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Background 5: Student Experience Lesson - Labeling Facies, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Background 5: Student Experience Lesson - Labeling Facies, Ana K. Houseal

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Background for Student Experience Lesson: Labeling Facies


Background 3: Microbiological Communities In Mammoth Hot Springs, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Background 3: Microbiological Communities In Mammoth Hot Springs, Ana K. Houseal

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Microbial Communities in Mammoth Hot Springs Background


Background 6: Student Experience Lesson - Facies Modeling Using Video, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Background 6: Student Experience Lesson - Facies Modeling Using Video, Ana K. Houseal

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Background for Student Experience Lesson: Facies Modeling Using Video


Student Experience 09: Social Applications For Power Of Ten (P10), Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 09: Social Applications For Power Of Ten (P10), Ana K. Houseal

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In this lesson, students are asked to observe and record their observations of an object at a specific distance, either moving away from or toward at specific powers of ten intervals. Discussions of their observations may help students to see how detail changes with perspective, and how different jobs, including science, might require focus on different powers of ten.


Student Experience 05: The Candle, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 05: The Candle, Ana K. Houseal

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Sometimes objects turn out to be something other than what we think we are observing. Learning to make careful observations provide the basis for students to engage in further observations of objects that are both familiar and unfamiliar. In this lesson, students make observations while the teacher manipulates an object that appears to be a candle. This leads to the exploration of the differences between observations and inferences.


Student Experience 02: Powers Of Ten Background, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 02: Powers Of Ten Background, Ana K. Houseal

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Powers of Ten (P10) refers to scale. This scale can be an excellent tool to use when framing observations. In other words, P10 is a way of putting objects being observed into context using size as the focal point. Once students understand the terminology, it can be used to both communicate and focus attention.


Student Experience 12: Using The Ir Thermometer To Develop Answerable Questions, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 12: Using The Ir Thermometer To Develop Answerable Questions, Ana K. Houseal

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Students learn about and use IR thermometers in the classroom or some place on the school grounds to develop answerable questions. After developing the questions, they perform brief investigations to answer their questions and share their findings with their classmates.


Student Experience 14: "So What?", Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 14: "So What?", Ana K. Houseal

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This activity is designed to encourage students to question their own learning and the implications that learning has to them as well as to the broader community. For example: How will this knowledge, these skills and these concepts influence individual lives and the life of the community? What impact does this have on the environment? The activity also helps teachers to reflect about the relevance of lessons within their own curriculum and appropriateness of their teaching strategies. And it is a way for students to take the concepts and apply them in new ways making them more relevant.


Student Experience 06: Prolonged Observations, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 06: Prolonged Observations, Ana K. Houseal

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Students participate in an exercise conducting a prolonged observation of a known object. Students will compare how their observations change as the observation time passes. This activity meant to teach the importance of careful, sustained observation as a "scientific tool".


Background 4: Student Experience Lesson - Systems Study, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Background 4: Student Experience Lesson - Systems Study, Ana K. Houseal

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This lesson helps students observe, integrate and articulate their knowledge of a familiar earth system by considering how the different parts of the system interact to keep it in balance. Students first explore the word “system” and then apply the concept of systems to a familiar natural environment. Students will create a collage that is a representation of this system through discussion, further inquiry, and investigation.


Student Experience 08: Starrs Temperature Tools, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 08: Starrs Temperature Tools, Ana K. Houseal

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Students get a chance to use various temperature tools to explore the Celcius temperature scale. They also will explore the differences in the temperature tools and determine and share with the whole group which tools are appropriate for measuring temperature in different situations.


Student Experience 11b: Mammoth Hot Springs Microbe Wheel, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 11b: Mammoth Hot Springs Microbe Wheel, Ana K. Houseal

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Mammoth Hot Springs Microbe Wheels.


Student Experience 01: Student-Teacher-Scientist Partnerships, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 01: Student-Teacher-Scientist Partnerships, Ana K. Houseal

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Students, teachers, rangers, and research scientists, working together in a Student-Teacher-Scientist-Partnership, can gather exciting and beneficial data at MHS - more than scientists and students can gather alone. Middle level students can develop, ask, and answer their own questions about MHS. Some of the questions they ask may be ones scientists do not yet have answers for and others may help to support and reinforce current hypotheses and theories. Given the tools, background, and structure, students are capable of participating in cutting-edge science research on many levels.


Student Experience 07: What's In The Bag?, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 07: What's In The Bag?, Ana K. Houseal

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This is a "black box" activity. Students use their sense of hearing, touch, and smell to figure out what objects are contained in their paper bag.


Student Experience 13: Student Driven Research, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 13: Student Driven Research, Ana K. Houseal

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In groups of 4-5, students develop answerable quesitons about MHS, and design their investigations and data collection procedures. Next, they carry out their investigations in the field during the expedition, perform simple data analysis, and present their findings and challenges to authentic audiences both at E:Y! and back in their own communities.


Background 2: Facies Model Of Of Hot Springs, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Background 2: Facies Model Of Of Hot Springs, Ana K. Houseal

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The Hot Springs Facies Model Background


Student Experience 03: Photo Points, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 03: Photo Points, Ana K. Houseal

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Students learn about using photogrammy (making multiple identical images of a location taken with a camera whose relative position is known to a certain degree of accuracy) to monitor change over time. This set of activities within the following lesson will help students learn about the process of collecting identical images and its importance, and practice collecting images from set locations, first in their own environments and then in the field. With this background, students can participate in photo point data collection during their expedition on Geology Day, and have a better understanding of the importance of this data collection ...


Background 1: Mammoth Hot Springs Background, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Background 1: Mammoth Hot Springs Background, Ana K. Houseal

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Mammoth Hot Springs geologic background


Student Experience 10: Grid Protocols, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 10: Grid Protocols, Ana K. Houseal

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Students will use specific protocols and equipment to systematically collect comprehensive data from a single location at a single point in time.


Student Experience 11c: Norris Hot Springs Microbe Wheel, Ana K. Houseal Jan 2012

Student Experience 11c: Norris Hot Springs Microbe Wheel, Ana K. Houseal

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Norris Hot Springs Microbe Wheels.