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This Starting Point webpage describes a ConcepTest question that asks students to review a map of tectonic plates and predict which pair of locations is moving closer together as a result of plate tectonics. The website includes the question and references and topics covered by the question. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology
 
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This Starting Point webpage describes a ConcepTest question that asks students to match the features in a relative time diagram with the events described in short sentences. Students are to assume all rocks are sedimentary unless otherwise indicated. The website includes the question and references and topics covered by the question. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology
 
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This Starting Point webpage describes a ConcepTest question that asks students to examine a map and answer the question, how many plates are present? Students are to answer the questions using a diagram representing continental lithosphere, oceanic ridges and trenches and oceanic lithosphere. The website includes the question typical student responses before and after discussion and additional references ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology
 
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This Starting Point webpage describes a ConcepTest question that asks students to fill in the blank. Concrete is formed by adding cement and water to a mixture of sand and gravel. This could be seen as an analog for the formation of a _________ sedimentary rock. The website includes typical student responses before and after discussion, additional notes and references. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Assessment / Evaluation, Guide for instructor
Subject: Geology
 
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Outcrop images (faulted strata, inter-bedded shale and limestone beds that have been tilted, beach rocks of different lithologies) can be used to bring the field into the geoscience classroom, giving students practice in doing what geoscientists do when they are in the field. This Starting Point activity uses images of outcrops to teach students to make observations, interpret those observations and ... Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Classroom activity, Guide for instructor, Photograph
Subject: Geology
 
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This webpage outlines the different types of weathering found on gravestones, possible mechanisms of weathering, methods for measuring weathering as well as some results from gravestone studies. Users can follow links to gravestone weathering, methods of measuring weathering, a bibliography of gravestone weathering papers and gravestone weathering data. Full description.
Grade level: College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Module / Unit, Ref. material, In-situ dataset
Subject: Geology
 
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This Enchanted Learning website offers an all-ages description of plate tectonics. The site contains nice, colorful visualizations and clear complete explanations of all parts of plate tectonics. The site also contains activities and web links related to plate tectonics. Users may also follow links to other pages within the Enchanted Learning Earth website. Full description.
Grade level: General public
Resource type: Tutorial, Ref. material
Subject: Geology
 
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This Starting Point Module contains information on teaching with models geoscience education. Modeling is fundamental to science, great for an interactive student-centered environment, and ideal for the Earth systems approach. Types of models include conceptual, physical analog, mathematical, statistical, and visualization. This page offers links, information and examples for all modeling types, including ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16)
Resource type: Guide for instructor, Tutorial, Policy / Procedure
Subject: Educational theory and practice, Geology
 
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This United State Geological Survey site contains satellite images of the Earth's glaciers. Images include Landsat and space shuttle photographs of a variety of glaciers from Greenland to Antarctica. Images in this site are designed for viewing at 640x480 screen resolution. Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14), College (15-16), Graduate / Professional
Resource type: Imagery - remotely sensed, Photograph
Subject: Cryology, Geology
 
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Planet Oit is an online computer role-playing game in which the students play interplanetary explorers as a means to teach the concepts and principles of physical geology. Planet Oit has been designed as a coherent geophysical space where geological regions (desert, mountains, plains.) contain plausible phenomenon (mesa, playa, cave) which are populated with plausible objects (outcrops, boulders, ... Full description.
Grade level: Middle (6-8), High (9-12), College (13-14)
Resource type: Computer activity
Subject: Geology, Mineralogy or petrology
 
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