This guide is for geologists who are interested in getting more involved in earth science education. It includes hints for successful class visits, activities that can be used in classroom visits or given to teachers, short descriptions of field trips and larger-scale education activities, and a list of resources.
Part I: Hints for Successful Class Visits (edited by L.E. Okland)
Title of "Hint" Author(s) Page The Scientist's Guide to Making Classroom Visits T. Herminghaus and D.G. Shaw 2 Fossils and First Graders L.E. Okland 6 Dinosaurs in the Pre-School and Elementary Classroom R.H. Fluegeman, Jr. 8 Introducing Young People to Geology Through Visits to Geology Departments R.H. Macdonald 10 Lectures for High School Students M.E. Kennedy 12 Career Opportunities in Earth Science: An Important Link for Pre-College Students M.J. Suiter 14 How to Use "The Earth Has a History" in a Classroom Setting A. Palmer 16 How to Get into the Schools L.E. Okland 17
Part II: Activities for Teachers (edited by M.F. Miller)
Title of Activity Author(s) Page Settling Rates of Different Sediment Sizes M.F. Miller 18 How Round are Grains of Sediment? M.F. Miller 20 Observing Sedimentary Layers M.F. Miller 21 The Quicksand Model J.V. O'Connor 22 Sediment Pollution J.W. Tolhurst 23 The Sediments on the Sea Floor R.B. Jorstad 25 Composition of Clastic Sedimentary Rocks B.W. Jones 28 What is a Geologic Map and How is it Used? G.R. Whittecar 30 Recognizing Rocks from Place to Place R.B. Jorstad 31 Drawing a History of the Earth R.B. Jorstad 34 Modeling Geologic Time J.C. Firebaugh 37 Field Exercise: Stream Flow Dynamics and Sedimentation D.J. Bisaccio 40 Metropolitan Geology M. Mikesh 42 What are Percolation Rates of Sediments? E.T. Schafer, Sr. 43 What Did Dinosaurs Eat? Lessons from a Single Bone? D.J. Davies 44 Geological Sciences for Elementary Grades J.R. Blueford 46
Part III: Field Trips and Larger-Scale Educational Activities (edited by R.H. Macdonald)
Title Author(s) Page Introduction R.H. Macdonald 55 Panning for Gold and Magnetite E.I. Robbins and J.P. Agostino 56 Measuring Longshore Currents E.M. Maurmeyer 58 Fossil Field Trips with Preschool and Kindergarten Children M.A. Johnson and G.H. Johnson 59 Be a Fossil Detective: an Effective Tool in Earth Science Education D.J. Davies 64 Special Programs During the Summer T.W. Broadhead 66 Judging Science Fairs as a Tool to Stimulate Interest and Professionalism in Earth Science M.J. Suiter 70 Teachers Researching Interesting Places for Science (T.R.I.P.S.) C.F. Watts 72 "Science on Seneca" and Other Attempts to Interest Young People in Science D.L. Woodrow 75 Earth Science Education in Anchorage: an Industry-Educational Partnership R.M. Nanney and R.B. Sanders 77 The Denver Earth Science Project M. Barber 78
Part IV: Resources (compiled and edited by Lauret E. Savoy and Steven R. Roof)
Resource Page Catalogs, Supplies (Government, Non-Commercial) 80 Catalogs, Supplies (Commercial) 82 Curricula and Supplementary Materials 85 National Geology and Science Organizations 87 Earth Science Periodicals of Interest to Science Teachers 89 Earth Science Books 89
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