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McNeal, Karen S.; Hammerman, James K. L.; Christiansen, Jonathan A.; Carroll, F. Julian – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
Climate change education in the southeastern United States can be challenging. Due to economic factors, as well as the conservative political and faith perspectives typical of the region, high proportions (40%) of the population are not engaged, not convinced, or doubt Earth's climate is changing or that climate change has anthropogenic causes.…
Descriptors: Climate, Environmental Education, Geographic Regions, Community Action
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McNeal, Karen S.; Walker, Scott L.; Rutherford, David – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2014
The southeastern United States (SEUS) faces numerous potential impacts from a changing climate; however, the population has been characterized with a predominance of naysayers and few climate policies have been implemented by state governments in the region. As such, public education is an important avenue for achieving a climate literate…
Descriptors: Climate, Surveys, Secondary School Teachers, College Faculty
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Werts, Scott; Hinnov, Linda – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2011
We present a MATLAB script INSOLATE.m that calculates insolation at the top of the atmosphere and the total amount of daylight during the year (and other quantities) with respect to geographic latitude and Earth's obliquity (axial tilt). The script output displays insolation values for an entire year on a three-dimensional graph. This tool…
Descriptors: Earth Science, Astronomy, Geography, Science Instruction
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Stearns, Richard G.; Corgan, James X. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2010
Between 1817 and 1838 professors at the University of Pennsylvania, South Carolina College, Yale College, and Columbia College published six syllabi for earth science courses. All stressed geology. These syllabi give unique insight into classrooms of almost 200 years ago. The greatest difference between the six syllabi involved historical geology.…
Descriptors: Geology, Course Descriptions, Change Agents, Profiles
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Bartholomew, James W., Jr.; Carpenter, John R.; Owens, Thomas J. – Journal of Geoscience Education, 2003
Investigates the effectiveness of inquiry-based teaching modules for instructing high school physics students. All modules were in accordance with the South Carolina High School Science standards. Results indicate a significant increase in knowledge level as shown as the difference score between pre- and post-test results. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, High Schools, Inquiry, Learning Processes