone mineral from Mesozoic dinosaur fossils yields a falsely young radiocarbon "date" of less than 50,000 years, due to its accumulation of new radiocarbon via recrystallization. Similarly, the so-called collagen fraction of…
Descriptors: Paleontology, Biology, Science Instruction, Measurement Techniques
Adams, Erin C.; Varga, Bretton A. – Geography Teacher, 2023
Minerals and metals are part of everyday existence, including in the air people breathe. They are either in, or have a hand in creating, nearly all of consumer products. As essential as they are, minerals and metals are too often unseen, unappreciated, and unnoticed. In the teaching of preservice primary and secondary teachers as well as high…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Inquiry, Mining, Metallurgy
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Lustrino, Michele – Journal of Education and Learning, 2021
Every substance is associated to emission of electromagnetic radiation whose peaks are essentially influenced by temperature. Hot bodies (i.e., at T >700 °C) emit electromagnetic radiation in the field of visible light (incandescent light). The radiation emitted by cold bodies (i.e., at normal ambient conditions) in the visible light range is…
Descriptors: Physics, Scientific Concepts, Concept Teaching, Mineralogy
San Antonio, Christine Marie – ProQuest LLC, 2021
American lobster, "Homarus americanus," H Milne Edwards 1837, are an ecologically, economically, and culturally valuable marine resource for the coastal communities in the Gulf of Maine (GoM). The American lobster fishery is the most valuable commercial fishery in the United States, supporting thousands of jobs and generating hundreds of…
Descriptors: Climate, Mineralogy, Genetics, Animals
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von der Heyden, Bjorn P. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
A novel learning intervention has been developed and tested in which honor's level Earth science students were tasked with conducting interviews with established geologists working in the Southern African minerals sector. The task was designed using Laurillard's conversational framework as a theoretical underpinning, which offers an iterative and…
Descriptors: Interviews, Geology, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship
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Mulvey, Bridget – Science Teacher, 2018
Minerals are commonly taught in ways that emphasize mineral identification for its own sake or maybe to help identify rocks. But how do minerals fit in with other science content taught? The author uses mineral formulas to help Earth science students wonder about the connection between elements, compounds, mixtures, minerals, and mineral formulas.…
Descriptors: Mineralogy, Science Instruction, Earth Science, Scientific Concepts
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Scribner, Emily D.; Harris, Sara E. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
The Mineralogy Concept Inventory (MCI) is a statistically validated 18-question assessment that can be used to measure learning gains in introductory mineralogy courses. Development of the MCI was an iterative process involving expert consultation, student interviews, assessment deployment, and statistical analysis. Experts at the two universities…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Mineralogy, Introductory Courses, Science Tests
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Insley, Jane – History of Education, 2017
Investigating the stories behind the makers of 3D models of crystals has proved unexpectedly unstraightforward. Drawing on actor-network theory (ANT), this article investigates the references behind a set of models of mineralogical crystals made of pasteboard held by National Museums Scotland (NMS), to uncover the history and tradition of such…
Descriptors: Educational History, Museums, Mineralogy, Models
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Haroldson, Erik L. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2022
Improvisational or "improv" theater is a live form where the elements of a scene are made up during the performance. Research in various academic disciplines has found the use of improv in classrooms beneficial. However, there is no such literature of use in the geosciences. Presented here are the results from two semesters of nearly…
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Earth Science, Educational Games, Mineralogy
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Tadiboyina, Ravisankar; Ptsrk, Prasada Rao – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
In recent years, the new environmental problem are arising due to industrial hazard wastage, global climate change, ground water contamination and etc., gives an attention to protect environment.one of the major source of contamination of ground water is improper discharge of industrial effluents these effluents contains so many heavy metals which…
Descriptors: Environment, Water Pollution, Metallurgy, Mineralogy
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Bernard, Rachel; Henegan, Colleen – Science Teacher, 2018
For many students, the first--and sometimes only--chance to look through a microscope is in high school biology class, where they observe plant and animal cells up close. Even in college, few students use a microscope for a subject other than biology. Thus, it can be a surprise to learn that microscopes are a primary tool used to understand the…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Equipment, Biology
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Talbot, Christopher – School Science Review, 2017
This article aims to introduce the lanthanides (also known as the lanthanoids) to teachers and their students. The lanthanides are not mere "footnotes" at the bottom of the periodic table but make up a group of interesting and unique metallic elements. They and their compounds have widespread technological applications that have become…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Educational Resources, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy
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Cheng, G.; Zhang, C.X.; Fan, Y.C.; Li, F.F.; Lin, L.; Zhu, X.B. – Higher Education Pedagogies, 2019
A plan for national education to train outstanding engineers has been put into practice at Henan Polytechnic University (HPU). Practical education is a basic characteristic of engineering education. This paper proposed ideas and models to reform the mineral processing engineering education system and also described the discipline and the objective…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Engineering Education, Mineralogy
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