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Pallant, Amy; Lee, Hee-Sun; Pryputniewicz, Sarah – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Incorporating scientific uncertainty as part of science teaching means acknowledging that there may be incomplete or potentially limited scientific information when scientists draw conclusions. In the geosciences, scientists routinely make inferences about the Earth based on observations of the present, and test those observations against…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Ambiguity (Context), Science Process Skills, Persuasive Discourse
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Littrell, Megan K.; Okochi, Christine; Gold, Anne U.; Leckey, Erin; Tayne, Kelsey; Lynds, Susan; Williams, Valerie; Wise, Sarah – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
The Lens on Climate Change (LOCC) is an informal, place-based science program designed to engage middle and high school students from underserved groups in learning and communicating about impacts of climate change on their communities. This student-driven experience involves identifying a local environmental challenge, researching the topic, and…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Place Based Education, Climate, Informal Education
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Lyon, Eva; Freeman, Rebecca L.; Bathon, Justin; Fryar, Alan; McGlue, Michael; Erhardt, Andrea M.; Rosen, Ashley; Sampson, Shannon; Nelson, Andrew; Parsons, Joshua – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
A university geology department partnered with a STEM-focused high school to introduce project-based learning-centered geoscience content at the ninth-grade level. We hypothesized that these students, already interested in science, would be a natural recruitment pool into geoscience. Because they are enrolled by lottery, their demographics match…
Descriptors: Geology, College School Cooperation, High Schools, STEM Education
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Perin, Suzanne M.; Carsten Conner, Laura D.; Oxtoby, Laura E. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Situated learning experiences such as research apprenticeships can help connect girls to the sciences, ultimately helping to achieve gender equity in the science workforce. The material resources available in research apprenticeships--such as research equipment, field gear, etc.--may be particularly consequential for building identification with…
Descriptors: Females, Identification (Psychology), Equal Education, Apprenticeships
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Seroy, Sasha K.; Zulmuthi, Hanis; Grünbaum, Daniel – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
Educational research supports incorporating active engagement into K-12 education using authentic STEM experiences. While there are discipline-specific resources to provide students with such experiences, there are limited transdisciplinary opportunities that integrate engineering education and technological skill-building to contextualize core…
Descriptors: High School Students, Secondary School Science, Chemistry, Scientific Concepts
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Lownsbery, Douglas S.; Flick, Lawrence B. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
This study examined middle school students' knowledge and beliefs about earthquake and tsunami through a multidimensional perspective of conceptual change theory. Four related constructs of conceptual change were examined including students' science knowledge, preparedness knowledge, ontological beliefs, and epistemic beliefs. Students responded…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Rural Schools, Geographic Regions, Place of Residence
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Vergara-Díaz, Claudia; Bustamante, Karla; Pinto, Luisa; Cofré, Hernán – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2020
International research has recognized numerous alternative conceptions and obstacles to learning about Earth dynamics. The objective of this research was to evaluate the impact of a teaching intervention that incorporates models and scientific inquiry to promote understanding about Earth dynamics in a group of seventh grade students at a school in…
Descriptors: Grade 7, Elementary School Students, Early Adolescents, Models
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Mead, Chris; Buxner, Sanlyn; Bruce, Geoffrey; Taylor, Wendy; Semken, Steven; Anbar, Ariel D. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Field learning is considered an essential part of geoscience education, yet there are many practical challenges that limit broad and equitable access to field learning. Virtual field experiences can now help to broaden access to field learning. This work details the learning design and technical components of immersive, interactive virtual field…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Karsten, Jill L. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
The Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the Geosciences (OEDG) program, operational between the years 2001 and 2013, was a signature effort by the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Geosciences (NSF/GEO) to invest in broadening participation of historically underrepresented populations in geoscience education programs and careers.…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Science Education, Access to Education, Disproportionate Representation
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Sherman-Morris, Kathleen; Del Valle Martinez, Idamis; Justice, Cheryl A.; Hall, Kimberly R. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
A sample of 43 Mississippi school counselors was surveyed regarding resources they use in career counseling, as well as resources they believe are effective in informing students about STEM careers, particularly the geosciences. Participants were asked a number of questions about their knowledge and perceptions about STEM majors and careers. The…
Descriptors: School Counselors, Counseling Techniques, Counselor Attitudes, STEM Education
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McDonald, Scott; Bateman, Kathryn; Gall, Helen; Tanis-Ozcelik, Arzu; Webb, Aubree; Furman, Tanya – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2019
Plate tectonics is the organizing paradigm of geosciences, but it is also conceptually complex, and students often struggle with developing a system level understanding of the earth. This article reports on research designed to create a characterization of the different levels of sophistication around plate tectonics in the form of a learning…
Descriptors: Plate Tectonics, Earth Science, Grade 6, Grade 7
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Wolfe, Benjamin A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2018
The geosciences continue to lag behind the other sciences in both diversity and degree completion rates of students transferring from two-year colleges (2YCs). Critical to strengthening the transfer student pipeline is the need to identify who takes introductory geosciences courses at the 2YC level and what factors contribute to increased 2YC…
Descriptors: Earth Science, College Transfer Students, Student Attitudes, Two Year Colleges
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Walker, Ryan; Clary, Renee M.; Wissehr, Cathy – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Environmental education (EE) facilitates students' scientific and environmental literacy, and addresses content areas including sustainability, ecology, and civic responsibility. However, U.S. science content compartmentalization and EE's interdisciplinary nature historically made it a fragmented curriculum within U.S. schools. To gain a better…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Sustainability, Teaching Methods, Ecology
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Bookhagen, Britta; Koeberl, Christian; Juang, Linda; DeRosa, Donald A. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
As part of an outreach initiative by the Natural History Museum in Vienna, Austria, an interdisciplinary educational module was developed to teach students about sustainability through the lens of mineral resources used to produce mobile phones. The overall goal of the module is to provide teachers of different subjects with a multifaceted tool to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outreach Programs, Sustainability, Mineralogy
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Felzmann, Dirk – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2017
Glaciers and ice ages are important topics in teaching geomorphology, earth history, and climate change. As with many geoscience topics, glacier formation, glacier movement, glacial morphology, and ice ages consist of a wide variety of processes and phenomena. Accordingly, it must be decided which of those processes and phenomena should be part of…
Descriptors: Climate, Geology, Earth Science, Science Instruction
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