Northeastern Section (45th Annual) and Southeastern Section (59th Annual) Joint Meeting (13-16 March 2010)
Session No. 49 Monday, 15 March 2010
1:30 PM-5:35 PM, Sheraton Baltimore City Center: Pratt A/B

T29. Innovations in Teaching Earth-System Science for the K12 Classroom

Laura Guertin and Tanya Furman, Presiding
 Paper #Start Time
 1:30 PM Introductory Remarks
49-11:35 PM HEY.....WHAT'S THE BIG IDEA? GETTING THOSE BIG IDEAS INTO CLASSROOM USAGE: EBLING, James W., 230 Margaret Ave, Orwigsburg, PA 17961, jebling230@verizon.net
49-21:55 PM USING STUDENT QUESTIONS TO GUIDE EARTH SCIENCE INQUIRY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL: DROZYNSKI, Donald M., Stoneboro, PA 16153, d_drozynski@shenango.k12.pa.us, FURMAN, Tanya, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 333 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, ELLIS, Jenna, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, and GUERTIN, Laura A., Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063
49-32:15 PM ELIMINATING STUDENTS' MISCONCEPTIONS OF RADIOACTIVE DECAY AND RADIOMETRIC DATING THROUGH HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES: SHAFER, Brenda, Earth and Space Science, Gray Middle School, 10400 U.S. 42, Union, KY 41091, Brenda.Shafer@boone.kyschools.us, ENDRESS, Chira A., Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16801, FURMAN, Tanya, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, and GUERTIN, Laura, Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063
49-42:35 PM DISPELLING MIDDLE SCHOOL MISCONCEPTIONS OF GRAND CANYON FORMATION THROUGH HANDS-ON ACTIVITIES: TAIT, Kathleen, Julia R. Masterman Middle and High School, 1699 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130, kathleen_tait@msn.com, PICKARD, Megan, Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, 303 Deike, University Park, PA 16802, GUERTIN, Laura, Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063, and FURMAN, Tanya, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 333 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802
49-52:55 PM MORE THAN MEMORIZATION: GIVING PHYSICAL AND GEOLOGICAL MEANING TO THE ROCK CYCLE: BEMBENIC, Meredith A.1, HARTWELL, Bradley J.1, ENDRESS, Chira A.2, GUERTIN, Laura3, and FURMAN, Tanya4, (1) Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, mah339@psu.edu, (2) Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA 16801, (3) Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063, (4) Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 333 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802
 3:15 PM Break
49-63:35 PM DESIGNING SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES: AN INQUIRY BASED APPROACH TO TEACHING EARTH SYSTEMS SCIENCE: HOFFMAN, Jennifer1, VISHIO, Nicole1, BEMBENIC, Meredith A.2, GUERTIN, Laura3, and FURMAN, Tanya4, (1) Science Dept, The Agnes Irwin School, Conestoga Rd & Ithan Ave, Rosemont, PA 19010, jhoffman@agnesirwin.org, (2) Energy and Mineral Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, (3) Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063, (4) Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 333 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802
49-73:55 PM INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING HELPS STUDENTS MOVE FROM ROCKS AND MINERALS TO GEOLOGICAL PROCESSES: ELLIS, Jenna1, FURMAN, Tanya2, MCANINCH, Steve3, and STOUT, Heath3, (1) Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, jie5005@gmail.com, (2) Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, 333 Deike Building, University Park, PA 16802, (3) Park Forest Middle School, State College, PA 16801
49-84:15 PM ENHANCING MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT UNDERSTANDING OF EARTH SYSTEM SCIENCE THROUGH A GOOGLE EARTH QUEST: GUERTIN, Laura A. and NEVILLE, Sara, Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063, guertin@psu.edu
49-94:35 PM TECHNOLOGY-ENHANCED EARTH SCIENCE ACTIVITIES FOR THE G6-12 CLASSROOM: KNOWLTON, Sarah Weinstein, Physical Sciences Department, Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908, sknowlton@ric.edu, CREIGHTON, Laura, Elementary Education Department, Rhode Island College, 600 Mt. Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908, TAMBOE, Ellen, Scituate Middle School, 94 Trimtown Road, Scituate, RI 02857, SAMMONS, James I., Sammons INK, Ltd, 271 Hamilton-Allenton Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852, and MURRAY, Daniel P., Department of Geosciences, Univ. of Rhode Island, 333 Woodward Hall, Kingston, RI 02881
49-104:55 PM EARTHSCAPE: DEFINITION OF A PLACE-BASED, EARTH-SYSTEMS CONCEPT AND ITS APPLICATION AS AN EDUCATIONAL TOOL IN NORTHWESTERN PENNSYLVANIA: REESE, Joseph F., Geosciences, Edinboro Univ of Pennsylvania, Cooper Hall, Edinboro, PA 16444, jreese@edinboro.edu
49-115:15 PM GEOLOGY EDUCATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION: WATSON, Patricia, International Space Station, NASA, 2106 O Street NW, Washington, DC 20037, patwatson2892@gmail.com

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