T74. Teaching Controversy in the K–16 Earth Science Classroom

Session No. 10
Sunday, 4 November 2012: 8:00 AM-12:00 PM
210AB (Charlotte Convention Center)

T74. Teaching Controversy in the K–16 Earth Science Classroom

GSA Geoscience Education Division; Paleontological Society; National Association of Geoscience Teachers

 

Laura A. Guertin and Tanya Furman, Advocates
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Start Time
 
8:00 AM
Introductory Remarks
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8:15 AM
INTRODUCING STUDENTS TO THE CONTROVERSIES SURROUNDING THE OWNERSHIP AND SALE OF FOSSILS
GUERTIN, Laura A., Earth Science, Penn State Brandywine, 25 Yearsley Mill Road, Media, PA 19063, guertin@psu.edu, guertin@psu.edu
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8:30 AM
EVOLUTION ON THE HALF SHELL: TEACHING EVOLUTION USING A FAMILIAR, ACCESSIBLE TAXON
MIKKELSEN, Paula M., Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, pmm37@cornell.edu, pmm37@cornell.edu
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8:45 AM
AGE OF THE EARTH: DEEP TIME, MASS EXTINCTIONS AND RADIOMETRIC DECAY
FURMAN, Tanya, Department of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, furman@psu.edu, furman@psu.edu
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9:00 AM
TEACHING AT THE INTERSECTION OF COGNITIVE SCIENCE AND THE HISTORY OF GEOLOGY: USING CONTROVERSY TO DESIGN INSTRUCTION AROUND THE THEORY OF PLATE TECTONICS
DOLPHIN, Glenn R., Department of Science Teaching, Syracuse University, 101 Heroy Geology Laboratory, Sryacuse, NY 13244, grdolphi@syr.edu, grdolphi@syr.edu
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9:15 AM
INCORPORATING HOT TOPICS IN THE ONLINE CLASSROOM: USING MANDATORY DISCUSSIONS ON BIODIVERSITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE ISSUES TO ADDRESS EARTH SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES
CLARY, Renee M., Geosciences, Mississippi State University, P.O. Box 1705, Mississippi State, MS 39762 and WANDERSEE, James H., Educational Theory, Policy, and Practice, Louisiana State University, 223 F Peabody Hall, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, rclary@geosci.msstate.edu, rclary@geosci.msstate.edu
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9:30 AM
TEACHING CLIMATE CONTROVERSIES: LESSONS LEARNED FROM THE CLEAN CLIMATE COMMUNICATIONS WORKSHOP
KIRK, Karin B., Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College, Northfield, MN 55057, SULLIVAN, Susan B., CIRES Education and Outreach, University of Colorado, Research Laboratory 2, UCB 449, 1540 30th St, Boulder, CO 80309-0449 and COOK, John, Global Change Institute, University of Queensland, Level 7, Gehrmann Laboratories (60), Research Rd, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia, kkirk@carleton.edu, kkirk@carleton.edu
 
9:45 AM
Break
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10:00 AM
THE ELEPHANT IN THE WETLANDS
GILL, Ivan P., College of Education, University of New Orleans, Department of Curriculum and Instiruction, Education Bldg, 2000 Lakeshore Drive, New Orleans, LA 70148, igill@uno.edu, igill@uno.edu
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10:15 AM
SEA LEVEL RISE IN NORTH CAROLINA: HOW A LOCAL ACTIVIST GROUP FOUGHT THE SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS AND WON
GLASS, Alexander, Nicholas School of the Environment Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708 and PILKEY, Orrin H., Duke University, P.O. Box 90228, Durham, NC 27708, alex.glass@duke.edu, alex.glass@duke.edu
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10:30 AM
"WATER IS FOR FIGHTING OVER": WATER AND THE CALIFORNIA DELTA AS A THEME FOR A CAPSTONE SEMINAR
FOX, Lydia K., Dept. of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of the Pacific, 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211-0110, lkfox@pacific.edu, lkfox@pacific.edu
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10:45 AM
THE MARCELLUS SHALE IN THE CLASSROOM: USING A MULTI-PRONGED APPROACH TO TEACH THIS CONTEMPORARY, CONTROVERSIAL, MULTIFACETED GEOLOGIC TOPIC
REESE, Joseph F., Geosciences, Edinboro Univ of Pennsylvania, Cooper Hall, Edinboro, PA 16444, jreese@edinboro.edu, jreese@edinboro.edu
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11:00 AM
HYDRAULIC FRACTURING AND THE MARCELLUS SHALE: A CASE STUDY FOR EMERGENT ENERGY ISSUES AND FOR TEACHING CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES
DUGGAN-HAAS, Don1, CRONIN, Kelly2 and ROSS, Robert2, (1)PRI & its Museum of the Earth, 92 South Dr, Amherst, NY 14226, Amherst, NY 14226, (2)The Paleontological Research Institution, 1259 Trumansburg Rd, Ithaca, NY 14850, dad55@cornell.edu, dad55@cornell.edu
11:15 AM
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11:30 AM
Discussion
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