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Singha, Kamini; Loheide, Steven P., II – International Journal of Science Education, 2011
Visualising subsurface processes in hydrogeology and building intuition for how these processes are controlled by changes in forcing is hard for many undergraduate students. While numerical modelling is one way to help undergraduate students explore outcomes of multiple scenarios, many codes are not user-friendly with respect to defining domains,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Intuition, Science Education, Physics
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Fryar, Alan E.; Thompson, Karen E.; Hendricks, Susan P.; White, David S. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
We have developed and implemented a summary field exercise for an introductory hydrogeology course without a laboratory section. This exercise builds on lectures and problem sets that use pre-existing field data. During one day in April, students measure hydraulic heads, stream and spring flow, and stream-bed seepage within the rural watershed of…
Descriptors: College Students, Science Education, Geology, Field Experience Programs
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Tinker, John Richard, Jr. – Journal of Geological Education, 1989
Discusses a course at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire which improved instruction in physical hydrogeology, chemical hydrogeology, and water resources. Describes 14 laboratory activities including objectives, methods, and a list of equipment needed. (Author/MVL)
Descriptors: Chemical Nomenclature, Chemistry, College Science, Course Content
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Tinker, John R., Jr. – Journal of Geological Education, 1986
A project for Writing Across the Curriculum at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is described as a method to relate the process of writing to the process of learning hydrology. The project focuses on an actual groundwater contamination case and is designed to improve the technical writing skills of students. (JN)
Descriptors: College Science, Content Area Writing, Geology, Higher Education
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Pederson, Darryll T. – Journal of Geological Education, 1987
Reports on a study of position descriptions in the field of hydrogeology appearing in want ads, published studies describing the working professional, and published descriptions of hydrogeology programs. Results indicate an increase in positions of ten times that of five years ago. Suggests basic training requirements for beginning…
Descriptors: College Science, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications
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Ormand, Carol J.; Manduca, Cathryn; Shipley, Thomas F.; Tikoff, Basil; Harwood, Cara L.; Atit, Kinnari; Boone, Alexander P. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
Spatial thinking skills are critical to success in many subdisciplines of the geosciences. We tested students' spatial skills in geoscience courses at three institutions (a public research university, a comprehensive university, and a liberal arts college, all in the midwest) over a two-year period. We administered standard psychometric tests of…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Spatial Ability, Thinking Skills, College Science
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Gordon, Jessica – Science Scope, 2008
Water is an essential resource for all living things. How we live on our watershed can impact water quantity and quality. It is important to recognize how humans alter watershed dynamics, but students often find it challenging to visualize watershed processes and understand how decisions that they make as individuals and together as a community…
Descriptors: Water Quality, Conservation (Environment), Water Pollution, Science Instruction
Grmela, Arnost; Rapantova, Nadia – 1998
The international TEMPUS (Trans-European Co-operating and Mobility Scheme for Higher Education between Central/Eastern Europe and European Union) project lasted from 1995-1997. In the framework of TEMPUS, a material and knowledge background was developed in order to ensure the education of the branch Geological Engineering with specialization in…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education
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Mays, David C. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
This article describes a one-week introduction to stochastic groundwater modeling, intended for the end of a first course on groundwater hydrology, or the beginning of a second course on stochastic hydrogeology or groundwater modeling. The motivation for this work is to strengthen groundwater education, which has been identified among the factors…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Water, Probability, College Science
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Fetter, C. W., Jr.; Hoffman, James I. – Journal of Geological Education, 1975
Describes an activity which incorporates topographic map interpretation, soils analysis, hydrogeology, and local geology in a five-week series of exercises for an introductory college earth science class. (CP)
Descriptors: College Science, Earth Science, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Vacher, Henry Leonard – Journal of Geological Education, 1989
This article presents a vector-analysis approach to the classical three-point problem in hydrogeology. Problem sets involving strike and dip, and ground water flow including computer programs (in BASIC) for their solution are given. (CW)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, College Science, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Uses in Education
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Hudak, Paul F. – Journal of Geography, 1999
Details how to create a low-cost groundwater field station for a college hydrogeology course. Discusses how students use the station to collect and interpret data from wells and to study spatial hydraulic-head measurements to comprehend groundwater flow. Explains why hands-on activities are a valuable addition to the course. (DSK)
Descriptors: Field Instruction, Geography Instruction, Geology, Groundwater
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Gillham, Robert W.; O'Hannesin, Stephanie F. – Journal of Geological Education, 1984
Students in hydrogeology classes commonly have difficulty appreciating differences between the mechanisms of water release from confined and unconfined aquifers. Describes a simple and inexpensive laboratory model for demonstrating the hydraulic responses of confined and unconfined aquifers to pumping. Includes a worked example to demonstrate the…
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Geology, Higher Education
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Tinker, John R., Jr. – Journal of Geological Education, 1982
Outlines a laboratory procedure which enables students to evaluate the contamination potential of surface impoundments and apply basic principles of hydrogeology to the land disposal of waste material. Includes a list of materials needed and directions for the instructor. (Author/DC)
Descriptors: College Science, Geology, Higher Education, Laboratory Procedures
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Lee, David R.; Cherry, John A. – Journal of Geological Education, 1979
Basic principles of physical hydrogeology and the nature of hydrologic interactions between groundwater and surface water can be demonstrated using two devices, the miniature piezometer and the seepage meter which can be cheaply constructed by the teacher and students. Use of the devices and learning activities are presented. (RE)
Descriptors: College Science, Demonstrations (Educational), Earth Science, Environmental Education
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