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Lecture Tutorials in Earth Science

Lecture Tutorials in Earth Science

By: Karen M. Kortz (author), Jessica J. Smay (author)Paperback

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Kortz and Smay bring their highly successful lecture tutorial approach (Lecture Tutorials for Introductory Geoscience) to easy-to-implement resource for any introductory earth science course. The brief activities here get students actively involved in the practical application of earth science concepts, while helping them navigate common pitfalls and misconceptions. Activities are built around questions that increase in conceptual difficulty as students' progress. Easily incorporated in any class setting and size, the tutorials require no technology and no change in the syllabus, and are compatible with any introductory earth science text.

About Author

Karen Kortz is Professor of Geology and Oceanography at the Community College of Rhode Island, USA where she's been teaching for ten years; receiving the 2008 Biggs Award for Excellence in Earth Science Teaching. Her research interests include geoscience education research, and in particular, students' conceptions of rocks and plate tectonics and ways to reduce their misconceptions.Jessica J. Smay is a lecturer in the Physical Sciences department at San Jose City College, USA. She has previously authored Lecture Tutorials in Introductory Geoscience, also with Karen Kortz.

Contents

PART I: INTRO TO EARTH SCIENCE.- 1. What Do Earth Scientists Do?.- PART II: EARTH'S ROCKS.- 2. Minerals and Rocks .- 3. Rock Categories .- 4. The Rock Cycle .- 5. Identifying Igneous Rocks .- 6. Igneous Rock Mineral Size .- 7. Sediments and Sedimentary Rocks .- 8. Sedimentary Depositional Environments .- 9. Metamorphic Rocks .- 10. The History of Metamorphic Rocks .- 11. The Rock Cycle and Plate Tectonics .- PART III: EARTH'S PROCESSES.- 12. Earth's Surface Features .- 13. Weathering .- 14. Landslides .- 15. Flood Curves .- 16. Groundwater .- 17. Water Table .- 18. Groundwater Contamination .- 19. Glacier Movement .- 20. Glacier Budget .- 21. Scientific Hypotheses of Dinosaur Extinction.- 22. Density .- PART IV: EARTH'S INTERIOR AND PLATE TECTONICS.- 23. Tectonic Plates and Boundaries .- 24. Seafloor Ages .- 25. The Age of the Crust .- 26. Divergent Boundary Features .- 27. Subduction Features .- 28. Movement at Convergent Plate Boundaries .- 29. Outer Layers of Earth .- 30. The Outer Core .- 31. Magma Source Depth .- 32. Hot Spots .- 33. Earthquake Intensity and Magnitude .- 34. Locations of Earthquakes .- 35. Tsunami .- 36. Volcano Types .- 37. The Earth Timeline .- PART V: EARTH'S OCEAN.- 38. Plate Boundaries in Oceans .- 39. Features on the Ocean Floor .- 40. Ocean Surface Circulation.- 41. Ocean layers.- 42. Longshore Current .- 43. Tides .- 44. Spring and Neap Tides.- PART VI: EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE AND CLIMATE.- 45. Weather Vs. Climate.- 46. Layers of the Atmosphere.- 47. Simple Atmosphere Circulation.- 48. Prevailing winds.- 49. Fronts.- 50. Climate Change and Carbon Dioxide.- 51. How the Greenhouse Effect Works.- 52. The Greenhouse Effect and Global Warming.- 53. The Greenhouse Effect and the Ozone Hole .- 54. Consequences of Global Warming .- 55. Alternative Energy Sources .- 56. Auroras.- PART VII: EARTH IN SPACE.- 57. The Universe Timeline .- 58. Representing Our view of the Sky.- 59. Star Locations .- 60. Star Movement.- 61. Star Motion and Zenith.- 62. The Cause of the Seasons .- 63. Lunar Phases.- 64. Planetary Positions.- 65. Rocky Inner Planets Vs Gaseous Outer Planets.- 66. Missions.- 67. Relative Sizes in the Universe.- 68. Rock Types on Other Planets .- 69. Volcanoes on Other Planets .- 70. Planet Surface Features.-

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781464123535
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 100
  • ID: 9781464123535
  • ISBN10: 1464123535

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