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This site is a listing of tips, tricks, tools and articles for spreadsheet work. You can find presentations, articles and books covering many subjects associated with working on spreadsheets. This is a useful list of additional resources for working with spreadsheets. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Tutorial, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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This website is a well-illustrated description of Snowball Earth controversy. The description includes an introduction, background information, arguments for and against snowball earth, figures and tables, discussion and conclusions as well as references. This is a useful site for a comprehensive description of the Snowball Earth theory. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Climatology, Geologic time
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point explains how Gallery Walk can help resolve student misconceptions of ideas and concepts. It also offers examples of typical student misconceptions and a list of print and web resources that discuss earth science misconceptions. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point features a collection of journal articles and websites about Gallery Walks. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Clearinghouse
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This site offers a list of references related to campus-based learning. References include online and printed resources. Full description.
Grade level: College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Ref. material
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This Starting Point module is written to assist geoscience faculty who want to start using games to help them teach. It provides information on what Game-Based Learning is, why it is useful, how to make use of it and an annotated list of references and resources about Game-Based Learning. Full description.
Grade level: Primary (K-2), Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Module / Unit, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Educational theory and practice
 
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This game is actually an on-campus field lab that has students using directions and a GPS receiver to make their way from one stop to the next. At each stop, they identify a building stone (or tree for an environmental studies or plant biology class). If possible, have the students work in small groups, taking turns using the GPS receiver and with each group having its own direction sheet. At the ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Field activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Biology, Physical geography, Geology
 
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In this game activity, teams of students compete to find a specimen of each rock or mineral on a list in a field area. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning goals, context for use, teaching notes and tips, teaching materials, assessment ideas, references and topics covered. Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Field activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Biology, Educational theory and practice, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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This game has students simulate the propagation of S and P waves after an earthquake and use the lag between these to determine where in the simulation the earthquake occurred. Students stand in lines holding hands with those at the ends working as seismometers to record how long it takes P- and S-waves to reach them. On this Starting Point page, users can access information about the exercise's learning ... Full description.
Grade level: High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Classroom activity, Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor, Index / Bibliography
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology, Geophysics
 
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This site from SERC's Starting Point features an introduction to using Global Positioning System (GPS) in geoscience education. The site provides information as well as links to GPS history, types of receivers, recording data, downloading data, plus GPS references and examples of using GPS in education. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Index / Bibliography, Ref. material, Software
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Technology
 
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