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Starting Point

Total resources: 518

Atmospheric science   Search by Atmospheric science 73
Biology   Search by Biology 85
Chemistry   Search by Chemistry 18
Climatology   Search by Climatology 67
Cryology   Search by Cryology 10
Ecology   Search by Ecology 26
Educational theory and practice   Search by Educational theory and practice 237
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Geographical Sciences
Human geography   Search by Human geography 22
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Geological Sciences
Geochemistry   Search by Geochemistry 4
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Geology   Search by Geology 133
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Mineralogy or petrology   Search by Mineralogy or petrology 10
Paleontology   Search by Paleontology 26
Structural geology   Search by Structural geology 10
History and philosophy of science   Search by History and philosophy of science 19
Hydrology   Search by Hydrology 32
Mathematics   Search by Mathematics 32
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Ocean Sciences
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Physical oceanography   Search by Physical oceanography 22
Physics   Search by Physics 17
Policy issues   Search by Policy issues 23
Soil science   Search by Soil science 6
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The Starting Point collection consists of resources to support teaching entry-level undergraduate geoscience of all types. The collection includes modules on instructional methods. At the Starting Point website, examples demonstrate ways of using these methods in geoscience courses and laboratories, and provide additional information and resources. The collection includes resources that span the needs of faculty and graduate students in designing, developing, and delivering entry-level undergraduate courses in the geosciences. It consists primarily of instructional materials and activities, annotations and materials supporting the use of instructional materials and activities, information on instructional methods and issues in teaching customized for geoscientists, primary sources, review articles, summaries and bibliographies pertaining to pedagogy, assessment, issues in teaching, course development and management, and learning science.

Collection is intended for: College (13-14)

Try searching on these terms (type in keyword box): Educational theory and practice, Atmosphere, Ocean, Solid Earth, Earth's surface, Hydrosphere/cryosphere, Solar system, Biosphere, Human dimension, Time, Earth history, Climate, Interactive lectures, Models, Role playing, Socratic method, Earth system science, First day of class, Inquiry-based field and lab experiences, Energy/material cycles.

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