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Trapasso, L. Michael; Conner, Glen; Stallins, Keith – 2003
Beginning with Western Kentucky University's (Bowling Green) fall 1999 semester, exercises required for the geography and meteorology course used computers for learning. This course enrolls about 250 students per year, most of whom choose it to fulfill a general education requirement. Of the 185 geography majors, it is required for those who…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Course Descriptions, Geography Instruction, Higher Education
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Wu, Huang-Ching; Chang, Chun-Yen; Chen, Chia-Li D.; Yeh, Ting-Kuang; Liu, Cheng-Chueh – Research in Science Education, 2010
This study developed two testing devices, namely the animation-based test (ABT) and the graphic-based test (GBT) in the area of earth sciences covering four domains that ranged from astronomy, meteorology, oceanography to geology. Both the students' achievements of and their attitudes toward ABT compared to GBT were investigated. The purposes of…
Descriptors: Animation, Science Achievement, Testing, Academic Achievement
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Werhner, Matthew J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
In this paper I compare the performance of online versus traditional on-campus students on identical exams in an earth science class. The number of college level distance learning classes offered online continues to increase as they offer greater scheduling flexibility to students, they appeal to students who like to work independently, and allow…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Instruction, College Science, Distance Education
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Snyder, Robert – Science Scope, 2005
Collecting weather data is a traditional part of a meteorology unit at the middle level. However, making connections between the data and weather conditions can be a challenge. One way to make these connections clearer is to enter the data into a database. This allows students to quickly compare different fields of data and recognize which…
Descriptors: Meteorology, Databases, Weather, Data Collection
Schaffer, Dannah Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The main goal of this research study was to develop and validate a three-tier diagnostic test to determine pre-service teachers' (PSTs) conceptual knowledge of the water cycle. For a three-tier diagnostic test, the first tier assesses content knowledge; in the second tier, a reason is selected for the content answer; and the third tier allows…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Diagnostic Teaching, Elementary Education, Secondary School Teachers
Christensen, Cody – ProQuest LLC, 2013
Sherman (2006) and Prather (2007) studied why so few of the schools offering aviation-related curriculum leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree do not seek specialized accreditation. The goal of this study was to update the field of specialized aviation accreditation in the new environment of the Airline Safety and Federal Aviation…
Descriptors: Aviation Education, Administrator Attitudes, Accreditation (Institutions), Federal Legislation
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Windschitl, Mark; Dvornich, Karen; Ryken, Amy E.; Tudor, Margaret; Koehler, Gary – School Science and Mathematics, 2007
Field investigations are not characterized by randomized and manipulated control group experiments; however, most school science and high-stakes tests recognize only this paradigm of investigation. Scientists in astronomy, genetics, field biology, oceanography, geology, and meteorology routinely select naturally occurring events and conditions and…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Scientists, Oceanography, Meteorology
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Haines, Sarah; Kilpatrick, Cynthia – Science and Children, 2007
At the start of each school year at Oil City Elementary Magnet School in Oil City, Louisiana, eager students ask, "What's our theme this year?" This curiosity comes from their expectations that they will study a different environmental concept each year. Kindergarten classes learn to "Be a Friend to the Earth," followed by life…
Descriptors: Meteorology, Teaching Methods, Scores, Science Achievement
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Benjamin, Lee – Science Teacher, 1993
Describes an introductory meteorology course for nonacademic high school students. The course is made hands-on by the use of an educational software program offered by Accu-Weather. The program contains a meteorology database and instructional modules. (PR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education, Databases
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Wiley, Catherina L. – Science Teacher, 2003
Describes a unit to study the cycling of matter and energy through speleology using cooperative learning groups. Integrates the topic with zoology, biogeochemistry, paleontology, and meteorology. Includes a sample rubric for a salt block cave presentation, unit outline, and processes for studying matter and energy processes in caves. (Author/KHR)
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Earth Science, Geology, Group Activities
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Kahl, Jonathan D. W. – Science Teacher, 2001
Describes an activity to learn about meteorology and weather using the internet. Discusses the National Weather Service (NWS) internet site www.weather.gov. Students examine maximum and minimum daily temperatures, wind speed, and direction. (SAH)
Descriptors: Internet, Meteorology, Online Courses, Science Activities
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Physics Education, 1980
Presents a review prepared by the British Meteorological Society which covers 51 films for use in teaching meteorology in higher education or secondary schools. (HM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Science, Environmental Education, Higher Education
Retallack, B. J. – 1971
This compendium of lecture notes provides a course of study for persons who may be involved in a variety of specialized meteorological tasks. The course is considered to be advanced and assumes students have had introductory experiences in meteorology and earth science (covered in a similar compendium). The material is presented in seven units…
Descriptors: College Science, Earth Science, International Programs, Meteorology
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Phillips, Norman – Science & Education, 2004
Foucault's pendulum exhibition in 1851 occurred in an era now known by development of the theorems of Coriolis and the formulation of dynamical meteorology by Ferrel. Yet today the behavior of the pendulum is often misunderstood. The existence of a horizontal component of Newtonian gravitation is essential for understanding the behavior with…
Descriptors: Mechanics (Physics), Meteorology, Laboratory Equipment, Astronomy
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Wall, Charles A.; Wall, Janet E. – Journal of Geological Education, 1976
Listed are resources and references for earth science teachers including doctoral research, new textbooks, and professional literature in astronomy, space science, earth science, geology, meteorology, and oceanography. (SL)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Bibliographies, Earth Science, Geology
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