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Sexton, Julie M. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2012
Rivers are important surficial geologic processes that shape Earth's landscape. Students' conceptions of river features and processes serve as a foundation for their learning of new river concepts. Despite the importance of rivers and students' conceptions of them, little research has focused on identifying students' river conceptions. This study…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, Natural Resources, Earth Science
Laursen, Sandra L.; Brickley, Annette – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2011
Scientists' involvement in education has increased in recent years due to mechanisms such as the National Science Foundation's "broader impacts" expectations for research projects. The best investment of their effort lies in sharing their expertise on the nature and processes of science; film is one medium by which this can be done…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Scientific Principles, Documentaries, Films
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Wise, Sarah B. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
A large online survey of Colorado public school science teachers (n = 628) on the topic of climate change instruction was conducted in 2007. A majority of Earth science teachers were found to include climate and climate change in their courses. However, the majority of teachers of other science subjects only informally discuss climate change, if…
Descriptors: Climate, Earth Science, Science Teachers, Secondary School Teachers